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MARIE MATHEVON is the School Director at Menlo Park center. She was born in the North of France. After graduating as a civil engineer (1980), she gathered more than 20 years of business experience in France especially in team management before earning an executive MBA (2000). In 2002, she graduated in business coaching, and started coaching executives on managing their professional career. After 2004, she studied psychology and psychotherapy for 5 years. Since 2007, Marie has resided in the U.S., and tutored high school teens in French and taught adults the French culture and language.

NACER CHAMBI, a native of Algeria, worked for more than 30 years in Finance, then as judge of the Court of Auditors in Algeria and as professor-assistant in management at Algiers University. In 1973,  he graduated in economy-finance from the National School of Administration of Algeria (ENA). In 1977, he obtained an MBA in management from the University of Paris IX Dauphine. In the United States since 1995, he was a French teacher at Language Studies Institute and at the International School of Palo Alto (ISTP). Currently he teaches also at the Palo Alto French Education (PAFEA).

STEPHAN DE GERY
was born and raised in Bordeaux. He settled in California in 1987 and taught French, from 1993 to today, from very beginners to high levels in Berlitz, Palo Alto (Teacher of the year, 1999), in Languages Studies Institute, Palo Alto (coordinator of the French Department), and joined the Alliance Française Silicon Valley in 2004, and the Alliance Française of San Francisco in 2005. Stephan is part of the Menlo Park team since January 2015. He is a certified DELF/DALF Examiner.

ARNAUD BERGEROL was born and raised in France. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Paris I Sorbonne in Economics and Applied Foreign Languages. In 2013, he earned a master degree in French at San Jose State University. He has taught French as a foreign language since 1996 and has also over 20 years of experience as a linguist for major software companies in the SF Bay Area. Currently he teaches also at San Jose State University.