2015–2016 Annual Report
Magazine & Annual Report 2015–2016
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L’Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley éduque une population diverse d’enfants et suscite en eux un désir de réussite scolaire tout en les encourageant à acquérir un sens élevé de leurs responsabilités individuelles et sociales. Nous proposons un cursus scolaire ambitieux et rigoureux, à la fois en français et en anglais, au sein d’un environnement multiculturel riche. Nous apportons à chacun de nos élèves le soutien nécessaire à l’acquisition des connaissances et au développement de la personnalité qui leur seront indispensables face aux exigences d’un monde toujours plus complexe. Our Mission Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley educates a diverse population of boys and girls, inspiring them to strive for academic excellence and to develop a high sense of personal and social responsibility. We offer a challenging and rigorous course of study in both French and English, set in a multicultural environment. We support each student in the acquisition of skills and the development of character necessary for citizenship in an increasingly complex world.
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Message from the Head of School Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees Board of Trustees EB By the Numbers Highlights from the Year Beyond the Classroom Class of 2016: Off to High School Class of 2012: Off to College Alumni Profiles EB Says Goodbye Alumni Reunions Finance Message Advancement Message Annual Fund Special Gifts Endowment Auction Supporters Volunteer Recognition In Memoriam
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Cécile Grégoriadès, Mei-Lin Ha Byers, Véronique Jordan, and Florence Kragen PHOTOGRAPHY: Véronique Jordan, Steve Levine, Karoline Robbins and many others DESIGN: Renee Harcourt LAYOUT: Véronique Jordan
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Message from the Head of School
Dear EB Community, Each new school year, I feel the same excitement and anticipation as our students do. One of the things I love best about being a Head of School is the annual process of reflection and evaluation followed by visioning and goal setting. As is customary, I am writing to you now with some highlights of 2015–2016 and to share my gratitude for your continued support of EB. We began last year with some very concrete goals. Guided by our school mission and values, and with input from our community, we focused on building on our strengths. Our actions were strategic yet bold, and demonstrated confidence in our identity and mission. Among our accomplishments: • We implemented a new standardized testing system (MAP). As an early adopter we gained recognition as a leader among our peers. The new testing system provides individualized diagnostic feedback in addition to the standard grade-level performance comparisons. We were very pleased with initial results and can now employ personalized testing feedback to enhance student learning. • We continued to fine-tune our curriculum, introducing the Balanced Literacy Program. We identified, researched, and implemented an integrated approach to reading and writing instruction originated by Columbia University. This approach is one that fits with our unique needs as a multicultural and bilingual school.
• We advanced our bilingual program with phase one implementation of the internationally recognized DELF testing. Our 8th graders were the first to participate in this language fluency evaluation and certification process. As we bid farewell to our most recent graduates, we equipped them with a language passport that puts a stamp on their French language skills, thus opening doors to studying abroad and future international employment. Providing our students with a certificate of language achievement honors their diligence and demonstrates the rigor of our defining bilingual program. Soon EB will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary and our goals this past year reflect our maturity and growth. These undertakings solidified our identity as an
I want to thank the EB community for embracing our continued growth as a school. I also want to thank our new board chair, Emma Shepherdson Gimon, for her countless hours of service. Lastly, I want to thank our community of donors and volunteers. No one factor can account for our successes. We as a community worked together to advance the school, raising record funds to support these efforts. As we kickoff 2016–2017 and relish in the promise of a new year, I am reminded of how fortunate EB is to have a community with such a passionate commitment to the unique education we offer. With appreciation,
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the EB community for embracing our continued growth as a school.” educational leader in bilingual education, and underscored our commitment to innovation. Each accomplishment involved hours of research, discussion and hard work on the part of our teachers, administrators, and staff.
Frédéric Canadas Head of School
Message du Chef d’Etablissement
Comme à mon habitude, je souhaite vous rappeler dans cette lettre les temps forts de l’année 2015–2016 et vous exprimer toute ma gratitude pour votre soutien indéfectible à EB. EB s’apprête à fêter son 40ème anniversaire. Fidèles à la mission et aux valeurs de l’école, et forts de l’appui de notre communauté, l’année passée a débuté avec des objectifs très concrets. En menant des actions à la fois stratégiques et courageuses, nous avons montré notre confiance dans notre identité et notre mission. Voici quelques unes de nos réalisations : • La mise en place d’un nouveau système d’évaluation standardisé (MAP–Measure of Academic Progress). Précurseurs en la matière, nous jouissons d’une réputation de leaders auprès de nos pairs. Ce nouveau système d’évaluation fournit un diagnostic individualisé en plus des systèmes de positionnement standard. Nous avons été très satisfaits des résultats initiaux et pouvons maintenant utiliser l’évaluation individualisée pour encourager l’apprentissage. • L’introduction du « Balanced Literacy Program » qui vient renforcer notre programme scolaire. Nous avons identifié, recherché et mis en œuvre une approche intégrée de l’apprentissage de la lecture et de l’écriture (initiée par l’Université de Columbia). C’est un concept qui répond parfaitement aux besoins très spécifiques
• La mise en œuvre du DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française), un système d’évaluation et de certification reconnu mondialement. Nos élèves de 4ème ont été les premiers à se soumettre à cette évaluation de la maitrise courante de la langue française. Ils nous quittent aujourd’hui avec un passeport linguistique en poche, qui atteste leurs capacités en français, et leur ouvre des perspectives d’études et d’emploi à l’étranger. Avec ce certificat, nous récompensons l’assiduité de nos élèves et apportons la preuve de la rigueur de notre programme bilingue.
“EB s’apprête à fêter son 40ème anniversaire”
la communauté de mécènes et de bénévoles. Notre succès ne peut être attribué à aucun individu isolé. C’est toute la communauté qui a travaillé conjointement au développement de notre école, réalisant une levée de fonds record pour soutenir ces efforts. Au moment du coup d’envoi de l’année 2016–2017, avec les promesses d’une année qui débute, je ne peux qu’apprécier une nouvelle fois la grande chance d’EB : l’école a derrière elle une fervente communauté, engagée pleinement en faveur de nos programmes d’enseignement bilingue que nous sommes les seuls à offrir.
Je vis chaque rentrée scolaire avec le même enthousiasme et la même impatience que nos élèves. En tant que chef d’établissement, j’apprécie tout particulièrement cette période de réflexion et d’évaluation, suivie de cette phase de planification de nouveaux projets et d’objectifs à poursuivre.
de l’école multiculturelle et bilingue que nous sommes.
Avec toute ma gratitude,
Frédéric Canadas Chef d’établissement
Ces réalisations ont renforcé notre position de leader en matière d’éducation bilingue et entériné notre attachement à l’innovation. En amont de chaque action menée, les enseignants, membres de l’administration et autre personnel ont investi des heures de recherches, de discussions et de travail. Je souhaite remercier chaleureusement toute la communauté d’EB pour leur adhésion au projet de croissance de notre école. J’adresse aussi mes remerciements à la nouvelle Présidente du Conseil d’Administration, Emma Shepherdson Gimon, pour les longues heures passées à notre service. Enfin, je veux remercier
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Chère communauté d’EB,
Message the Chair of the Board Volunteerfrom Spotlight
Dear EB Community, Last year, I was delighted to be elected as the EB Board Chair. I accepted the position because of the school’s compelling mission, dedicated faculty and staff, and warm community. During the year, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with many members of our special school community, and I am now even more impressed with the talent of our faculty and staff, and their commitment to our children. Obviously, one of the most important achievements for our community this year was ratifying the union agreement. The Board approved, on behalf of the school, the first agreement with the Ecole Bilingue Federation of Teachers (EBFT). The faculty, administration, board, and union leadership worked diligently to craft an agreement that was equitable and consistent with the school’s mission and goals. Meanwhile, it was a busy year at the school. Just to give you a flavor of some of the other things that made my first year as the EB Board Chair so engaging: CAIS Accreditation. This year an inspection team from the California Association of Independent Schools visited the school to examine the school’s programs and structures, as a part of the mid-term review process. I am pleased to report that we continue to pass with flying colors. One of the many areas highlighted was EB’s work in improving support services for the broad range of students that EB educates.
Innovative Programming. The Inaugural TEDxYouth@EB Event highlighted EB’s focus on innovation and on our STEAM curriculum where science, technology, engineering, arts and math all come together. Approximately 100
members of our community participated and explored questions regarding the future of climate change, pollution, space travel, wormholes, and transportation. EB’s Second Maker Faire provided opportunities for students to come together to learn from each other as they observed the processes of making with traditional and untraditional materials— from food making to laser mazes and a kinetic arts sculpture. Admissions outreach to drive enrollment. This included: – Improving EB’s online presence through a number of social media campaigns, and refining the search engine optimization for EB. – Expanding the Maternelle camp beginning Summer 2017 in response to interest for more year-round coverage of care for our preschool children. – Broadening the preschool program to accept younger children. This initiative was initiated by a joint task force of the administration and the faculty. Each year EB welcomes and farewells members of our faculty and staff. This year however is special as we have two important, long-term members of our community transitioning. I gratefully acknowledge them both. Frédéric Canadas, after 14 years of dedicated service, will be retiring as the Head of School of Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley at the end of the 2016–2017 academic year. During his tenure, the school has continued to act as a leading light in bilingual education and has consistently received strong reviews from CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools). Frédéric played a key role in completing EB’s first capital campaign, which enabled us to build our beautiful Outdoor Learning Environment. He also spearheaded the school’s purchase of its facilities, in order
to better secure our financial future. In addition, Frédéric has been deeply committed to growing the school’s reputation in the French and East Bay communities. Roberte Rountree retired as the Head’s Executive Assistant in July 2016, after 38 years of service at EB—itself only 39 years old! Her commitment to the school is unrivaled and her joie de vivre will be sorely missed. Given her many strong connections to our community, we know she will never be too far away and wish her all the very best in her retirement. Lastly, I would like to warmly thank the following trustees who have completed their service: Yusef Alexandrine, Sharon Le Duy, Kili McGowan, Joshua Meyer, and Al Moore. Also, we are grateful to Camille Servan-Schreiber and Elaine Wang who are stepping down as the Parents’ Association Francophone CoPresident and the Faculty Non-Trustee Board Participant, respectively. Each of these trustees have made important contributions to the school and Board endeavors. The administrative staff must also be thanked for their tireless efforts and contributions in serving on and supporting the various Board committees. I am excited about the years ahead for our school. I know our community is committed to seeing EB thrive and continue to offer a world-class bilingual education to our students. I am very grateful for your support. Please feel free to contact me if you have comments or suggestions for EB.
Emma Gimon Board Chair
L’an dernier, j’ai eu le grand plaisir d’être élue présidente du Conseil d’Administration. J’ai accepté ce poste en raison de la mission passionnante qui est celle d’EB, du personnel dévoué qui y travaille ainsi que de la chaleureuse communauté de parents qui s’y trouve. Durant cette année, j’ai eu le plaisir de faire la connaissance de beaucoup de membres de cette communauté unique et j’ai été d’autant plus impressionnée par la qualité et l’engagement de notre personnel envers les enfants. L’un des faits les plus marquants de cette année écoulée a bien sûr été la signature de l’accord syndical. Le Conseil d’administration a approuvé, au nom de l’école, le premier accord avec la Fédération des Enseignants de l’École Bilingue (EBFT). Les enseignants, l’administration, le Conseil et les représentants syndicaux ont travaillé avec assiduité pour produire un accord à la fois équitable et fidèle à la mission et aux objectifs de l’école. Parallèlement, il s’est passé beaucoup de choses dans l’école. Voici un petit aperçu des autres événements qui ont contribué à rendre mon année à EB si passionnante : Accréditation par CAIS. Cette année, un comité d’inspection de l’Association Californienne des Écoles Indépendantes est venu observer les programmes et l’organisation de l’école, dans le cadre de l’examen de mipériode. Je suis fière de vous annoncer que nous avons une fois de plus réussi avec brio. Le comité a entre autres relevé l’attention portée à l’amélioration de l’accompagnement scolaire aux élèves aux profils d’apprentissage variés. Mise en œuvre de programmes innovants. La première édition du TEDxYouth@ EB a mis en lumière l’orientation innovante d’EB et son programme STEAM, associant sciences, nouvelles technologies, ingénierie, arts et mathématiques. Une centaine de membres de notre communauté ont assisté à cette initiative, explorant des thématiques telles que l’évolution
du climat, la pollution, les voyages dans l’espace, la déformation spatiale et les transports. La deuxième édition de la “Maker Faire” d’EB a permis aux élèves de collaborer et d’apprendre les uns des autres en observant la fabrication de divers objets à partir de matériaux traditionnels ou non—allant de la réalisation de recettes à la création de labyrinthes laser ou d’une sculpture d’art cinétique.
