Marie Lafranque is originally from Bordeaux, France. An artist and teacher she has been working with children for the past 12 years. With an intrinsic love of teaching and sharing experiences with children, Marie brings to her classes a joy of learning that is extremely contagious. Being the mother of a three year old daughter has honed her teaching skills and her understanding of children’s psychology. She uses pretend play and imagination to bring the children she works with into a world that they can help manipulate; then through art and story telling, Marie is able to teach children language in a fun and inventive way that is very engaging and easy for children to follow.