In 1981, Josiane came to Louisiana from Belgium as a French teacher with CODOFIL. Three years later, she began in the New Orleans Public Schools where she was certified to teach multiple subjects, including physics, chemistry, math, technology, and French. After Hurricane Katrina, Josiane taught physics and chemistry at Helen Cox High. There she met current L’Union Française President Kay Kerr.
Josiane has been teaching French at L’Union Française since 2013. She encourages her students to have fun while learning, and her classes are known for their wine and cheese breaks. She also enjoys exploring the cultural differences between France and her native Belgium in her classroom. Her classes tend to fill up quickly!!