Anthony Donze, Kindergarten

Originally from Lille, in France, Anthony Donze is a French elementary teacher with 14 years of experience, mainly with children aged from 3 to 5 years old. He received a Bachelor's degree in English in 2006. Anthony Donze also received a School Leader Certification in 2017. He has been a school leader for 6 years.  M.Donze is married and has got 2 cats named Félicité and Artemis. He is also fond of writing poetry and loves speaking English and Italian.

Sandrine Pouzache, Kindergarten

Sandrine was born near Paris and moved to Grenoble when she was a teenager. After a bachelor's degree in Modern Literature, she earned her teacher's certification in 2000. She has been teaching children between the ages of 3 and 7 for 21 years. Now that her three children are grown, she has come to discover Louisiana. 

Sylvie Collodel, 1st Grade

Originally from Agen in the south of France , Sylvie Collodel is a French teacher with 15 years of experience in education at the elementary, middle, high school, and university levels. She received a Master’s in French as a Foreign Language from UPPA French University and has taught in various countries since 2009.

Maggie Bradley, 1st Grade

Maggie was born in Lafayette and a student in the French Immersion Program at S.J. Montgomery. She attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts for writing in high school before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she earned BA as a double major in English Creative Writing and French. Through CODOFIL, she lived in Rennes, France where she was an English Language Assistant for all elementary and middle school grades. She is currently earning her Masters in the Art of Teaching through Centenary College. She lives in downtown Lafayette with her boyfriend Bobby and their fat cat Mitsy and their unruly rabbit Petey. 

Connie Bowen, English Language Arts Teacher

Connie is originally from Rapides Parish in Central Louisiana but came to Acadiana in 2004.  She graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Master of Business Administration.  After years of corporate work by day and volunteering by night - first as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and then with ATRO (Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization – an organization that provides equine therapy to people with special needs), she discovered her heart was with working with children full time.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree in teaching from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and has been teaching at the elementary level for the past six years.  She is certified in early childhood, grades 1 – 5, grades 1-5 mild/moderate, middle school English Language Arts, and business subjects 6-12. She is married to Randy Bowen and between them they have three sons and several grandchildren.  She enjoys reading, fishing, camping, and spending time with family.