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School Governance


About the Board of Directors

Austin International School, a private school, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Board members volunteer their time and contribute resources to the school. They do not gain monetarily or otherwise from any aspect of the Board’s activities.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the general and long-term policies of real estate, fund raising, business and financial matters. This includes:

  • Legal responsibilities for the school’s activities
  • Preparation of the school’s mission statement
  • Review and maintenance of the bylaws and policies, which are consistent with the school’s mission and the guidelines set by the State of Texas
  • Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Approval of the school policy, which the school’s administration implements
  • Accountability for the financial well-being of the school, including capital assets, operating budgets, fundraising, and endowment
  • Liaison with the Mission Laïque Française

The board is composed of members of the community-at-large and parents. While the Head of School also attends meetings, he or she does not have a vote.

Board Members (2017-2018)

AIS's Board of Directors benefits from the expertise of Austin community members and the insights of parent members. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the AIS Board of Directors is composed of the following members:

  • Amy Brown, Board Chair
  • François Waelbroeck, Board Vice-Chair 
  • Marie Musalem,  Board Treasurer
  • Stacey McDougal, Board Secretary
  • Ricardo Sánchez
  • Kathleen Baireuther
  • Nathan Yang
  • Kate McCarthy
  • Claudio Occhipinti
  • Holly Johnson

The Board of Directors meets monthly. Minutes are available on our website once approved. The Board has several committees, which include Executive, Finance, Audit, Governance, and Advancement.

Board Meeting Dates

August 23, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 13, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
June 9, 2018

Board meetings start at 6:30pm CST and begin with public open session; public comments are welcome at the end of the open session. Meetings are generally held in the second floor conference room.
Please check back prior to a board meeting, as dates are subject to change.
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