Faculty

At FASRI, both our faculty and staff members are chosen with great care. This careful consideration creates a team of professionals who are dedicated to success of the School and its students.

Administration
 

Jean-Yves Carpanèse
Head of School (2014)

Tom Hiller, Business Manager (2005)
 
Louise Jakobson, Director of Advancement (2002)
 

Education Directors
 

Audrey Talarico (Lower School/French program) holds a French Master’s in Education and a DESS in Training and Consulting. She has taught in France, England, Northern Ireland, Minnesota and Miami. She joined FASRI in September 2008 and spent 2012/13 as the elementary division coordinator and a leader-in-training, gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to step into her role in academic leadership.
 
Jeremy Freitas (Middle School/English program) holds a Master’s in Teaching from Brown University. After obtaining his degree in 2008, he became a high school English teacher at the Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre, where he created curriculum for English courses (grades 9 through 12). He also holds a B.A. in Drama from Fordham University and attended NYU-Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Dramatic Writing Program. Jeremy joined FASRI in September 2011. He will continue to teach all English Language Arts courses in the middle school.
 

Maternelle / Preschool-Kindergarten
 

Bethanie Beaulieu (English, Petite-Grande Section/PS-K ) is a Rhode Island-certified teacher. She has studied abroad at the Université de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France, and also taught French in area high schools before joining FASRI in September 2010.

Marie Crozatier (Moyenne Section/Pre-K) holds a Master’s degree from France in Education, Pedagogy, and Training. For the past two years, she has worked at FASRI as a support teacher, learning the ins and outs of dual-language education at the Maternelle and elementary levels.

Sokhna Daluz (Maternelle teacher’s assistant) grew up in Senegal and is a FASRI alumni parent. Sokhna joined FASRI in 2008.

Virginie Gherardi (Maternelle teacher’s assistant) is a former FASRI parent. She was born in France and lived 10 years in Asia. Virginie joined FASRI in 2009.

Esther Humblot (GS/K) comes to FASRI this fall after a year of teaching in Qatar. She and her husband Fabien have also taught in South Africa and for several years at the French-American School of Miami. Esther has fifteen years experience teaching at the elementary and high-school levels and holds a degree in psychology. She has also taught theater in schools.

Fabien Humblot (CP/Grade 1) comes to FASRI this fall after a year of teaching in Qatar. He and his wife Esther have also taught in South Africa and for several years at the French-American School of Miami. He has have fifteen years experience teaching at the elementary and high-school levels and holds a degree in psychology. Fabien has also led chess and outdoors clubs.

Isabelle Michaels (Moyenne-Grande Section/Pre-K-K) has been a FASRI teacher since 1997. In addition to this long history of experience, she is a certified teacher from the Loire Valley in France and holds a B.A. in Human Development and an A.A. in Education. 

Elvire Ray  (Maternelle teacher’s assistant)  grew up in Marseille, France. She has a diploma from France in daycare and camp counseling. Elvire joined FASRI in 2005.

Antoinette Rodrigues (CP-CE1/ G1-G2 teacher’s assistant) comes from the Cape Verde islands. She is a native francophone and holds a teaching certification from the Ivory Coast. She joined FASRI in 1999.

Rachida Saidj (Petite Section/Pre-school) has been working in classrooms as a teacher or teaching assistant since 2004. She holds a Massachusetts Department of Education license to teach French to students from Pre-School to Grade 12. She spent last year teaching French to young children at Small Talk Language Academy in Providence. She is a certified teacher in both the Montessori and Thibaut techniques and is very familiar with FASRI’s unique curriculum; she was a teaching assistant in 2008-09 and now has two children enrolled in the school’s Maternelle program. She joins FASRI in 2013. 
 

Elémentaire et Collège / Elementary and Middle School
 

Bethanie Beaulieu (English, CP/G1) is a Rhode Island-certified teacher. She has studied abroad at the Université de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France, and also taught French in area high schools before joining FASRI in September 2010.

Corina Best (Middle School Spanish) holds several degrees in foreign language education and nearly 20 years’ experience teaching all over the world: the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guadeloupe, and, most recently, at School One in Providence. She joined the FASRI team in September 2011.

Robert Boutin (G2-G3 English) has a Master’s in Teaching from UMass Dartmouth and completed a graduate-level course on skillful teaching at Fitchburg State College. In addition, he brings a diverse background of teaching experience in French, Spanish and English. After two years in support positions, he returns to FASRI in September 2012 as a faculty member.

Céline Cyr (CE2/G3 French) is a French-certified elementary teacher the South of France, by way of the International School of Arizona. In addition to her teaching degree, she also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She joined FASRI in September 2010.

Viviane Déregnaucourt (CE1/Grade 2) comes to FASRI from Vietnam, where she is currently teaching English to non-native speakers. She holds a master’s degree in French as a foreign language (FLE) and has five years of experience teaching in maternelle classrooms. She is also trained as both a children’s yoga teacher and horseback-riding instructor.



Susan Gaudemard (Grades 4-5 English) holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and a B.A. in Elementary & Special Education. She joins FASRI in 2013 from the Sacred Heart School in Roslindale, Massachusetts, where she was a fulltime elementary classroom teacher. Susan is trilingual, speaking English, French, and Spanish, and spent time in a bilingual environment while student teaching at the International Charter School in Pawtucket.


Miles Henderson (director of technology) holds a Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology. He was the Instructional Technology Teacher for ten years at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket and the Director of Technology there for four years.

Ocèane Marigny (Middle School social studies) Ms. Marigny holds both bachelor and master's degrees in history and has taught history at the secondary level for four years in Paris. She is a certified educator with the French Ministry of Education. She is also fluent in Spanish as well as English.
 
Hans Bertrand Mugnier (Middle School French language arts) holds a Master’s degree from France in language instruction at the University of Bourgogne with a focus on theories of teaching and learning. He joins FASRI in 2013 after being teaching in Estonia and Jordan, where he taught at the, middle school, high school, and college levels. He is passionate about French literature.
 
Steven Murphy (math and science) Mr. Murphy is a graduate of MIT, and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Management.  He also went through an accelerated post-baccalaureate program in Secondary Math Education with Bridgewater State College. He previously taught at the MET School in Providence and is certified by the State of Massachusetts to teach grades 5 through 12.
 
Bérengère Savy (CP-CE1/Grade 1-2) comes to FASRI from outside Angers in the west of France, with three years' experience at the maternelle and elementary levels. She holds a master’s degree in education and has a background in theater and children’s literature.
 
Sandrine Souveton (CM1 & CM2/Grades 4 & 5) comes to FASRI from the southeast of France as a certified teacher with six years' experience in maternelle and elementary classrooms, as well as teaching English. She also holds a degree in classics and can read both Latin and ancient Greek.
 

Staff
 

Leslie Ann Chung, School Secretary (2013)

Dana Copley, Maintenance (2006)

Kate Gorton, Director of Extracurricular Activities (2008)

Laurel McLaughlin, Director of Communications (2013)

Raissa Mensah, Admissions Officer (2010)