Faculty (French)

Eva Judkievicz, French A Teacher

Ms. Eva Judkievicz is a native french speaker who loves educating our youngest and most precious little students.  She is experienced and talented.  Her gentle and nurturing style creates a joyful and happy environment for our early learners.  We welcomed Eva back to ISA in 2016.

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Camila Houdelot, French A Assistant

Ms. Camila Houdelot is a native French speaker.  She is a happy and loving teacher’s assistant providing additional care and attention to our youngest learners.  Ms. Camila enjoy being an important part of the education of our little ones.

Camila Houdelot - Spanish A/B Assistant


Virag “Vivi” Tenyi-Varga, French B Teacher

Mrs. Tenyi-Varga is originally from Hungary. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and a post-graduate degree in European Studies from I’Institut d’Etudes Europeennes de I’Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Mrs. Tenyi-Varga was educated in a bilingual French-Hungarian program, similar to ISA. She lived in Belgium and in The Netherlands before moving to the U.S. She has taught many children and ages at ISA, as a teacher, an assistant teacher, and an after school coordinator. Mrs. Tenyi-Varga is fully trilingual and also speaks some Russian.

Virag “Vivi” Tenyi-Varga - French B

Lucile Roland, French B Assistant

Mrs. Lucile Roland is a native french speaker from France. She holds qualifications in child care and activities organization for children of all ages including those with special needs. She joined ISA in 2014.

Lucile Roland - Assistant French B

Morgane Colombier-Leseul, French Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Colombier-Leseul joined ISA in 2012. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the Institut d’Enseignement a Distance, a Bachelor’s Degree in special education from L’Ecole de formation Psycho-pedagogique, and she knows French Sign Language. She previously lived in Paris, France, where she was a welfare worker. At ISA, she has taught in Section A, Section B, and PreK.

Morgane Colombier-Leseul - French Pre-K Teacher

Nathalie Berthelot, French Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Berthelot is from Dijon, France and completed her training at University of Aix-en-Provence with degrees in linguistics and French as a second language. She speaks French, Spanish, and English. After receiving her teaching certification, she taught in various locations including La Réunion (a French island next to Madagascar), Caracas, Venezuela, and Portland, Oregon. Nathalie has taught maternelle (preschool), and grades 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Nathalie Berthelot - French Kindergarten Teacher

Viviane Rosevear, French Kindergarten Assistant

Mrs. Rosevear is a native French speaker from France. She speaks English and French and has had ten years of childcare experience. Mrs. Rosevear started at ISA in 2004.

Viviane Rosevear - Assistant French Kindergarten

Alexis Bussiere, French Program Director & French First Grade Teacher

Mr. Bussiere is from Haute-Loire, France and has a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand). He is a certified elementary teacher through the French Ministry of National Education. He speaks French and English. He has taught since 2000 in different grade levels, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. He taught many years around Paris and in multilevel class groupings in Haute-Loire. He also taught children with learning disabilities. This is Mr. Bussiere’s 11th year as a 1st grade teacher. He joined ISA in 2010.

Alexis Bussiere - French First Grade Teacher

Aurelie Boudier, French Second Grade Teacher

Miss. Boudier taught at ISA for 3 years and is returning after a 2 year absence. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a teacher certification from the French Ministry of Education. She has taught Elementary school students for 10 years in both France, the USA and Australia.

Aurelie Boudier - French Second Grade Teacher

Cecile Mahieux, French Pre-K Teacher Assistant, Tutoring and FLE Teacher

A native of France, Cecile Mahieux holds a Bachelor in Arts in Culture Management from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her work with Museum Department of Education programs led her to the Phoenix area in 2005. She is a strong believer in the importance of cultural diversity in education and loves being a part of the parent and teacher community. Cecile joined ISA in 2016.

Cecile Mahieux, French Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Sylvia Aka, French Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Aka is a native French speaker. She obtained a teaching diploma in sports and taught physical education for several years at the middle school grade levels in La Reunion and Paris. She then became an elementary teacher certified by the French Ministry of Education. Mrs. Aka has taught children in K-5th grades over the last 10 years in the Paris, France region. She hosted teacher interns in her class on a regular basis. Mrs. Aka joined the ISA team in 2014.

Sylvia Aka - French Third Grade Teacher

Catherine Thillier, French Fourth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Thillier has twelve years of teaching experience and five years of experience in administration and management of school activities. She joined the ISA team in 2008 when her husband was transferred to work in the Phoenix area. She has a bachelor of arts in education from the University of Chartres, France and is a certified primary teacher through the French Ministry of National Education. Ms Thillier was a primary school principal prior to coming to ISA. She has taught kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades. She has focused strongly on teaching in multilevel class groupings, especially in first and second grades. She is raising her two children to be trilingual.

Catherine Thillier - French 2nd Grade Teacher