Who we are

Chantal Detournay, Director

The school is founded and managed by Chantal Detournay. She is also the 6-12 English Montessori teacher, while she is pursuing the Montessori teaching degree with the USA. 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 

Thérésa Mante, Educator 

Thérésa Mante is the English speaking 3-6 Montessori teacher since September 2015. She grew up in Ardèche, France and she spent 7 years abroad for her studies and work experience. She did her Bachelor Degree in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in Psychology and Education and Language Sciences.  She then took her AMI Montessori training in Chennai, India, in 2011-2012. She worked in Hong Kong for 2 years at the International Montessori School.She likes to teach in an multi-cultural environment and believes children can benefit a lot from this experience. 

Itana 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 is the English Toddler 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. 

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. 

Mélissa Favier-Bosson is a Montessori assistant. She complements the 3-6 French educator in the afternoon.  She's currently enrolled in the CFMF for her 6-12 AMI diploma. She received her degree from IFMM in Geneva. She has a license in applied foreign language and a CAP in early childhood education.  She spent one year in Australia as a nanny. Those experiences led Mélissa to the Montessori pedagogy. She is also a private teacher for children with schooling difficulties. 

Rejane 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 practices Montessori at home with her daughter and practices positive parenting. Her son was born in 2013.