Faculty

  • Olivier Guilhem
    Classroom Teacher & Pedagogical Coordinator

    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.
  • Erika Ruhlmann
    Classroom Teacher

    A certified French Ministry of Education teacher with many years of experience as a lead teacher at the preschool and elementary levels, Erika serves as lead preschool teacher at FASTB. Teaching in multi-age classroom settings in the South of France for the past 8 years – 3 in Pre-K/K (TPS, PS, MS, GS) and 5 in K-2 (GS, CP, CE1), Erika uses hands-on and Montessori style activities and enjoys incorporating children’s literature into her lessons.

    Additionally, Erika has served as an elementary school director and has experience teaching children with learning disabilities. Born in Dijon in northern France, Erika knew from a young age that she wanted to work with children, going on to earn her bachelor’s degree with a double major in psychology and education sciences, and eventually her certification in 2006. Erika loves running, hiking, reading and traveling, and is very excited to be part of the FASTB team.

  • Magali Guilhem
    Teacher & Art Program Coordinator

    Magali comes to FASTB with a diverse background, both as a classroom teacher and as an art teacher, to go with many years of international experience. The opportunities to teach in AEFE network schools in Bali for 3 years, Vanuatu for 1 year, Mauritius for 3 years and Qatar for 4 years, have been an amazing experience of discovery for her, her husband Olivier and their two children. During her time at these schools, she has served as lead teacher at both the kindergarten and preschool levels.

    Born in Montpellier in the South of France, Magali grew up with a love of nature and fine arts, attending the School of Fine Arts of Nimes, and eventually earning her Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Art History at the University of Paul Valéry in Montpellier. At FASTB, Magali taps into all of her teaching experiences, adapting the classroom and art curricula to students of all ages and levels, and serving as the coordinator of our art program throughout the school.