Our Staff

School president and preschool level 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 at the age of 30. She has Tesol (Teach English to Speaker of Other Language), Montessori 3-6 year old and First Aid Training certificates.


She loves to learn and can speak 5 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.

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School principal and French teacher

 Originaire de l'Ouest de la France, j'ai fait une partie de ma scolarité au Canada dans la petite ville de Beamsville. Revenue en France, je me suis diplômée en infographie. Je travaillais pendant les vacances en tant que directrice d'accueil pour mineurs et de formation BAFA et durant le temps scolaire, j'intervenais auprès d'enfants en situation de handicap en inclusion dans les classes à Nîmes. Cette dernière expérience m'a donné le goût de l'enseignement, j'ai donc eu mon concours de professeur des écoles de l'Éducation Nationale en 2011. J'ai eu la chance de travailler à New-York et à Paris dans la première école bilingue publique de France. Je suis devenue classe pilote «lire et écrire en maternelle».En 2014, j'ai rejoins mon conjoint en Haute-Savoie et j'ai intégré une école bilingue pendant 5 ans.

A mes heures perdues, je suis passionnée de dessin et de littérature, j'écris notamment des livres pour enfants.

Je suis très heureuse de rejoindre la nouvelle équipe de BSA.

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Primary level and ISE Club teacher

Milly is originally from England and qualified as a Primary school teacher in 2001.  In 2005 she moved to Morzine with her husband where she has been running a business.


During this time she has been working as a private tutor teaching British children English, Maths & Science.  She has also been working in the local school teaching English and volunteering with a local theatre company helping children to reach their potential through the arts.


Now that her children are in full time school she has decided that it is the perfect time to do what she loves the most - teaching children in a classroom environment.  The post as classroom teacher couldn’t have come along at a better time, and having spent some time at the school and with the children she is very excited to be joining the team at Brightside Academy .   She is passionate about learning and believes it is very important to provide a safe, stimulating environment where each child feels confident to ask questions, whilst developing their learning skills in a variety of ways in order to meet their full potential.


In her spare time Milly loves spending time with her family snowboarding, cycling and camping.  She is also a keen runner and is a member of a theatre company where she sings, acts and dances in shows.

Preschool level and ISE Club teacher

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. 

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Preschool level and ISE Club assistant-teacher

 Kaur was born in India. She has 3 years study of Bachelor of Arts with honours and 2 years Master of Arts. She had her own business in India and helped and gave tuition to poor children. In 2015 she moved to France with her son to live with her husband. She studied and has diploma in French and can speak three languages including English. In 2019 she did her internship at Brightside Academy. She loves to work with children and now she works as the Assistant-Teacher in the school.  


Kaur has great  passion for cooking and she designed Indian clothes. She also loves spending time with her family and loves animals.