Emmanuel was born in Laval, France. He has been teaching since 1990 and has experience teaching every elementary grade level Kindergarten through 5th grade. His leadership experience includes serving as Director of After School programs and Summer Camps at a Denver private school. Emmanuel has lead academic project teams to build curriculums for French schools in the US, and create a report card system for bilingual education, among other projects. In 1997, he completed a pedagogical and teacher trainer certificate program. When Emmanuel moved to Denver in 2001 with his family to join a bilingual school, he quickly became a passionate advocate for immersion education.