Meet Our Team

Our team is complemented with external people who run some of our workshops, as well as amazing trainees and substitute teachers!

Doctor in Geopolitics, Marion left the diplomacy and International cooperation sector to create the school which she dreamed of for her children. Since 2012 she has been passionate about child education and innovative organizations. L’écoline obtains the B-corp label in 2019. Marion organised and participated in the Swiss Study Groups in Reggio Emilia in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. In 2020, Marion attended the “Creating Cultures of Thinking” course at Project Zero, Harvard.
Founder and Director
Elizabeth, Head Teacher, Teacher and Pedagogista joined l’écoline in 2013, after having worked for 2 years in a school inspired by Reggio Emilia in New York. Passionate about this child educational approach, she took part in the annual meeting of NAREA in Pittsburgh in 2015, then in our Swiss study trips to Reggio Emilia in 2016, 2018 and 2021. She is co-head of the School group, and of the English Club since 2013. She is also a Jacobs Foundation Fellow : and completed the CAS: “Economics and Pedagogy of early childhood education”. In 2020, she participated in the “Creating Cultures of Thinking” training at Project Zero, Harvard. Elizabeth is an English-speaking American national.
Co-Head & School Teacher & Pedagogista
Angeline, Director for our Parascolaire section, Educator and Atelierista joined l’écoline in 2012. She trained in psychology and has been working with young children for around 15 years. She offers Nature workshops (thanks to her training in education on the environment by Nature – SILVIVA) in the School group. Angeline participated in the Swiss Study group in Reggio in 2016. She started her CAS in 2020 in team management and project management.
Co-Head Teacher & Educator & Atelierista
Laurence is co-head of the School group. She first joined l’écoline in 2014 to offer some Scientific workshops to children. She then completed her Teacher graduation at HEP and became one of our 2 School teachers in 2016. Being first trained (postgrade) as a Scientist , she still proposes scientific workshops and experiments to children at l’écoline. She participated to our Swiss study group to Reggio Emilia in 2017. In 2020, she participated in the “Creating Cultures of Thinking” training at Project Zero, Harvard.
School Teacher
Alizée is co-head of preschool group. She joined l’écoline in 2014 as a socio-educational assistant. She then completed her training to become an Educator (Bachelor in Social Work, option Education). We were delighted to have her again in September 2017. She participated in the Swiss Study group in Reggio in 2019. She started her CAS in 2021 in team management and project management.
Ana is co-head of the preschool group, english speaking and joined l’écoline in 2018. She holds a Master of Arts in Theater from Portugal and an Early Years Practitioner Degree from UK Open University. Ana discovered her passion for teaching and for working with young children after her experience as an actress and facilitator in a theater Company for children. Since 2008 she has been developing her work as an early years educator in international schools, in different parts of the world : Asia, North America and Europe. She participated in the Swiss Study group in Reggio in 2019.
Mélanie is co-head of the preschool group and has worked for more than 10 years at the Centre Vaudois d’aide à la jeunesse (CVAJ) in Lausanne. She discovered the Reggio Emilia approach in 2015 in Sweden and participated to many conferences and trainings about the approach since then. She joined l'écoline in 2018 in the school group, and participated in the Swiss Study group in Reggio in 2019 and 2021.
Mathilde is responsible for the afternoons in the School group. She joined l’écoline in 2015 as a trainee and then as Apprentice until 2019 when she qualified. She works both with School and Preschool children. She took part in the Swiss study group at Reggio in 2016.
Valentina joined l’ecoline in 2020. Trained in naturopathy, she accompanies children and families in nature from the age of 5. She participates and organizes holiday camps in Taney for the 8-12 year olds as well as storytelling and nature afternoons at l’ecoline.
Mélanie joined l’ecoline in 2019 and is working with the Parascolaire group on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. She is completing her educator training on the other days at ESEDE. She participated in the swiss study trip to Reggio Emilia in 2021.
Léa began her internship in 2018 at l’ecoline, and her apprenticeship in 2020. After a year in the preschool group, she is now in the school group on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well as holiday camps.
