Mélanie is a French national, interested in the relationships and interactions existing between teachers and students of different ages. In her continued pursuit of service to future generations, she gained two law masters from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and after five years of teaching law at various Parisian universities, she opted for a change and decided to follow an international career as a school teacher in Brussels and then in Frankfurt am Main, where she has now been teaching at the French Lycée for seven years. With the aim of improving pedagogical practices, Mélanie has created a pioneering school concept, which brings together the best contemporary teaching methods and focuses on literature, music and sciences, together with the respect for each child's individual learning rhythm.
Felix is a German national with a passion for technology, sustainable energies and sports. He has worked in the banking and IT industries for almost two decades. His work experience begins working for investment banks managing IT systems and projects; followed by spearheading the IT services of a British IT Security company; until recently, where his last position required him to lead a team of experts who aid different EU based banks in building and repositioning their digital banking businesses. Felix has managed different types of organisations throughout his career. Small startups, as well as global players. His management role puts him in charge of various school operations at SElS. Felix is Senator for Economics in the Diplomatic Council, a UN accredited think tank. In their free time his wife and him love to explore oceans and mountains.
Tania is a South African national and has been living in Mauritius for 13 years. Her career started out in the hospitality industry where she was involved in events and training. After spending 4 years in the UK working in hotels she moved to Mauritius with her husband. In 2010, she changed her profession and found her life-long passion for teaching. Whilst doing her bachelor’s degree in education through the University of South Africa she became passionate about Special Education and has since been specialising in Psychology and learning more about Dyslexia and other learner challenges to develop her skills and knowledge in this area of teaching.
Gaëlle was born in Mauritius and followed 3 years of training in Belgium where she studied Child Education. After coming back on the island, she joined a Montessori school where she was in charge of a class for pupils between 6 and 8. Subsequently, she was involved in the individual and personalised follow-up of children aged between 2 and 12, in order to provide them with after-hours school support. It was her passion for children that led her to choose a career related to them through teaching. For Gaëlle, teaching goes far beyond the transmission of knowledge. It is about putting children first, and creating conditions to promote their development, by providing them with the space to become who they are. Attention, patience and gentleness are the assets that Gaëlle possesses to carry out her mission. And it is with great enthusiasm that she joined the team to serve an educational project which promotes her values.
Michel is a Mauritian/French national who inspired the founding couple to start their mission nowhere else than on the beautiful island of Mauritius. He has a track record in marketing and sales in Mauritius, Europe and India. He has been operating his privately owned garment industry business through turbulent times for the past 20 years. He has also held various positions as an international firm consultant in the past. His motto: life is all about connecting with people. He shares the founding couple’s beliefs regarding the enabling of children to build a better future. As a passionate arts and classical music lover, he has actively influenced our extracurricular program and helped with collaboration with other institutions. Michel is a member of our supervisory board.