“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.

The School Principal

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Marie Nicou

French, mother of 3 children, living in Bangkok since 1993, over 20 years of teaching experience in French and international schools

As a child, I experienced schooling overseas when my family moved to Tunisia. I have fond memories of this first expatriation, which opened my eyes and mind to the world. Many years later, I joined the teachers’ team at Bangkok’s international preschool ELC. I particularly enjoyed their pedagogy, inspired by Reggio’s philosophy, which enables hands-on experience based on creativity, imagination and the arts. I then joined a small English-speaking nursery, Annabel’s Nursery, where I immersed myself into early-years education. In 2004, I joined the French International School in Bangkok, where I experienced working in a bilingual class for the first time. I was trained on the national French curriculum and collaborated with my English counterpart to implement a bilingual curriculum. Building on these experiences, I had the exciting opportunity to open a little corporate school for a renowned French company in Malaysia in 2014. The knowledge and understanding I acquired through the years have inspired me to develop and refine the teaching practices I imagined for my own school.

Opening La Petite Ecole in Bangkok was a natural progression in my career: I designed a school organised into learning centres, allowing each child to move freely indoors and outdoors, and offering a direct contact with nature. Children not only follow the French national curriculum, they also thrive in a lively, entertaining and serene environment. I am convinced that being immersed in a bilingual school and a multicultural environment helps foster respect, tolerance, flexibility and adaptability. I also believe that a stimulating and innovative curriculum develop a creative, logical and open mind, while instilling a lifelong love for learning. The positive and encouraging environment we are creating in La Petite Ecole allow children to build self-esteem, generosity and integrity.

It is with these values in mind that I am fully involved at La Petite Ecole!

English Teachers

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David

English Teacher
I have been teaching English and ESL/EFL to students of all ages from a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds since 2008. As a parent of two children, I always love learning more about child development and early childhood education. My experience in working with Pre-K and kindergarten students began in 2017 when, upon completing my master’s degree in English composition studies and pedagogy, I set out to live my dream of teaching abroad. After moving from California to Bangkok with my adventurous wife and son, I began teaching in a multilingual kindergarten here. This experience gave me the chance to engage with the principles of Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and play-based education. I am continually inspired by witnessing and facilitating my students’ growth as critical thinkers, skilled communicators, and imaginative, kind human beings. I love working at La Petite Ecole because its philosophy resonates with my own and because it provides tiny world citizens a wonderful bilingual foundation in a beautiful, supportive environment. In my personal life, I love playing guitar, cycling, and, above all, traveling and exploring nature with my family.
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Riya

English Teacher
I graduated initially as a graphic designer and worked as a senior executive for 5 years. After moving to Bangkok, I decided to change my career path and landed into teaching with my passion for art. My career as a kindergarten teacher started 7 years ago undertaking roles including an art mentor. Having both the academics and artistic sides of education and experience provided kindergarten teaching effective classroom management and creative lesson plans, I am looking forward to combine my strong communication, creative and motivational skills to encourage student learning, progress and engagement here at La petite Ecole. Besides being a teacher, I am a full-time mother of an 8-year-old and a full time support to my husband. My passion besides Art is fitness and my interest are gauged by how much time I spend in each of them. between zero and eight years old. I worked at an international kindergarten in Bangkok for six years as a teaching assistant in pre -K, K1, K2 and year 1 classes. Additionally, I am first-aid certified. I adore working with young children at La Petite Ecole.

French Teachers

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Elisa

French-speaking Teacher
I have 10 years of experience in primary education with students aged 2 to 11 in different regions in France. After moving to Thailand and giving birth of my second child, I applied to La Petit École. I was particularly attracted by the exterior environment of the school, a true haven of greenery in the heart of Bangkok, but also by its harmonious interior premises, its bilingual system and its innovative pedagogy. Professionally I enjoy working in a team, taking on new challenges and being surrounded by children. With them, you never get bored! In my personal life, I love traveling, sport, outdoor activities and baking.
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Farah

