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.
Maternelle / Preschool-Kindergarten
Céline Cyr (Science Coordinator & French Teacher, Grande Section/K) 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.
Bethanie Downes (English Teacher, Petite-Grande Section/PS-K ) is a Rhode Island-certified English 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.
Isabelle Michaels (Teacher, 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.
Jérôme Orrière (Maternelle Coordinator & Teacher, Moyenne Section / Pre-K) holds a Master’s in Education and is French-certified to teach at all levels. Originally from France, he taught in a multi-grade classroom before coming to the States. He joined FASRI in September 2011, after a year at the Lycee Francais in Chicago.
Pascale Rivier (Teacher, Petite Section/PS) holds a Master’s Degree in Letters from France, in addition to her French teaching certification. She has experience teaching from Petite Section through Middle School. She came to FASRI in September 2010 from the Parisian region of France.
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.
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 (Maternelle 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.
Elémentaire et Collège / Elementary and Middle School
Olivia Anderson (Librarian/Choir director) holds a Master’s in English from the University of Reims, France. She tutored and taught French extensively in the United States at all levels (Wheaton College, Stonehill College, and the Sage School). Olivia has been at FASRI since 1997.
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.
Bruno Bourlet (CM1-CM2 / G4-5 French) is a French-certified teacher with a Master’s in Education. He has taught throughout eastern France and, most recently, at the Lycée Français in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He joins FASRI in September 2012.
Robert Boutin (CE2/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.
Adeline Broussan (Middle School Coordinator & Teacher, G6-8 Social Studies/G8 French L.A.) holds a Master’s in History from the University of Toulouse, with a special focus on French colonialism in Southeast Asia. Before coming to Providence, she taught French as a Second Language to Thai adults for several years. She joined FASRI in December 2009.
Pierre Cambucco (CE2/G3 & G6 French) is a French-certified teacher from Paris. He has taught English, French, Math, and Social Studies at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in France since 2000.
Ryan Cook (G6-8 Math & Science) holds a Master’s in Science Education and a B.S. in Biology. He also brings a wealth of real-world experience in field and laboratory research and was a tutor in Math Essentials, Algebra and Geometry for two years through Sylvan Learning Center. He comes to FASRI in September 2012 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Bethanie Downes (Elementary English) is a Rhode Island-certified English 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.
Sébastien Ez Zahi (CE1 / G2 French) is a French-certified teacher from Troyes, France, with a background in a variety of grade levels. In addition to his degree in Education, he also holds a Master’s in Law. He joined FASRI in September 2008.
Jeremy Freitas (English Department Coordinator & Teacher, Middle School English) holds a Master’s in Teaching with a focus on English Language Arts from Brown University. After obtaining his degree in 2008, he became a high school English teacher at the Brooklyn School for Music, where he implemented programs focused on British and American literature. He also holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Jeremy joined FASRI in September 2011.
Veronica Gazeryan (CM1-CM2 / G4-5 English) holds a BA in French and Art from the University of Miami. She is also a Rhode Island-certified teacher from Rhode Island College. She joined FASRI in 2003.
Mathieu Hoffmann (Elementary IT Teacher) comes to FASRI from Lorraine, on the eastern border of France. He is a French-certified teacher and also holds degrees in Communications and Information Technology.
Audrey Talarico (Elementary Coordinator & Teacher, CP/ 1st grade) comes from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. She holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Education, and a Master's in Adult Consulting and Training (DESS). She has taught in France, England, Northern Ireland, Minnesota and Miami. She joined FASRI in September 2008.
Geneviève Vincent (CP-CE1/1st-2nd Grade combined class French, G7 French L.A.) is a French-certified teacher from Paris. She holds a Master’s degree in Teacher Training and was a school director in France before coming to the States to teach at a Waldorf School in Massachusetts. She joined FASRI in September 2009 as Education Coordinator and returns in 2012 as a full-time teacher.