Leadership

Emmanuel TEXIER

Head of School • Proviseur

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.

Cloris M. HENRY

Chief Operating Officer 

Cloris HENRY joined the Lycée Francais de San Francisco as the Chief Operating Officer in August of 2019. Dr. Henry comes to this role after serving as Director of Operations and Special Projects for Special Education Services with the San Francisco Unified School District for four years. Prior to her work with SFUSD, she served as the Senior Director, New York City with the College Board for five years. Before her tenure with College Board, Cloris worked at the New York City Department of Education as a Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager (2009 – 2010); as Associate Director of the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Scholars Program (2007 – 2009), and as the Outreach Program Manager for the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (2002 – 2007). Cloris earned her Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California. She earned an M.A. in the Sociology of Education from New York University, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of the Pacific.

Christine RIEZ-NOGUEIRA

Deputy Head of School • ORT

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.

Christophe CAILTON

Director of Primary School

 

Elsa RODRIGUEZ

Director of Primary School • SAU

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.

Claire PLAIS

Director of Finance

Claire joined LFSF in 2018. She has a 20- year background in corporate finance.

She arrived in San Francisco in August 2016. She accompanied The Refiners startups (seed fund program for cross border startups), helping them with their fundraising strategy, their financial model and reporting.

Before that, Claire was the head of Investor Relations at Bureau Veritas - a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services since its IPO (oct 2007). Prior to her work with Bureau Veritas, she occupied the position of Corporate finance manager at EY driving the acquisition and disposal process for SMEs or financial investors (LBOs) in food and retail.

Claire earned her Masters’ degree in corporate finance from Paris II Pantheon Assas and is a Certified Financial Analyst.

Agnes HOGAN

Director of Enrollment Management and Communication

Agnes HOGAN joined LFSF in 2016 as Director of Enrollment Management and Communication. Agnes has an education in business and marketing, as well as graphic design and communication. After developing her own marketing and graphic design studio in the Washington DC area, she joined Rochambeau, the French International School as their Communications Specialist. As she had left her heart in San Francisco, she was happy to return to LFSF where she had worked for 10+ years in admissions. She brings to our school an extensive experience in enrollment management, marketing and communication, with a proven track record in strengthening enrollment.

Andrew SOBOL

Director of AES 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.

Natalie BITTON

Director of College Counseling

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.