Our certified teachers are native French speakers.
The Montessori classroom is led by a francophone certified Montessori educator (teacher), and two francophone Cambodian assistants.
For the primary school and seventh grade, we have two french government certified teachers as tutors to provide structure and support to the children as they progress in their course work. (CNED). Their work will benefit from the assistance of french students in education graduate school, working for several months at the EFB as interns.
Parents are regularly informed of the progress of their children through meetings with the teachers.
Alexis works with the EFB since September 2013. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Strasbourg, and a graduate of the University of Strasbourg, France (Master in the field of education, training, and communication) .
He works in the field of education and books in Cambodia since 1995.
In 2011, he helped create the French School of Sihanoukville, where he was the Director, where he taught students in the primary cycle until June 2013.
Previously, in Phnom Penh, as part of continuing education, he was a substitute teacher at the Lycée René Descartes, and taught French at the French Cultural Centre and in various schools.
He was deputy director of Monument Books (4 libraries in Cambodia), a well-known bookstore in Cambodia.
As Principal of the EFB, Alexis manages the day to day operations of the school and is focused on contributing to the development of our school, ensuring that children of different nationalities and social backgrounds benefit from a quality education.
Mélanie Kremmel, Montessori certified teacher (3-6) joined our team in September 2017. She is trained and certified in Montessori pedagogy 0-3, 3-6, and in non violent communication. She is passionate about Montessori education. She was able to practice and develop her skills first in small groups and then in a larger class (16 students) at the Montessori school “Mon École et Moi”. Previously she was a professional dancer.
She is in Battambang with her husband and two children, both of whom attend school at the EFB.
Virginie Petit is a french government certified chool teacher and CNED tutor of the CP / CE1 classes joined our team in September 2017. As a certified teacher for fifteen years, Virginie has held various positions in France, Morocco and the USA, testifying to her qualities of adaptation within diversified schools and teams. She has a varied professional experience in all levels of primary school including 3 years in 1st grade and as a science teacher in 7th-9th grade.
One of Virginie’s professional values is that early language learning, bilingual education and cultural immersion while respecting other cultures are the way of the school of tomorrow; a school that allows children to understand the world and act on it in a civic way. She has participated in the development of numerous bilingual and intercultural projects, including producing bilingual writings in global simulation and participating in the NASA’s WeTheExplorers project.
Virginie is in Battambang with her husband and son, registered at the EFB.
Sandra Brillet is a french government certified teacher and CNED tutor of grade CE2 to 6th grade, and joined our team in September 2017. She has also taught French as a Second Language (FLE). Her training and experience have enabled her to adapt her teaching, including for those who are not native french speakers.
She is passionate about teaching and arrives in Battambang with excellent recommendations, due to her ability to motivate and pass on knowledge with very positive results in terms of progress, methodology of work and renewed interest in learning. She is interested in theater, football, dance and singing.
Lina joined the team of the EFB in October 2014. She is an alumnus of the Net Yang High School, Battambang and the French Institute of Battambang, where she has a degree in French language (DELF B1 – Diploma in French language studies).
After being a volunteer teacher in the NGO “Task Battambang” and a Khmer teacher for foreigners in Battambang, Lina decided to put her enthusiasm and professionalism at the service of the EFB.
Nareth Prak , Montessori Assistant, joined the EFB in September 2015.
She has very good command of the english language and has taught english in a private school in Battambang since 2013. Nareth studied at the University of Management of Battambang (UME,) and then worked for 4 years at the Cabaret Vert, one of the top hotels in Battambang, serving an international clientele, including a large number of francophone speakers.
Her long term goal is to work in the education sector, with an emphasis on young children. Hence, she joined the EFB, putting her energy and motivation to serve the educational goals of the l’EFB.
She continues to take french courses to improve her competency level and benefits from a continuous training programme in the Montessori pedagogy, which will give her the necessary skills and competencies in early childhood education.