OUR STAFF

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

Mme Simian | Français langue seconde, FSL | website | email | @madamesimian 

Languages Department Head & French Immersion Programme Coordinator

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 spend time with friends and family, especially her beautiful baby niece and to travel. She is passionate about language acquisition, culture, technology, communicating student learning, de-grading and making learning visible.

M. Cameron | Sciences naturelles, Sciences humaines, FSL | website | email | @bcam_89

Mr. Cameron is a new teacher at École Alpha Secondary, and 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 naturelles, FSL | 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). Madame Fretier has been teaching at École Alpha Secondary since 2010. 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 seconde, Sciences humaines, FSL | website | email |

Madame Godin has been teaching at École Alpha Secondary since 2013. She 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, traveling and French food! When she is not working, she plays ultimate frisbee or goes out for hikes to discover her new home.

M. Lee | Sciences humaines, FSL | email |

Monsieur Lee graduated from SFU in 1998 with a triple joint majors B.A. in French, History and Political Science. He completed his B.Ed. in 2000 at SFU in the French Module specializing in Core French and Social Studies education. He then completed his M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision in 2004 at the University of Phoenix. Originally from Hong Kong, he has studied in Quebec, and taught in Mexico. He is fluent in French, Spanish, Cantonese and English and is also conversant in Japanese and German. In addition to teaching at École Alpha, he is a Sessional Lecturer at UBC in the Faculty of Education where he teaches language acquisition methodology and inquiry based learning. He is also a member of the Ministry of Education Curriculum Writing Team for Core French and Spanish languages. He likes to spend time with friends and family, and he loves to travel. He is also a certified yoga teacher and is passionate about language acquisition, culture, kinaesthetic learning and mindfulness education.