Miriam was born in Issy-les- Moulineaux, France, and grew up in the small city of Vanves which borders Paris. After graduating from high school where she majored in executive administration assistant and business administration management, Miriam became secretary for the head of human resources in Vanves’ town hall. Her fondness for education and children’s wellbeing grew when she became a mother in 2003. Her introduction to the realm of education occurred when she joined the Lycée Français of New York in 2011 to work as a teacher assistant.
In addition to her role as an assistant, Miriam was also part of the Diversity Committee of LFNY. In 2018, she attended, what she describes as a life-changing experience at the People Of Color Conference in California. From that moment on, she vowed to resort to her newly gained knowledge to sensitize her colleagues and students about promoting a school culture that would value diversity and cultural awareness in the classroom and make school enjoyable for all. As a French citizen of Malian descent, who recently became an American citizen, she realized how much diversity and inclusion had been paramount in shaping her hyphenated identity.
Before joining The École in September 2021, Miriam joined Chefs for Impact, as a food educational coordinator. In that capacity, she organized educational workshops raising awareness about food and sustainability, for children in New York City.
In joining The École as a student life assistant and after-school coordinator in Maternelle, Miriam hopes that she will be able to make greater use of her professional background as a secretary as well as her experience in the field of education, in order to contribute to an even better learning and working environment for all.