Christiane, a native of France who moved to the USA in 1982, has 30 years of experience as a preschool teacher in France and as a primary grade teacher with the Lycee Francais in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She is the song composer and singer in French For Tots, a nationally distributed audiocassette program whose “original music and lyrics are joyful” (French For Fun). She has also made a record in France and completed several audiocassettes and CDs of new songs designed especially for Bienvenue. Christiane is the mother of a bilingual son.

For the last 10 years, Christiane has been teaching her Bienvenue French Program out of her home in Petaluma.