School President/Preschool Teacher
Rochelle was born in the Philippines and majored in Business Management. She got her first job as English Teacher in year 2009, working with many nationalities mainly from Korea, Japan, and China, she fell in love with teaching. She decided to pursue her career and travel to different countries. Later on she was titled preschool teacher working in private schools in France. After years of teaching she decided to open her own bilingual school. She has Tesol (Teach English to Speaker of Other Language), Montessori 3-6 year old and First Aid Training certificates.
She loves to learn different languages. She loves to play guitar and sing.
Rochelle’s goal is to make a difference. To bring the children to the brighter side of their future.
Charlotte was born in London. She has 3 years study at Bristol University and also studied in London as an osteopath. She ran her own practice in the south before moving to France with her husband in 2004 where she started a Pilates clinic specializing in rehabilitation in Geneva.
After the birth of her two children, she stoped working to become a full time mum. Realizing how much she loved being with children, she decided to become an assistante maternelle in 2018 which allowed her to spend time with her children as well as having a rewarding job.
The post as teaching assistant at Brightside Academy offered an excellent opportunity for her to learn new skills in the teaching domaine whilst still doing what she loves-being with children and encouraging their development. And from this year 2019, we are happy to announce that Charlotte will be one of our Preschool Teacher.
In her spare time Charlotte’s great passion is riding which she shares with her daughter. They have a pony and two horses. She also enjoys keeping fit, cooking reading, the cinema and hiking.
Primary Level Teacher
Nicole is from Grahamstown, South Africa. She majored in Business Management but decided to pursue her career as a teacher. Her passion has always been about teaching and it started in year 2009. With more than 8 years experience, she has taught in many schools, including a private school in France in 2017. As well as having a Teaching Practice and Certificate, she was also once the Head Teacher at a preparatory school, taught Singapore Maths Curriculum and completed TEFL course specialising in Teaching Young Learners.
She is an energetic teacher who believes that every child is unique and requires a stimulating and safe environment where they can grow mentally, emotionally, physically and socially. She believes and committed to enriching the lives of children through a holistic approach.
Nicole loves spending time with her husband and 4 children. She also loves hiking, travelling and living life to the fullest.
School Director/French Teacher
Je suis mariée et maman de 2 enfants (7 et 19 ans). Diplômée d'un Master en Métiers de l’Enseignement de l’Education et de la Formation avec prise en compte des publics divers, j'ai exercé pendant 5 ans en tant que professeur des écoles en maternelle et en primaire. La relation pédagogique est pour moi importante car elle permet à l'élève de construire son rapport au savoir et à l'école, tout comme elle procurera au professeur le plaisir d'enseigner. Je pense que chacun mérite d’avoir une chance de réussir dans la vie, que cela débute à l'école et qu'il est de notre devoir d'aider chaque élève à s'épanouir au sein de notre système éducatif. C’est dans cette optique que je me suis tournée vers la BSA qui suit les programmes de l’EN tout en respectant les besoins et les particularités de chaque enfant.
Passionnée d’éducation, j’aime aussi la méditation, le yoga et la danse. Je suis heureuse d’intégrer la BSA Académie en tant que directrice pédagogique et professeur francophone.