Our Team | La Petite Ecole  

“The happiest man in the world is the one who makes the most people happy”

For the well-being of the children, the different actors in the school’s day-to-day operations (staff, parents, external parties) need to get along and work in harmony. The focus is on mutual respect and team spirit.

The Founder and Director

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Vincent Rosa

After graduating from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in 2002, I started my career in Paris as a financial auditor at Ernst & Young, before holding various positions in several large international groups (Louis Dreyfus, Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank) in Paris, then in Singapore since 2006.

In 2012, I left the wonderful world of large groups with no regrets and embarked on an entrepreneurial project with La Petite Ecole, alongside my wife Viviane Salin.

What was initially a family project (a bilingual school for our two children, now aged 12 and 10) has turned into an entrepreneurial adventure. We have grown and learnt to surround ourselves with experts to carry out our projects.

After three years of success, we opened La Petite Crèche in order to offer a more comprehensive service to families in Singapore. Two years later, we took up the double challenge of launching La Petite Ecole in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City concurrently.

Since 2019, I have assumed the management of the group La Petite Ecole, in close collaboration with our School Principals, and more particularly with Maria Lamrani Alaoui, Pedagogical Director of the group.

Head of School

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Maria Lamrani Alaoui

School Principal (France - Maroc)

My career journey consists of multiple experiences in various countries, After studying Literature in Bordeaux 3 and Education Sciences in Paris, I taught older pupils before discovering a passion for early childhood education.

I worked in Africa, at the Lycée Louis Massignon of Casablanca, followed by Australia at the French-Australian Lycée. My first career in Singapore was as a professional trainer for AEFE (official agency for French education abroad) in the region, conducting seminars in the Lycée Français de Singapour as well as in Australia (Canberra and Melbourne). Together with my colleagues, I had the opportunity to share and consider the integration of new technology practices in my classes.

I had taught and managed La Petite Ecole for a year before assuming the role of School Principal.

For more information on La Petite Ecole's methods, you are welcome to visit this page: Our Pedagogy.

The Administration

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Laurence

Administration (Belgium)
I have traveled around the world for the past 12 years living in Brussels, London, Dubai, and New York before settling down in Singapore in 2011. I have 3 children, one was born in New York and the other two here in Singapore. I have more than 10 years’ experience in the corporate world, working for large companies and startups as Personal Assistant to Senior Executives and as Office Manager. At La Petite Ecole, I work closely with Amandine to make sure that life in school runs smoothly. I am also in charge of parent relations and will be delighted to welcome you for a visit to our school. Along the way, I’ve also had the chance to focus on my passion and become a certified Yoga instructor. Namaste!
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Amandine

Administration (France)
With a diploma in communication and 5 years of experience in human resources, I am given the opportunity to work in education. When I arrived in Singapore with 2 kids two years ago, I was very happy to join the admin team at La Petite Ecole. I am delighted to have been in Asia for 6 years and to continue living abroad, here in Singapore, to let my children discover a new multicultural environment. I’m glad to bring in the skills I acquire from my experience in a French school in Asia and apply them on this beautiful project that is La Petite Ecole. At La Petite Ecole I am in charge of the school’s daily operation, cover general admin duties, and organise holiday camps and other events.

The Teachers

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Sophie

French-Speaking Teacher K1 (France)
After working for 9 years as a Cultural Project Coordinator in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and as a French teacher for foreigners (first at the Centre Culturel Français, then at the French Institute), I settled down with my husband in Cairo, Egypt, where I took the role of a preschool teacher in Grande Section for a French international school. I graduated from ESPE (Paris 12), and it is with great pleasure that I join La Petite Ecole’s team! I am delighted to meet new pupils, and I look forward to working with them, to helping them through their self-development and acquisition of new capabilities in the school’s bilingual environment.
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Aline

French-Speaking Teacher K2 (France)
I am a 44 year-old mother of two and I am delighted to be back in Asia. I started building a family in Bangkok in 2007. Visits to Thailand, Sri Lanka and Japan have allowed me to maintain this special bond I have with this part of the world that I am particularly fond of. I am French and my husband is British, and I came to Singapore from Belgium where I worked as a preschool teacher for 5 years at the European School of Brussels. I’m passionate about my teaching profession and my goal is to offer a wide variety of activities to the children – to help them learn and grow in an engaging, positive, and a caring atmosphere. I believe that each success and challenge that a child goes through needs to be celebrated and encouraged. I am happy to share the celebrations and happiness with you on a regular basis.
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François-Xavier

French-Speaking Teacher K2 (France), Vice-Principal
I’ve been a school teacher for 10 years – 5 years at a kindergarten in Shanghai, China. As a father of two boys (6 and 8 years old), I was looking for a multicultural, bilingual environment suitable for my family, that would still allow me to continue evolving and enriching my professional practice. This is what naturally attracted me to work at La Petite Ecole Singapore, where I easily integrated myself into the pedagogical team much to my p[easure, I am passionate to work in a rich and culturally rich environment for both myself and the children especially, After 3 years with the school, I became the Team Coordinator. This year, I have been given an opportunity to assume the role of Vice-Principal on top of teaching a GS1 class.
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Rosie

