This is Marie Papillon's eighth year at l'Etoile du Nord. She came as an intern in 2004-2005, stayed as a Teaching Assistant the next year, taught second grade for three years and now works with fourth graders.
She comes from Bordeaux, France but has a dual citizenship, her mother being American (from NYC). She has a B.A. in Chinese, completed a Master in
She has a French Teaching License and an Elementary Education Teaching License from Hamline University. Mlle Papillon lived in Algeria as a child for 8 years, in the South West of France most of her life; in Taiwan as a college student for a year and is now living in Saint Paul!
She loves to travel and hopes to communicate this passion to her students, teaching them about people, and cultures!
She also hopes to build a friendly community in her classroom, where students
learn to work and play with one another, in French… naturellement!