École Alpha Secondary has a wonderful and dedicated French Immersion team with over 50 years of combined teaching experience. 

Mme SIMIAN | Français langue, Core French | website | email | @madamesimian 

Languages Department Head & French Immersion Programme Coordinator

(on Maternity Leave Semester 1)

Madame Simian graduated from UBC in 2006 with a double major B.A. in Psychology and French Language and Literature. She completed her B.Ed. in Secondary Teacher Education – French in 2008 at UBC and her M.Ed. in Modern Language Education – French Immersion in 2010 at UBC. Originally from Romania, she has lived and taught in France and Italy and is fluent in 4 languages (Romanian, French, Italian and English) and is now learning a fifth: Spanish. She likes to travel, and to spend time with friends and family, especially her beautiful baby girl and her niece. She is passionate about language acquisition, culture, technology, communicating student learning, de-grading and making learning visible.

M. CAMERON | Sciences, Sc. humaines, Core French | website | email | @bcam_89

Acting Languages Department Head & French Immersion Programme Coordinator (Semester 1)

Monsieur Cameron graduated from SFU in 2003 with a B.Sc. majoring in Physical Geography.  He completed his teacher certification at UVic in 2009, and has specialized in teaching French, Science, and Social Studies.  Mr. Cameron has been teaching Secondary French Immersion in Prince Rupert for the past seven years.  He enjoys following BC school sports, and has been an active part of the Prince Rupert Rainmaker volleyball and basketball teams both as a school sports photographer, and teacher sponsor at provincial tournaments.  When not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, hiking, biking, kayaking, and swimming.  He also enjoys MMORPG and strategy games.  His favourite French city is Québec City.

Mme FRETIER | Mathématiques, Sciences | website | email |

Madame Fretier graduated with a B.A. in Microbiologie (1993, Université de Montréal). She later completed a B.Ed. in Education (2009, UBC). Before teaching, she worked for twelve great years as a lab technician in a research lab at UBC. Madame Fretier is an eternal student, she loves taking classes and learning new things. When she is not working, she enjoys reading and biking. In the summer, she loves travelling and camping.

Mme GODIN | Français langue, Sc. humaines, Core French | website | email |

Madame Godin graduated with a B.A. in Étude Littéraire (2006, University of Quebec in Montreal ) and a M.Ed. in Didactiques (2009, University of Montreal). She later received a B.Ed. in French Education (2013, Simon Fraser University). She also enjoyed Pure and Applied Sciences during her college years. Madame Godin is passionate about many things some of which include maps, world history, algebra, old books, languages and culture, music, travelling and French food! When she is not working, she plays ultimate frisbee or goes out for hikes to discover her new home.

M. RACINE| Sc. humaines, Core French | websiteemail |

Monsieur Racine is our newest staff member and we are very excited to welcome him to Ecole Alpha Secondary. He graduated with a B.A. in French Studies/Theatre Studies at Queen’s University and received his B.Ed at the University of British Columbia. He has been in many plays and musicals and feels that his performance background allows him to bring a lot of enthusiasm and energy into French education. Monsieur Racine’s music background involves singing and playing the drums. During his spare time, he likes to run, hike, play music, read, and relax through video games. Since he was a child, he has been a fan of superheroes, Star Wars, horror movies and especially The Toronto Maple Leafs! He wishes to one day teach in Europe so that he may bring back everything he has learned.