Christèle Merle Camp Co-founder
Fabrice Raud, a father of two perfectly bilingual children, was born in France where he became a certified teacher in 1986 He taught elementary grades Schools in Poitiers and Paris before moving to Chicago in 1991. > He then worked at Lincoln Elementary School in the French Section.
In 1994, he
initiated an out- of-school program where all the 5th graders would join the Native French speakers from the French section at Camp Ronora one week during the school year.
In this immersion session, the beginners (5th graders) would team up with the K to 5 native speakers to learn basic French through various hands-on activities.
In the mean time, French speakers, while proudly displaying their knowledge had to have a reflection on their own language like never before and were constantly stimulated by the educators to improve it.
This program still exists at Lincoln School
Fabrice has been working at the Lycée Français de Chicago since 2000 as the Head of the Information Technology Department.
This position has helped him focus on different aspect of learning in a computer environment.
now combines his
strengths by organizing FrenchatCamp for the sake of your child.
is CPR certified
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will not be attending the camp this year, Christele has brought her
rich experience in planning the camp.
was born in Tours, in the Loire Valley region, known as the Garden of France.
taught elementary grades in the area of Chartres for 5 years, before moving to Chicago in 1994.
then worked at Lincoln Elementary School
in the French Section with Fabrice Raud
, teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and participating in the immersion session at Camp Ronora.
Christèle has taught 5th grade at the Lycée Français de Chicago for five years.