English-Speaking Teacher N1/N2 (UK)
Hi my name is Rosie, I am British and I have lived in Singapore since 2014. I graduated in 2012 from Lancaster University, and since then I have worked in education in France, the UK and Singapore. I am really excited to work alongside your children and help them discover their individual love of learning and an eagerness to explore the world around them. I am TEFL qualified and education has been my passion since high school. Outside of work, I love reading, cooking and of course, sampling the many cuisines Singapore has to offer! I also enjoy exploring Singapore’s greener areas and am thrilled to be working in such a beautiful environment.
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Camille

French-Speaking Teacher N1/N2 (France)
I have been a teacher for almost three years after studying law and human resources for 6 years. Teaching is indeed a passion that has been passed down from generation to generation within my family. In France, I have taught diverse audiences – different ages, levels and backgrounds - which allowed me to better understand specific characteristics of each learner. In Singapore, I teach French as a first language and as a foreign language to a cosmopolitan audience, ranging from toddlers to adults. Teaching French is all about passing on the French culture, which we know is so rich!
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Rebekah (Becky)

English-Speaking Teacher K2 (UK)
I grew up in the South of England and for the past four years I have worked across Spain, England and Singapore, teaching both children and adults. I believe that every child is unique and will tailor my classes accordingly, to ensure students are engaged, learning and having fun at the same time. I am passionate about languages, music and the outdoors and will bring aspects of these into my lessons, to spark the students’ curiosity. I am excited to start at La Petite Ecole and watch your children flourish!
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Nadine

English-Speaking Teacher K1 (UK)
The 12 years of teaching experience I’ve gained so far have taught me more than I could have ever imagined. From teaching very young learners in Poland and Spain, to educating women at the world’s largest female university in Saudi Arabia, the most important aspect for me is creating a safe environment for children where they can learn to become independent and creative thinkers, and enjoy the learning process. I have recently taken up running again in my free time, which balances my love for baking nicely! I am excited to join La Petite École and am very much looking forward to helping each child on his/her learning journey.
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Winnie

Mandarin Teacher
I was born and raised in Beijing, China. I left my hometown at 21 years old to get my postgraduate degree in Australia for 4 years. I then moved to Paris, France and worked for a corporate French bank for another 4 years. In 2010, my husband got a job opportunity in Beijing, and we moved back to my hometown with our 2 daughters. I worked in the Lycée Français de Pekin, an experience which opened my eyes to sharing my culture and language with children. After moving to Singapore in 2013, I decided to continue teaching Mandarin. I also published a book to help foreigners prepare for their Chinese Proficiency Test.

The Teaching Assistants

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Elisabeth

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant in N1/N2 (France)
I moved to Singapore after completing a Master’s Degree in Childhood Psychology. Passionate about education and running kids-oriented activities, my dream has always been to work with children in a school. Having joined La Petite Ecole as a school assistant, I am delighted to continue the adventure there. I have been a volunteer facilitator for over ten years with children aged 3 to 16. These years of experience and my academic career have taught me how to work with children while respecting their needs and to provide them with a safe and caring environment.
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Martine

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant K2 (France)
I came from the Banking and Insurance industry, and after workingfor a few years, I turned to civil services as a jurist in the Community of Communes. During my free time, I helped look after children aged 6 months to 3 years old in an Early Childhood institution. My husband’s expatriation gave me the opportunity to work for La Petite Ecole, after only a month in Singapore in 2016. I am very pleased I joined this young and dynamic team and I am motivated in taking care of children by helping them thrive.
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Karine

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant N1/N2 (France)
I am Karine, a 32 year old French woman from Paris. My greatest passion has always been travelling. Therefore, after 10 years of working in French schools, mainly with special needs kids and managing disabled adults’ summer camps, I decided to take a gap year and travel around South-East Asia in 2016. During my travel, I have done voluntary work in various schools to compare the different educational systems. I really enjoyed and learnt a lot from this experience. After studying in various fields, I passed my TEFL certificate last year. Passionate about education and camps animation, I also study the Maria Montessori’s Methods. I would love to transfer my knowledge and enthusiasm to your children.
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Alexia

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant N2 & K1 (France)
After graduating from business school in France, I started my career working for a leading company in HR for 5 years (Lille, France). In 2006, a job opportunity brought me and my family to Singapore. Thanks to my spouse’s career, we have been to many countries and I managed to work part time to balance my family life and professional life better. I had amazing experiences (sales, marketing, finance) and made beautiful and enriching encounters. Today, my children are older and self-sufficient, so I decided to ‘re-invent’ myself and turn towards an environment that has attracted me for a long time – early childhood education. After one year as a teaching assistant, I am now working with MS1/K1 children at La Petite Ecole!
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Alexandra

