Degrees and Certifications:
Bonjour chers élèves et parents,
My name is Madame Touijar. I will be teaching French to your kiddos. I am certified in French (k-12) and I have also a Master degree (Integration Curriculum in Special Education).
I was born and raised in Belgium, the tiny country next to France. I am proud to say that I am starting my 20th year of teaching. I started my career in Belgium as a French and Ethics teacher. In 2003 I came to the US and taught in Louisiana for 13 years. I am happy to start my fourth year at Trailside. I am passionate about my work.
Although I have been doing that for a long time, I am still learning from my students. Teaching and interacting with middle school students is challenging. Middle schoolers are exigent, and they will let us know if we don’t meet their expectations. They don’t hesitate to question us and sometimes defy us. We need to explain clearly what the expectations are, in order to gain their respect and commitment. Thanks to them, I grow every day. I do my best to meet their individual needs and expectations.
On a personal note, I am a proud mom of three children, two daughters (Mounia, 17 years old and Lilia, 12 years old) and a boy (Sabri, 15 years old). My husband is a high school Physics teacher in Fairfax county. We love to hike and travel as a family. I take every opportunity to spend quality time with them. Also, I love to cook and dance.
I am honored and happy to start this new year with your kiddos.
Parents and guardians, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email, I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.