Leadership and Board of Trustees


Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

David Henry
Head of School

  • Damian Kerr, Secondary School Principal
  • Jason Taylor, Primary School Principal
  • Stéphanie Gilbert, Director of Human Resources
  • Isabelle Giraud-Carrier, Finance Director
  • Courtney Knight, Advancement and Engagement Director
  • Paul Tagg, IT Director
  • Elizabeth Sutherland, Learning Continuum Director


Secondary School Leadership Team (SSLT)

Damian Kerr
Secondary School Principal

  • Amy Bowley, Assistant Principal
  • Raj Bolla, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing
  • Philip Anderson, IB Diploma Coordinator
  • Lucy Whitfield, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator


Primary School Leadership Team (PSLT)

Jason Taylor
Primary School Principal


  • Elisabeth Mailhac, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing
  • Clodagh Ryan, Vice Principal Organisation for Learning
  • Jenna Brooks, IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator



Message from the Head of School

Welcome to the International School of Paris!

Just like many of you, I too am new to ISP this year, and just like you, I am excited to join an international school community where students are very proud of their home country and also develop a keen appreciation for Paris and the wonderful culture surrounding them. King Francis I is believed to have said “Paris is not a city; it’s a world” and while we might not be able to prove this of Francis, it is certainly true of ISP.

The school is made up of approximately 700 students between the ages of 3 and 18, from more than 60 different countries each year – including many new arrivals like yourselves, joining us from Paris or further afield. I know from conversations with the community that students and families joining ISP will quickly feel part of the school thanks to ISP’s welcoming and motivating environment, one where students celebrate their commonalities while nourishing their sense of individuality.

I am a firm believer in student-centered education as exemplified by ISP's mission, vision and guiding statements. ISP believes in the partnership of students, teachers, and parents where student inquiry and agency are supported as students push their educational limits. I look forward to partnering with you to support your children's continued growth and development that are crucial to success in a complex world. We recognise that the challenges facing young people today require thoughtful and creative responses, and that the critical thinking and research skills cultivated in all three International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes prepare us well to propose such responses. Our broad and balanced academic curriculum is complemented by a wide range of Extended Curriculum Activities (ECAs) and sports, as well as supportive wellbeing and transition teams. We consistently ensure that every student, no matter the challenges they face or the talents and skills they express, has the best preparation for their future. The real warmth of the school, the atmosphere of friendship combined with endeavour, lies within our students, parents and staff.

I look forward to connecting with you all in the 2021/22 school year.

David Henry
Head of School


The ISP Board of Trustees

The International School of Paris Board of Trustees is the executive and highest legal authorizing body of ISP and governs the ISP Association. The Board is charged with appointing and providing support to the Head of School, establishing basic policies and major programs and delegating the day-to-day administration to the Head of School.

The international spirit of ISP is reflected in the composition of the Board of Trustees, predominantly made up of parents (from both the Primary and Secondary School) representing 15 different nationalities. Members bring diverse skills and experiences, and are all volunteers.


Members of the ISP Board of Trustees