Nordine Boulhais


Nordine Boulhais earned a PhD in History from the University Charles de Gaulle of Lille 3, in his home Northern France. He was a scholar in French colonial history and North Africa and published two books and several articles and attended conferences.

Monsieur Boulhais came to the US in 1998 to work at the French International School of Chicago, where he taught for 18 years. He then earned a Professional Educator License from the Illinois State Board of Education and he taught in several public high schools in Illinois and Indiana these last two years. His experience, in various school systems, gave him the opportunity to share his passion for teaching and his expertise and enthusiasm with his students.

A French citizen, Monsieur Boulhais became also a US citizen last year. He is married and has two children, a 8 years old daughter and a 5 years old son. Having traveled extensively and speaking three languages, he’s interested in soccer (he was delighted with France World Cup last summer) and his beloved Marseille team, music, traveling and reading as well of course as spending family time. He is very excited to join Roycemore School where he felt very quickly at home!


  • PhD in History, University Charles de Gaulle of Lille 3, France
  • ISBE Professional Educator License with French & Social Studies endorsements


Favorite Quote/Fun Fact

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” (Nelson Mandela)

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I teach to make a difference: help students to grow and to learn, so that they can reach their goals and be a positive addition to the society. I teach to share my expertise and experience. I am also a lifetime learner, I teach to learn from my colleagues as well as from my students. I hope to help students learn the academic rigorousness and work habits they will need for college and to inspire them to enjoy learning.

Why Roycemore?

Roycemore is a unique school. It is like a family, we know each other. As a new faculty member, I was welcomed and I feel supported. The work conditions are very good. It is a good opportunity to continue my career in a great community.