Head of School
Born in Paris and raised in a multicultural French-European background in several parts of mainland France and its overseas territories, Emmanuel TEXIER first studies English Civilization, Language and Literature at the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, before completing his studies with a Bachelor of Linguistic Engineering (Computer science applied to linguistic) at the Institut National des Langues Orientales in Paris.
After ten years working as a teacher, he becomes a Head of School in 2008 and manages several schools in France before moving abroad. He works on French Chinese educational cooperation in a Beijing University and later moves to Australia where he is the Head of School of the Lycée franco-australien in Canberra for five years until 2017.
Deputy Head of School | Ortega Campus
Christine RIEZ-NOGUEIRA was born and raised in northern France where she studied economics and econometrics at the University of Lille. During her studies, she spends one year at KSU as a graduate student. She teaches economics from 1998 to 2011 and manages various projects including an exchange program with an American high school. From 2011 through 2016, she serves as the Deputy Headmaster of a High School in southern France. She joins LFSF in September 2016.
Primary Director | Ashbury Campus
Patrice POSSENTI is from the Lyon region, in France. After an extensive experience in animation, economics and history studies, he earns his teaching diploma in 1995. Since 2005 he has served as a TICE moderator (master trainer and educational advisor). For the past five years, he has been the Director of the French school Jacques Prévert, in London, before joining LFSF in September 2016 as the Primary Director of the Ashbury campus.
Primary Director | Sausalito Campus
Elsa RODRIGUEZ is from Toulouse. After studying business in France with a year abroad, in Copenhagen, she continues her training by majoring in marketing and business communication at the University of Berkeley, CA. She then works for General Mills (Haagen Dazs) for 5 years before becoming a teacher in 2004 and briefly relocating to China in 2006. Back in France, she takes charge of a bilingual school in Toulouse, becomes a master trainer specialized in foreign and maternal languages, and in 2012, becomes the Head of School of the French school in Stockholm before joining the LFSF in September 2017.
Chief Operating Officer
Elodie RAMBERT joins LFSF following a distinguished career as a corporate executive in France and Sweden. As Divisional Chief Executive Officer for an international health insurance services group she leads a division present in 17 countries. As Country Manager in France for a major health clinics group, she structures and develops a strong organization able to maintain its service excellence while achieving steady and profitable growth.
Chief Financial Officer
As an auditor, Emmanuel POULAIN holds a number of financial and operational roles in various industries, including telecommunications and medical devices in Europe and the Bay Area. During his 18 years of professional experience, he has brought three start-up companies through IPO.
Emmanuel POULAIN joins the Lycée Français de San Francisco in July 2013.
Director of Advancement
Nathalie HAUTAVOINE has been working at Lycée Français de San Francisco since 1996 at the very beginning of the Advancement Department. Dedicated to the institution and the education it brings to its students, the primary responsibility of the Advancement director is to collect funds through fundraising campaigns and events to support the school with innovative projects.
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Agnes HOGAN joins Lycée Français de San Francisco in 2016 as Director of Admissions and Marketing. Agnes ran her own design studio in the Washington DC area before joining Lycée Rochambeau as a Communications Specialist. Before moving to the East Coast, she was part of the LFSF Admissions team for over ten years. She brings strong knowledge of our educational system in its American context, along with an extensive experience in admissions, communications and marketing.
Director of College Counseling and Guidance (Gr 9-12 )
Natalie BITTON has received a bicultural and bilingual education, in French and English, in the US and in Canada. She studied neuroscience and psychology at McGill University in Montreal and received an MA in clinical psychology at JFK University in California. She holds certifications in college counseling from UCLA and Harvard, and a Mindfulness Teacher Certification from Mindful Schools (www.mindfulschools.org). She lectures nationwide on topics of the teenage brain, mindfulness and teenage developmental models of college counseling and has developed numerous programs incorporating mindfulness practices into college admissions programs.
Director of AES (Extra Curricular Activities) and Camps
Andrew SOBOL is a certified and accredited Athletics Administrator with the National Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sports and Recreation and holds a Diploma in High School Physical Education Fitness and English. During his time studying, he was also a reservist in the Royal Australian Defense Force. He spent 8 years working in international and bilingual schools in Europe and Asia as a PE teacher, Camp Director, After School Activities Coordinator and Athletics Director. He is a certified coach with the National Federation of High Schools and is passionate about international education.