Meet Our 2019–2020 Faculty & Staff
The French American School of Puget Sound | École Franco-Américaine du Puget Sound recruits and retains a diverse faculty and staff and facilitates ongoing professional development. Our employees represent a wide range of languages, nationalities, cultural backgrounds, and professional experiences.
The vast majority of teachers in our French program are native French speakers who have completed certification according to the French Ministry of National Education. Non-French program teachers have certification and/or advanced degrees in their subjects. As a whole, the faculty is made up of dedicated experts in their fields. Teachers work together as a team, respecting each other’s ideas and input. The school’s mission statement identifies excellence as one of its core values. Therefore, mission-appropriate employees aspire to the same standard of excellence that the school sets for its students, i.e., striving to work at one’s best.
The following are characteristics of a mission-appropriate member of the FASPS community:
  • committed to academic excellence
  • committed to and values bilingual education
  • has an affinity for the French language and culture
  • has a growth mindset
  • is interested in multiculturalism, is globally minded, and is culturally aware and agile
  • is committed to treating others with dignity and respect, and is committed to preserving and nurturing the diversity and inclusive nature of the school community
  • is willing to engage in a long-term partnership with the school
  • is an engaged citizen willing to volunteer or contribute time or other resources to the improvement of the school and local community

Meet the Administration

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Eric Thuau

    Eric Thuau 

    Head of School
    Phone Ext. 217
  • Photo of Libby Molamphy

    Libby Molamphy 

    Executive Assistant and Registrar
    Phone Ext. 223


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Benjamin Orillon

    Benjamin Orillon 

    Lower School Head
    Phone Ext. 237
  • Photo of Stacy Chandler

    Stacy Chandler 

    Middle School Head
    Phone Ext. 260

Extended Day

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ren Keller

    Ren Keller 

    Director of Extended Day & Summer Programs
    Phone Ext. 273
  • Photo of Dmitri Levine

    Dmitri Levine 

    Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Phone Ext. 276
  • Photo of Hannah Lovejoy

    Hannah Lovejoy 

    Extended Day & Summer Programs Coordinator
    Phone Ext. 289


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Déborah Worrall

    D├ęborah Worrall 

    Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance
    Phone Ext. 275
  • Photo of Lia Corrado

    Lia Corrado 

    Admissions, Marketing, and Communications Assistant
    Phone Ext. 287


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Heidi Paige

    Heidi Paige 

    Director of Development
    Phone Ext. 278
  • Photo of Debbie Baxter

    Debbie Baxter 

    Development Associate
    Phone Ext. 281
  • Photo of Amy Jungwirth

    Amy Jungwirth 

    Assistant Director of Development
    Phone Ext. 279

Business Office

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Debbie Newell

    Debbie Newell 

    Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
    Phone Ext. 232
  • Photo of Victoria Paolacci-Mellor

    Victoria Paolacci-Mellor 

    Facilities, Office and Transportation Director
    Phone Ext. 274
  • Photo of Brian Hoyt

    Brian Hoyt 

    Technology Director
    Phone Ext. 286
  • Photo of Mary Ellen Blocker

    Mary Ellen Blocker 

    Accounting Manager
    Phone Ext. 272
  • Photo of Tyler King

    Tyler King 

    Facilities, Office and Transportation Assistant
    Phone Ext. 298
  • Photo of Allison Webb

    Allison Webb 

    Phone Ext. 221
  • Photo of Kindra Brodel

    Kindra Brodel 

    Health & Safety Aide
    Phone Ext. 285
  • Photo of Jo Ann Martin

    Jo Ann Martin 

    Phone Ext. 271


List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Kyle Lewis

    Kyle Lewis 

    Director of Communications
    Phone Ext. 292

Meet the Faculty

Located on Mercer Island just east of Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is a private, bilingual school for children age 2 (tiny young pre-kindergarten) through grade 8. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, arts and technology curriculum, social and emotional learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
FASPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. This policy applies to applicants, employees, students, volunteers, parents, and coaches. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints alleging violation of this policy: Civil Rights Coordinator: Debbie Newell,; Section 504 Coordinator: Benjamin Orillion,; and Title IX Coordinator: Debbie Newell,