Teachers

Derek

Roaming Schoolhouse is #BestJobEver. Originally, I got involved to save this invaluable service from closure, initially for my own children but now for the five or six hundred children who have benefited from our school. With CELTA and Jolly Phonics training as my qualifications, there's nothing I like to see more than the look of dawning realisation on a child's face.

Gillian

Gillian joined us in 2013 from Germany and was appointed Head Teacher in March 2014. She has taught at all levels in the UK, as well as having trained with OFSTED and advising on literacy and languages in Ealing. She hails from Chalfont St Peter in Bucks. In 2020, with her move to Germany and semi-retirement, she is now Head of Online Content and Camp Director for RSH.

Jennie

Jennie joined Roaming Schoolhouse in 2011, becoming Head Teacher in September 2020. She has two Master’s degrees in Education, with specialisms in applied linguistics and children and young people’s worlds. She also teaches IELTS preparationn to young adults and is a qualified CELTA teacher. Originally from England, Jennie lived in Austria for five years before moving to France. Her bilingual daugher is currently at university in England. When not teaching, Jennie enjoys baking, knitting or sewing at home, and swimming with her diving club.

Britt

Britt joined us in early 2018, bringing her experience as the mother of trilingual children (English/ French/ German) and having lived in many different corners of the world. She is South African and is a qualified Celta teacher. Her passions are feeding the soul, learning new languages, open water swimming and enjoying the French lifestyle. "In learning, there are no full stops but only commas."

 

 

Diana

Diana is a language lover. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communications and and is currently studying a Masters' in Language Sciences. She has been teaching since 2012 and has worked with all kinds of students: children, teens and adults. In her free time she's either singing, dancing or doing yoga. Her motto: "I don't teach, I only share what I know."

Alison

Alison joined us in 2020 after teaching in Italy for over 30 years. She is a qualitifed Cambridge examiner and is teaching some of our CE, CM and collège classes this year. She loves the challenge that each new school year brings and she is never happier than when she is in the classroom. She comes from Devon, a county still close to her heart. Italy is a great country in which to explore her passion for history but Paris is providing fresh insights and is a wonderful city for another hobby – walking. She has two grown up, bilingual children.

 

Kris

Having graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature, Kristofer headed east where he began his teaching career in Seoul, South Korea. Since then he has taught in a variety of international settings including the UK, Japan, China, Canada and most recently, France. Aside from education, Kris enjoys coaching and playing rugby, "flanneuring" around Paris, reading and is studying a PG cert in Designing Online Learning Environments.

Jodie

Jodie is a primary school teacher from England. She joined the RSH team at the beginning of the 2021/ 2022 school year and is currently teaching a couple of our Maternelle/ CP and CM classes, and has helped out in our camps as well. She has a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Criminology, which led her on a trip around South Asia, teaching children English. In her free time she likes to paint, travel and bake. She aims to continue her career in teaching and complete her PGCE whilst in Paris. 

Jennifer

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jennifer came to France at the age of 24 and began teaching English to adults. After working for Roaming Schoolhouse as a replacement teacher, she joined us this year as a regular teacher, which means she now has experience of teaching all ages. Jennifer's love of languages stems from her study of Latin at school. She studied piano and drama as a child and, more recently, has been studying opera singing since several years.