Roberte Rountree a pris sa retraite du poste d’assistante de direction en juillet 2016, après 38 ans à l’école – qui n’existe elle-même que depuis 39 ans ! Nous regretterons à la fois son implication inégalée dans l’école et sa bonne humeur. Vue la nature des liens qu’elle a tissés avec la communauté, elle restera sans doute proche de l’école. Nous lui adressons nos meilleurs vœux pour sa retraite.
Campagne d’admissions pour accroître le nombre de demandes d’inscription à EB. Notamment : – Une meilleure visibilité d’EB sur Internet à travers une série de campagnes sur les réseaux sociaux et l’amélioration du référencement d’EB dans les moteurs de recherche. – Ouverture d’un camp estival pour les Maternelles à partir de l’été 2017, pour répondre à une demande d’accueil des enfants sur toute l’année. – Expansion du programme de Maternelle pour accueillir des enfants plus jeunes. Cette initiative est le fruit d’un travail conjoint entre l’administration et les enseignants.
Enfin, je souhaite remercier chaleureusement les membres du Conseil d’administration arrivés au bout de leur mandat : Yusef Alexandrine, Sharon Le Duy, Kili McGowan, Joshua Meyer et Al Moore. Nous remercions aussi Camille Servan-Schreiber, Co-Présidente sortante de l’Association de Parents Francophones, et Elaine Wang, Représentante des Enseignants non élus au Conseil d’Administration. Toutes deux ont fortement contribué aux projets de l’école et du Conseil d’Administration. Merci également au personnel administratif pour sa participation et son soutien aux actions des différents comités du Conseil.
Chaque année, EB accueille de nouveaux membres et en voit d’autres partir. Mais cette année est spéciale car deux personnes qui ont passé de nombreuses années à l’école s’en vont. Je souhaite leur rendre hommage. Frédéric Canadas, après 14 ans de loyaux services en tant que Directeur, quitte l’École Bilingue de Berkeley à la fin de l’année scolaire 2016–2017. Sous sa direction, l’école a continué d’être le fer de lance de l’éducation bilingue, obtenant régulièrement d’excellentes notes de la CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools). Frédéric a joué un rôle central dans la finalisation de la première Campagne de Capital d’EB, qui nous a permis de construire un magnifique espace de récréation sur le campus principal. Il est également à l’origine de l’achat par l’école de ses locaux, garantissant son avenir financier. De plus, Frédéric s’est beaucoup investi pour améliorer la réputation de l’école auprès de la communauté française et dans toute la région de la « East Bay ».
Les prochaines années d’EB s’annoncent particulièrement enthousiasmantes. Je sais que notre communauté est attachée à la voir prospérer et continuer d’offrir une éducation bilingue d’envergure internationale à nos élèves. Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre soutien. N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour tout commentaire ou suggestion concernant EB. Amicalement,
Emma Gimon Présidente du Conseil d’Administration
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Chère communauté d’EB,
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Incoming Trustees 2016–2017
Incoming Trustees Paul-André Abboud is a board-certified emergency physician with The Permanente Medical Group. Originally from the East Coast, Paul completed his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by two years of working alternatively in patient outcomes research and teaching sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, before obtaining his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. As the Site Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Emergency Department, he represents a staff of over 200 emergency physicians, nurses, and technicians who care for patients 24 hours a day. Paul also serves on the Medical Executive and Emergency Management committees of the Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Center. He is very happily married to his wife, Kristen, a licensed architect, and mother of their two children, Claire (G5) and Luc (G2). Paul’s appreciation of multiculturalism is innate; he grew up in a polyglot immigrant family with a cultural heritage encompassing Italy, Bohemia, Malta, Greece, and the Middle East.
Setenay Bozkurt Frucht joins the Board again this year as the Parents’ Association Francophone Co-President. She served on the Board between 2012 and 2014, also as the Francophone Co-President. Setenay was born and raised in Turkey and worked as an engineer before moving to California to pursue her graduate studies in Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. She worked as an environmental consultant for a decade before joining civil service. She is currently working as an engineer and river scientist at the San Francisco Bay Water Board, protecting and restoring creeks and rivers. Setenay and her husband Ken are the parents of Nartan (G6) and Neris (G3). Antoine Carrière is a French citizen who emigrated to the US in 2007. He has worked in corporate finance as an analyst, in management consulting, and in the Internet sector (as founder of a web start up, and for the past five years as a Manager at Google). Antoine is passionate about resolving growing pains in highly uncertain environments. He identifies priorities, gets the basics right (people, KPIs, processes, decisions), jumps in as needed, then ensures that scaling the business results in further efficiency gains without compromising execution velocity. The three values he puts on top of everything else in business are Insight (knowledge of something not obvious, typically because of superior data analysis), Impact (driving positive outcomes, in a measurable way), and Trust (an
asset built over time by virtue of helping others, having clear motives, honoring commitments, acknowledging mistakes). At home, Antoine is married and has three children now at EB (K, G3, G5). Gabrielle Hedlund is the English Faculty Participant. Gabrielle grew up in Oakland and has remained close to her Bay Area roots throughout her adult life. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz. Gabrielle worked as a technology journalist for nearly a decade and then moved into a technology leadership role, building sites in the early days of the Internet. Later, she transitioned to teaching, earning her credential at CSU Hayward. Gabrielle taught English at Castro Valley High School for several years, then took time off to raise her two children and live in NYC. Last year, she joined EB Middle School staff where she teaches sixth through eighth grade English. Gabrielle and her husband, Marc, have two children at EB: Juniper (G3) and Carver (K).
Pascal Hoffmann comes from a family of teachers with four aunts and uncles having served in the “Éducation Nationale” in France. He has taught Mathematics in High School and College, and Financial Derivatives at ESCP in Paris. Pascal has 20+ years of professional experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing, banking, and management consulting, most
Message du Président du Conseil d’Administration
Todd Vollmerhausen is the Parents’ Association Anglophone CoPresident. Todd is a California licensed attorney with 15 years’ experience in the healthcare field advising both physicians and non-profit organizations on matters including corporate formation, licensing, and employment. Todd has extensive experience working with non-profit boards and their committees focusing on self-governance, operations and quality assurance. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. as well as a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from Golden Gate University. He and his wife, Denise Glagau, have two children: Sophie (G5) and Caden.
Stephanie Walton, Co-Chair of Advancement Committee and mother of Jess (G7) and Penelope (G3), is in her ninth year as an Ecole Bilingue parent. Steph and her family feel privileged to belong to the EB community. She is passionate about the relationships she has developed with the wonderful EB families and fundraising for the school. Steph is a mortgage banker, singer in the EB parent band, Crisis, and host of The Lady Brain Show on Comcast television. Nick Waugh served on the EB finance committee between February and June 2016 before becoming a Board member. He is an investment banker in the Higher Education & Nonprofit group at George K. Baum & Co. where he provides underwriting and financial advisory services to colleges, universities and other institutions. Nick was previously a Director in the Education group at Standard & Poor’s where he rated nonprofit institutions. Before that, he consulted companies on their social and environmental practices at Business for Social Responsibility. Nick received his B.A. in economics from Williams College and his MBA from Yale University. He and his wife Riley Bove have two children: Luca (G1) and Mazi (MK).
Pat Kirtland joined the board in March 2016. He is CoChair of the Head Search committee and is a member of the Organization and Governance committee. Pat is an operating leader with more than 20 years experience launching and growing businesses. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer of The Teaching Channel, an EdTech start-up based in San Francisco. He has launched more than a dozen products and services during his career for companies that include Microsoft, Pearson Learning, Expedia, WhitePages. com, Cranium, and Procter & Gamble. Pat holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in economics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. He was a Trustee at the French American School of Puget Sound from 2005–2014, where he served as chair of a number of committees and also as Board Chair. Pat has two children: Haley (EB class of 2015) and Charlie (G3).
Stephanie Sullivan, Co-Chair of Advancement Committee, is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with 20 years experience in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. She was born and raised in San Francisco, completed a BA in evolutionary biology at UCSB, then went on to complete a BSN and MSN (Nursing) at Columbia University. Her professional experience has included non-profit clinical practice and management, academic medicine (UCSF), and for the last ten years, gynecologic oncology at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been active in the EB community in many volunteer capacities, including as the Annual Fund Vice/Co-Chair for the last two years. Stephanie and Paul have two children at EB: Sonia (G5) and Henry (G3).
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recently with McKinsey and Accenture. He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Master of Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech) in Paris. Pascal and his spouse Tegan have two sons, Edward (G4) and Henry (G4).
Board of Trustees 2015–2016
• Pauline Carmona, Consule Générale de France, Honorary Chairwoman
• Renee Cole Clyde, PA Anglophone Co-President
• Thierry Bognon, Chef de Chancellerie
• Pat Kirtland (as of 03/09/16)
• Stéphane Ré, Attaché Culturel
• Sharon Le Duy, Chair of Advancement Committee
• Gilles Delcourt, Attaché Culturel Adjoint
• James Levine
• Emma Gimon, Chair
• Jeffrey Loustau, Chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee
• Al Moore, Treasurer (07/01/15–01/12/16)
• Kili McGowan (07/01/15–09/30/15)
• Stéphane Prunet, Vice Chair & Treasurer (as of 02/10/16)
• Josh Meyer (07/01/15–01/14/16)
• Alexandra Thusy-Privat, Secretary • Yusef Alexandrine, Co-Chair of Organization and Governance Committee
• Bénédicte Cambon-Ritter, French Faculty Participant • Frédéric Canadas, Head of School
• Catherine Dower, Member at Large
• Michael Pincus, Member at Large & Co-Chair of Organization and Governance Committee • Camille Servan-Schreiber, PA Francophone Co-President • Loy Sheflott • Elaine Wang, English Faculty Participant
EB By the Numbers 2015â€“2016
Student leaders at maker faire
students who went to france
students of color
10.5/1 student to teacher ratio
families who speak a third language at home
516 29% students
48 49 total athletic championships
nationalities represented at EB
43% of students receiving financial aid
4 languages taught: english/french spanish/ mandarin
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national history day participants
students who participated in the rallye maths
number of faculty who have had professional development
Highlights from the Year Social and Emotional Learning
EB’s Character Development program was implemented in 2005 and has since become Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Our current Dean of Student Life, Magali Noth, dedicates most of her efforts towards this important aspect of an EB education. Our SEL program starts in preschool and continues throughout the child’s life at EB into Middle School. For the past three years we have used the Conflict Resolution curriculum developed by the Canadian Institut Pacifique in most Lower School grade levels. The program begins in MK with Vers le Pacifique (Pacific Path Program), which explores the child within his or her environment, self knowledge, and feelings. In Kindergarten children further explore feelings and emotions, communication, and active listening, and in first and second grade there is a deeper exploration of feelings of anger, empathy, self-esteem, and conflict resolution. Most lessons regarding these concepts are taught as situations arise, in both languages, and with deeper
understanding as the children grow older. In Cycle III each grade has a 50-minute period to explore a variety of themes ranging from field trip preparation, internet safety education, and conflict resolution, as well as puberty education for the older students. In G3 and G4 the students explore issues of identity, along with cultural and personal values. In G5 the lessons focus mostly on issues of conflict, violence, and intimidation (bullying). We are using the Institut Pacifique curriculum “La Résolution des Conflits au Primaire” (Conflict Resolution in Primary Schools) to talk about resolving conflicts in a healthy manner. In addition to these lessons, the fifth graders also work on the preparation to the trip to France and received puberty education. Cycle III students also focus on issues of diversity and inclusion, in parallel with the activities surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. day. These lessons have prompted many conversations at school and at home and we hope that this program continues to help the development of the whole child.
