ISTP is a nonprofit organization administered by a Board of Trustees. The PTA President and the Head of School are ex-officio voting members of the Board of Trustees. The Board formulates the mission of the school, and develops the strategic plan, policies, and resources to ensure that the school’s mission is fulfilled. The Head of School is the professional, institutional, and educational leader of the school, and has complete authority for faculty, staff, and student selection, evaluation, and dismissal.
2013-2014 is Jim's third year serving as Board Chair. Jim has previously served on the Board Finance Committee since 2009 as Finance Chair and Treasurer and helped form the investment committee. He and his wife Christine have two children; one child in the French Program and one child in the International Middle School. Jim is a Vice-President of Finance at Apple, Inc.
Gerald Hwasta joined the board in 2012-2013. He will continue as the chair of the Development Committee and serve on the Investment Committee. Gerald also serves as a co-chair of the Expansion for Innovation Capital Campaign. Gerald and his wife have three children, one of whom is in the Chinese Program. He is a private equity investor, having spent his career advising, operating and investing in technology businesses.
2013-2014 is Bill's ninth year on the Board, where he serves as Chair of the Finance Committee. Bill is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanbridge Academy (where he is also Chair of the Finance Committee), and of Avenidas (where he is Chair of the Investment Committee). Bill has three grown daughters and is President and CEO of NetFlow Logic Corporation www.netflowlogic.com
Philippe Dietz, the Head of School, is also a member of the Board. Philippe has been at ISTP since 1996; and has been Head of School since 2004. He has also worked in various capacities at the Lycée Français La Perouse in San Francisco as well as Ecole Bilingue in Berkeley. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Ecole Bilingue.
2013-2014 will be Terri's first year on the board. Since moving to California in 2011 and joining the ISTP family, Terri has been an active volunteer and has served as Chair for Arts Night in 2012. She is the parent of 3 boys, two in Middle school and one in Upper Elementary school.
Lynette Philippe will continue to serve on the Development and Trustee committees for the 2013-2014 year. A member of the Board since 2008, Lynette has been an active volunteer for over 10 years, including PTA president. She and her husband are the parents of an ISTP alumna and a daughter in the International Middle School. She currently moonlights as a realtor.
Gary Meeker joined the Board in 2013 as PTA President. For the past 7 years, Gary has been actively involved in building ISTP's float for the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade, and has been an active volunteer for many other school events. Gary and his wife have two children in the Chinese Program. Gary has spent his career in both technical and managerial roles in the semiconductor and software industries.
Suzanne O'Brien will chair the Trustee Committee and serve on the Communications Committee in 2013-2014. Suzanne joined the Board in 2010-2011 and has previously served on the Trustee, Audit, Development, Communications and Executive Committees. She has been a committed volunteer at ISTP since joining the school, including serving as Room Parent Coordinator and on the Annual Fund Committee. She and her husband have two children in the Chinese Program. Suzanne has an MBA and a background in finance and product marketing.
2013-2014 is Jean's third year serving on the Finance and Investment Committees. He is chair of the Investment Committee for 2013-2014, as well as the Audit Committee. Two of Jean’s children graduated from ISTP and one is currently a student in the French Program. Jean is CFO at diaDexus, Inc.
Sophie Bromberg will serve on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chair in 2013-2014, as well as Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee. Sophie joined the board in 2010-2011 and was involved in developing the five year Strategic Plan for the school. This past year, she focused much of her time on the Capital Campaign, one of the key pillars of the Strategic Plan. She and her husband Dan have three children at ISTP in the French Program. Sophie is a Director at Google.
2013- 2014 is Karen's third year on the board, where she serves as Secretary. An active volunteer at ISTP, Karen has served as Annual Fund Chair and Food Chair for Arts Night, among many other volunteer capacities. She is the parent of an ISTP alumna and a current ISTP Middle School student. Karen works as a high-technology product marketing executive.
Chris, whose son is in the Chinese Program, is a partner and the National Leader of the Americas Chinese Services Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Chris has spent most of his career devoted to business in China. For the 2013-2014 school year, Chris serves on the Finance and Audit Committees.
2013-2014 is Stephen Kim's first year on the the Board. Stephen and his wife have one son enrolled in the elementary school Chinese Program at ISTP. Stephen currently is the General Counsel for a public consumer goods company based in San Francisco, and earlier in his career he served as General Counsel for an enterprise software company in Cupertino and worked as a corporate/securities lawyer for law firms in New York City and Silicon Valley.
Lloyd joined the Board in 2013-2014, and he and his wife Lillian have two boys who have grown up in ISTP's Chinese Program. Lloyd is Chief Investment Officer at Nelson Capital Management, a Palo Alto investment firm. Lloyd also serves as a lecturer in Investments at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and is also affiliated with the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. For 2013-2014, Lloyd will serve on the Audit and Investment Committees.
Thierry serves on the Development Committee for 2013-2014, and has previously served on the Major Gifts and Trustee Committees. Theirry has also served as Chairman or co-Chair of the Soirée du Vin Wine Auction since 2008. He and his wife Belinda have one child in the French program. Thierry is currently Genentech’s Director of Drug Delivery, focusing on ophthalmology.
2013-2014 is Brad's first year on the Board, where he will serve on the Finance and Audit Committees. Brad is the Treasurer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. He, and wife Michele have two boys in the ISTP ecosystem.
Charlotte de Géry Founder
Romain Serman Consul General of France San Francisco
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP), an accredited bilingual immersion school located in Palo Alto, California offers two language immersion programs: French immersion and Chinese immersion. Our Mandarin immersion program was created in 1996, and our French immersion program was created in 1979. ISTP’s language immersion program classes begin in pre-school, continues through elementary school, and culminates in middle school. ISTP also offers a language learning summer camp.
L'Ecole Internationale de la Péninsule est un établissement à programme bilingue homologué par le MEN français situé à Palo Alto en Californie qui offre deux programmes bilingues (franco-américain et sino-américain). Notre programme franco-américain a été créé en 1979 et notre programme sino-américain en 1996. Nos deux programmes bilingues accueillent des élèves dans les classes de la petite section de maternelle au collège (classe de quatrième). L'établissement offre également des camps d'été en différentes langues (anglais, français, mandarin et espagnol).
International School of the Peninsula does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan payments, athletic and other school administered programs.