French Teacher
Having graduated in Psychology with a major in the child development, I began my career with autistic children. In the light of this experience, I chose to move forward towards education for children. After working as a teacher in Paris for a few years, my travels in Asia make me and my family decide to settle down in Thailand. I began to work for La Petite Ecole as a substitute during its three first years before joining the permanent pedagogical team in 2019/2020. I am happy to offer to the children the best of my former experiences and to help them grow-up in a benevolent environment that nurtures their accomplishment.
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Melodie

French Teacher
I first obtained a bachelor's degree in developmental psychology specialising in education and disability and then went on to study further with a master's degree to become a school teacher. For several months I traveled in Asia to discover different educational systems. In collaboration with a team of teachers from Nepal and India I was able to set up projects and teach. I was also able to follow a yoga teacher training in India. These experiences have brought me a great open-mindedness and an adaptability to learning, to the culture, to the needs of each person… I am passionate about travel, nature, dance, yoga and moments of sharing with children where we learn as much as we can bring them. I am delighted at the idea of ​​being able to support children on a daily basis in this quality and benevolent environment offered by La Petite Ecole.

Teaching Assistants

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Ying

Classroom Teaching Assistant
My name is Ying and I am a fully-trained and qualified teaching assistant. I have received official certification from the Thai Ministry of Education. As a nanny, I have more than ten years of experience caring for children between zero and eight years old. I worked at an international kindergarten in Bangkok for six years as a teaching assistant in pre -K, K1, K2 and year 1 classes. Additionally, I am first-aid certified. I adore working with young children at La Petite Ecole.
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Wan

Classroom Teaching Assistant
Passionate about childhood, I worked for 25 years as a teaching assistant at Lycée Français International de Bangkok. During that long-term experience, I had the chance to be in contact with students of all ages and academic levels, from kindergarten to primary school. It was with the greatest pleasure that I joined La Petite Ecole in September 2019. I am pleased to contribute my experience and knowledge to help the children in their development and their learning process.
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Suchanya

Classroom Teaching Assistant
Passionate about the French language, I studied it at the university for many years. I began my carrier as a teacher for adults in the town of Had Yai. Then I moved to Bangkok where I integrated the Lycée Français de Bangkok as a Teaching Assistant... A position that I hold for 30 years. A fantastic experience which enabled me to accompany children in their progress in French as well as in the other topics. Very interested by the bilingual classes and the innovative pedagogical approach from La Petite Ecole, I’m happy to have joined this family-size structure. From a personal point of view, I love cooking!
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Nampung

Classroom Teaching Assistant
After several years working at Lycée Français International of Bangkok, Nampung join us this year. She is passionate by childhood and will bring to La Petite Ecole her experience with children.

Administration and Support

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Administration
I am originally from Bangkok; I have worked in different fields for many years, but especially in business development. My last position at the Thai Italian Chamber of Commerce gave me the opportunity to meet lots of people from different nationalities and I really enjoyed working in such a multicultural environment. I am very grateful to join La Petite Ecole Bangkok, as I always wanted to work with children. I am very excited to work surrounded by children from all over the world in such a beautiful environment! My job is to cover general admin duties, ensuring the wellbeing of all children and parents by working in collaboration with the entire team of La Petite Ecole. I am a happy person who loves a good laugh and most of all, I enjoy interacting with children. I believe that children will gain a lot of good experiences in our school, where they will start developing their future. I am proud to be part of this project, a uniquely-equipped school in natural surroundings.
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Sabrina

Communication & Administration Assistant
A mother of two, I have been an expatriate for 10 years. With a degree in marketing, I worked for 10 years at JCDecaux where I acquired skills in project management, market studies and communication. During my first move to Bangkok, I joined Bangkok Accueil (events, magazine, treasury). I really enjoyed working with people from various professional backgrounds in the context of volunteering. With a passion for education, I switched to a teaching career and worked for 3 years at the Lycée Français de Delhi, India. This new job was instantly exhilarating: the contact with children, watching them progress day by day, helping them individually in their learning ... Back in Bangkok in 2017, I joined the team at Acacia kindergarten for the launch of their Grande Section. Strong from my experience in India, I was able to implement the curriculum and teach in a bilingual environment. Working at La Petite Ecole was the obvious next step for me, as it combines my two passions: taking care of communication in a school with a pedagogy that is centered on children and their development. On the personal side, I like traveling, sports and reading!
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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.