Anne-Sophie Gueguen
Head of School & Founder

FAA Anne-Sophie

Anne-Sophie Gueguen is a visionary educator who founded the French American Academy in 2007 in Bergen County. Over the years, she has expanded the school’s reach and impact by opening new campuses in Jersey City in 2012 and Hoboken in 2022. As the Head of School, Anne-Sophie is committed to ensuring the highest quality education […]

Jean-Francois Gueguen
Business Manager & Founder


Jean-Francois Gueguen is the founder and CEO of The French American Academy Franchise. He promotes and organizes the French American Academy preschool model by assisting prospective and existing franchisees in structuring their own French American Academy. He co-founded the French American Academy of Jersey City in 2012. Since then, he has launched multiple events like […]

Kalyana Marechal
Admissions Director

Kalyana Marechal

As a lifelong learner, Kalyana believes learning drives individual and organizational growth. Born in Cambodia and of Chinese descent, she grew up in France and lived in Hong Kong, Bangalore and Beijing. She holds a Ph. D in Physics. Her career path includes transitions from Research to the Consumer and Healthcare sectors, from Engineering to Marketing, culminating […]

Cathy Joly
Human Resources Director

Cathy Joly

Cathy joined the French American Academy in 2013. After spending more than 15 years in the books trade, she moved to New York and join the bilingual education world. She believes Education is a human right and the key to freedom and empowerment. She brings enthusiasm and team spirit.

Malo Gueguen
Marketing Director

FAA Malo

Malo leads the Marketing team at the FAA. Born in France and raised in the United States, Malo graduated with a Specialization in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal and has previously worked in Malaysia, France, Kazakhstan & China. Outside of his passion for education, Malo’s hobbies include cycling, playing touch rugby, and reading.