Corinne GüngörHead of School
Corinne Güngör is the Founder and former Head of The French American School of Princeton (FASP), located in New Jersey.
A former teacher herself, her passion for teaching and education in general, particularly bilingual education, transformed FASP in unique ways. Today, it is an educational institution of excellence, highly recognized in the highly competitive region of Princeton. Moreover, FASP occupies a magnificent campus thanks to Corinne’s ambition and service to the academic community.
She received prestigious recognition from the French Government, being awarded the title of Chevalier, then Officier des Palmes Académiques et Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite, a Knighthood Order of Chivalry of France presented to exemplary academics and educators.
Corinne, her four children, and her spouse constantly communicate in three languages.
She is delighted and honored to join and serve the educational community of FASTB.
Olivier GuilhemPedagogical Coordinator MENJS, AEFE, MLF
Olivier earned his teacher certification in the French Ministry of Education in 2005 and brings to FASTB a wealth of international teaching experience in AEFE schools. Beginning with his initial 3-year abroad experience in Bali in 2007, Olivier and his wife, Magali, have also taught on Mauritius Island, where he also served as Pedagogical Coordinator, in the South Pacific at the French School of Vanuatu, and most recently in Doha, Qatar, where he taught 5th grade and physical education and served as the assistant campus director overseeing 33 primary classes.Olivier has taught at multiple elementary grade levels and his experience also includes work as a special education teacher in France and as a middle school teacher in SEGPA, with students who have learning disabilities and come from difficult socio-cultural backgrounds.Born in Carcassonne, in the South of France, Olivier grew up playing many sports and playing the trumpet. While he earned a black belt in judo, his biggest success was in track & field – as recently as 2016, he has competed at an elite level, winning the World Cup Decathlon title in the Masters’ age 35-40 category. In addition to his teaching and pedagogical duties at FASTB, Olivier leads our physical education program.
Emmy DeckerIB PYP coordinator; Adult Ed; DELF-DALF
Emmy brings impressive academic credentials and experience to FASTB. Growing up in multicultural Rueil-Malmaison, a Parisian suburb and home to Napoleon’s castle – Château de la Malmaison, Emmy appreciated the value of knowing multiple languages very early in life. She attended Sorbonne Université in Paris and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Language, Literature, and Civilization to underscore that.
However, she did not abandon her native French and returned to Sorbonne to obtain a Master’s degree in Applied French – Teaching French as a Foreign Language. Between the first and second year of her Master’s program, she taught French at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, for a year as part of the Fulbright FLTA program, returning to then teach French for a year at the American University of Paris. This past year, to complete her degree, Emmy taught at the Alliance Française of Christchurch, New Zealand.
A world traveler, Emmy is also no stranger to St. Petersburg, having lived with a host family one summer and teaching French to their daughters when she was in high school. “I am very excited to join FASTB, especially since Florida and the Tampa Bay area are very close to my heart. Since that summer, I have visited my host family several times and they have come to see me in Paris; I feel like I have a little American family!”
Welcome to the FASTB family, Emmy!