Nathalie Hites has a Bachelor’s of Science, with an emphasis in Zoology, and a Master’s of Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. She returned to the Bay Area in the fall of 2005, after 10 years abroad, and joined the TRIS Elementary team in the spring of 2006. In 2009, Nathalie completed her AMI Elementary Montessori Training in Minnesota and opened an Upper Elementary classroom at TRIS. Then, in 2013, she completed the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies in Ohio, and opened the Junior High at TRIS. She is currently teaching in the Junior High and working as Interim Program Coordinator for the Elementary and Junior High. Nathalie enjoys any activ­ity which takes her into nature and spend­ing time with her four chil­dren, all of whom attend TRIS.

Annelise Schwartz comes from France where she completed a Masters in Literature and Civilization from the University of Montpellier followed by a degree in English Language, Literature and Civilizations from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Annelise has over 8 years of classroom experience both teaching English to French speaking students, as well as French to English speaking students in classroom environments. She has worked for more than seven years leading camps and workshops to students between the ages of six to sixteen. Annelise has also spent almost a year in the US working with children between the ages of four months and 12 years. Annelise has a passion for theater and the great outdoors! She joined TRIS in 2017.