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Directrice des admissions
Originally from Brussels, Belgium, Mireille Desalm holds an Associate degree in Language. Raised Flemish and French, she spent seven years at UPNS (NYU Preschool) as both administrative and admissions assistant. She joined the administrative team at The École in August 2012. As Director of Admissions at The École, Mireille loves meeting students and their families who are eager to learn more about the school she represents. She feels honored to be part of their journey, and looks forward, year after year, to hitting the road and recruiting a whole new class of potential The École students.
+1 (646) 582-9941
United Nations International School
Coordinatrice de la Section Française
Coordinatrice de la Section Française de UNIS (école internationale des Nations Unies) Après avoir suivi des études d'enseignement et d'histoire à Paris, elle a enseigné l'histoire, le cinéma et la littérature française dans diverses écoles internationales. Elle est actuellement la coordinatrice de la Section française internationale de UNIS.
+1 (212) 584-3076
Smith Street Arts et Lettres
Directrice des Admissions
Barbara is the Director of Admissions and Human Resources. Born and raised in Paris, Barbara is a native French speaker. She graduated from La Sorbonne in 1995 with a Master’s degree in management and human resources, and from L’Institut de Gestion Social (IGS-RH) with an MBA with a focus on human resources. Moving to New York from France in 2000, Barbara employed her degrees first in restaurant management and then in fashion retail. In both the hospitality industry and her years in fashion retail, she made customer relations the hallmark of her career. Her involvement in the PS58 PTA as a mother of two bilingual daughters, sparked an interest in education as a means and an end, to put her vast wealth of hospitality bona fides to more substantive use.
Lycée Français de New York
Directrice des Inscriptions
Janelle Charles est la Directrice des inscriptions au Lycée Français de New York depuis 2021.
+1 (917) 935-5970
Lyceum Kennedy French American School
Directeur des Admissions
Steve Megal est directeur des admissions au Lyceum Kennedy French American School.
+1 (212) 681-1877
Head of School
Jean-Yves has a wealth of experience in bilingual education having worked in French schools across the world from Rome to Taipei. He has built a strong reputation as a leader in his field having served first as deputy head of the Lycée français de Shanghai and then head of school at the French section of the Taipei European School, where he worked for seven years before being appointed as head of school at The École in August 2020. Jean-Yves believes that education is about building bridges, and he enjoys the strong sense of community that he feels at The École. Jean-Yves was awarded the Palmes académiques by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in 2017 for his contribution to education.
+1 (718) 219-2768
Smith Street Arts et Lettres
Founder and Executive Director
Olivia is the founder and Executive Director of Smith Street Workshop and Smith Street Maternelle as well as the Head of School at Smith Street Arts & Lettres. After graduating with a dual-degree in French and Psychology, she worked as the assistant director to Earlham College’s semester abroad programs in Paris and in Fort-de-France, Martinique. She completed her Master’s degree at Bank Street College of Education, and taught for ten years in New York, beginning at the Downtown Little School, moving on to the Lycée Français de New York, and finally ending up as one of the founding teachers of PS 58's French dual language program in Carroll Gardens. In the fall of 2013, Olivia started a small tutoring practice out of her apartment on Smith Street. To meet the growing demand for tutoring and academic enrichment in Brooklyn, she founded Smith Street Workshop in 2015 followed shortly thereafter by opening Smith Street Maternelle, a French immersion preschool program. Understanding the need for continuity in dual language education, Olivia opened Smith St. Arts & Lettres in 2021. Before her career as an educator, Olivia studied French and traveled extensively abroad. She deepened her knowledge of French by being immersed in the culture, making lifelong French-speaking friends, and by being an active participant in the French/American community here in Brooklyn.
+1 (347) 569.8442