Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Our staff


Jacqueline Fournier
I am native from France and have been teaching to toddlers and adults since 2008.
I teach both in one-on-one and in group settings.
I enjoy being able to promote the French language and culture.
I am a certified teacher of yoga & Ayurveda RYS200.
I am also a volunteer for Cincinnati Art Museum as a Docent, Matthew Ministry.
I am creative, I do craft, paint, and enjoy Ikebana.
I love traveling, reading, outdoor activities, spending time with friends.
Alal Elayyadi
Has been teaching at l’Alliance Française since 2012. Master degree in French
Literature and Civilization. French teaching degree- Grades 7-12
Present time: French teacher at Walnut Hills High School.
Dorothée Dufour
I am French and have been living in Cincinnati since July 2012.
In France, I was a High School teacher and I am very happy to be able to continue teaching while living in the USA.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge of French with the Americans.
Yvan Verbesselt
I was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1956. I was reared in a Flemish/French bilingual
family and graduated as a Teacher of Germanic Languages (English, Dutch and
German as Second Languages). I started teaching career in Louisiana as a Teacher of
French as a Second Language in 1977 and as a Resource Teacher of French from
1978 to 1980. From 1983 to 1988 I was a Foreign Language Education Consultant,
supervising teachers from Belgium, France, Quebec and Louisiana. I also taught
English and Dutch as Second Languages in Belgium from 1980 to 1982. Furthermore, I
taught Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts from grades 2 to 8 in a
French Immersion Program for Cincinnati Public Schools from 1989 to 2011. I obtained
my B.S in Elementary Education from Xavier University and my Master in French
Literature and Civilization from the University of Cincinnati in 1998. I was the AF
Institute Director from 2012 to 2014 and have been an AF teacher from 2012 to the
present.
Martine Verbesselt
My name is Martine Verbesselt.
I am from Belgium and moved in the USA in 1977.
I am married to Yvan, and am Gini’s mom, but since 2018, I have a grandson
(Maxwell.)
Since 1977, I lived and taught French in Louisiana, Missouri and from 1989 until
live in Ohio
Since 2013, I am the Director of the Alliance Francaise de Cincinnati.
I love to travel, to cook and to take photos
Murielle Benros
From France, move to Cincinnati in 2009
French teacher at the Alliance Francaise de Cincinnati since 2019
Has taught at Xavier University and was a Long Term Substitute Teacher
at other school in the city.
Aimée Langrée
Aimee clark langree moved from paris to cincinnati in 2014 - actress, teacher and
writer,  she is thrilled to share her passion for French and especially Theater in
the Alliance’s new class !!  A fun and creative way to learn our beautiful langage
Françoise Harper
As a teacher of English language and civilization, I have been
working for more than 20 years in Middle Schools,
High Schools, and Engineering College. I worked at the Alliance
Française Roswell office near Atlanta-GA.
I have promoted the transfer of international cultural knowledge,
such as literature and film studies. I enjoy travelling around the
world and have visited several continents. I like trekking in the
mountains, skiing, swimming, and used to be an active light
aviation pilot between 1997 and 2000.
Last but not least, I am a full-time artist, playing with pastels.
Fanny Plaisance
I'm Fanny, french girl living in Dayton, OH for 3 years.
I'm from East of France, where I achieved my associate degree of Graphic Design & Communication.
I came in Dayton, OH cause my husband works with a french Company here.
I've started my own business of french pastries this year.
I like baking, traveling, horse riding, photographies, interior design, theater, knitting, embroidering, animals and tea & latte.
Patricia Rouchon
From France,I am passionate about sharing and promoting French culture; in
her spare time, she teaches French adult classes at l’Alliance Française de
Cincinnati since 2017
Sylvie Durand
I am a French native. My family and I have been living in the United States for two years.In France I worked as a teacher assistant in pre-school to 6th grade levels. Since I live in the United States, I teach children from pre-school to 1st grade, Kindergarden school in West Chester but also adults. In addition, I teach pastry to children in Mason's After school enrichment programs. I also teach French to my three children at home. I love to visit the United States. I like to share good friendly meals and drinks with friends I like riding bicycle and running. I grow organic vegetables in my back yard to have tasty and healthy food and reduce my impact on the environment. I love my native culture and cooking and am very happy to be able to share and transmit them to people in the United States.

Les professeurs de l’Alliance française de Cincinnati  (2020-2021)

1. Alal Elyadi ( Maroc)
2. Yvan Verbesselt (Belgique)
3. Jaqueline Fournier ( France)
4. Dorothée Dufour ( France)
5. Murielle Benros ( France)
6. Aimée Langrée ( France)
7. Sylvie Durand ( France)
8. Francoise Harper ( France)
9. Fanny Plaisance ( France)
10. Patricia Rouchon-Wells ( France)
11. Martine Verbesselt ( Belgique)