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Spotlight on: Teacher Marquise and Assistant Nadege

Marquise is the Kindergarten 1 teacher.  She was born in Port-au-Prince, and was part of Lemuel’s ministry in its early years, when it was active in Port-au-Prince.  She is now married and has a son, Maximilliano, who is 4 years old.

Marquise joined the EML staff in 2015.  Her greatest joy is when all her students come to school.  Her greatest challenge is keeping the children’s attention and interest when they are tired and hungry.

Marquise hopes that her students will become great things.  She hopes that the principles and discipline that she teaches them will help them succeed in life.

From the Director: “I appreciate how well Marquise has adapted to our school.”


Nadege serves as the faithful kindergarten assistant.  She helps out with all three levels, but is most often in the Kindergarten 1 class–these little cuties are all about 2-3 years old, so they require a bit more attention!

Q: What year did you begin working for Lemuel?

Nadege: I’ve been working for Lemuel continuously since October 2010.  (Editor’s note: When she was in high school, Nadege also worked as one of the very first teachers in the school when it was just beginning!)

Q: What gives you the most joy in your classroom?

Nadege: The kids give me a lot of joy, especially when I’m helping them repeat their words and phrases.

Q: What is the biggest difficulty you encounter in your work as a teacher?

Nadege: The biggest challenge is helping the students adapt to school.  Also, it is a challenge when they don’t have their books.

Q: In your opinion, what importance does a teacher have within society?

Nadege: A teacher has a lot of importance,  because he/she is forming the students for the future of the country.

Q: If you were to describe your class with one word, what word would you use?

Nadege:Transformation

Q: In the future, what do you hope the kids who are in your class today can offer their country that the previous generation was not able to offer?

Nadege: Unity.

Q: What teacher had the biggest influence on you as a child? How?

Nadege: When I was a child, Mr. D influenced me the most.  He was very tough on us, but he wouldn’t let you leave the class until you understood.

Q: What importance does your faith in Jesus Christ have in your life?

Nadege: He always hears me when I pray.