“What I love most about teaching SEL is that I get to incorporate my personal morals and philosophy on life. Empathy and care for ourselves and others are the core guidelines. We also learn about being totally present in the moment and how to find peace through mindfulness. With today’s distractions, it is necessary to be able to access a safe and happy place through meditation and relaxation exercises. I also love that the children learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and are given the tools to help others who may struggle on the playground or in class.”
Christopher Colebourn, Extended Day Supervisor and SEL teacher
“TEDxYouth@EB 2015 was a huge success! The day wasn’t just about the four amazing adult speakers. Seven EB middle schoolers took a risk and shined brightly as they delivered bonafide TED Talks of their own. This event perfectly reflects the school’s cutting edge curriculum and global mission. ”
Laura Clydesdale, G7 Parent and Alumni Parent
EB Hosts TEDxYouth
EB hosted its first ever TEDxYouth conference on November 14, 2015. The event was designed to encourage and inspire the students to envision the exciting possibilities of their world in 2035. Adult and student speakers shared their knowledge, inspiration, and passions based on the the theme “Made in the Future,” offering different perspectives regarding our potential future reality to an audience of 100 Middle School students. In addition to speakers, the event included hands-on activities, performances and a huge art installation that had been created by the Middle School students during art class. TEDxYouth@EB took place simultaneously with the TEDxYouth conference in Brooklyn, New York
and more than 100 other TEDxYouth events around the globe. Some of our fabulous speakers included EB parent Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones, who showed our students how to use drones first-hand! Stuart Russell, also an EB dad, talked about the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the role of robots in our society. Mr. Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. We are grateful to Laura Clydesdale, Hélène Cahen and Jennifer Villarina for their vision, initiative, and tremendous leadership in organizing this amazing event, which we hope will become a yearly tradition!
With help from the Auction Fund-a-Need, dedicated to Balanced Literacy and STEAM, we have purchased 300 sets of “balanced literacy” books in both English and French, and continue to support our teachers with workshops and professional development aimed at learning more about and implementing this dynamic new approach. This is an innovative approach to teaching reading and writing and we hope you are as excited as we are!
There are four distinct tiers of instruction in Balanced Literacy, which function together in a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction. It involves teacher modeling through interactive read-alouds (“I do it”); the whole class reading aloud together during shared reading (“We do it together”); small-group activities in guided reading (“You do it, and I help you”); and students doing independent reading (“You do it by yourself ”). This helps teachers meet students where they are through differentiated, targeted approaches to multiple learners within the same classroom; better targeting literacy support to each student is very important to keeping kids
Balanced Literacy’s strong framework and progression of topics also help build clear connections between our French and English programs in terms of classroom structures, socioemotional learning (SEL), cross-disciplinary projects, and language instruction. This helps us ensure that our students develop oral language skills in both languages, furthering our mission.
SRAC students received their Citizenship Award certificates. Social Responsibility Action Corps
It may be hard to envision a Middle School club where members from all different grades are excited about volunteering for others. That’s just the case however, for the Social Responsibility Action Corps (SRAC) at EB’s Middle School. Made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, the club was founded in 2014 by Social Studies and English teacher Jennifer Hammond and a group of idealistic young students. According to their jointly written identity statement, SRAC’s mission is to “inspire young people to make positive change by completing action-oriented projects in our school and surrounding communities.” With the support of their mentor, SRAC identifies issues in their school, local, and global communities that they feel passionate about and formulate projects to effect positive change. This year, among other projects, SRAC coordinated the Pennies for Patients project to support patients with leukemia and lymphoma,
This past school year, EB has adopted a new approach to teaching reading and writing. Balanced Literacy is a teaching approach that balances all the different and equally important elements of literacy instruction: word work, phonics, vocabulary, grammar, fluency, and comprehension.
active, engaged, and excited about their learning, and ultimately to helping them become lifelong learners.
established a pencil dispenser for sustainable fundraising, helped coordinate MLK Day of service activities, mentored 5th grade students transitioning to Middle School, led a clothing drive for St. Vincent de Paul, and beautified the school campus through painting and locker stickers. “SRAC students really love the creative aspect of the club, where projects are designed around their own values and ideas. With the freedom to explore issues that concern them, students take on leadership roles to make a difference at EB and in their communities” says Ms. Hammond. SRAC students set a positive example for the entire Middle School through their acts of service, leadership, and community building. Their altruistic efforts were recognized this year as they received the Middle School’s Citizenship Award, honoring students for their leadership, for inspiring others to higher levels of civic engagement, and for their commitment to building community. Congratulations SRAC!
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Grade 3: Marin Headlands
Grade 4: Coloma
Traveling to France allows the students to really â€œ appreciate cultural differences firsthand. They are proud to be bilingual and really grow as individuals on this trip.â€? Gabrielle Hedlund, MS English Teacher
Grade 5: France
Grade 7: Washington DC
Grade 6: Catalina Islands
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Grade 8: France
Graduating Class of 2016: Off to High School
Isabel Anderson Berkeley High School Liam Burns Bishop O’Dowd High School Alixe Chandler Berkeley High School Malcolm Clemons Saint Mary’s College High School LyLy Colebourn Berkeley High School Léo Cramer Berkeley High School Peter Davis Saint Mary’s College High School Ethan Ford Bishop O’Dowd High School Jeremy Hansen Berkeley High School Isadora Hester Berkeley High School
Maia Jeanneau Berkeley High School Monique Jonath College Preparatory School Sidhanth Kapila Head Royce High School Callum Lerner-Thomas Berkeley High School Anaya Matthews Saint Mary’s College High School Ailish McGiffin Saint Mary’s College High School Felix Moses Walter Johnson High, Bethesda (for one year); Berkeley High School Jordan Mure Saint Mary’s College High School
Samantha Myers Saint Mary’s College High School Joseph Nadeau Berkeley High School Kahyela Racinet-Schmalle San Francisco School of the Arts Diego Salgues Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Medea Sanabria Saint Mary’s College High School Shiven Sankalia Lick-Wilmerding High School Andrew Schurman Maybeck High School Adriana Schurman Maybeck High School Andrei Secor Piedmont High School
Xanthe Setchko Marin Academy Holden Smith International High School Maxime St. Jean Saint Conleth (Dublin, Ireland) (for one year); El Cerrito High School Addison Sutton Berkeley High School Parker Sutton Berkeley High School William Villarina International High School Reda Wais Head-Royce High School Kassim Wesley Orinda Academy
Matias Arizmendi Berklee College of Music Michael Assadi Gap year Matteo Balduzzi Gap year Laïla Bendraï Yale University Noah Bezar University of Wisconsin- Madison Alessandra Cao UC Berkeley Max Cramer UC Los Angeles Tidjan Diette-Doukoure Jan. 12, 1998–Sep. 1, 2015 Alexandre El Ghaoui University of Wisconsin- Madison
Dao Fousseni Morehouse College Cassie Fox-Mount Gap year Catherine Gougeon UC Santa Cruz Gauthier Hébert San Jose State University Alexander Holloway John Moor University, Liverpool Matthew Horton Gap year Ruby-Rosa IngamellsMendiblez University of Aberdeen Maxime Jeanneau Cal Poly University Cristian Jobe University of Oregon Emmanuel Keller IUT Paris Descartes
Miranda Korry Marymount Manhattan Léo Labadie Berkeley City College Quentin Laverne McGill University Sébastien Marie San Diego State Léon Martin Gap year, University of Chicago Hugo Milesi TBD Lucas Moros University of Colorado, Boulder Alizée Natsoulis UC Los Angeles Kamari Quinones Louisiana State University Salomé Ragot UC Berkeley
Gwyneth Robbins Sonoma State University Allegra Sasser UC Santa Barbara Zoe Sasser American University Oliver Suter-Ternynck California College of the Arts Nicolas Theunissen UC Santa Cruz Babette Thomas Brown University Kylie Van de Wyngaerde UC Santa Barbara Daisy Womack TBD Samin Yazdi University of British Columbia
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Graduating Class of 2012: Off to College
Alumni Profile: Sarah Fielding, Class of 1997
What did you enjoy most about your time at EB and why?
What would you say to parents just starting out at EB?
I’m most grateful for having had the opportunity to learn another language at such a young age. My parents are native English speakers, and neither of them speaks French. I think they were just excited for me to learn a language, and expand my cultural horizons. I don’t think they ever could have imagined the far-reaching benefits of being bilingual. It’s shaped my world-view, the way I interact with others, and the way I think.
That they are joining a wonderful community, and that their child is about to embark on a great adventure. And if you don’t speak French at home, you’ll be amazed how easily your child picks up the language!
“I don’t think they [my parents] ever could have imagined the farreaching benefits of being bilingual. It’s shaped my world-view, the way I interact with others, and the way I think.” 18
My job is to understand what is most important to doctors and patients, and to make sure we integrate those insights into how we develop new drugs, and how we educate people about our medicines. Do you feel that EB adequately prepared you for life after EB? Do you feel you are a citizen of the world? Ever since that glorious summer in college where I worked at a wine bar in Paris, I’ve spent most of my career working in science and healthcare businesses. Even though I’ve been in US companies, I’ve used my language skills in almost every job I’ve had. My current company has offices all over the globe, with headquarters in Switzerland. I get to use my French when I travel there, but it’s not just about the practical benefits of being bilingual. My early crosscultural experiences at EB have helped me more easily connect with colleagues around the world.
Would you consider sending your children to EB? Why? Absolutely! I’m so grateful for my EB education, for the friendships I made there, and for the lasting gift of being bilingual. I can only hope to be able to give my child that same experience.
I currently work at a biotechnology company in the Bay Area that focuses on developing medicines for serious diseases with unmet medical needs, like cancer, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.
I loved the exchange programs to France and Washington DC. We even had a Minitel machine to chat with our penpals in France—EB was really on the cutting edge of internet technology! And with my EB classmates, we shared a unique bi-cultural experience that bonded us together. To this day, I still slip into “Franglais” idioms with lifelong friends I have from EB.
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Alumni Profile: Daniel Marschak, Class of 2000
Give it time! Your child will not immediately be bilingual, and they might even be confused at first by having to study different subjects in different languages. But by the end of their EB experience they will be so happy they went here. No other school can offer the expansive worldview that EB can. Describe your favorite memory from EB.
I really enjoyed participating in activities that would never have happened in a “normal” school. For example, I remember when Jean-Pierre Moullé, a great chef from Chez Panisse visited our class and taught us how to make madeleines. I remember how Mardi Gras was celebrated by our school in the traditional French manner, and how we would read French classics in addition to the standard school reading assignments. It was like we were being taught two radically different perspectives (one American and one French) at the same time, and that made us twice as aware of how big the world was. Please describe your current work I am a jazz pianist, composer, and as of the 2015–2016 academic year, I am a full time professor of music at Las Positas College in Livermore. I split my time up between teaching, gigging around the Bay Area, and composing for contemporary classical music and film projects. Recent highlights
include composing a film score for a documentary about Huntington’s disease, a performance with vocalist Kalil Wilson at the El Cerrito World One Festival, a premiere with my composer collective LA Signal Lab, and an upcoming premiere with Hocket Duo, a piano duo based in LA at the Steinway Gallery in Pasadena. How do you feel EB has influenced you or led you towards your choice of profession? EB was an extremely nurturing environment. The teachers would always encourage whatever artistic endeavors I wanted to pursue—and they weren’t always musical— and my fellow students tended to be open-minded as well. I made some of my best friends while I was a student at EB, and some of them I work with professionally to this day. I can also say that the ability to speak French has come in handy several times in performance situations, and having that in my back pocket will always be helpful as a musician. What would you say to parents just starting out at EB?
