Jean-Marc Merriaux is the Directeur général of the Mission laïque française and a senior civil servant.
Board of Directors
Dallas International School is governed by a Board of Directors, which provides strategic direction and oversight of DIS. Its primary responsibility is to ensure and protect the long-term welfare of DIS and its mission. Members of the Board include individuals from diverse business, educational and professional activities.
The Head of School is the chief administrative officer. The responsibilities of the Head of School include supervision and control of all operational and educational affairs, including the recruitment and supervision of faculty and staff, school curriculum, student admission standards, general supervision of students, day-to-day management and financial matters, and liaison with parents.
Ed Ulbricht is a proven project manager with a successful track record in managing complex real estate developments.
Sheila Kelly is the Director for the Terry Scholars Program in the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas, where she has worked since 2013.
Sabine Bellet-Kerael is a French national with a finance background and is Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Essilor of America
Paola, a graduate of Georgetown University in History with a minor in English and continued her education at New York University with a Masters in Communication and Journalism.
Lisa has over 25 years of educational leadership experience and currently serves as the Head of School for Awty International School in Houston,Texas.
Genevieve has joined the board as the incoming President of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), an auxiliary at the School which supports the community spirit and raises funds through the Gala for identified needs of our students and teachers.
Jacques A. Weber has served as the Head of School of DIS since July 2023.
Ghassan grew up in Beirut, Lebanon where he attended a French MLF school from Kindergarten through graduation at twelfth grade.
Sylvie currently serves as Treasurer of the MLF, a non-profit association sponsored by the French Ministry of Education
Valérie Baraban has been Consul General of France in Houston since September 1, 2021.
A passionate educator for the past 35 years, Marie-Pierre has spent most of her career in international education in the US. She grew up in France and holds degrees in comparative literature and education from the University of Tours, France.