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Message from our Head of School

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Lycée Louis Pasteur 2019-2020 school year! Please allow me to briefly interrupt your summer to share some exciting information about the coming school year.

One major undertaking during the last school year was the creation of a new strategic plan for the Lycée. Over the summer, we have been working with our consultant to solidify the content of our plan and begin the design process. We anticipate our new plan to be finalized and sent out to the community in the fall of 2019.

Another major undertaking was the CAIS re-accreditation. We had the opportunity to review a first draft of the report in July and will be sharing with you what the visitation committee had to say about our excellent school once we receive the final document from CAIS.

Strategic planning and accreditation are unique opportunities to better our school, and we are confident that these initiatives will help the Lycée strengthen its unparalleled level of academic excellence. We are proud of last year’s accomplishments and look forward to more progress this year. Stay tuned!

While you have been enjoying your summer, we have been busy preparing for the coming school year. I want to take this opportunity to warmly thank all staff who work tirelessly over the summer to get ready for the new school year. Our students will soon enjoy freshly painted classrooms, a renovated preschool playground and an overall safer and more enjoyable facility.

I would also like to introduce and welcome our new Faculty and Staff members for 2019-2020. These new team members were carefully selected and come highly recommended.

Julie Champion, our new secondary French teacher addition, is a certified teacher with experience in teaching French (including as a foreign language), Latin, Greek and English. She holds a Master’s Degree in French Literature and Languages from Paul Verlaine University in Metz, France, and comes to us with several years of teaching at the junior high level in France, as well as in Great Britain and Luxembourg.

Jennifer Elliott is our new English program teacher addition. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Trent University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University, ON. She has several years of experience teaching elementary and junior high students in Ontario and in Alberta.

Alexandra Fournier will be teaching our third Kindergarten class. She is fully credentialed as a primary teacher in France, with a specialty for students with learning disabilities. She comes to us with many years of experience as maternelle and elementary teacher. Her last position was in St Louis on Réunion island.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be replacing Ms. Teindl who resigned over the summer. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Education, with a Teaching English as a Second Language Minor from Mount Royal University. She also holds a Diploma in Polish Language and Culture from the University of Jagiellonian in Krakow, Poland. She has experience teaching grades 1 through 6.

Ludovic Leprizé will be teaching our additional grade 2 class. He is fully credentialed as a primary teacher in France, with a specialty in Phys Ed – he holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He comes to us with many years of experience as cycle 2 and 3 teacher. His last position was in Maure de Bretagne in France.

Hortense Massin will be our new Executive Assistant, replacing Olivia Auzou during her maternity leave. She holds a Bachelor in Business Studies from EM Strasbourg Business School, and a Master’s Degree in Public Management from IAE Pau-Bayonne, France. She speaks English fluently and before coming to us, she held different positions in France, Portugal and the USA.

Séverine Saignat, our new Grade 3 teacher, is a French certified teacher who comes to us with many years of experience. She spent the last four years at the International School of Atlanta, USA. Before that, she also taught in France, Amsterdam and Tokyo. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Dijon, and a B.A. in Geography from the University of J. Monnet in Saint-Étienne, France.

We are delighted and fortunate to have such a qualified group of people joining our already very solid team. Please help us make them feel welcome!

The first day of school for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students is Tuesday, September 3. Doors open at 8:20 a.m. and school begins at 8:30 a.m sharp for those students. After drop-off, you are invited to join us for coffee and croissants in the small gym. For preschool students, please refer to the staggered start email for more information on your start day.

We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school. Until then, we wish you the best for the new school year and hope you will enjoy the Labour Day weekend!

Sincerely yours,

Frédéric Canadas

Head of School