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School Leadership Team (SLT)

David G. Henry

Head of School

- Damian Kerr, Secondary School Principal

- Amy Bowley, Secondary School Assistant Principal

- Jason Taylor, Primary School Principal

- Elizabeth Sutherland, Learning Continuum Director

- Stéphanie Gilbert, Director of Human Resources

- Isabelle Giraud-Carrier, Finance Director

- Courtney Knight, Advancement and Engagement Director

- Paul Tagg, IT Director


Members of the School Leadership Team - Bios


Secondary School Leadership Team (SSLT)

Damian Kerr

Secondary School Principal

- Amy Bowley, Secondary School Assistant Principal

- Natasha Hale, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator

- Michael Kopp, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing (High School)

- Fiona Lee, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing (Middle School)

- Grant Woodcock, IB Diploma Coordinator


Primary School Leadership Team (PLT)

Jason Taylor

Primary School Principal

- Elisabeth Mailhac, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing

- Vanessa Reid, IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator

- Clodagh Ryan, Vice Principal Organisation for Learning



Message from the Head of School

Welcome to the International School of Paris!

As the Head of School at ISP and it is an honour to be part of an international school community where students are proud ambassadors for their home countries, whilst also developing a keen appreciation for Paris and all the culture and opportunities that surround us here. 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 750 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 experience 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 recognize 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 2023/24 school year – and to celebrating our learning together!

David Henry
Head of School


Announcing ISP's Incoming Head of School, Summer 2024!

Antoine Delaitre

Incoming Head of School, Summer 2024

Remarks from incoming Head of School

The ISP Board of Trustees, leadership team and school community are delighted to announce that the next Head of School starting July 2024 will be Antoine Delaitre. Antoine will succeed David Henry, who will retire from ISP after nearly thirty years as an international school educator and leader.

Antoine comes to ISP with twenty-seven years of experience in international education, during which he occupied various leadership roles at top IB schools in the United States: the French American International School in San Francisco, and more recently at the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York City, where he has successfully led the high school through complex transformations for the past nine years.

Antoine is fluent in three languages (French, English, Spanish) and has studied three more (Japanese, Portuguese, Latin), reflecting a deep commitment to global education and cultural understanding. Born in France, he has spent half his life in other countries: he grew up in Algeria and Greece, and completed his secondary and university education in France, including at the University of Paris where he obtained a Master’s Degree, the Agrégation, and a Master of Advanced Studies (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in history. He was also stationed in Libreville (Gabon) as part of his one-year military service in Equatorial Africa, before embarking on his career in international education in California. He was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education in 2015, in recognition for his contributions to bilingual education.

In ISP’s search to find the most exceptional leader to guide our school and community, we engaged in an international recruitment process that yielded incredible talent from across the globe. Guided by ISP’s vision, mission and guiding statements, and our strategic plan, the Committee sought a Head of School who could lead ISP’s strategic development; attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty and staff; effectively communicate ISP’s story to our community and the broader world; further strengthen our diverse community; ensure student and community-wide wellbeing; and elevate student achievement and development at ISP.  Antoine Delaitre embodies all of these qualities and more, bringing a wealth of experience, professionalism and a profound commitment to excellence. 

As we embark on this exciting new chapter in our school’s journey, we embrace this opportunity to extend both a warm welcome to Antoine and a heartfelt thank you to David for his leadership at ISP.  We also humbly thank everyone in our community, as well as Deb Welch at Carney Sandoe and Associates, for your participation and guidance throughout the search process.