Do you feel that EB adequately prepared you for life after EB? Do you feel you are a citizen of the world? EB gave me an expansive view of the world, and made it clear that one’s identity can be constructed from multiple cultures. It was also very challenging to learn subjects in different languages— especially when I got to high school. But I managed to overcome these challenges and succeed academically. As a community college instructor, I feel that EB has prepared me to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. English is a second language for many of my students, and as someone who grew up bilingual, I understand how to manage that unique challenge. Would you consider sending your children to EB? Why? I would definitely consider sending my children to EB, because in what other school could they internalize two different cultural points of view in two languages? EB continues to earn a sterling reputation, and I know that my kids would be prepared for an increasingly globalized world with a solid educational background from EB.
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What did you enjoy most about your time at EB and why?
When our class went to Washington DC, I had a blast. We really bonded over all the incredible history, architecture, monuments, and museums, and I learned that traveling is the best way to cultivate friendships.
Alumni Profile: Michael Assadi, Class of 2012
to show people how to create mobile applications, with the intent of funding my gap year and adding another source of income. It currently has 4,000+ students enrolled and can be viewed here: https://www.udemy.com/completeguide-to-making-apps-how-i-got-over250k-downloads/ How do you feel EB has influenced you or led you towards your choice of profession? EB has influenced me by giving me the opportunity to work with computers at a young age, influencing my profession as an app developer. EB has allowed me to be open-minded; at a young age you’re fully immersed in different cultures and ways of thinking, immediately instilling an open mindset early on.
“EB has allowed
me to be openminded; at a young age you’re fully immersed in different cultures and ways of thinking, immediately instilling an open mindset early on.” 20
What did you enjoy most about your time at EB and why? EB gave me the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships. I enjoyed the many field trips, double period sports and all the opportunities to further increase my friendships, which have heavily impacted my life. Please describe your current work/studies. At the moment, I just graduated from Berkeley High School! My future plans are to take a gap year, during which I will travel to Europe and New Zealand and then continue my education afterwards. In Middle School, I started my own mobile application company. By freshman year of High School, my apps were getting hundreds of thousands of downloads and I was making enough money to live on my own. This has been my “job” for the past few years. I’ve recently created an online course
What would you say to parents just starting out at EB? Though it can be a stretch financially, I believe it’s worth it, due to its overall impact on your child’s health, happiness, and future profession. Describe your favorite memory from EB. My favorite memory was staying in a hotel room with three of my close friends during the Washington DC field trip. This is a very fond memory of mine, being with my close friends, visiting museums and taking a new approach to “standard learning.” Would you consider sending your children to EB? Why? Yes, I would consider sending my children to EB for many reasons, including bilingualism, long-lasting relationships, and a small community of mentors to aid you when needed.
Alumni Profile: Olivia Kragen, Class of 2003
Please describe your current work. After working in marketing for the Four Seasons Hotel New York, I now work for a consulting division of the Preferred Hotel Group. In my current role, I develop and manage Englishlanguage social media channels for travel destinations worldwide. I produce digital content that tells a story about a destination in order to attract the North American travel market. I lead media familiarization trips and manage online and offline events. This gives me the opportunity to travel and work with counterparts in countries like Mexico and China.
When childhood comes up in discussion amongst your peers you quickly realize that attending EB was incredibly unique. Mastering subjects in two different languages is no easy feat, but it prompts you into thinking critically, staying open to the nuances of different cultures, and into feeling at ease as a citizen of the world. I deeply appreciate the cultural diversity of the school. Would you consider sending your children to EB? Why?
in two different languages is no easy feat, but it prompts you into thinking critically, staying open to the nuances of different cultures, and into feeling at ease as a citizen of the world.
Do you feel that EB adequately prepared you for life after EB? Do you feel you are a citizen of the world?
Of course I would send my kids to EB! I want them to have a rigorous, challenging, and fun educational experience at a young age. I also want them to grow up speaking French properly. I believe this can only happen in a school with native speakers as teachers. Anything else you’d like to add? I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t attended EB from kindergarten to 8th grade. I really benefited from the strong community of students and teachers at EB. I’m incredibly thankful that my parents had the foresight to send me to EB.
How do you feel EB has influenced you or led you towards your choice of profession? My EB education allowed me to form a global perspective at a young age and gain a deep curiosity for the world. My years at EB were the foundation that inspired me to pursue a professional career in the international hospitality and travel industry.
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What did you enjoy most about your time at EB and why? As an adult, you’re lucky if you remember anything from Lower and Middle School. I am fortunate to have great memories of EB class trips. From Pioneer Camp, to Yosemite and France, every trip was unique, educational, and most importantly fun. I remember the unique “one of a kind” science classes taught by Michael Rossman that sparked my love for nature and environmental science. And there were so many other teachers who were impactful, especially Sue Campbell, who challenged my skills and gave me the confidence that I could be a good writer.
Alumni Profile: David Abernathy, Class of 1999
What did you enjoy most about your time at EB and why? I loved getting to spend 10 years with the same small group of friends. In many ways, it almost felt like we were siblings growing up together. Please describe your current work.
“EB played an
integral role in giving me the confidence to go out into the world and design my own life.”
I currently split my time between several ventures. I spend most of my time working as Director of Information Technology and Special Operations for an investment and market research firm called The Arcview Group. We work with early stage companies in and around the emerging legal cannabis industry and publish a series of annual market reports on the state of legal marijuana markets. When I started working in the legal cannabis industry in 2009, it was a nascent industry that nobody really took seriously. Cannabis is now the fastest growing industry in the country and our investors have placed more than $76 million into 125 companies. In addition to that, I teach economics at Oaksterdam University and I co-own an indoor miniature golf course in Alameda. Since high school, I’ve also been heavily involved in nonprofit work. I’ve founded and run several nonprofit organizations in the fields of art and education and served as Executive Director of Oakland Art Murmur. I currently serve as the President of a cat rescue organization called Cat Town. In 2014 we opened America’s first cat café on Broadway in Oakland. How do you feel EB has influenced you or led you towards your choice of profession?
My professional career has consisted of a series of happy accidents, but many
of the opportunities that I’ve had would not have been possible without the foundation of a strong education and an ability to understand and relate to people across geographic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic barriers. EB played an integral role in giving me the confidence to go out into the world and design my own life. What would you say to parents just starting out at EB? There may be times when your children resent the workload or question the relevance of learning another language, but I can assure you that by the time they reach adulthood they will thoroughly appreciate the benefits that an EB education offers. Do you feel that EB adequately prepared you for life after EB? Do you feel you are a citizen of the world? Absolutely. I have had the pleasure of working for a British engineering and consulting firm and an Australian investment bank. I travel for work on a monthly basis and regularly speak at conferences all over the country. From a very young age, EB instilled in me an awareness of other cultures and that has left me with the ability to feel comfortable almost everywhere I go. Would you consider sending your children to EB? Yes. My wife and I have not decided whether or not we want to have children yet but if we do, a bilingual education will be an absolute necessity.
Alumni Profile: Tristan Vellrath, Class of 1999
What would you say to parents just starting out at EB?
What I enjoyed most about EB are the people that make EB what it is, the classmates, the teachers and the staff. EB is a small school so you know everyone well, and they become like a second family over the years. Please describe your current work. I am an aircraft mechanic for Bombardier, the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world behind Boeing and Airbus. I work at one of their MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) operations in Tucson, AZ. It’s a large operation with several hangars and we do maintenance on CRJ 200, 700, and 900 regional jets, Q400 turboprops, and Global Express, Challenger, and Learjet business jets. It’s been fun working here and it stays interesting as the maintenance tasks I work on change daily. Within the next year or so I plan to start applying to graduate schools, most likely to enter an MBA program and eventually make my way into management. How do you feel EB has influenced you or led you towards your choice of profession?
I would tell them that EB is a great school for their kids. EB offers a unique experience because you get to learn from two different cultures: American and French. EB is very diverse, which is one of the things that makes EB great. Your kids will interact with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life and they will learn to see things from many different points of view. They will learn to be accepting of other people’s beliefs, even if they don’t always agree, which is essential to growing up into a well-rounded person. I would also encourage the parents to be involved with EB and their kids’ activities as much as they can.
Do you feel that EB adequately prepared you for life after EB? Do you feel you are a citizen of the world? Of course! EB is the starting point for a really good education. I was among classmates that were very smart and dedicated to doing well. It helped me strive to do better and challenge myself. EB set high standards which prepared me for the expectations beyond EB’s doors, in high school, college, and beyond in my professional career. EB has always encouraged and promoted a great work ethic at a young age, and that has always stayed with me. Would you consider sending your children to EB? Why? Yes definitely! I feel that EB reinforces the good morals, values, and qualities I was taught at home. I would feel good knowing my kids are being taught and influenced in the right way by good teachers, surrounded by good classmates.
Describe your favorite memory from EB. I enjoyed all the times we spent together as classmates; we had a lot of fun. I got to know everyone very well and felt close to most everyone in my class. I would say my favorite memories include going on the class trips—to France, Donner ski resort, Yosemite, and Washington DC. They were all fun, and times when we really bonded together. I also really enjoyed many of the classes we had together: Philippe [Moura]’s class in fifth grade, Michael Rossman’s
“EB set high
standards which prepared me for the expectations beyond EB’s doors…”
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What did you enjoy most about your time at EB and why?
science class where we dissected animals he brought in, Mr. Coup’s math class. We worked and studied hard, but I also remember times when we goofed around in class and the teachers usually had a good sense of humor about it.
I’ve always had a passion for flying. My dream job for the longest time was to be a pilot. While it didn’t quite work out that way, I’m happy with the direction I’m going. EB has taught me that you should always pursue your dreams, work your hardest to attain them, and not let anyone dissuade you. EB helped instill the drive to excel in any field. I’ve flown recreationally in single engine Cessna aircraft and some day will get my private pilot’s license.
EB Says Goodbye
“EB is my home
Roberte Rountree If you’ve been through EB’s doors in the last four decades, you know Roberte. Roberte Rountree gave over half her life and most of her professional years to Ecole Bilingue, and always with a smile. Roberte joined our staff in 1978, just one year after EB’s inception, and she has been a rock steady presence in all of our lives through decades of growth and change at EB. Roberte has worked in the
Head’s Office for nearly 40 years as an invaluable support for every single Head in EB history. She has been a critical component of EB’s inner workings and we will only be able to replace her position, but never her.We will miss her smile, her wonderful attitude and fabulous laugh. We wish her all the best in her retirement!
and the EB family will always be in my heart. Merci à tous !”
Roberte (center) with the EB Founders, from left to right: Mijo Horwich, Tanny Keeler-Hodgetts, Bill Horwich, Annie-May de Bresson, Hayne Leland, Christine Leigh-Taylor, Gretchen Grant, and David Weber.
Will Garner Our entire community—students, parents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty and staff—came together this past January for a heartfelt goodbye to longtime receptionist Will Garner. Will enriched our community for over 15 years and was a favorite among students and parents alike. He could always be found behind his desk with a smile and a friendly word. Au revoir Will and until we meet again!
