Head of School
Born and raised in Normandy, Philippe Legendre studied Anglo-Saxon Civilization and Language as well as French as a Foreign Language at the University of Rouen, completing his studies in Irish Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris.
After twelve years working as a professor of English, he became a member of the academic Direction personnel in 2004.
His profile and diverse functions allowed him to work in many establishments all over the world, including France, Ireland, Mayotte, and French Polynesia.
Before being named Headmaster of the LFSF, he directed a school complex in the Academy of Grenoble.
Deputy Head of School
Ms. Riez-Nogueira was born and raised in the North of France where she studied economics and econometrics at the University of Lille. During her studies, she spent one year at KSU as a graduate student. She taught economics from 1998 to 2011 and manages various projects including an exchange program with an American high school. From 2011 through 2016, she served as the Deputy Headmaster of a high school in the South of France. Christine is delighted to join the LFSF community and to dedicate herself towards students' achievements.
Primary Director, Ashbury Campus
Mr. Possenti originates from the Lyon area in France. After extensive experience in animation, economics and history studies, he earned his teaching diploma in 1995. Since 2005 he has served as a TICE moderator (master trainer and educational advisor). For the past five years, Mr Possenti has been the Director of the French school of London, Jacques Prévert in the AEFE network and is pleased to join LFSF as the Primary Director of the Ashbury Campus.
Primary Director, Sausalito Campus
Frédéric Faïsse is the Principal of the Marin primary school. He is an accredited school teacher (professeur des écoles), a pedagogical trainer and a school director. Since the beginning of his career he has enjoyed wide experience, from running a class in a rural setting to heading several schools abroad (AEFE network) in Finland, Russia and Tunisia. He took his position at Marin Campus at the beginning of September 2012. After three years in Toulouse, France, he was delighted to find in the AEFE network multicultural a school in California where he could share new visions with an educational team combined with dynamic, dedicated parents.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. 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 led a division present in 17 countries. As Country Manager in France for a major health clinics group, she structured and developed a strong organization that was able to maintain its service excellence while achieving steady and profitable growth.
Chief Financial Officer
Emmanuel joined the Lycée Français de San Francisco in July 2013. A former auditor, he held 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 brought three start-up companies through IPO.
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Agnes Hogan joined 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, Ms. Hogan was part of the Admissions team here at LFSF for over ten years. She brings strong knowledge of our educational system in its American context, and extensive experience in Admissions, Communications and Marketing.
Director of College Counseling and Guidance (Grades 9–12)
Natalie has received a bicultural and bilingual education, in French and English, here 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). Ms. Bitton lectures nationwide on topics of the teenage brain, mindfulness and teenage developmental models of college counseling. She has developed numerous programs incorporating mindfulness practices into college admissions programs.
Director of Extended Day
Andrew is a certified and accredited Athletics Administrator with the National Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Sports and Recreation and holds a Diploma in High School Physical Education Fitness and English. During his time studying, Andrew was also a reservist in the Royal Australian Defense Force. Andrew 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.