The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin is pleased to announce the recognition of Mireille Malouf, our esteemed Middle School French teacher, as a Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of the French Academic Palms.

This venerable organization was originally created by Napoleon in 1808 and recognizes individuals for their outstanding service and active expansion of French education and culture.

Madame Malouf’s nomination was prepared by the Consul General Valéry Freland and approved by the Ministry of French National Education in Paris. This designation was announced by the French Prime Minister in July and awards were presented by the French Consul General, Valéry Freland at a reception at the Résidence of France in Cambridge on September 7th.

Mireille Malouf has been employed as the Middle School French Teacher at BFCCPS since November 2003.  The school’s French program has absolutely thrived under her direction.  Students faculty and staff participate in the annual Semaine Francaise (French Week) a celebration of French language and culture.  Additionally, students in Grade Seven attend a four day overnight trip to Quebec that she thoughtfully and tirelessly plans and implements to the delight of parents, students, faculty and staff.

We could not be more proud of Madame Malouf; we are thrilled to celebrate her well deserved designation as Chevalier in the French Academic Palms. Mirielle’s commitment to students and her passion for French is simply unmatched. She is an absolutely treasured member of our community. – Mrs. Heather Zolnowski, Head of School

We invite you to review photos and video of the presentation here. Félicitations, nous sommes tellement fiers de vous!