While working with deaf children and as a substitute teacher in the French schools and attending university working towards teacher's college, Mélanie's life path changed when she took a position as a French teacher in a Montessori school. She became a Montessori parent and completed her Montessori teacher training in 2008. Mélanie opened a bilingual Montessori program that same year. She currently works as the director the school with both her adult children. An animal lover, she loves to rescue wounded animals and spending time with her dogs.