AU BEAU SEJOUR STAFF
I am the proud owner of Au Beau Sejour Preschool. I grew up in France and am fluent in French, Spanish and English. I obtained a degree in « DEUG Sciences Humaines et Sociales» and a “Licence Sciences de L’éducation” at the Université Lille in France where I received her BA in Education. During this time, I also worked with preschool and school age children as a teaching assistant “Educatrice”.
I moved to Southern California where I taught at both a French immersion Preschool “La Petite École” and also French language at Anneliese's School with a California Curriculum. This gave me exposure to teaching the California Curriculum where I used creative art to teach not only the French language, but the culture as well.
I continued on to study at Grossmont College of San Diego and Saddleback College of Irvine (Orange County) where I obtained my Supervision/Administration degree to qualify as our Director.
I married and moved to the Bay Area when I met the owner of Au P’tit Monde, and we worked closely together in opening up the second location of APM French Preschool in E Palo Alto. For 4 years, I was the full time Director at Au P’tit Monde East Palo Alto and worked very closely with the teachers.
I am passionate about teaching and loves the nurturing, educational environment that I have worked hard in establishing in our Preschool Au Beau Sejour. And ABS name means simply “A Beautiful Stay”… no need to say more about ABS French Preschool!
OUR ABS FRENCH TEACHERS
Lillia was raised in a family of educators and doctors who instilled a love for children. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in pediatric nursing from l’Ecole Paramedicale d’Algerie, and worked as nurse for four years.
After coming to California, she earned her credentials to become a fully qualified preschool teacher and taught at Les Petits Francophones for 3 years with preschoolers. Lillia met Coralie, our ABS Director, at LPF where they worked closely together with a group class of 18 students. She continued on to La Petite Academy for 3 years.
Lillia is a talented teacher who is loved and respected by her students, and families. She has an innate talent for arts and crafts and language development. Her patience, creativity, and organizational skills are a great asset. She is committed to the importance of creating learning opportunities for children.
Lillia lives in El Cerrito with her husband and 2 young children. Lillia speaks English, Berber, and French. We feel very fortunate to have her in our ABS Team.