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant K2 (France)
For over 10 years, I had the chance to experience education settings internationally – USA, South Korea, France and Singapore. Before coming to Singapore, I worked in an international Preschool in South Korea, which followed the English Curriculum and the Reggio Emilia approach, placing play and art at the center of their pedagogy. My experience taught me how to create an environment that encourages children’s learning and communication through hands-on experience. I am a mother of 2 bilingual teenagers, and as a family we enjoy discovering the cultural diversity of Singapore and cycling at East Coast Park. I am delighted to join La Petite Ecole’s team this year and work in a bilingual environment. I look forward to spending the coming year learning and growing with your children.
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Aida

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant K1 (France)
I have worked for 10 years as Copyrights Manager and Financial Analyst in Auditing. My family and I moved to Australia, our first destination as expats, during which, I suspended my professional career to care for my family full-time. After Australia, we moved to Singapore and I decided to work again – this time, towards a field I had always been attracted to: education, and more particularly in early childhood. I have joined La Petite Ecole as a shadow teacher for a child I supported in his first and second years of preschool. I am glad to continue this adventure as a French-speaking Assistant in K1.
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Marlaine

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant N2 and Canteen Assistant (Canada)
I am from Canada. Me and my husband embarked on an adventure since 2012, having lived in France and Singapore. It gives me great pleasure to be part of the team at La Petite École. This job allows me to develop my knowledge and thus help me in my studies that I pursue in the field of early childhood education. My great experience with children as a figure skating teacher, assistant teacher and school life helper, taught me to have a warm approach that encourages and supports the development of the child. Knowing that I have a lot of energy to give and that I like to remain active, I am sure that we will spend a beautiful year filled with great moments and achievements!
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Michiko

French-Speaking Teaching Assistant N2 and Canteen Assistant (Japan)
I grew up in Osaka, Japan, and studied in Tokyo. After an exchange program in Helsinki for a year, I obtained a diploma in Sociology. I lived in various European countries and then followed my partner to Singapore in 2010 and stayed till 2012. We came back to Singapore in 2014 with two kids, both boys. They are studying at Le Lycée Français and I am fully involved with La Petite Ecole since 2017 – as canteen assistant at first, and since 2019, as preschool assistant on top of my canteen assistant duties. I am happy to have joined this motivated and dynamic team to help children thrive.

The Support Team

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Marie-Pierre

Librarian (France)
I have certificates in foreign languages and spent most of my professional life in a Parisian museum where I was in contact with many school groups. When I arrived in Singapore in 2016, I naturally wanted to engage myself in a new project related to education. I first worked as a sub-teacher at the American School in Singapore as a Spanish teaching assistant. I volunteered for the school fair at LFS (French School in Singapore) as a coordinator. I truly enjoy my time at La Petite Ecole, where I take care of your children and share my enthusiasm for learning. This year, I am continuing my duties in taking charge of the school library, thus instilling in children a love for books.
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Clarisse

School Nurse
I come from Brittany in France. I am an experienced, professional nurse and worked for a few years in hospitals in Paris before accompanying my spouse to Colombia, and have been in Singapore for the past 3 years. Rich in all these human and cultural experiences, I have the pleasure of working with La Petite École’s team for the second a second round. What I really like about my job is the diversity in which I can evolve, constantly learn with an expanse of possibility, discovery and exchange. As the school nurse, I will be happy to look after the health and safety of your children, while providing health prevention on various topics.
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Laurène

School Counsellor
I have been a professional psychologist since 2008 and have worked in Paris for many years, in different establishments for both adults and children. I also ran my own practice, where I attend to children. Today, it has been 4 years since I started working as a self-employed counsellor for adults and children in Singapore. I also carry out interventions in a business school, where I offer my support to the students. I am very pleased to be part of a team where the children’s well-being is placed at the centre of the school’s pedagogy. My role consists of supporting children who experience difficulties in learning or in dealing with their emotions, to explore solutions with the teachers in order to meet the specific needs of the child, and finally to liaise with the parents.
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Fanny

Communication, Marketing & Human Resources Manager
After working as a Personal Assistant in the Financial Sector in London, I decided that a creative career would be more fulfilling. I enjoy adding strings to my bow, and all the challenges that come with it! I studied Graphic Design in Prague, then worked as a freelance designer in Singapore, the perfect occasion to get some insight into the local culture. I joined La Petite Ecole’s team 3 years ago, at a very exciting time of expansion. La Petite Ecole offered me the opportunity to work in an ever-changing environment, and give meaningful purpose to my multiple experiences, as working in Education is highly rewarding. Having two wonderful children myself, I enjoy working in a benevolent and passionate team driven by the wellbeing of the children. Today, I am in charge of Communication and Marketing across SEA, as well as part of HR.