Who we are

Chantal Detournay, Director

The school is founded and managed by Chantal Detournay. She is also the 6-12 English Montessori teacher through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies in the US. She has a Master in Education from Duquesne University in the United States and completed her training in the Institut Formation Maria Montessori in Geneva.  

She has 15 years of experience in international sales and marketing, and non-profit development.

Chantal is married and mother of two. She has lived in Belgium, France, and the United States. 

Contact: c.detournay@ecolemesanges.com 

3-6 team

Céline Olier

Céline, 3-6 anglophone AMI educator, joined in 2018. Passionate for English since a young age, she spends a few months in the USA and then goes to live in Australia for 1 year to finish her International Business Masters'degree. She works in the field for 15 years.
In 2009, the birth of her daughter transports her into education, where she discovers a true passion. She completes her AMI training and does her practical training in several schools from Geneva to San Francisco, going through London and Brighton. Céline loves to transmit the richness of world diversity, art, respecting nature and also the importance to know oneself in order to reach internal well being.

Isabelle Pezet
Isabelle Pezet, 3-6 Montessori Francophone Educator joined in 2015.  She received her diploma from the Montessori Swiss Association en link with AMI. She also has the Swiss Federal Diploma for early childhood education. Isabelle brings us 9 years of experience in Bilingual Montessori schools. She is at the service of the child by accompanying them with their learning and their trust.  Observant and attentive, she respects each individual by offering the keys to his proper development.

Itana Brichet
Itana Brichet is our second 3-6 English  teacher. She is a trained 3-6 Montessori MACTE teacher.  She holds a bachelors in International Relations and after a cultural exchange in Canada, she begins to teach English to small children. There, she finds her passion and pursues the Montessori training. She has worked with babies in Toddlers in Bresil before coming to France. She is the mother of 2 children, a boy and a girl. 

Isabelle Mocquot

Isabelle Mocquot joined us in 2018, she has the AMI 3-6 diploma. She complements Isabelle Pezet in the afternoons and shares the after school care. Initially trained as a computer scientist, she quickly oriented herself towards adult education during many years. She answers a calling to orient herself to be part of forming the world of tomorrow and to respond to a professional desire to work with small children by enrolling in the AMI 3-6 training program.  She enjoys working with the children in a well meaning environment, respecting their rhythm so they can grow with joy.

6-12 team

Nashwa Mostaguir

Nashwa Mostaguir is the French Montessori educator for the 6-12 years. She completed her AMI training in 2015. After completing a Masters in Art from University of Geneva, she has practiced several professions such as teaching adults, humanitarian work with the CICR and career coaching. Egyptian and Swiss, she has lived in France, Spain, Germany, Jordania and Liberia.  Mother of 2 girls, she is engaged in positive parenting and non violent education. 

Toddler team
Marlène Carton
Marlène Carton is a Montessori assistant. She joined us in 2018, after doing various practical trainings with early childhood education institutions, she finds her passion and leaves her career of event planning. She is currently  working on her CAP and finished her AMI assistant program. Marlène is convinced Montessori Pedagogy and Non Violent Communication are part of the best manners to transmit to children self esteem and the capacity to welcome emotions.

Rejane Morier-Genoud
Rejane Morier-Genoud is the French Toddler teacher.  she received her university diploma in International business. She studied in France, Spain and Germany.  She worked in human resources for several years, until the birth of her daughter in 2009, which transformed her view on life and the world we live in.  She undertook a Montessori training and received her CAP petite enfance. She is currently enrolled in the AMI 3-6 training and practices positive parenting. Her son was born in 2013.

Cathy Marchi
Cathy Marchi, joined us in 2017 as an Montessori assistant. With over 20 years of experience with early childhood education, she became the 2nd French teacher in the toddler classroom. After her 2nd child, she continued her studies with a masters in Education.  Her thesis on "well meaning education" leads her to discover the Montessori pedagogy.  She is convinced by this approach which highlights her personal and professional values.