Academic Director

Philippe Vanhille

Philippe Vanhille joined Rochambeau in 2015 as Academic Director / Deputy Head of School, bringing 25 years of professional experience in teaching positions, educational consultant and Director at French and International educational institutions in Europe and the States States.

His expertise is in the fields of bilingual and multicultural, school management structures and training.

Philippe graduated from the faculty of the Sorbonne and IUFM in Creteil, France.

Maternelle - Preschool

Frédéric Tavernier

Frédéric Tavernier joined our school in 2015.

With a double French diploma from Lille University and the IUFM in Arras, his teaching experience at the Elementary level is very rich, having taught in France, Africa and Australia.

As a Director, he has focused on opening up his schools, and presenting students and their parents with creative and original initiatives.

Keenly aware of the fact that children are both our treasure and our future, Frederic's mission is to develop a school where your child can grow, learn and thrive.

Elementary School

Carole Elbaz


Carole Elbaz joined Rochambeau in September 2014 as Director of the Elementary program. In France, Ms. Elbaz was a teacher in Nîmes in the Gard. She has served as a master trainer since 1993, and has experience as a teacher, educational consultant, and principal. She has collaborated in the publication of educational resources and has participated in teacher training programs in France and abroad. Throughout her career Ms. Elbaz's guiding philosophy has been to seek opportunities to give all students their roots and wings. She wishes to continue this noble adventure at Rochambeau.

Secondary School

Frédérique Le Ber - Casanova


Frédérique Le Ber - Casanova has served as Director of the Secondary School since September 2014. Ms. Le Ber began her career as a teacher of History and Geography in Perpignan and Paris, France, going on to be an instructor at the Centre of Tourism, Hospitality and Catering (Centhor) ICC of Reunion Island. She arrived in the United States in 1999 and then in 2003 joined the Rochambeau faculty of the middle and high school. She is proud to continue to serve the Rochambeau community and to share her expertise in teaching. Mrs. Le Ber is dedicated to continuing to create the top-quality learning environment that Rochambeau is known for and to continue the implementation of ambitious projects benefiting our students.

Forest Rd Campus
Elementary • Secondary • Administrative Offices
9600 Forest Rd Bethesda, MD 20814
3200 Woodbine St Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Bradley Campus
Maternelle • Preschool
7108 Bradley Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817
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