Leadership and Faculty
Meet our team of passionate educators and administrators
Anastase was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo.He studied general pedagogy, graduated in Philosophy, in Theology and has a license in Project Management. These studies have allowed him to be an enthusiastic teacher with 19 years of experience in primary, and secondary education. He served as school inspector and ultimately as an assistant in university . Anastase is committed to creating motivating and collaborative learning environments that encourage social and emotional growth. He maintains an organized and disciplined classroom environments dedicated to student learning. Anastase is caring and demonstrates compassion to meet the individual needs of students . He has the ability to work well and to communicate effectively with children, parents, co-workers and supervisors.This is his second year teaching at the International Leadership Academy.
Madame Cary est co-fondatrice d'ILA. Elle a une façon étonnante de communiquer avec les enfants, car elle travaille dans le domaine de l'éducation depuis de nombreuses années et se passionne pour la langue et la culture françaises. Cary a vécu à Paris pendant deux ans tout en étudiant la langue et la culture françaises, d'abord à l'Ecole de l'Alliance Française, puis à la Sorbonne. Son B.A. est originaire de l'Université du Delaware, où elle a également suivi des études en linguistique et en TESOL. «Même après tant d'années, les enfants m'étonnent toujours par leur créativité et leur joie de vivre, dit-elle. Ils me gardent optimiste pour notre avenir. »
Cary aime jardiner, écrire de la poésie et des nouvelles. Elle anime un groupe d’écrivains locaux.
Hello, my name is Christopher Robinson and I am excited to be the
newest member of the International Leadership Academy team. I
graduated with a masters degree in education and have over five years
of teaching experience as a certified English and Special Education
teacher. I have learned a great deal from my experiences; namely the
importance of celebrating diverse voices and the fundamental need for
empathy and compassion when dealing with all people. I look forward to
meeting you all! Please feel free to contact me anytime with any
questions or concerns.
Originally from Pierrefonds in Picardy, Colin obtained a bachelor's degree in foreign languages then a master's degree in international management. It was later that he decided to move towards teaching and then obtained his assistance from the CRPE. Colin is a musician and he enjoys sharing his passion with students through the discovery of instruments and through musical practice. He likes to be in front of vast natural spaces or in the kitchen to prepare good meals.
After growing up in the Ardennes, Elodie went to Reims to do a preparatory class for the grandes écoles in the literary section. She then joined the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. As you can see, she is therefore passionate about the History of the Arts, Archeology, Museology ... Then, Elodie joined a European Voluntary Service in Finland. She worked in a Finnish primary school and college as a French teacher. Back in France, she did a MEEF master's degree (master of Teaching, Education and Training) and passed the recruitment competition for school teachers (CRPE). Elodie likes to play sports, she practiced fencing for 9 years and for 2 years she has been rowing. She loves the great outdoors, nature and outdoor activities. Her other big interest is the theater. Elodie enjoys making new discoveries and opening up to new horizons.
Michael's passion for education and early language acquisition began in Paris, France, while studying abroad and teaching English part-time to French toddlers. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in French and International Relations at California State University, Sacramento, Michael worked in management and people development for 2 years before deciding to move to Portland to pursue his passion for French. and to teach at ILA. He can converse in French. He knows that children learn a language through tone, intonation and grammar even if they cannot speak yet! On the weekends you can find Michael in Portland hiking, karaoke with friends, and hanging out in the amazing Portland Art and Drag community - we'll all learn together!
Nadia Labelle Ennadifi
Nadia was born in Picardy. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in geography then a master's degree in cultures and heritage, she embarked on teaching and it was a revelation: she discovered a real passion! She wants to work with children and participate in the transmission of their knowledge by applying positive discipline. She has taught for 5 years in private establishments in the Aisne. Franco-Moroccan, she has been passionate about travel and foreign cultures from an early age, she has been able to discover more than thirty destinations around the world. She also enjoys music which she plays for leisure with her husband.
Madame Nesrine was born and raised in Algeria and arrived in Oregon in 2017. Nesrine graduated in French literature and taught French in high school for 4 years. She is passionate about the culinary arts and is constantly looking for new dishes and recipes to prepare. Nesrine also has diverse interests and enjoys traveling, discovering new spaces and new ways of life.
Samantha Ligny was born in Ariège, in the south of France. She always wanted to be a teacher since her childhood. When she was 17, she left home to study at the University of Toulouse. She studied sociology, history, child psychology and educational sciences. After completing her bachelor's degree, she joined MEEF's master's program (Master of Teaching, Education and Training) and obtained her master's degree. During her studies, she taught at all levels. She then obtained the teacher recruitment competition (CRPE) of the Académie de Bordeaux. She likes students to give their best while having fun and learning.
Valérie Rogers est née en Lorraine, dans l'est de la France. Elle a déménagé aux États-Unis il y a 24 ans. Elle travaille depuis 15 ans dans le secteur de la petite enfance et possède une qualification d'enseignante.
Mme Valérie est mère de deux enfants. Elle aime l'artisanat et aime cuisiner différents plats de divers pays.