Francine Martinie Chough
Francine is a native of Autun, near the Burgundy region. Following a career in teaching in Autun at the Lycée Bonaparte, then teaching French in an English public school near London for a year, she received a Bachelor degree in English and French from Lewis and Clark College. She taught French in a Montessori school in Vancouver, WA, then earned a Master's degree in Education from Loyola College of Maryland with an emphasis on Montessori Education. She taught 3 years as a Montessori Elementary teacher, and taught 1st through 5th grade at the Catlin Gabel School in the Lower School where she developed the French curriculum. She continues to teach all levels of students from elementary to adult, and is a certified in DELF/DALF examiner and corrector. Francine has been teaching at the Alliance since 2009.
Francine is passionate about cooking. She's been baking her own baguettes and pâtisseries ever since she moved to the US in the 70's. In the 80's, she taught French cooking at Clark College in Vancouver and created a very popular class "East meets West" with her Japanese friend. She is currently working on a cookbook that she hopes to publish soon.