Faculty

  • Olivier Guilhem
    Pedagogical 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.
  • Cécile Rocher
    Classroom Teacher

    Cécile joins the FASTB staff for the 2020-21 school year as a certified French Ministry of Education teacher with over 15 years of classroom experience in the preschool through elementary grades, both here in the US and in France.  Teaching most recently at a French Immersion school in Kansas City, Cécile’s other US stops include five years at Ecole Bilingue in New Orleans and three years at the prestigious Rochambeau French International School in Washington D.C.  The combination of her teaching versatility and international experience make her an ideal fit at FASTB.

    Raised on the island of Molène, off the coast of Brittany in France, Cécile earned a biology degree at Universite Bretagne Occidental in Brest and became a certified Professeur des ecoles in 2003.  It was during her time in New Orleans that she met her husband, Tom, an American, and they are the proud parents of twins.  Cécile grew up by the sea and loves nature, sports, travel and food.  “The Tampa Bay area is a great destination for us,” she says, “and I am very excited to join 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.