Founded in 1986 as a non-profit language school and center for international exchange, Penobscot School is a unique community international school. Over the years, hundreds of people from the U.S. and from around the world have advanced their foreign language skills at Penobscot School and have learned more about the world in the process. You are invited to be a part of this experiment in language learning in the context of the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Nathalie Gorey, grew up in Cote d'Ivoire and France. She holds advanced degrees in French Linguistics and Applied Languages and was hired to start the French program at the University of Maine at Machias. She has 20+ years of teaching experience.
Margot Stiassni-Sieracki holds degrees from Williams College and Stanford University. She has taught French for many years and has conducted trainings in teacher methodology. She returns from France this fall with fresh ideas.
Alain Ollier has recently relocated from Paris to Midcoast Maine. His interests include organic gardening and hockey. Alain has traveled extensively and is excited to share the language and culture of his homeland.
Sachiko Clough is originally from Osaka. B.A. German, Kyoto University of Foreign Language Studies. She is a certified Japanese language teacher and also has licenses in Ikebana and Japanese tea ceremony.
Toshie Tesler, a native of Kobe, Japan, lives with her artist husband in Rockland, Maine. Toshie is a graduate of both Boston University and Bentley College and is a certified public accountant. She is well schooled in Japanese art and culture with certificates in Tea Ceremony and Ikebana. Her two children are also in the area, both currently serving in the United States Coast Guard.
Eva (Taran) Campbell is a native of Tallinn, Estonia, and grew up there in a bilingual environment (Russian and Estonian). She studied Estonian language and literature and economics. She moved to Maine in 2006 and has been teaching Russian for several years.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Penobscot School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex or sexual orientation