EFSAC BOARD MEMBERS

President: Sandrine Tournier(Rocklin)

Secretary: Laurence Lambert(Folsom)

Librarian: Laura Daggett (Rocklin)

Treasurer: Matthew Daley (Roseville)

Board Member: Leslie Royer (Antelope)

EFSAC TEACHERS

Josiane Favero
born in France, has more than 15 years of experience teaching French to small children in diverse French organizations. With her experience with the French culture, songs and poetry, student learns all the basics of the French language. Josiane also speaks 4 languages ( French, English, Italian, Spanish), and returns frequently to France.

 Rebecca Rice
Rebecca is originally from Sacramento where she started learning and loving French at a young age. She obtained her degrees in International Communications and French from Sonoma State University and also completed an intensive language study at the Universite d’Aix-Marseille while living in the South of France.  She got her French teaching credential from CSUS and has been teaching French high school programs since 2003. She loves the language and francophone cultures, and takes any opportunity to travel or enjoy French things here locally. She and her husband have 4 children. The family loves to be active and explore the great outdoors together.

Sara Bourg

Sara Bourg was born and raised in Pau, in the South West of France. Graduated with a Master in Computer Science and Business in Grenoble, she worked for 5 years as an IT Consultant before to move to California to follow her husband with their two daughters. Since then, she has been homeschooling them in French and has acquired experience in teaching and pedagogy. She also worked for two years as a French teacher assistant, teaching French to American children (from 3 to 5 years old). She loves to teach children and to see them growing up.

Tara Wolfe
Tara is from the Sacramento area and began studying French when she was 13. By her second year of study she knew she wanted to teach French as a foreign language. She first traveled to France when she was 15 years old and has continued traveling to Europe, including France, Belgium, and Germany many times since then. She earned her BA in French and Government (International Relations) from Sacramento State (’10) and fulfilled her dream by living and teaching English abroad to high school students in Épinal, France. She pursued her MA in French at San Francisco State University (’13) and understands what it is like to fall in love with another language and the opportunities available to a bilingual person. She is currently a part-time French instructor at Sierra College. Other than French, her hobbies include coffee and spending time with her family.

Tessa Main
 Tessa was born in Northern California and started learning French when she was 14 years old.  She spent a summer in Switzerland and Belgium when she was 17 years old and was inspired to continue her studies in French.  She later received degrees in International Relations and French from the University of Redlands and the Institute of Educational Studies in Nantes, France.  After college, she taught for 3 years in the Peace Corps in Guinea, a French-speaking country in West Africa.  Since returning to the United States, she has taught high school French in Los Angeles and the Sacramento area since 2007.   She and her French-speaking husband have two children.  They love to travel and explore new places.

Véronique Sepulche
Véronique was born in Belgium, graduated and immediately started working and teaching for international companies. She moved to Louisiana, and then California where she’s been teaching French in public and private schools. She also has developed a program of traveling abroad with her students.<br /> She has a true passion for sharing her language and culture (including cooking of course!) with students from age 3 to 98. She lives in Grass Valley.

Claire Sinclair
Claire was born in Cognac (France), grew up West of Paris, graduated from the Ecole des Praticiens du Commerce International-France (BA in International Trade), and from San Diego State University-California (MS in Taxation) after she moved to the US about 25 years ago. Claire is a Certified Public Accountant by trade, and has worked for many years in Public Accounting in California and France, as well as for the City of Sacramento for the past 6 years. She loves kids and want to see them learn and enjoy the French language and culture in the Sacramento area

Eve-lyne Leclerc
Eve-Lyne Leclerc was born and raised in Baie-St. Paul, in the province of Québec, Canada. She completed her Baccalaureate Degree in Special Education in 2001 at Université du Québec à Rimouski. After receiving her degree, Eve-Lyne taught French in her hometown of Baie-St. Paul.  Then upon moving to Alberta,
she taught in a French-immersion classroom for several years.She moved to California with her young family in 2006. Since then, she has been homeschooling her four kids, and has acquired a real-life experience of raising bilingual children. Eve-Lyne is also a musician. She is finishing an Associate Degree in music performance at American River College. In her free time,she enjoys to sew and knit.

 Josée Savard-Schumer
Josée was born and grew up in the French-speaking province of Québec, in Canada.  She graduated from the Université du Québec with a B.Ed. in Preschool and Primary Education. Being from an official bilingual country, Josée understands the challenges and the beauty of learning another language.  In her career as a teacher, she taught regular school class and spent few years as a French immersion teacher in the northern region of Canada, just few degrees below the Arctic Circle where French-English and Inuktitut were spoken daily.  Josée traveled through Europe, Canada and the United states.  She moved to California in 2009 with her husband and together they have three children.