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.
The 2015-2016 school year is Stephen Kim's third year on the Board. Stephen serves on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair of the Board and also is a member of the Major Gifts and Strategic Planning Committees. Stephen and his wife have two sons in the Chinese Program at ISTP (third grade and first grade). Stephen currently is the General Counsel for a public advertising technology software company headquartered in San Francisco Earlier in his career, he served as general counsel for a consumer packaged goods company in San Francisco and an enterprise software company in Cupertino. Before moving in-house, Stephen worked as a corporate lawyer in law firms in New York City and Silicon Valley.
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 in France, 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, and on the Board of the Society for French Schools in North America.
The 2015-2016 school year is Ouliana's first year on the Board, and currently serves on the Development and Finance Committees. Ouliana and her husband have two boys in ISTP's Elementary School (French Program). She has a background in Finance and Program Management, and holds a B.S. in Economics, as well as an MBA. Ouliana has been with Apple Inc since 2001, and works in Advanced Analytics.
Céline, whose 4 children are in the French Program (in pre-school, elementary school and middle school), is a partner at Ernst & Young, serving both American and European clients. For the 2015-2016 school year, Céline will serve as Board Secretary and on the Executive, Major Gifts, and Strategic Planning Committees.
Sophie Bromberg will serve for her second year as Board Chair for 2015-2016. She joined the Board in 2010-2011 and was involved in developing the five-year Strategic Plan that currently guides the school. She co-chaired the Expansion for Innovation Capital Campaign Committee, which was able to raise $3.5M in a short two years. She and her husband Dan have two children at ISTP in the French Program, and one recent graduate. Sophie is a Director at Google.
2016-2017 is Renee’s first year on the Board. She and her husband Tyrome have a daughter and a son in the ISTP Chinese Program. She has served on the Annual Fund Committee since joining the ISTP community. She has been a patent lawyer and litigator for many years, and is currently the Associate GC of Intellectual Property for Knowles Electronics, a maker of hardware and software in the audio and hearing health industries.
Chris, whose son is in the Chinese Program, is the Global Chief Financial Officer at Sequoia Capital, overseeing the firm's financial, legal, and administrative activities across teams in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, China, and Israel. Chris is responsible for the firm's financial reporting and analysis as well as the day-to-day management of global firm-wide finance matters. For the 2015-2016 school year, Chris serves on the Finance and Audit Committees.
2015-2016 is Himanshu's second year on the Board, and he will serve on the Site and Trustee Committees. He is the CEO of Data Theorem, Inc., a cloud-enabled scanning service for mobile application security and data privacy. Himanshu has been an avid technology entrepreneur since 1999, where he and 3 friends started the west coast office of @stake, an information security firm that was later acquired by Symantec. In 2004, Himanshu co-founded iSEC Partners, an application security company catering to the F500, which was later acquired by the NCC Group. Himanshu is an avid technology investor, and has a number of publications to his name. He is also the owner of one patent. He and his wife have two children in the French Program.
Cynthia Irissou will serve on the Major Gifts and Finance Committees. 2016-17 is Cynthia’s first year on the Board. She has been a committed volunteer at ISTP since joining the school, serving as Admissions Ambassador, Annual Gala Chair, Room Parent and Annual Fund Champion for the last five years, among many other volunteer capacities. Cynthia has two children, her oldest an active alumni of IMS, and one currently in the International Middle School. Cynthia holds an MBA and has a background in finance, product development and marketing, and strategic planning.
Terri’s first year on the Board was the 2013-2014 academic year. 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 of which graduated from ISTP's International Middle School in 2015. She serves on the Major Gifts and Strategic Planning Committees, and chairs the Development Committee.
2015-2016 is Lisa's first year on the Board and will serve on the Trustee and Major Gifts Committees. Lisa has two children in ISTP's Chinese Program, and currently works as a physician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Previous to her medical training, she received an MA in East Asian Studies and taught Chinese history for 5 years at a local private school.
2014-2015 was Kristine's first year on the Board. Kristine has an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and has worked in education as both a teacher and administrator in the US and overseas. She is currently the curriculum director for a Bay Area private school. Kristine and her husband have a daughter in the Chinese Program. This year she will serve on the Trustee and Development Committees.
Gary Meeker first joined the Board in 2013 as PTA President. 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. For 2015-2016, Gary will serve as chair for the Communications Committee.
2016-2017 is Lisa’s first year on the Board. She is also President of the ISTP PTA and has served as PTA Treasurer. Lisa has been involved with ISTP since 2008, and she has two children in the International Middle School. Lisa works in finance in the clean energy industry.
Eric and his wife, Suzanne, have two children in ISTP's bilingual program. Eric is co-founder and Managing Director of Fall Line Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in farmland and agricultural technologies. Prior to starting Fall Line in 2011, Eric was a Managing Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he led early stage technology investments and established the firm’s presence in China. Eric grew up in San Francisco and holds an AB from Harvard and MBA from Stanford.
Victor Perlroth is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kodiak Sciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. He holds an MD and MBA from Stanford University. Victor has three children in the Chinese Program and serves on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committees for 2015-2016.
2015-2016 is Alan's first year on the Board. He has a son and daughter in the ISTP Chinese Program. His wife Sonia is from Hong Kong and Alan spent nearly 20 years living and working in China and Hong Kong. He is a corporate and securities partner in the Menlo Park office of global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. For 2015-2016, Alan will serve on the Site and Major Gifts Committees.
2015-2016 is Jean's fifth year serving on the Finance, Investment and Audit Committees. He was Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committees for 2014-2015, chaired the Investment and Audit Committees for 2013-2014. Two of Jean’s favorite boys (he only has two boys) graduated from ISTP and his favorite daughter (he only has one) is currently a student in the French Program. His first child started ISTP in 1997. Jean is CFO at Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
2015-2016 is Brad's third year on the Board. He is Board Treasurer, chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. Brad is the Treasurer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. He and wife Michele have one son in the ISTP ecosystem and one son who graduated from ISTP's International Middle School.
2015-2016 is Kian's second year on the Board. He is also President of the ISTP PTA. Having been involved with ISTP since 2005, his son is in the Chinese Program, and his stepdaughter is an alumna of the Chinese Program. Kian works in software for the healthcare industry.
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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.
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).
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.