21+ Reunion at Jupiter’s Taproom in Berkeley
Thank you to our generous alumni meeting hosts! Nathalie Dubois Stringfellow Nasi Maghsoudnia White
A small but lively group reconnected at Jupiter’s in Berkeley on January 5, 2016 for the 6th annual 21+ reunion. Our slightly older alumni took the opportunity to gather and catch up with one another in a relaxing atmosphere. Former students and parents appreciated the chance to see what their fellow alumni were up to and to enjoy a pint while chatting with their old classmates. Join us at our next reunion outside EB—this year 18+—at Stella Nonna in Berkeley on December 21, 2016.
Susan Acquistapace Becky Andersen Brigitte Bastrenta Anne Brandon Christine Chapon Steve Cook Tamara Daney Feriel El Ghaoui Fabiola Etienne Joan Finnie Douglas Gostlin Hülya Gürtuna Mei-Lin Ha Byers Noémie Hansen Ann Hasse Brooke Hauch Joyce Hemmer Elizabeth Herzberg Virginia Hoyt Véronique Jordan Florence Kragen Kathleen Letellier Vivian Lopez Nasi Maghsoudnia White, Chair Michelle Maguire Johnelle Mancha Tina Meyer Jennifer Monahan Susan Nehme Kim Nogay Brenda Ogburn Fatima Osman Gloria Polanski Natalie Powell Rick Richetta Karoline Robbins Karma Roberts Cottie Rood Roberte Rountree Marie-José Sat Vicki Schumb Joan Steele Nathalie Stringfellow Nathalie Valette Jacqueline Van Lang Susan Vinluan Morrison Priscilla Wanerus Azadeh Yazdi
Thank you to our Alumni Committee for their ongoing support and dedication to EB!
On January 7, 2016, high school students and college attendees in town for the winter holidays gathered in the festively decorated MPR for a chance to reconnect, visit old friends and teachers, and enjoy the traditional galettes des rois. Alumni, alumni parents, staff, and faculty recollected fond memories throughout the night, perusing the photo boards of the graduating classes from the past several years, and watching the everpopular slideshow of photos from field trips and activities during their time at EB. This yearly event is always a wonderful occasion for our alumni community to come together and celebrate the holidays. Don’t miss our next one on January 6, 2017!
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Finance Message Stéphane Prunet Treasurer
The 2015–2016 budget was built around four main ambitious goals: 1. Keeping EB affordable and diverse by limiting tuition increases to less than 5% and maintaining a robust financial aid program. 2. Keeping EB competitive as an employer by offering attractive salaries and benefits. 3. Supporting healthy and sustainable finances by managing expenses to limit tuition increase and reflect changes in enrollment. 4. Finally, continuing to invest in the school personnel and facilities. We ended the 2016 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $169,000 (EB’s budget is $14M). As customary, this surplus was used to meet our scheduled principal payment of $261,000 towards loans contracted from the 2009–2010 purchase of the Lower and Middle School campuses and to improve our Outdoor Learning Environment. The budget initially voted by the Board in January 2015 was revised in September to reflect a decrease of 3.5% in student enrollment. This operating surplus of $169,000 was more favorable than what
was anticipated in September 2015, when a deficit of $30,000 (before annual principal repayment) was expected. Despite this slight decline in enrollment, EB’s financial footing remains solid. EB’s current ratio is 1.5 as of June 30, 2016 compared to 1.4 last year. EB’s current assets (mainly cash) were more than 1.5 times higher than its current liabilities (mostly tuition pre-payments and accrued vacation compensation). Translated into dollars, EB’s current assets surpassed its current liabilities by close to $2.3M. As a point of comparison, in 2000 the current ratio was 0.73. It should be added that our school now owns its premises, ensuring its long term future insulated from the Bay area property market inflation. Rounding out our financial picture is the critical fundraising aspect of the budget. We are grateful to all of you for contributing $466,201 in unrestricted gifts raised through our annual giving efforts and fundraisers. These nontuition revenue sources are critical to the overall financial health of the school.
Antoine Portales Director of Business and Finance
They provide additional resources needed to balance the budget, and hence help us moderate tuition increases while providing the best possible education for our students. Going forward, EB aims to increase enrollment and revenues to provide greater financial flexibility and continue to invest in the school, as we recently did by supporting the professional development of EB’s faculty in such areas as STEAM, balanced literacy and student support. The recruitment of a new Director of Marketing and Communications should help to attract a broader pool of families considering premier independent schools. As always, we thank you for being part of this unique school and community. Your collective engagement and generosity play a major role in EB’s success, from promoting EB to friends and colleagues to generously volunteering your time and expertise, and donations. We look forward to celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary in 2017–2018 with you.
Stéphane Prunet Antoine Portales Treasurer Director of Business and Finance
n 91.5% Tuition and Fees (includes tuition paid by Bourses Scolaires and by EB Financial Aid) n 5.1% Ancillary Programs (Extended Day Care, vacation camps, after school classes, interest on monthly payments, interest earned...) n 2.5% Annual Fund n 0.5% Events n 0.4% Other Gifts (escrip, released restricted gifts...)
n 44.8% Program/Educational Expenses n 24.7% General and Administrative Expenses n 15.4% Financial Aid Expenses (does not include the Bourses Scolaires which are not an EB expense) n 9.1% Plant Expenses n 6.0% Debt Service (incl. principal repayment)
Please note that G&A includes the cost of several positions which are traditionally reported as G&A in schools but have a direct impact on the programs and students such as the Assistant Head, the Middle School Head, the Curriculum Coordinators, the Middle School Counselor, and the Extended Day Care Director.
Advancement Message Florence Kragen Director of Advancement
Sharon Le Duy Advancement Chair
Fundraising Revenues from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Total: $555,254
And our amazing volunteer efforts don’t stop there. The stalwart leaders of our Live, Silent and Online Auctions, as well as the Raffle and Marché, were successful at both raising funds and creating a great sense of spirit within our community. With the support of the ever engaged and steadfast Parents’ Association Board and Alumni Committee, our events truly shined.
UNRESTRICTED GIFTS Annual Fund
EB Auction and Gala (excluding Fund-a-Need)
Raffle/Place du Marché (net) (of which 1/3 has been transferred to the Parents’ Association account)
Retail Programs Gift from Parents’ Association
It’s been a real pleasure to see the strength and closeness this unique group shares. Long after the students have graduated, our community continues to support one another, as exemplified by the impressive turnout we had for the retirement party of our longest working employee, Roberte Rountree. The thrill of being reunited was reflected in every attendee’s face—notably with the special presence of EB’s five founders— and is something we hope to recreate at our anticipated 40th anniversary next year. Thank you for being a part of this special community; we deeply appreciate your gifts of time, energy, and generosity. I look forward to our continued partnership in creating this exceptional EB experience for all of our students and their families!
Each fall, we rally our community around EB’s largest fundraiser: the Annual Fund. This year, our two CoChairs, Stephanie Sullivan and Stephanie Walton, worked tirelessly to reach the school’s budget goals. Thanks to their efforts, an impressive 85% of our parents participated in the campaign, and along with grandparents, alumni members, faculty, staff, and friends, our community contributed over $360,000. We are grateful to the “Stephanies” for their energy and perseverance as they led us—for the second year in a row— through a successful 30-day campaign.
We are especially fortunate that these two extraordinary volunteers have agreed to continue their service to the school as Co-Chairs of the Advancement Committee. They succeed Sharon Le Duy, who has been a remarkable leader, serving as Advancement Chair for six years, from 2005–2008 and 2013–2016. Her leadership and enthusiasm for EB’s mission have had far-reaching results throughout the school. From auction support to building new relationships to hosting events in her own home, no task was too big or small for Sharon and we will miss her forthrightness and work ethic. We will always appreciate everything that she has accomplished for EB and know that the efforts she spearheaded will continue to flourish.
Florence Kragen Director of Advancement
RESTRICTED GIFTS Jeannette Rouger Professional Development Fund (Fund-a-Need) (Fund-a-Need dedicated to STEAM and Balanced Literacy programs) TEDxYouth Event
The Campus Campaign
Field Mithoefer Memorial Financial Aid Fund
Library $200 Endowment Class of 2016 Gift: $7,817 (includes matching gift of $1,400)
EB Fund for Excellence: $1,000 Silver Jubilee Endowment: $3,000 (Endowment value as of June 30, 2016: $305,149)
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Every year, I feel fortunate to witness the passion and dedication of our community, which works so diligently to support our students and our school. The commitment that each of you brings to EB is heartwarming and this year was no exception. We are grateful for the countless hours and financial resources that you have invested to create a wonderful environment for our children. I could spend pages thanking the many tremendous volunteers from this year, but I’ll acknowledge just a few here.
Président ($10,000+) Adobe Systems Inc. Emma and Eric Gimon Anonymous (1)
Stephanie Sullivan and Stephanie Walton, Annual Fund Co-Chairs
Every year, the Annual Fund raises critical funds for EB’s operating budget. Our most important fundraiser of the year, the 2015–2016 parent and faculty/staff campaign ran for only 30 days, inspiring a concentrated community effort in a short timeframe. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our Annual Fund Co-Chairs and energetic parent volunteers, 85% of our parent community—together with faculty, staff, Board members, grandparents, alumni, and friends—contributed a total of $360,318 for our students and teachers. Thank you to our diverse community of givers!
