It is no secret teachers have been giving 110 percent since the start of the pandemic, but Lower School teacher Romain Marchand makes teaching look easy despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19. He’s been flexible, patient, accessible, and ever respectful towards his students, and of course, everyone else at Awty. He’s proud of his work here, as seen from his awesome Twitter account that gives us glimpses of the inner workings of his classroom. If you didn’t know him before, here is your chance with his Awty Insider Q&A below!
What do you love about your job?
“I enjoy helping the students in my class grow throughout the year. I like seeing them learn, change, and slowly become the future adults they will be.”
Why and how did you get into education?
“I always wanted to be a teacher. I obtained a scientific baccalaureate, then a degree in mathematics and computer science before becoming a school teacher.”
What is the most Awty moment you can think of in your time here?
“I would say the celebration done for Homecoming where all the students of the school were gathered in the PAAC. For a French person who has never lived in the U.S.A, and therefore does not know this aspect of American culture, it was very striking for me to see this fervor and this spirit of belonging to the Awty community. All the dancing, the music, the confetti cannons... It was really a memorable moment a few months after my arrival at this school.”
Tell us something we don't know about you.
“I lived and worked for four years in South Africa before coming to Awty. While I was in this country, I had classes from third to fifth grade (CE2-CM2), and I also taught mathematics in Middle School.”