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.
Maeve MulvieEnglish Language Arts Teacher
Originally from Scotland, Maeve completed her undergraduate studies in art and design in Manchester, England, before taking a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Education at the University of Glasgow. She is also currently completing a MA in Art Education at Boston University. After beginning her teaching career in Scotland, Maeve accepted a position at an international school in Chicago. While there, she taught general elementary and also coordinated the primary art curriculum. After a short spell teaching in Hong Kong, Maeve then spent five years teaching English at the International School of Boston, where she became very experienced with working in a bilingual setting. Most recently, Maeve taught at an independent K-8 school in the Seattle area before relocation to Florida with her husband and young son. She is very excited to be joining the team at FASTB as the English Language Arts Teacher.
Emilie DupratClassroom Teacher
Emilie Duprat was born in the Bordeaux region of southwest France. Emilie has always been passionate about social sciences, foreign languages, and cultures and has pursued her education in history. After obtaining her Scientific Baccalaureate, Emilie studied history and English at the University of Bordeaux, Michel de Montaigne, where she developed a great interest in teaching and early childhood. As a result, Emilie decided to become an elementary school teacher and became a Certified Teacher for the French Ministry of Education.
Throughout her teaching career, Emilie has taught every grade level from the Petite Section (3 years old Early Childhood) to CM2 (Fifth grade). For several years in France, she taught children in disadvantaged environments and with special needs (children in foster homes, severely disabled children, and orphans). In addition, Emilie developed the skills to teach French to non-French speakers who recently arrived in France as immigrants, providing her with the experience to adapt to all types of students. She is particularly interested in pedagogies emphasizing individuality and each child’s individual needs while promoting cooperation between students and autonomy (Freinet, Montessori). Emilie chose to teach Early Childhood Education at FASTB because of her love for guiding and teaching the little ones.
Having never forgotten her dream and passion for foreign cultures, it was only a matter of time before Emilie set her sights on new horizons beyond France to come and teach in the United States. First, she taught at a French immersion school in Minnetonka, Minnesota. She will now continue this extraordinary adventure by integrating the French American School of Tampa Bay team. The school is thrilled to welcome Emilie Duprat to our teaching faculty in the fall of 2022.
Emilie enjoys sports, music, and reading books during her time off. Whenever possible, she travels to observe new landscapes and meet new people.