Meet Our Teachers

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Our Teachers

Trained, fluent both in the language and the culture they teach they understand how you or your child learn and what’s the most successful way to teach language. Caring and invested whose objectives are your success we chose for their history, experience and personality as well as for their skills. We love them, we know you will too..

Patty Lizarraga

Spanish and English since 2013

Patty loves teaching because it is so rewarding to see the thrill of young children get from learning, seeing their proud faces when they learn a new word and being able to repeat it. She believes children are our future. And each child is unique.
She particulary enjoys teaching them the songs she learned while growing up.
She always compliment children by telling them good job and saying I like the way you work.
She likes working in Savoir Faire because we are like a family we help each other.
While not working she enjoys spending her weekends as a family going to her son’s soccer games.


Nancy Salvidar

Spanish since 2014

Nancy is the happiest when surrounded with her little peeps. Native Spanish speaker, she started as an assistant working in preschools as she was going to school. These experience determined her future, and we are delighted to have her in our team. While maintening a safe environment, she focuses on the proper developemnt and growth of her little students. Time with her is always fun and nurturing.


Ruixin Guo

Mandarin since 2017

Graduated from University of Southern California and from Yanshan University, China, Ruixin studied in Teaching and Language acquisition, during which time she had many opportunities to work with different ages of Language students. She loves working with young children! Her previous experiences in China and study in the US taught her the importance of being hard working, detail-oriented, open minded and that most importantly, the more she cares for her students, the more successful they will be. She brings her strong expertise, excellent communication skills as well as an unlimited enthusiasm to our Mandarin Program.

Fanny Raphaneaud

Fanny Raphaneaud

French since 2017

Fanny walked into our office looking for a way to share her language, culture, and her love of children. She started as a substitute, and when our French preschool teacher left, she naturally moved into that position as a permanent teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1973, and after working in the corporate world for most of her life, she decided she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. A mother of 5 and grandmother of 7, she gently guides her little students through the challenges of learning French. They love her! There is some magic about her… lots of love, and experience!

Ann Esquivel

Spanish since 2019

Ann joined our team in the beginning of 2019 as we were looking for teachers for our new location. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Science in sociology in 2017. Right after her graduation she started to work with children. With patience and focus, she is able to adjust to every child’s personality. She always looks for the positive and creates a warm and friendly environment encouraging children to be understanding and patient with each other. She creates a class to develop curiosity, exploration and problem-solving appropriate to children’s development levels, always using the positive reinforcement method. 

Olga Benitez

Spanish since 2019

Olga  joined our team in February of 2019 as we were hiring future teachers for our new school. Her education is in Early Childhood Education, and she has long experience as a teacher assistant in kindergarten.  She also brought along her love of teaching and her dedication to see children succeed. Using a variety of instructional materials visual, auditory, verbal, and kinesthetic, to support learning objectives,  she encourages students to develop self-confidence.