Patrick Corcoran and Susanna Stromberg Corcoran James Levine and Angela Jacobson Roger Myers and Erin McCormick Mark and Tracy Poff Guillaume Privat and Alexandra Thusy-Privat (MG) Stéphane Prunet and Anshu Prunet-Sharma Stuart Russell and Loy Sheflott Anonymous (2)
Consul ($3,000+) Paul-André Abboud and Kristen Sidell (MG) Christopher and Anne Anderson Randy Arndt and Nicole Gauthier François Bertault and Qingwen Feng (MG) Patrick Burns and Colleen Zardiackas Burns (MG) Claire Clydesdale David Gay and Olga Popova (MG) Genentech Google Inc. Christopher Harrelson and Sara Rahimian David and Yvette Hatton (MG) Charis Kaskiris and Vanessa Arce-Kaskiris (MG) Jean-Philippe Kouakou-Zebouah and Jesica GoldhammerZebouah (MG) Carl Langford and Wendy Bernstein Alexis Laurent and Eliza Finkelstein Jack and Kathie Longinotti Jeffrey and Eileen Loustau Michael Lukan and Laura Pantaleo Jon Strich and Catherine Dower
Todd Vollmerhausen and Denise Glagau Emmanuel Vuillequez and Vanessa Chong (MG) Zachary and Stephanie Walton Wells Fargo Bank Anonymous (3)
Attaché ($1,600+) Matt and Kate Arnold Autodesk Patrice Aymé and Constance Ramos Julianne Balmain Bank of the West BlackRock Jeremy Bled and Katherine Dawson Scott and Jessica Chacon Pierre Chew and Kristin Nolan Lionel Chocron and Rebecca Malkin-Chocron (MG) Pierre-François Choquet and Stéphanie Long Choquet (MG) Aron Cramer and Berit Ashla Thierry Durandard and Rick Richetta Samir Dzankic and Golriz Ghassem-Ardebili Marek Fibrich and Petra Fibrichova (MG) Benjamin Gold and Pria Hidisyan Jacob and Rhonda Goldstein (MG) Jeroen and Katherine Grasman (MG) David Harding and Minsu Longiaru Andrew and Corinne Henton Pascal and Tegan Hoffmann McGill Hort and Nicole Harris Ashley and Anneliese Jameson (MG) Kevin and Rosemary Jordan Max Kozlov and Tatiana Pavlova (MG) Raphael and Jennifer Le Thery (MG) Steve and Ann Lefkovits Jitendra Malik and Isha Ray Kirill Mazin and Gwen Coyne Alain Montiel Ali-Antoun Nakhle and Carol Theokary (MG)
Gregory Nemitz and Sarah Sawyer Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong and Anh-Thu Nguyen (MG) Jamal Perry and Kate Massie Erich Pfeifer and Kelly EvansPfeifer Kameshwar Poolla and Radhika Rao David and Françoise Rees (MG) Michael Roberts and Mindyn Longinotti Arndt Schrader and Christine Brozowski Inderpal Singh and Mandeep Ahluwalia Mike and Katie Slemmer (MG) David St. Jean and Irene Bloemraad Franck and Janick Terrail (MG) Robert Tjian and Claudia Belcher Bill Woodcock and Audrey Plonk Anonymous (2)
Diplomate ($750+) Jonathon Angell and Suna YalazAngell Apple Inc. Richard and Lynn Bentley Peter and Catrine Charron Pak and Cecilia Chung The Clorox Company Emmanuel Cohen and Flore d’Astier de la Vigerie Jason Cohn and Camille ServanSchreiber Conyes Foundation Stuart and Vanessa CorreaKendall Ghislain de Jamblinne and Qi Han Chris Elliott and Christel Bijasson Marcella Fassò (MG) Jérémie Febvre and Charlotte Attry François Gaultier and Rachel Silver Jonnie Gilbert and Mimi Solomon-Gilbert Michel and Barbara Girerd (MG) Paul Johnson and Joan Steele Philip Kaminsky and Lisa Materson Adib and Karin Kanafani Casey and Catherine Keller
n 89% Trustees n 85% Parents n 62% Faculty
Sources of Giving for the 2015–2016 Annual Fund n 65% Parents n 16% Board n 12% Other (grandparents, Friends…) n 4% Faculty/Staff n 3% Alumni/Alumni parents
Cyril and Lorien Allouche Jeffrey and Andrea Appell Rachel Archibald Javier Arizmendi and Odile Leland-Arizmendi Samuel and Magali Arons (MG) Hiwot Atakilti Raul Axtle and Natalia Del Pozo Michael Bailey and Priscilla Mulei William and Meryl Bailey Anthony and Gabriela Barker Franck and Barbara Bédrossian Dona Bellow Yahel and Yael BenDavid François Besnard and Jennifer Zweig Michael Biskintawi Leslie Bisno Natalya Blair Alberto Blanco and Kalei Patrick-DeMello Jean-Jacques and Valeska Boissier Harold Boscovich and Hallie Von Rock Mark Bostick and Marna Mignone Alexis Brandon Anne Brandon Victor Brochard and Ellen Wang (MG) Hervé Bruckert and Emari Dimagiba Laurent and Sophie Burgy Chauncey Burnett Hugh and Gail Burroughs Patricia Camacho William and Timothea Campbell Frédéric and Odile Canadas David and Laura Carmany Antoine Carrière and Irina Wolf Carrière Maurice Charrière Martha Chase Ender Choo and Cheah Hui Siow Mathieu Cladidier Heather Clague Michael Clausen and Barbara Scullion Weldon and Lisa Clemons Thomas and Renee Clyde Michael Cohen and Josiane Saulnier Norman and Françoise Cohen Christopher Colebourn Jean-Gael Collomb and Maria DiGiano
Freddy and Lisa Corbin Jacques Cornet and Helen Jordan-Cornet Jose Cortez and Vivian Li Betsy Cory Patrick Coulon Joan Curtis François David Blake and Deanna Davis Marc and Abeba De Armey Jose De Sousa and Sandrine Kornhauser Marcel Degas and Servane Degas Valentin Tom and Jull Delbanco Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Lynn Dominguez Charles and Mary Donovan Gabrielle Dreyfus Ludovic Duchâteau and Hillary Goidell Gaspard Duchêne and Laura Sterponi Stephen and Theresa Englehart Alexandra Erman Hervé Estimbre and Caitlin Campbell Abraham and Elizabeth Estrada Jacques and Fabiola Etienne Syltin Etienne and Danielle Mowers Amanda Fox Daniel Frederick and Susan McKeehan Eliot and Carrie Friesen-Meyers Linda Fromson Kenneth and Setenay Frucht Robert and Alix Gade Benjamin and Kayla Gaisne Miguel and Mayra Garcia Matthew and Joelle Garland William and Ledan Gehring (MG) Alexis Giner and Courtenay Martin Agnès Girard Jai Gohel and Maureen Garvey Michael Goldbach and Zahra Mahloudji William Goodman and Victoria Belco Jean-Marc and Casimira Gorce Douglas Gostlin Andrée Graham Benjamin Grant and Kelley Kahn Richard and Gretchen Grant Douglas Greenholz
n 100% Administration & Staff
Membre (up to $749)
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Paul and Robin Kirby John and Janice Kirk (MG) Serge Kogan and Stephanie Profitt Jules and Florence Kragen Charles and Dianne Krueger Niklaus Largier and Karen Feldman Robert Lee and Andrea Bacigalupo-Lee Levi Strauss Paul and Laura Magu Bryan Matheney and Avery Sim Musa Mawanda and Digne Nahimana John McCarthy and Sodabeh Fazlollahi Paul and Claudine Ozzello Perforce Software Robert Petrossian and Melineh Ohanjanian Antoine and Melissa Portales Made Putrayasa and Annette Hackett (MG) Steven Ramirez and Jacqueline Espinoza Jeffrey and Karoline Robbins (MG) Aaron and Stéphanie Ross Tanu Sankalia and Devyani Jain SAP Software Dirk and Marjorie Setchko Alistair Sinclair and Nataliya Libina Daniel Sivolella and Jacqueline Van Lang William and Valérie Sobel (MG) Cristian and Kristen St. Aubyn Timothy Stokes and Anya Lewis Edward Sweet and Harold Stevens System Insights TIAA-CREF Jeremy Townsend and Kili McGowan Louis and Sylvie Vaillant (MG) Norman and Jennifer Villarina David and Virginia Vogel Gordon and Berna Watson Yahoo! Patrice Zauret Anonymous (2)
to the Annual Fund demonstrates our commitment to EB.” Ed Sweet, parent
Christine Grisot d’Allancé Damon Growl and Johanna Paillet-Growl Mei-Lin Ha Byers William and Jennifer Hammond Barbara Hanna Matthew and Noémie Hansen William and Margaret Hart Anne Hasse James and Cassiopée Hett William Higgins and Susan Knecht Higgins William and Mijo Horwich Phil and Virginia Hoyt Nghi Huynh Rotha Ieng Michael Ignaszewski and Barbra Walker Intel Jacqueline Jackson François and Daniela Jeanneau Yong Jeon and Cathy Kim Arnaud and Florence Joliff Michael Jonath and Sylvie Mwila Jonath Douglas and Ann Jones Ferrell and Hélène Jordan Sean and Véronique Jordan JustGive Kaiser Permanente Omayya Kanafani and Logan Ray Sidharth Kapila and Ritu Rai Kate Keeler-Hodgetts Donald Kelley and Susan Getman Karen Kelley Naji and Hana Khabbaz Patrick Kirtland Ernest and Julianne Knell Matthieu and Christine Kohlmeyer Mirza Kopelman Yat Hung Kot and Bo Fun Yuan Olivia Kragen Joseph and Marianne Kuo Emmanuel and Fanny Labadie Richard and Marie-Paule Laden Alexandra LaGatta Cécile Laurent (MG) Sylvie Le Meur Sébastien Le Pape and Virginie Arnaud Le Pape Emmie Le Roy Martin and Dorothy Lefkovits Hayne and Kit Leland Jeam-Marie and Kathleen Letellier Stephen Levine and Paola Laverde-Levine
James Linehan and Heidi Hughes-Linehan Tessa Loehwing Logitech Inc. Alfredo and Vivian Lopez Daniel Macallair and Bonnie Barkett David Macquart-Moulin and Laura Mitchel Guevara Robert Madison and Alexis Tjian Nasi Maghsoudnia White Steven and Janice Marcom Hugo and Jackeline Mariz Thomas and Merideth Marschak Scott and Laleh Martin Terry Mason and Alexandria Pembleton Henry Massie and Bridget Connelly Jason and Chanté Maxey Aengus McGiffin and Adair Loveridge Andrée McGiffin Louise McGowan Michelle Mebine Mekanism Howard Menashe Joshua Meyer Michael and Tina Meyer Erik Moore Steven Moore and Carla Vasques dos Santos-Moore Gregory and Monique Morris Suzanne Morris Nadine Morrisette Filomene G. Morrison Frank Morrison and Susan Vinluan-Morrison Huntly M. Morrison Dean and Lucie Moses (MG) Robert Nadeau and Rose MotaNadeau Shizen Nakamura and Bianca Cano Nakamura Eric Naiman and Anne Nesbet Sara Nicklès Boris Nikolin and Rose Fall Carl and Carolyn Nodolf Magali Noth Keyvan Nouri Sean and Gina Nowicki Doug Oakley and Susan Campbell Jeanne Oakley Matthew and Brenda Ogburn Voytek Okreglak and Isabelle Le Blanc Oracle Corporation
Benjamin Padilla and Tamara Garcia Albert Pappalardo Joe Parreira Nicolas Pellerin and Nina Carbone-Pellerin Christopher and Dianne Penn Brian and Camille Pennix Ralph and Johanna Pina Michael Pincus Larry Pratt and Christina Wells Robert and Pat Prichard Ann Puchkov Phil Purdom and Jennifer Dawson Javier Quintero Xavier and Emmanuelle Ragot Stéphane Raingard and Stacy Chandler Random House Marc and Suzanne Rasic Bénédicte Remaud Yann Risz and Amy Gordon-Risz Mark Ritter and Bénédicte Cambon-Ritter Annalisa Robles Eric Rocher and Lorena GomezBarris Dominique Roddier and Wendy Sitler-Roddier Jeffrey Rodriguez Catherine Ronneberg Melissa Rossi Roberte Rountree Gaël Rozan and Vanessa Kahn Hugh Salamon and Beverly King Salesforce Mathieu and Andrea Salgues Yves and Estela Sallat Mathilde Samaan (MG) Riet Samuels Alvaro Sanabria and Sandra Guzman Subhas and Ratna Sarkar Christopher and Heather Saulnier Orville and Baifang Schell Jason and Maggie Schoon Philip and Michele Schurman Angelica Searles Alan and Sophie Shabel Fred and Irene Shabel Shahin and Muna Shadfar Peter and Mary Kay Sidell Anthony and Lisa Siino Michael Silpa and Jerri Mariott Noelle Simmaly Michael and Alison Skubic
Annual Fund Volunteers
Gary Smith and Coline David James Smith and Erica Riggs Bernard Smits and Theresa Nelson Robert Spear Vikram Sridharan and Annika Hacin Sridharan Noah and Lily Sudarsky Paul and Stephanie Sullivan Donald and Sara Sweet Sao Sy and Fatimatou Fall Synopsys Todd Taylor and Elaine Wang Virginie Téjéro-Gostlin Frédéric Theunissen Marc Thibault William Thornton Michael Ting and Stéphane de la Rue du Can Jean-Yves and Karine Tripier Brian Turner and Emilie Mazzacurati Union Bank Glenn Valenzuela and Itziar Aperribay Rafael and Yani Vargas Domonique Veasley Christophe and Emilie Verbinnen
Jose-Luis Villasante and MarieElise Sallat Sandrine Vilna Vodafone Matthew Wadlund and Alexandra Destler Wadlund Noor-Rahman Wais and Awatif Chirar Rudolph Walter and Brigitte Bastrenta Myrna Walton Fair Wang and Hui Chuan Liao Steven Weinberg and Georganne Ferrier Isaiah Weiner and Anna Kozlachkova Stephen Wenger and Asli Apkan Michael and Evelyne Westerman Brian White and Jennifer Monahan Arlena Winn Joshua Wold and Silvana Bacigalupo-Wold Stephen Wong and Laura Truffaut-Wong Brian Wu and Ellen Yu Phillip Yocum and Diane Smith Anonymous (60)
Please Note: Every effort has been made to avoid errors, misspellings, and omissions. If, however, your name was in some way listed incorrectly or omitted, please accept our sincere apologies. At a convenient time, please notify Véronique Jordan at the EB Advancement Office at (510) 549-3895, extension 319 so that our records can be corrected.
