Meet Our 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, has a global mindset, 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

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 Khalid Amali

    Khalid Amali 

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

    Stacy Chandler 

    Head of Middle School
    Phone Ext. 238

Facilities, Office & Transportation

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Victoria Paolacci-Mellor

    Victoria Paolacci-Mellor 

    Operations Director
    Phone Ext. 274
  • Photo of Tyler King

    Tyler King 

    Operations Associate
    Phone Ext. 298
  • Photo of Kindra Brodel

    Kindra Brodel 

    Health & Safety Aide
    Phone Ext. 285
  • Photo of Alice Nguyen

    Alice Nguyen 

    Phone Ext. 221

Auxiliary Programs

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ren Keller

    Ren Keller 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Phone Ext. 273
  • Photo of Rei Silverberg

    Rei Silverberg 

    Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of Marian Garcini

    Marian Garcini 

    Auxiliary Programs Coordinator
    Phone Ext. ext. 289

DEI & Wellbeing

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Elena Bernardi

    Elena Bernardi 

Business Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Susan Griesse

    Susan Griesse 

    CFO / COO
    Phone Ext. 232
  • Photo of Mary Ellen Blocker

    Mary Ellen Blocker 

    Accounting Manager
    Phone Ext. 272
  • Photo of Won Jeon

    Won Jeon 

    Business Office Administrator/HR Specialist


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Déborah Worrall

    Déborah Worrall 

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

    Lia Corrado 

    Admissions, Marketing, and Communications Associate
    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 Database Manager
    Phone Ext. 281
  • Photo of Emma Smith

    Emma Smith 

    Associate Director of Development

Information Technology

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  • Photo of Brian Hoyt

    Brian Hoyt 

    Director of Technology
    Phone Ext. 286
  • Photo of Ryan Moe

    Ryan Moe 

    Technology Support
    Phone Ext. 286


List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Karl Archer

    Karl Archer 

    Director of Communications, Marketing, and PR
    Phone Ext. 295

Meet the Faculty