City Business Woman of the Year

In the City Business 2012 Issue, we are thrilled to announce that our Principal/Directrice, Mrs Pauline Dides, was selected as one of this year’s Women of the Year . This is a great honor and speaks volumes of the leadership Pauline has shown at Ecole Bilingue. Pauline works tirelessly to help ensure that Ecole Bilingue provides the best French Education possible to our students. She has been the driving force in growing Ecole Bilingue to its largest enrollment to date this year, committing to creating an environment that breeds creativity and autonomy in our students, and enabling Ecole Bilingue to have a bright future through a vision of where the school is going. Pauline has also had a vital role in developing the Fête Française into the largest “French” festival in Louisiana. This has brought a love of French food, music, and art to residents across the US. (We now have families that fly in each year to be a part of this amazing festival!) As if this was not enough, Pauline has worked with her family to raise $7,500.00 for the Pablove Foundation, an organization that raises money to help fight childhood cancer. Ecole Bilingue has grown and will continue to thrive under such an amazing woman and dedicated Directrice.

We are very lucky to have Mrs Danielle Sutton, mother of Finneas Sutton and Madeleine Sutton, as a part of our Ecole Bilingue community as well. Danielle was also named as one of the Women of 2012! Danielle has worked a great deal in the community with children, teaching where food comes from to inner city youth. Danielle has also volunteered at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Preservation Resource Center, and she is a member of the Junior League. One reason Danielle was selected for this honor was her commitment to help New Orleans come back after Hurricane Katrina by opening a local business. After all, it is the local businesses that help make this such an amazing place to live.

Many thanks to Pauline and to Danielle for all of their hard work and support!