Contact Us

Administration
 
Bertrand Ferret, CEO and Headmaster
bferret@dallasinternationalschool.org
 
Dr. Mehdi Lazar, Head of Primary School
 
Yohanis Mibrathu, Director of Preschool

Dr. Francois Pave, Deputy Head of Secondary
 
Zahra Boudaoui, Assistant to the Head of School & CEO/Registrar
 
Laura Margan, IB Coordinator

Tiffany Hartdegen, English/Spanish Pedagogical Coordinator


Admissions
 
Dr. Mea Ahlberg, Director of Admissions
 
Thiri Caplinger, Admissions Assistant


Afterschool Programs

Sergio Franklin, Lower School Programs Coordinator
 

Maria Gdalina, Upper School Programs Coordinator
 

Athletics

Jesse Llamas, Athletics Director
jllamas@dallasinternationalschool.org


College Counseling

Jennifer Kim, College Counselor


Communications
 
Cari Shanks, Director of Communications
 
Trace Levos, Communications Assistant

Community Development

Lorraine Gachelin, Director of Community Development
lgachelin@dallasinternationalschool.org


Counseling/Infirmary

Jennifer Kim, Upper School Counselor
jkim@dallasinternationalschool.org

Kelley Loyd, Lower School Counselor
kloyd@dallasinternationalschool.org

Shirrayna Young, Lower Campus Nurse
syoung@dallasinternationalschool.org


Development

Helena Banks, Director of Development
hbanks@dallasinternationalschool.org

Kari Bird, Development Assistant
kbird@dallasinternationalschool.org


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


Human Resources

Zilla Webb, Director of Human Resources
zwebb@dallasinternationalschool.org


Information Technology
 
Douglas Lee, Director of Technology

Language Institute
 
Yohanis Mibrathu, Director of Language Institute/Language Camps
 
Aisha Dibaki, Language Institute Coordinator


Student Affairs
 
Shari Bow, Director of Student Affairs, Lower Campus
sbow@dallasinternationalschool.org

Sophie Davis, Head of Student Affairs, Upper Campus
sdavis@dallasinternationalschool.org

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.