Nîmes: Hélène Guesquière, former headmaster of Camus, decorated with the rectorate

Hélène Guesquière left her post as headteacher at Lycée Camus almost a year ago. The rector presented him, Tuesday evening in Montpellier, with the insignia of the Legion of Honor.

Hélène Guesquière ended her professional career in Nîmes, at the Albert-Camus high school, where, in post since 2013, she initiated various proactive projects. Establishment of Educational Cities, excellent boarding school project, and good liaison between establishments dependent on Camus, resulting from priority education.

Named in the promotion of the Legion of Honor on January 1, to the rank of knight, she was awarded her distinction by the rector Sophie Béjean, in Montpellier.

Eight years at Camus

The latter traced the career of Hélène Guesquière, an agricultural engineer by training, who began her career as a researcher in a palm plantation in Côte d’Ivoire. It was in this country that she began to teach as a biology teacher in Abdijan. Back in France, she prepared for the Capes and started in Nanterre before discovering Montpellier and her high school at Mas de Tesse (today Jules-Guesde). Head of school since 2002, she works as an assistant at the Collège de Saint-Gilles, with a lot of diversity and students who have recently arrived in France. She then made the college of Saint-André de Sangonis, the first digital college in the Hérault. In Bédarieux, the context is that of a kind of “rural Zep”. Then in 2013 it is the beginning of a long exercise of 8 years at the Camus high school in Nîmes.