Administrative team

our administration team:

President |General Manager: Rachèle DeMéo

Treasurer| Human Resources: Andrée-Anne Tardif

Secretary: Wissem Brinis

Pedagogical Assistant: Ingrid Thuilière

web developer/Marketing & Communication Manager: Lina Messaoudi

RachÈLE DEMÉO, M.A., M.Ed.

President / general Manager

An educator for 18 years, Rachele DeMéo was born in Nîmes (Gard), in the south of France where she lived for nineteen years. Raised by an American-Italian father and an English mother, Rachèle grew up in a bilingual and multicultural environment. She is passionate about languages ​​and other cultures and her professional background has been rooted in language learning and teaching. She has two Master's, including one in teaching and learning.

She currently resides in San Diego, California with her husband and their two bilingual children.

She founded FLAM San Diego in 2020 (as a volunteer) with about thirty children participating in virtual French lessons. She is the director of FLAM San Diego offering different programs for about forty children and teenagers.

A former teacher in secondary school, then in universities, she is also a presenter/trainer. She also teaches French classes and other lectures at Belle Terre Academy. She is also a writer (6 books published to date) and YouTuber.

AndrÉE-ANNE TARDIF

Treasurer / human Resources

Andrée-Anne Tardif was born and raised in Victoriaville, a small French-speaking town located in Quebec. She then moved to Montreal where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and a Master's degree in International Law from the University of Montreal. During her academic career, she had the opportunity to do a semester abroad in Mexico, at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica. In 2018, Andrée-Anne decided to move to San Diego with her husband and two cats.

Andrée-Anne is passionate about culture and languages. She is a member of the American Association of French Teachers (San Diego chapter) and is currently the treasurer of FLAM San Diego. She is also an active member of HOTEPA, a dog shelter located in Acapulco with a mission to educate the local community about animal welfare.


Outside of work, Andrée-Anne enjoys learning new languages, cooking, traveling, playing with her two dogs, doing yoga, hiking, and relaxing at the beach.

FANNY JOLLY

Teaching Assistant

This is Fanny, She is 34 years old and have been living in the United States since 2016 with her family.

She is French and grew up in the northeast of France until they left for the United States. She is a mother of three girls.

She worked for a long time with people with disabilities, as a medical psychological assistant in France.

She also worked as a support in the school environment and now is a freelancer in content creation and community manager.

She is also an author of audio fiction for children.

WISSEM BRINIS

SEcreTARy


LINA MESSAOUDI

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION Manager