Mrs. Petre joined Hawthorn during the 2003-2004 school year. After studying Fine Arts and Architecture at the University of Bucharest, Romania, she did a Post Graduate program in France at the University of Rouen and in Great Britain at the University of Dundee. She has a broad knowledge of curriculum with particular emphasis on Arts and French. She provides a stimulating, loving, fun-filled learning environment, has a lively, animated teaching style, uses humor, music and multi-sensory instruction that capture students’ attention and facilitate learning.Mrs. Petre has two sons. Her hobbies – visual arts, music, literature and traveling- help her gain experience and improve skills.She believes that Hawthorn is an amazing place to start school and a great one to stay in order to acquire and develop virtues, good character, pursue academic excellence and feel valued. She is happy to have had the opportunity to work with a team that strives to teach with passion and intensity.