Tess joined l’ecoline in 2018 as part of her studies as an early years educator at the Centre Professionnel du Nord Vaudois. She is present 3 days a week with the preschool section. She participated to the Swiss study trip to Reggio Emilia in 2021.
Elisabeth joined l'ecoline in 2021 as part of the Wednesday team. She is also a substitute teacher in the different day care centres on the Unil and Epfl campuses. She participated in the 5th swiss study trip to Reggio Emilia in 2021.
Michelle Pedimina
Michelle Pedimina joined l'écoline in 2021 in the Preschool group on Thrusdays and Fridays. Passionate about art in particular about danse, she complemented her cursus with a danse-educator training in Constance in 2013. She participated in the Swiss study trip to Reggio Emilia in 2016.
Michelle Pedimina
Jessica joined l'écoline in 2019. As a native english speaker, she is in charge of the english-club ateliers after school. She is also with the preschool group on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesdays.
Jessica Houston
Frédéric joined l'écoline in 2021 as an assistant in the school group. He joins the preschool group un Mondays and Thursdays during lunch time. Trained as a specialized educator, he is looking towards working with younger generations. He participated in the 2020 Swiss Study Group to Reggio Emilia.
Frédéric Cerisier
Marie-Elodie joined l'écoline in 2015 as a Dance atelierista. Then she expanded her role with hours as an Assistant. She leads Dance and Movement workshops, as well as Yoga workshops with School, Preschool and families. She participated in the Swiss Study group in Reggio in 2017.
Dance Atelierista
Anne-Marie joined l’ecoline in 2016. As an illustrator, she has also been leading creative workshops for children in her studio in Lausanne since 2015. At l’écoline, she is our Visual Arts Atelierista and inspires and contributes to many projects with Schools and Preschools. She participated in the Swiss Study group in Reggio in 2017. Her studio in Lausanne and the program:
Delphine joined l'écoline as an assistant in May 2020. She is part of the paraschool group at the Pavillon - Collège des Pâquis in St Sulpice.
Tiffany joined the preschool group in 2019. She currently works in the school group from lunch time. Tiffany is also an animal caretaker. 
Izabela is a psychopedagogue and trained in cognitive sciences, Montessori pedagogy and the practice of philosophy workshops. She is passionate about others, human links and language. She accompanies children, parents and educational teams towards a better understanding of their mutual needs and individual and collective well-being. She participated in the 2020 Swiss Study Group in Reggio Emilia.
Education & Psychological Counsellor
Aurélie, co-creator of l’ecoline, became a life coach for children after spending 10 years at the UN in public health. Trained as a psychologist and adult educator, she has always been passionate about human behavior, education and personal development. Aurélie accompanies children from the age of 5 by helping them discover their “super powers”, building their self-confidence, emotional intelligence and ability to make the right choices. She leads workshops for children and families as well as parenting workshops.
Kids life coaching
Jelissa created The Village Coworking in 2017. In February 2019, The Village Coworking and l’ecoline teamed up to create the first coworking space directly implanted in a daycare school: l’ecolines’ Village. Within this framework, she organizes activities for parents and families (conferences, yoga classes…) and develops relationships with other partners. She coordinates the Eco-Schools programme since 2022 and runs science labs for children after school. She participated in the 2020 Swiss Study Group in Reggio Emilia.
Coordinator of the village
Caroline joined l’ecoline in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Administrative Assistant
Jacqueline is our home fairy. She joined l’ecoline from the beginning. She takes care of the meals and the cleaning in both school and preschool groups. She is also responsible for cleaning at our parascholar section.
Home Fairy
Karim takes care of the cleaning and the many small (and large) janitorial jobs at l'écoline
The Board of Directors is composed of :
Alexandre JULIA
Marion JULIA
Djamila MULLER
Jelissa RISSE
Gabriel RISSE

A shared vision, guided by the Reggio Emilia principles

Looking for a job?

Our team is growing and we would welcome your application to one of our open vacancy. Feel free to share your CV with us and meet us at one of our professional ateliers.