APARC students are taught by a paid teaching staff of 14 professional educators and assistants. The teachers are all native English speakers, and have teaching experience from the UK or USA.
Head Teacher, Kathryn Taylor, and the Deputy Head Teacher manage 7 other class teachers, a librarian and 4 teaching assistants.
Kathryn joined APARC in 2018 and, with her enthusiasm for literature, she was delighted to have the opportunity to plan and teach the Wednesday afternoon college syllabus; including prose, poetry and drama. Prior to becoming part of the APARC community, she taught English to adults and children following the Cambridge programme from A2-C1 levels as well as mother tongue English speakers. After completing dyslexia specialist training she is more enthusiastic than ever about having a multi-sensory classroom and encouraging learners to develop to the best of their ability. As part of a dedicated teaching team, and supported by the enthusiastic committee, she is passionate about helping each individual to achieve their goals.
Kathryn grew up in the UK and moved to France with her family in 2010. She and her husband have three bilingual children and love to travel. When not teaching, you might find her volunteering with the local Scout group, doing some yoga, reading a book or decorating cakes.
Lorna MORIN – Deputy Head Teacher, CM2 and 4ème/3ème at the Collège des Bourgognes
Lee ENDACOTT – Kindergarten Teacher – (Maternelle: Moyenne Section and Grande Section)
Sharon AUFRECHTER – CP Teacher
Bettina CAMA – CE1 Teacher and English Extra Teacher
Lynda SALMON – CE2 Teacher
Henny DAVIES – CM1 Teacher
Anna FRAYER – English Extra Teacher
Simone VAN STEEN – English Extra Teacher
Sharon HIRSCH – Librarian
Assistants: Sumaira SHEIKH, Helen TAPONAT, Melody TRAHAY, Aimee TAYLOR
The association is run by a Committee, which meets monthly. Committee members are parents of current students, or drawn from the local Anglophone community, and currently hail from the UK, Hong-Kong, South Africa, Canada, and Australia. They donate their time and skills voluntarily.
Marie de LAUZON, President
Marie has been APARC’s president since 2022. She lived for seven years in London with her 3 bilingual children .
Trained as a painting conservator, she worked for many museums in France and London such as Tate Britain, Victoria&Albert Museum or the Chateau de Versailles. But she is now teacher in primary schools in the area.
Guy PRENDERGAST, Secretary
A member of the committee since 2018, and our secretary, Guy has 3 bilingual children who started school in Asia and the United States. He works internationally for a German manufacturing firm, and is originally from Australia.
Maxime PARIS, Treasurer
Maxime is our Treasurer since 2022. His wife is a dual Canadian/French national and 3 of his 4 children currently attend APARC.