Bienvenue à Madame Rouit!


Natalia Rodriguez

Mrs. Rouit teaches students how to conjugate verbs in front of her pink walls.

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

This school year, Gables is welcoming the newest addition to the foreign language staff. Get to know Mme. Rouit, who is looking forward to a successful year of teaching French at Gables.

Q: What is your name and what do you teach here at Gables?

A: My name is Madame Rouit and I teach French; I teach French [Advanced Placement] and French [International Baccalaureate].

Q: Where did you work before coming to Gables?

A: I came from Felix Varela High School where I was there for 16 years.

Q: Where are you from?

A: I’m from France, from a city called Aix-en-Provence, which is the sister city of Coral Gables.

Q: What is your favorite part of French culture?

A: My favorite part of French culture is to be able to share it with my students.

Q: Do you visit France often?

A: I visit France every summer. I go and visit my family, my whole family is over there, and it’s always a pleasure.

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

A: I don’t really know why I decided to become a teacher, and when I started teaching I thought, “Why didn’t I do that earlier?”

Q: What do you love most about teaching French?

A: What I love most about teaching in general, not just French, but teaching, is all my student’s different personalities.

Q: You’re known around campus for having pink walls, what was your inspiration?

A: My inspiration for the pink walls were my Paris posters that I have around the classroom, and I like bright colors, and it keeps everybody energized.

Q: Do you have any hobbies or activities outside of the classroom?

A: Many, but one of my favorite ones is photography.