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. Passionate about yoga, she completes a 200 HTT ShivaShakti yoga in June 2019 with Charlotte Saint Jean and is convinced by its well being impact on the children through movement, meditation, breathing techniques and connection to the self.

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

Contact: c.detournay@ecolemesanges.com 

3-6 teams

Classe Libellule

Itana Brichet
Itana Brichet is our  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 and is our francophone 3-6 teacher, she has the AMI 3-6 diploma. . 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.

Adeline Marin

Adeline joins Mesanges in September 2019, as a trained Montessori assistant AMI and also trained 3-6 teacher through Sologique.  Before becoming a Mom of two children, she decides to become a assistante maternelle et validates the CAP petite enfance, in order to accompany them in the best way possible.  Seeking more knowledge about early childhood development, she discovers the works of Maria Montessori. This propels her to obtain her assistant diploma.  In order to develop the necessary communication tools in positive discipline and managing emotions, she trains with Grandire.
Class Papillons

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.

Fiona Perret

Fiona is the 3-6 English teacher.  A native English speaker, she obtains Bachelors and Masters degrees in contemporary dance and a CELTA certificate for English teaching to adults.  Since moving to France in 2011, Fiona has taught English both inside and outside of a Montessori environment. She is currently completing the AMI 3-6 Diploma at the IFMM in Geneva.  Fiona is the happy mother of two young children with whom she practices positive parenting.

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 completed her CAP petite enfance in June 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.

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. Nashwa completed a training at the Fondation SEVE in June 2019 to lead philosophy workshops for 6-12 year olds and makes the link with the Montessori philosophy of "help me think on my own."