Thank You to Our Generous Event Hosts Jeremy Bled and Katherine Dawson Natasha Boissier and Kimbo Prichard Eric and Emma Gimon Dean Hanley and Hélène Cahen Michael Jonath and Sylvie Mwila Jonath Steve and Ann Lefkovits Jeff and Karoline Robbins Gary Smith and Coline David
From left to right, front row: Mei-Lin Ha Byers (Advancement Coordinator), Isha Ray, Bryan Matheney, Heather Saulnier, Andrea Bacigalupo-Lee, Hal Stevens, Pria Hidisyan, Florence Kragen (Director of Advancement), Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong. Back row: Rafael Vargas, Stephanie Sullivan (Co-Chair), Doug Oakley, Max Kozlov.
In-Kind Donations Matthew Baldwin and Elise Lebec Brigitte Bastrenta Berkeley Horticultural Nursery Calparrio Travel Naree Dastous DJ Aykut Greenerprinter Dean Hanley and Hélène Cahen Steven Jenner Mike Lukan Mark and Tracy Poff Stuart Russell and Loy Sheflott Josiane Saulnier Philip and Michele Schurman, Paper Plus Stella Nonna Strategic Insights Nathalie Valette Emilie Verbinnen
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Paul Abboud Mandeep Ahluwalia Matt Arnold Andrea Bacigalupo-Lee Natasha Boissier Pat Burns Stéphane Deléger Golriz Ghassem-Ardebili Pria Hidisyan Devyani Jain Max Kozlov Steve Levine Bryan Matheney Greg Nemitz Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong Doug Oakley Isha Ray Heather Saulnier Sarah Sawyer Avery Sim Hal Stevens Stephanie Sullivan, Co-Chair Rafael Vargas Yani Vargas Todd Vollmerhausen Stephanie Walton, Co-Chair
Citizenship Award: SRAC
SCRAC MS Students
The Middle School Citizenship Award was created in 2011 to encourage Middle School students to take positive action in the EB community and beyond by modeling EB values. The Middle School was pleased to announce the Social Responsibility Action Corps, made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, as the recipient of this year’s award.
Elizabeth Bisno Cyanne Hett Ruby Jordan Max-Emilien KluiwstraDescalle Tia Laurent Theodore Lee Ella Macallair Mahogany Morris Nina Prunet-Sharma
SRAC’s mission is to “inspire young people to make positive change by completing action-oriented projects in our school and surrounding communities.” For more information on SRAC, see article on page 13. Through a gift of $1,000 from an anonymous alumni family to the EB Endowment Fund, the Citizenship Award honors SRAC for their community efforts, leadership, and service to their peers.
Field Mithoefer Memorial Financial Aid Fund
Gifts in honor of…
• Marcus Lefkovits Martin and Dorothy Lefkovits
This fund assists current families who encounter unanticipated financial difficulties. It supplements EB’s other financial aid programs.
• Claire and Luc Abboud Peter and Mary Kay Sidell
• Felice Massie Perry Henry Massie and Bridget Connelly
Tanny Keeler-Hodgetts and Kent Hodgetts
Gifts for Restricted Programs • Thomas and Laura Clydesdale (TEDxYouth) • Steve and Betsy Dixon (Library) • Dean Hanley and Hélène Cahen (TEDxYouth) • Erik Moore (Campus Campaign) • Norman and Jennifer Villarina (TEDxYouth)
• Sebastian Barker Anthony Barker and Gabriela Gonzalez Pineda • The Behrens and Sanchez Families Tom and Jill Delbanco
• Tobi and Chessie PrichardBoissier Robert and Pat Prichard
Michael Puchkov Amélie Ritter Cassandre Roos Bahia Rozan Leila Shadfar Noah Sonet Maxime St. Jean Anna Tripier Chloe Tripier Natasha Wadlund
Gifts in memory of… • Colin Hasse Ann Hasse • Abigail Leland-Liotta Norman and Françoise Cohen, Stéphanie Cohen-Thynne, Céline C. Stumbles
• Margot Saulnier Michael Cohen and Josiane Saulnier
• Felice Ozerovicz Kate Massie and Jamal Perry
• Raquel and Jack Clydesdale Claire Clydesdale
• Gemma and Sam Shabel Fred and Irene Shabel
• Thomas C. Tellefsen Myrna Walton
• EBFT Cycle 2 Teachers Anonymous
• Enzo and Luca Vargas Rafael and Yani Vargas
• Linda Gaume Andrea Cavallo and Kyle Jeffers
• Lorelai Vasques dos Santos Steven Moore and Carla Vasques dos Santos-Moore
• Sidhanth and Rahul Kapila Sidharth Kapila and Ritu Rai • Audrey Krueger Charles and Dianne Krueger • Sylvie Le Meur Thierry Durandard and Rick Richetta • Antoine and Chloe Le Thery Pak and Cecilia Chung
• William and Adriana Villarina Brian and Camille Pennix • Natasha and Delphine Wadlund Carl and Carolyn Nodolf • Jess and Penny Walton Lynne Dominguez
A special thank you to Sarah Nasgovitz from Stella Nonna for her incredible generosity and delicious catering!
In 2008, the idea of the class gift, dedicated to EB’s Endowment, was born. For the last nine years, the parents and students of the graduating class have continued this legacy, contributing generously to the EB Class Gift Endowment Fund. Every year, an alumni family offers a matching grant tied to the student fundraising. The purpose of these two funds is to provide a source of permanent financial security for EB. Most recently, in 2015, alumni parents John Rosenthal and Sally Drach established the Fund for Excellence. Allocations from this fund will support specific expenses intended to enhance the educational experience of EB students. Endowment Donors: Tanny Keeler-Hodgetts and Kent Hodgetts John Rosenthal and Sally Drach
Under the guidance and support of Awatif Chirar and Devyani Jain, the Class of 2016 stepped up to the challenge of creating a satisfying and successful class gift. They preserved lemons and created chocolates and marshmallows with chef Lamia Fehada. The biggest draw however, was the delectable made-to-order waffles whose scent inspired long lines and much salivation at the annual Place du Marché! Beyond these sales, students made their own financial contributions to their class gift alongside their parents’ gifts.
With the help of Patrick Burns and Colleen Zardiackas Burns, Christopher Colebourn and Tam Liljefelt, Alvaro Sanabria and Sandra Guzman, Awatif Chirar and Noor Wais, Noémie and Matt Hansen, Lisa and Weldon Clemons, and Tanu Sankalia and Devyani Jain as fundraising leaders, this graduating class raised a total of $7,817. This total gift was made possible by a generous matching gift of $1,400 from an alumni family. We are grateful for their continued support of the EB Endowment. Ecole Bilingue is proud of this legacy that our students have left behind for future generations of EB families.
Current Value of Endowment Funds: Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund
EB Class Gift Endowment Fund
EB Fund for Excellence
G8 Class Gift Donors Monia Boubaker-Wesley Patrick Burns and Colleen Zardiackas Burns Alixe Chandler Raingard* Weldon and Lisa Clemons Christopher Colebourn and Marion Tobie LyLy Colebourn* Léo Cramer* Andrew Davis and Alexandra Von Burg Jeremy Hansen* Matthew and Noémie Hansen François and Daniela Jeanneau Mark and Tam Liljefelt Aengus McGiffin and Adair Loveridge Ailish McGiffin* Andrée McGiffin Dean and Lucie Moses Roger Myers and Erin McCormick Stéphane Raingard and Stacy Chandler Alvaro Sanabria and Sandra Guzman Tanu Sankalia and Devyani Jain Xanthe Setchko* Norman and Jennifer Villarina Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program Anonymous (2)
The Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund was created in 2003 by one of EB’s founders in celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary.
G8 Class Gift
* Student donors
As of June 30, 2016
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EB has been blessed with generous donors who value the long-term sustainability and health of the school. These gifts make up EB’s Endowment, which is currently comprised of three separate funds.
Aaron and Stéphanie Ross Chris Stauffenegger, Vigneron Imports Jon Strich and Catherine Dower Swing Artisan Jewelry V Dub Tours
Online Auction Donors
Claudine Ozzello Auction & Gala Chair
Robin Kirby Silent Auction Chair
Live Auction Donors
Silent Auction Donors
Asha Baudart-Gehlawat and Sylvie Baudart Natasha Boissier and Kimbo Prichard Hervé Bruckert and Emari Dimagiba EB Board of Trustees Eric and Emma Gimon William Goodman and Victoria Belco Christopher Harrelson and Sara Rahimian Idolem, Pablo Yahuda Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Paul and Robin Kirby Paul and Robin Kirby, Kokkari Alan Korman and Christine Chapon Paul and Laura Magu, Rêve Bistro Bryan Matheney and Avery Sim Radhika Rao and Kira Rao-Poolla Aaron and Stéphanie Ross Maria, Aaron and Stéphanie Ross Tanu Sankalia and Devyani Jain Alain Shocron, La Noisette Sweets Daniel Sivolella and Jacqueline Van Lang Chris Stauffenegger, Vigneron Imports Peter Vollhardt and Marie-José Sat
Paul Abboud and Kristen Sidell David and Becky Andersen Alberto Blanco and Kalei Demello Jeremy Bled and Katherine Dawson Anne Brandon Hervé Bruckert and Emari Dimagiba Frédéric and Odile Canadas Jessica and Scott Chacon Pierre-François Choquet and Stéphanie Long Choquet Cecilia Chung Jason Cohn and Camille ServanSchreiber Samir Dzankic and Golriz Ghassem-Ardebili Jérémie Fèbvre and Charlotte Attry Pascal and Tegan Hoffmann Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Kiss that Frog Jules and Florence Kragen Kamran and Anosha Misaghi Magali Noth Jeremy and Lee Ouellette Steve and Ann Lefkovits Luxe-Provence Nasi Maghsoudnia White Greg Nemitz and Sarah Sawyer Paul and Claudine Ozzello Shirin Rahimian Andrea Rondini John Rosenthal and Sally Drach
900 Grayson Abigail’s Marie-Anne Allain and Room 8 Alliance Française de Berkeley AMC Theaters Aquarium of the Bay Atelier Emmanuel Bay Area Children’s Theatre Bay Area Discovery Museum Rosie Bell Berkeley Ballet Theater Berkeley Ironworks Berkeley Symphony Bladium Sports & Fitness Club Sonia Bleu-Laine, Hannah Lê and G3 Blue Sonia Bleu-Laine, Hannah Lê and G3 White Blue Door Beads Ethel Brennan Brittany Crêpes Christine Brozowski, MD The Buddy Club Hélène Cahen California Shakespeare Theatre Bénédicte Cambon-Ritter Bénédicte Cambon-Ritter and Room 5 Camino Camp EDMO Camp Picnic Odile Canadas, Hana Khabbaz and PKA Carolyn Rebuffel Designs Cat Town Cafe Chez Panisse Jocelyne Chiari-Martin and Room 12 Ethran Chkhiro Chipotle Chocolats de Pascale Mathieu Cladidier Tom and Renee Clyde Jean-Baptiste Cochereau, Martine Fournier and MKC
Jason Cohn and Camille ServanSchreiber Christopher Colebourn Freddy Corbin Crossroads Trading Company The Crucible François David François David, Ellen Wang and G4 Red François David, Karolina Koppany and G5 Red Karine Delambily, Brigitte Little and K3 Deluxe distribution in SF Clémence Demoncheaux Clémence Demoncheaux, Fatima Fall and MK-KD Disney Doodle Camp Earthsake East Bay Dance Center Edible Excursions Emeryville Chiropractic Emma’s Jams Kelly Evans-Pfeifer and Erich Pfeifer Fairyland Fall Designs Lamia Fehada Petra Fibrichova Jean-Philippe Filhol and Room 11 Five Little Monkeys Lisa Fontaine French Cocoon Interior Design Kenneth and Setenay Frucht Galileo Joelle Garland Gaumenkitzel Restaurant Baptiste Génestin, Béatrice Morand and K4 Eric and Emma Gimon Jai Gohel and Maureen Garvey Golden Key Piano School Phyllis Grant Hanabi Judo Handcraft studio Barbara Hanna Harper Paige East Hawthorn Boutique Head over Heels Gabrielle Hedlund Homegrown Homestead Restaurant
