Two educators are in charge of the class: one Francophone and one Anglophone (the latter only speaks to children in English) in order to ensure a fully bilingual education.
Happy Forever School offers a one-adult for 10 to 15 children supervision rate.
The educators, selected through a rigorous recruitment process, were chosen for their professionalism and experience, their caring, empathetic and warm attitude, and their unwavering confidence in each child’s potential.
MAGALI, Francophone Montessori educator for the children’s house (3 to 6 years old)
Active and overjoyed mother, Montessori educator for the toddlers (0 to 3 years old) and the children’s house (3 to 6 years old), I work for 15 years with children, including 10 years teaching in a primary school in the Gard region. Even if I loved my position, I felt frustrated daily, as I had to propose the same activity to all the children at the same moment and during the same time without taking in consideration their own rhythms and their inherent motivations. Hence, I decided to train myself to the Montessori pedagogy to be able to support daily and individually the children in their development and their acquirements, and to help them to blossom freeing fully their capacities.
Sportive, enthusiastic, creative spirit, I feel passionate about my job.
A Maria Montessori ‘s quote that resonate in me: “ We shouldn’t raise our children for the world of today, this world will no longer exist when they will be grown up; first we should help the child to cultivate his creative and adapting skills.”
I am presently pleased to participate at the creation of this beautiful school!
YULIANA, Anglophone Montessori educator for the children’s house (3 to 6 years old)
Guatemalan from birth, bilingual (Spanish-English) in the process of learning French. I’m an energetic woman, dreamer and doer; always sharing my smile to the world and looking at the bright side of things. I love to travel and adventures, nature and culture; music, sports, and dancing. Curious and willing to learn new things all the time.
I’m passionate for my profession which is what I believe my “calling” because I’ve never seen myself doing other than teaching and being surrounded by children. I have always thought that is from them we learn new things as well; and that is their energy and curiosity what keep us, teachers young. I’ve been teaching English in private schools in Guatemala City over more than ten years and in my last job, I experienced teaching with the Montessori pedagogy for three years, it was then when I realized that I wanted to become a Montessori teacher. During these years I experienced the joy of children while acquiring knowledge, because they were not only working with the material, which was fun, but they were learning, discovering, developing critical thinking, and solving real life problems. I saw how students enjoyed the process of taking and putting away the Montessori material, keeping their mat/area clean and organized, working in silence, and overall they seemed very relaxed. In my opinion these relaxed environment helped them to grow and develop more self-esteem, as well as respect for their peers and the class. Montessori pedagogy definitely guided these children to a natural learning desire, and it was amazing to see the progress of each student and how independent they were by the end of each school year. It was then when I knew I wanted to teach/guide in the Montessori world.
I truly believe teaching is work of heart and being able to inspire different children throughout these years is the best reward for me as a teacher!
STEPHANIE, school founder and director
It is at the birth of my daughter that I discover the Montessori pedagogy, the cognitive neurosciences, and the positive education: I am exited! As many parents, I wish to give to my children the tools to “succeed in life”, to grow up happy, blooming and enthusiastic, to trust their talents and their capacities to take on the challenges of life.
In parallel, after more than 10 years working in large companies as consultant, project manager and marketing manager (I am ESSEC business school graduated ), I realise that my job really lack of sense. So I end up leaving my career to be in line with my aspirations: to use my competences to serve a project that have a real and a positive impact in the life of children and their parents.
I get trained in Montessori pedagogy, in non-violent communication, in kids’ yoga….
With experiences, I am convinced that a pedagogical approach focus on the child and his well being, with language learning in immersion, in an ecological environment close to nature is the key to fulfilment of children.
That is how the bilingual Montessori school of Nimes in Bouillargues was born: Happy Forever School.
Mother of 2 children, trained in Montessori pedagogy for the children’s house (3 to 6 years old)I am the administrative and pedagogical director of the school.
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