In Middle School

The World of Work project will start again in the Middle School, for the 4th consecutive year!

The 7th and 8th graders, with their teachers Gayle Hampton, Megan Flynn and Franck Le Martelot, will meet a new professional who will speak about his/her job and career during school hours every two weeks. This year’s topic is “Identity & Values” : What is the purpose of work? Are we what we do? Who decides the “real value” of a job? Do most people “work for a living” or “live to work”?…

In this 1st meeting, students had an opportunity to meet Assetou Gaudissard, who works as an Event Planner in New York. A Graduate in Communications, Assetou’s professional experiences also include Press Relations Manager and Event Coordinator for companies such as Stade de France, AOL Time Warner and UNICEF. An aspect of her company, New York Paris Connection, is creating business proposals and organizing various elements of a wedding: catering, designers, photographs, musicians… During her presentation, she also shared with our students the primary values that influenced her career choice: helping others, working independently and finding a good balance between work and family. If you would like to learn more about Assetou Gaudissard’s company, you can visit her website:


Parents are welcome to participate in the project! If you are interested in introducing our students to your profession, please contact Franck Le Martelot.