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    My name is Rita Buathier-Phillips. I am an American, born and raised in the “Great Lakes State” (also known as Michigan!).  I am married to a Frenchman and we have two bilingual and bicultural children, both of whom are former students of the Petit Monde, I am proud to say.


    My university degree was initially in the field of child psychology; however a major event occurred in my life, which led me back to my childhood dream of becoming a teacher.
    I have been working for the Petit Monde since 1995, first as a Wednesday Activities instructor, then as a teacher.  I love teaching English to young children and I am overjoyed and constantly amazed at how “my” little CPs and CE1s grow and learn so much in ten months!  I love being theatrical and even a tiny bit “silly” while teaching. I believe that true learning can only take place when the children are at ease and have fun when learning.  Obviously, I always manage to infuse my teaching with my interests, most notably reading, making books, talking about famous artists and cooking, to name a few activities.
    As the pedagogical coordinator, I consider it a huge responsibility and an honor to work in conjunction with the finest teaching team to insure that your children receive the best of what a school should be:  the Petit Monde’s pedagogical style and our proximity to its families.


    My hobbies include (but are not limited to): reading, writing, art and decoration, preparing healthy and not so healthy things to eat :) , listening to music, going to concerts and watching old films.

    89 Rue André Bollier Lyon 69007


    89 Rue André Bollier Lyon 69007

    04 72 71 42 36

    De 8h à 18h30