I am originally from Brussels, Belgium. I moved to Baton Rouge with the CODOFIL in 1999 to teach French as a second language. I started teaching in the immersion program in 2001 when they opened the 3rd grade class, and I have been doing this since then.
My mom was a teacher so I followed her lead and became a teacher myself. After many years of teaching, I still enjoy the bond that I form with the students, see them grow, see the love they have for the language. Knowing that you made a difference, big or little, in their life is priceless.
I have a daughter who attend Baton Rouge FLAIM. She is my joy!
Favorite store: Target, Old Navy, Home Goods, Kohls
Gift Cards: Target, Old Navy, Home Goods, Kohls
Favorite restaurant: Anywhere we can eat a good steak, seafood, pizza or pasta
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite snack: Shortbread cookies, plain milk M&Ms, fruits
Favorite beverage: Cold Drinks: orange juice, sweet tea (no lemon) Hot Drink: Earl Grey tea
Favorite flower/plant: Lavender and anything that I can plant in my yard
Hobbies: Reading, photography, traveling, movies, see a play, and getting a facial and a massage
Too Much: Mugs, cups, lotions
What do you love about FLAIM? The richness of cultures with teachers from around the world. The love for our own language and the desire to transfer that love to the children, hopeful that it will open their mind and open their horizon.
I am from Valencia, Spain. I came to U. S. because my husband got a position in LSU as a physics professor. Also, we loved to travel around and was a very good opportunity for us to discover an other Country. Before to get my Bachelor in Education I was teaching aquatics activities for all ages. I discovered that I loved children and I like to spend my time with them teaching and learning.
Favorite Stores: Trader Joe's, Old Navy, World Market
Favorite Gift Cards: Amazon
Favorite Restaurants: Tsunami, Walk-Ons
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Snack: Cookies
Favorite Beverage: Coffee
Favorite Flower/Plant: Any plant or flower
Hobbies: Travel, go to the gym, read, sports in general
Too Many: Soap
Parents can Help: Planning field trips, Class Parties
FLAIM Love: We are a Family!
My name is Michelle Wild and I am originally from the New Orleans area. I moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU to pursue my degree in education. I have been teaching for six years. I spent my first 5 years teaching in Metairie, Louisiana outside New Orleans. I moved back to Baton Rouge in the spring semester of 2014 and began teaching at BR FLAIM. Teaching runs in my family, as my mother and sister are both teachers in New Orleans. I love to read, write, and spend time with my friends, family, and brand new puppy. Traveling is my favorite thing to do. My family and I will be going to Iceland over the Thanksgiving holidays.
Contact Me: email@example.com
Favorite store: Target or Apricot Lane
Favorite restaurant: anything with sushi or seafood
Favorite color: pink
Favorite snack: twix and chips
Favorite beverage: diet coke
Favorite flower/plant: Daisy or sunflower
Some of my hobbies are: reading
I have too much/many of: coffee mugs or scented lotion 😊
I am allergic to: nothing
Some things I would LOVE for my classroom are: more bins for organization, new books that are AR
I am from Reserve, Louisiana. I became a teacher because I felt it was a divine calling. I enjoy teaching because I love the kids.
Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite Stores: Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Target, Ross, HomeGoods
Favorite Gift Cards: Starbucks, Barnes & Noble
Favorite Restaurants: Zoe's, Voodoo BBQ, La Madeleine, Albasha, Serop's
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Snack: Hummus, pita chips, fruit, any healthy, not weird stuff
Favorite Beverage: Coffee
Favorite Flower: Roses & Tulips
Favorite Hobbies: Reading (no scary stuff), listening to music, hanging out with my family and friends
Too Many: Coffee Cups
FLAIM Love: I love that kids can learn another language. I absolutely adore my co-workers and my students.
I am from Costa Rica. I become a teacher because I have passion for learning and sharing knowledge and I got inspired by my mother who is always a teacher.
Contact Me: email@example.com
Favorite Stores: Target, Cracker Barrel, Sephora, Bath & Body Works
Favorite Gift Cards: Target, Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Starbucks
Favorite Restaurants: Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, IHOP, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Chick-fil-A
Favorite Colors: Turquoise
Favorite Snacks: Pop Corn (Kettle, butter or caramel), Cookies, chips, roasted nuts and raisins
Favorite Beverages: Lemonade, Ice tea, Milk tea, Water
Favorite Plants & Flowers: Roses, Tulips and Sun flowers
Favorite Hobbies: Drawing and painting
Too Many: Mugs
Parent Help: In the classroom, Special projects
FLAIM Love: I love that the kids can really speak the language so well and the staff of parents and teachers are great! I have felt welcomed and at home.
I am from Dalian, China.
Contact Me: TYao@ebrschools.org
Favorite Stores: Amazon, Walmart, Whole Foods
Favorite Gift Cards: Whole Foods, Walmart, Amazon
Favorite Restaurants: Acme Oyster House
Favorite Color: Yellow & Orange
Favorite Snack: Fruits
Favorite Beverage: Water
Favorite Flower/Plant: Rose & Lily
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking
Too Many: Cups
Parent Help: Special projects, Class Parties
Classroom Needs: Black Dry Erase Markers
FLAIM Love: Supportive colleagues and involved parents.