ISD - The International School of Dakar

Meet the 2017 – 2018 ISD Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the school’s governing body.  There are nine Trustees who are parents or legal guardians of current students at the school.  Trustees are volunteers and are elected by ISD parents and faculty through an annual election process.  Trustees serve a two year term and may run as candidates in the elections to serve further terms.

The Trustees are joined by two non-voting representatives: a US Ambassador’s Representative and a Faculty Representative.

The Director, the Elementary Principal and the Secondary Principal also participate as non-voting members of the Board.

The Board meets monthly from August to May.  Parents, legal guardians and faculty are invited to attend Board meetings as observers.  The monthly meeting dates will be set at the August Board retreat and will be posted here and on the website.

The Board can be contacted at boardbox@isd.sn
Here is a short introduction to those serving on the 2017-2018 ISD Board.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Louisa Gibbs

Louisa Gibbs
Chair

Louisa joined the Board in August 2016 and has been the Chair since October 2016.  She has three children in the Elementary School at ISD and works with law firm GENI & KEBI as Special Counsel. Louisa is Australian and has also lived in Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis
Vice-Chair

Jennifer joined the Board in October 2016 and has been the Vice-Chair since December 2017. She is also the Chair of the Policy Committee. Jennifer has two children in high school at ISD and is a Social Risk Analyst for the consulting firm, Monkey Forest. She is American and has lived in Turkey, Madagascar (where she was the Board Chair of an international school), Ghana, Mali and Niger.
Thiaba Camara Sy

Thiaba Camara Sy
Treasurer

Thiaba has been the Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee since September 2010. She has one child in middle school and is the Chief Operating Officer for AIG Funds. Thiaba is Senegalese and has previously lived in Paris and London. 
Jonathon Scott

Jonathon Scott
Secretary

Jonathan was elected to the Board in April 2016 and has held the position of Secretary since August 2017. He has two high school children at ISD and is a diplomat with the US Embassy in Dakar. Jonathan is American and has lived in Nigeria and India.
Sadia Asim

Sadia Asim
Trustee

Sadia was elected to the Board in April 2017. She has two children at ISD in elementary school and is an HR professional. Sadia is Pakistani and has previously lived in Nigeria.
Marie Blanchard

Marie Blanchard
Trustee

Marie was elected to the Board in April 2016 and served as the Board Secretary during 2016-2017. She is the current Chair of the Governance and Development Committee.  Marie has two children at ISD in elementary and middle school and is the Press Attaché for the US Embassy in Dakar. Marie is American and has lived in Greece and Togo.
James Garry

James Garry
Trustee

James has served on the Board since March 2014 and has previously chaired the Policy and Governance Committee and the Development Committee. He has two children in high school at ISD and is a diplomat with the US Embassy. James is American and has lived in many countries, including Zambia and Zimbabwe, where he also served as a trustee at international schools.
Anne Lande Peters

Anne Lande Peters

Trustee

Anne joined the Board in December 2017. Anne has three children in middle school at ISD.  She specializes in the field of Japanese theatre and literary translation. Anne is Norwegian and has lived in a number of countries before moving to Senegal in 2015.

Aylin Tat

Aylin Karahan
Trustee

Aylin was elected to the Board in April 2017 and previously served as a Trustee from 2007-2010. She has two children in high school and elementary school at ISD and works as a property developer. Aylin is Turkish-American and has lived in Russia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Turkey, U.S.A., China and Switzerland before settling as a permanent resident in Senegal.

NON-VOTING REPRESENTATIVES
Eric Davis

Eric Davis
US Ambassador’s Representative

Eric was appointed as the US Ambassador’s Representative to the Board in April 2017.  He has one child in elementary school at ISD and is a lawyer with USAID.  Eric is American and has previously lived in Indonesia and Morocco.
Catharina Wright-Guess

Catharina Wright-Guess
Faculty Representative

Catharina was elected by the ISD faculty to be their representative on the Board in April 2017. She teaches English Language Arts in the Middle School and High School.  She has previously lived in Sweden and the UK.
NON-VOTING ADMINISTRATORS
Dr Alan Knobloch

Lorne Bird

Brad Chumrau

Dr Alan Knobloch
Director

Lorne Bird
Secondary School Principal

Brad Chumrau
Acting Elementary School Principal

ISD BOARD MEETINGS

Below you will find minutes and agendas for ISD's monthly board meetings. Minutes are made available after approval -- approval of minutes takes place at the following monthly meeting. Hard copies of the minutes are posted on the ISD Board bulletin board outside the main office and electronically below. Only those in the ISD community may access the full minutes, as they are password protected. If you need the password, please email: board_assistant@faculty.isd.sn.

June 2015

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September 2015

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October 2015

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November 2015

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January 2016

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BOARD POLICY

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