Ms. Gisele LaLonde has enjoyed teaching on Maui since she arrived in 2006. She had the pleasure of joining the Carden Academy of Maui faculty in February of 2020. She recently completed training in the Carden Method for the young child and has incorporated her many years of experience as an early childhood educator into a Pre-Kindergarten program that is peaceful and nurturing as well as focused on learning.
Ms. LaLonde enjoys sharing her immense love of music and movement, storytelling, and her connection to nature in the classroom. She is inspired by young children who are naturally curious and open to the endless discoveries that each day brings. She considers it a privilege to guide her students in taking their first steps along their educational journey at Carden Academy.
During her free time, Ms. LaLonde sings, dances, and enjoys island adventures with her little dog.
Mrs. Genevieve Duhau has always been called to work with young children. She has worked in preschool classrooms for over five years and was the co-founder of Mele Do Re Mi, a children’s music class. She especially enjoys sharing her native French language and passion for the arts, gardening, and movement. She has a way of creating a warm, loving atmosphere that children and parents are drawn to. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, an International Montessori Teaching Diploma, and additional Early Childhood Education credentials through Chaminade University. In her spare time, Mrs. Duhau enjoys spending time with her two young children and pets, surfing, mountain biking, and hiking.
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