Board

Members of the Board

Michele Vasilescu

Michele Vasilescu, Ed.M., MA, a Palm Beach resident. michelevasilescu@msn.com.   Ms. Vasilescu is a native French speaker and French teacher. Her teaching experience includes New York University, Hunter College, Manhattan High School for Girls and Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights. She is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in Florida.
Carol Anne Bannon – Carol Anne earned a BA in Romance Languages and a Minor in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her translation experience includes local business as well as school projects. Ms. Bannon has lived in Sweden and studied in Seville, Spain. She is married with one son and enjoys traveling with her family.

Sophie DePons


Sophie DePons is a native french speaker, born in Paris.
Sophie has extensive experience teaching all levels of French. She particularly enjoys teaching adults, whether privately or in a group setting. Sophie’s strong background in business – she has an MBA – allows her to engage in business related conversations. She is particularly fond of new educational technology to make lessons more effective and enjoyable.
Jerome Houizot is a native French speaker, born in Angers. Jerome has been in the United States since 2002, and moved in Florida in January 2015. He has a strong background in finance and treasury in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Jerome currently works for a healthcare organization as Director of Treasury. He was the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board of The Alliance Française of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. He holds a postgraduate degree in Finance and has been a Certified Treasury Professional since 2004.
Madeleine Saint Pierre – Madeleine is a Canadian native and obtained her bachelor degree at the University of Ottawa. After graduation, her first teaching job took her to Iqualuit in Northern Canada. Since moving to Florida in 1985, she held teaching positions at Rosarian Academy and several other private and public schools. Her experience as a French teacher encompasses preschool children to adults. For ten years, she was the French instuctor in the Adult Education Program at Santaluces Community High School. She was also an ESOL educator at the same school for three years. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys traveling, boating, biking and reading. She is married and has two children.
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