Our Leadership Team

Dr. Josep González, Head of School

Franck Philipp, Head of Primary School
Sophie Hussenet, Deputy Head of Primary
  Sylisse Thai, Assistant to the Head of Primary

Patty de Villiers, Head of Secondary School
Karine Afopa, Assistant to the Head of School/Registrar

Zahra Boudaoui, Head of Administrative Services
(Secondary School)

Wendy DeSpain, English Curriculum Development Coordinator

Kerry Briard, Director of Admission

Susan Zic, Development Manager

Malika Kimatshoeva, Admission Coordinator

Michelle Provan, Director of Marketing and Communications


Sergio Franklin, Athletics Director

College Counseling

Casey Gendason, College Counselor 
(Waterview Campus)


Elizabeth Sham, Counselor
(Churchill Campus)

Kym Brinkley, Counselor
(Waterview Campus)

Phil Nicol, Nurse
(Churchill Campus)

Shivani Patel, Nurse
(Waterview Campus)

Laurent Lebaillif, Chief Financial Officer
Amber Shaikh, Accountant
Elisabeth Altunian, Accounts Payable/Purchasing Agent

Human Resources

Savannah Singleton, Director of Human Resources
Erika Sprague, Human Resources Generalist

Information Technology
Douglas Lee, Director of Technology

Language Institute
Yohanis Mibrathu, Director of Language Institute/Language Camps

Student Affairs & Afterschool Programs
Shari Bow, Head of Student Affairs / Afterschool & Athletics Programs
(Churchill Campus)

Selcuk Caglar, Dean of Students
(Waterview Campus)

Jori Flood, Student Affairs Coordinator
(Waterview Campus)

Sophie Damour,  Student Life Coordinator
(Waterview Campus)

Staff/Faculty Directory

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  • Equivalency of French Diplomas

    • Most evaluators consider obtaining the French Baccalauréat equivalent to 24 credit hours, just like the International Baccalaureate.
    • The French Ministry of Education delivers 5 diplomas: DEUG or BTS (after 2 years), License (after 3 years) equivalent of an American Bachelor's, Maîtrise (after 4 years) equivalent of an American Master's and a Doctorat (after 5 to 6 years) equivalent of an American Doctorate.
    • To be certified by the French Ministry of Education, French teachers have to have at least a Licence (equivalent of a Bachelor) and go through a school called IUFM for two years. The first year is an academic year, where they have to take a competitive examination at the end of the year. If they succeed, they are accepted into the second year to complete the rest of the academic program and train in real-life classes as interns for a specified number of hours. If they are successful, they receive their certification diploma at the end of the second year. This certification is valid to teach pre-K through 5th grade for those who get the "Professeur des Ecoles " diploma, and to teach 6th through 12th grade for those who get the "Professeur Certifié" diploma for a specific subject in Secondary.
    • A "License" is an equivalent to an American Bachelor's; a "Maîtrise" is an equivalent to an American Master's; a "Doctorat" is an equivalent to an American Doctorate.
    • The "Professeur des Ecoles" diploma and "Professeur certifié" diploma are a two-year French teaching certification given by the French Ministry of Education.

Lower School Campus

6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
Tel: (972) 991-6379; Fax: (972) 991-6608

Upper School Campus

17811 Waterview Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: (469) 250-0001; Fax: (214) 570-4900