Keyvan Nouri Oakland Fitness Company Oakland Ice Center Oakland Zoo ODC Dance Over the Ocean Pandora Pavé Fine Jewelry Design Peppermill Resort Spa Casino Picante Olga Popova Presidio Bowling Center Q-ZAR Laser Tag Emma Ragot and Room 6 Marc Rasic Suzanne Rasic Bénédicte Remaud, Patrick Coulon and PK-MKB Rêve Bistro Rick & Ann’s Restaurant Laurent Rigobert and Room 10 Riva Cucina Rivoli Eric Rocher, Chocolatier Blue Béatrice Rollier-Muret Andrea Rondini Matt Ross Stéphanie Ross Roughing It Day Camp San Francisco Flame Throwers San Jose Sharks Santa Cruz Dream Inn Scandia Family Center Maggie Schoon Jason and Maggie Schoon Sea, Surf, and Fun LLC Sea Glass Fine Art Photography Semifreddi’s Bakery
Thank you to our wonderful auction volunteers, organizers, creators, designers, and hosts! We couldn’t have done it without you; you made our event a hit! Aykut Akcaoglu Becky Andersen Rosie Bell Awatif Chirar Michelle Clincke Luz de la Riva Kelly Evans-Pfeifer Randy Griffin Robin Kirby Jennifer Le Thery Stéphanie Long Choquet Chase Martin Jennifer Monahan Sarah Nasgovitz, Stella Nonna Greg Nemitz Anh-Thu Nguyen Brenda Ogburn Paul and Claudine Ozzello Josie Phathivang Stéphanie Ross Vicki Schumb Katie Slemmer Stephanie Sullivan Emilie Verbinnen Camille Winet Samin Yazdi
Rotha Ieng Jack Hyde Soccer Camp James and the Giant Cupcake Keter Salon Kinetic Arts Center Matthieu and Christine Kohlmeyer La Flamme La Mar La Méditerranée La Parisienne Fanny Labadie, Marc de Armey and K2 V. Labiano Abello, Architects Lawrence Hall of Science Isabelle Le Blanc Elise Lebec Steve Lefkovits Sylvie Le Meur and Room 7 Les Petits Carreaux Levi’s Steve Levine Little River Inn Maison d’Etre Marilyn Jaeger Skincare Studio Marin Ranch Camp Suzanne McNeill Michelle Mebine Miette Anosha Misaghi Shane Willow Mittman Al Moore and Michelle Clincke Nadine Morrisette, Maggie Schoon and G3 Red Namaste Yoga & Wellness Greg Nemitz and Sarah Sawyer The New Parkway Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong and Ahn-Thu Nguyen
Faculty Ticket Sponsors Natasha Boissier and Kimbo Prichard Frédéric and Odile Canadas Chris Harrelson and Sara Rahimian Dean Hanley and Hélène Cahen Goran and Koraljka Kukic James Levine and Angela Jacobson Laura and Paul Magu Michael, Tina and Joshua Meyer Alain Montiel Jeff and Karoline Robbins Mike and Katie Slemmer
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From left to right: Michelle Clincke, Anh-Thu Nguyen and Katie Slemmer, Online Auction Co-Chairs
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Sport d’Epoque Stella Nonna Sticky Art Lab Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics Strich-Dower Family Subpar Miniature Golf Sushi Park Susie Cakes Swing Artisan Jewelry Pauline Tajchman, Carine Lapicque and G5 Blue Pauline Tajchman, Carine Lapicque and G5 White Tea Collection Virginie Téjéro-Gostlin and Room 9 Thomas Fallon Photography Toast Kitchen + Bar Marion Tobie Marion Tobie, Luc de Armey and G4 Blue Marion Tobie, Luc de Armey and G4 White Claire Tompkins Townhouse Bar & Grill Two Local Girls Urban Adventure Camps USA Kung Fu Rafael Vargas Florann Vasquez Emilie Verbinnen Jose-Luis Villasante and MarieElise Sallat Walt Disney Family Museum Zachary and Stephanie Walton Elaine Wang We Rock the Spectrum Whimsy Whole Foods Wood Tavern XOX Truffles Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Patrice Zauret Ziraffe
This year’s Auction Fund-a-Need was dedicated to Balanced Literacy and STEAM, adopting and deepening our integration of these two innovative teaching approaches. Thanks to our amazing community, $72,397 was raised to purchase balanced literacy-specific book sets and specialized classroom furniture to foster collaborative learning, help expand our library of maker tools and materials, create a dedicated maker space for students, and continue to support campus-wide implementation of Balanced Literacy and STEAM through advanced teacher training.
“Balanced Literacy at EB
allows students to intersect with reading and writing in French and English with a differentiated workshop approach that customizes learning for each student. Through whole group, small group and individual instruction, students participate in a variety of literacy activities which allow them to become independent and biliterate readers and writers.” Maggie Schoon, 3rd Grade English Teacher
Fund-a-Need Challenge Grant Donors Reza and Debra Abbaszadeh
Fund-a-Need Donors Paul-André Abboud and Kristen Sidell Adobe Aykut Akcaoglu and Maria del Pilar Reyes Cyril and Lorien Allouche David and Rebecca Andersen Patrice Aymé and Constance Ramos Michelle Baker and Fiona Dunbar Jeremy Bled and Katherine Dawson Natasha Boissier and Kimbo Prichard Eric Bottino and Sara Buckelew Frédéric and Odile Canadas Frederick Choate and Karen Nelsen Pierre-François Choquet and Stéphanie Long Choquet Thierry Durandard and Rick Richetta Marek Fibrich and Petra Fibrichova Frank Fletcher and Elisabeth Hruska David Gay and Olga Popova Eric and Emma Gimon
William Goodman and Victoria Belco Dean Hanley and Hélène Cahen Christopher Harrelson and Sara Rahimian Joyce Hemmer Jules and Florence Kragen Goran and Koraljka Kukic Robert Lee and Andrea Bacigalupo-Lee Steve and Ann Lefkovits James Levine and Angela Jacobson Stephen Levine and Paola Laverde-Levine Jeffrey and Eileen Loustau John McCarthy and Sodabeh Fazlollahi Gregory Nemitz and Sarah Sawyer Magali Noth Jeanne Oakley Erich Pfeifer and Kelly EvansPfeifer Mark and Tracy Poff Antoine and Melissa Portales Guillaume Privat and Alexandra Thusy-Privat (MG) Made Putrayasa and Annette Hackett (MG) Stéphane Raingard and Stacy Chandler Michael Roberts and Mindyn Longinotti Aaron and Stéphanie Ross Roberte Rountree Stuart Russell and Loy Sheflott Hugh Salamon and Beverly King Jason and Maggie Schoon Shahin and Muna Shadfar Karen Stephen Edward Sweet and Harold Stevens Union Bank Foundation Todd Vollmerhausen and Denise Glagau Matthew Wadlund and Alexandra Destler Wadlund Rudolph Walter and Brigitte Bastrenta Zachary and Stephanie Walton Fair Wang and Hui Chuan Liao Nick Waugh and Riley Bove Isaiah and Anna Weiner Mark Westover and Barbara Galligan
Thank you to all of our parents—you’re all a part of the PA!—for a wonderful year. From organizing major events like the Auction to helping with morning carpool: the level of community participation at EB is truly touching. You create this wonderful community that we are grateful to be a part of. Thank you! And a special thank you to the PA Board for their leadership, commitment and dedication to the school and the community. We are grateful to have such stellar members of the community taking on these important roles for the school!
Anglophone Co-President Renee Cole Clyde Francophone Co-President Camille Servan-Schreiber Anglophone Vice President Steve Levine Francophone Vice President Maria Reyes Secretary Beverly King Treasurer Laura Carmany Communications Secretary Charlotte Attry Volunteer Coordinator Todd Vollmerhausen Room Rep. Coordinators Emilie Verbinnen (PK–G1) Karine Tripier (G2–G5) Noémie Hansen (G6–G8) EB Auction & Gala Chair Claudine Ozzello Marché Co-Chair Robert Lee Raffle Chair Olga Popova World Celebrations Chair Petra Fibrichova
Committee Chairs: Auction – Online Co-Chairs Michelle Clincke, Anh-Thu Nguyen, Katie Slemmer Marché Co-Chair Heather Saulnier World Celebrations Co-Chair Clélia Donovan Le Beaujolais Nouveau Stéphane Deléger EB Spirit Wear Suzanne Rasic Diversity Events Yael Perez and Kimbo Prichard First Friday Coffees Golriz Ardebili and Erin McCormick Grandparents & Friends Day Andrea Bacigalupo-Lee PA Website Liaison Jeremy Bled PA Webmaster Katie Slemmer Parent Enrichment Nicole Harris and Laura Carmany Scrip & Retail Rebates Natasha Boissier Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day Laura Magu Welcome Committee Roxane Chester, Janice Kirk, Karoline Robbins
This year, the PA successfully orchestrated the first full year of its new website, which was a huge blessing for volunteer organization and coordination; installed and displayed LED signs by the reception for updates and reminders; organized successful Parent Enrichment events and speakers, including a wonderful evening on diversity and inclusion; and stepped up to lead many successful events throughout the entire year.
Petra Fibrichova World Celebrations Chair
Olga Popova Raffle Chair
Robert Lee Marché Chair
Heather Saulnier Marché Co-Chair
The community at EB is truly a special and memorable one. Thanks to our global members from all over the world, the EB community brings a richness and diversity to everything we do, from sharing regional delicacies at World Celebrations to performing a cultural dance at the Marché. The PA plays an essential role in the creation, health, and growth of this amazing community.
2015–2016 Annual Report
A special thank you to all of the Room Reps who have helped both teachers and parents alike throughout the school year. Room Reps are the link between the classroom and the home, and you play a hugely important role in the life of the school. You spend many hours helping to coordinate field
trips, carpool, birthday parties, lice checks, holiday decorations, teacher appreciation... and the list just goes on and on. Thank you for your dedication to your classes and to EB; we appreciate each and every one of you!
Mandeep Ahluwalia Rosie Bell Lynn Bentley Christine Borchani Maureen Cane Laura Carmany Michelle Clincke Susanna Corcoran Katherine Fairbanks Abbott Petra Fibrichova Liza Finkelstein Joelle Garland Maureen Garvey Marissa Goldman Kate Grasman
Yael Perez Olga Popova Sara Rahimian Constance Ramos Ondine (Magali) Rangel Maria Reyes Karoline Robbins Andrea Rondini StĂŠphanie Ross Heather Saulnier Camille Servan-Schreiber Marjorie Setchko Kristen Sidell Avery Sim Wendy Sitler-Roddier
NoĂŠmie Hansen Corinne Henton Pria Hidisyan Omayya Kanafani Susan Knecht Elise Lebec Isabelle Le Blanc Stephen Levine Vivian Li Laleh Martin Erin McCormick Christina Meyer Sarah Nasgovitz Anh-Thu Nguyen Alexandria Pembleton
Katie Slemmer Sarah Spear Kristen St. Aubyn Rhonda Steward Goldstein Jannick Terrail Karine Tripier Yani Vargas Emilie Verbinnen Marie-Elise Villasante Hallie Von Rock Arlena Winn Anosha Zereh Misaghi
Abigail Leland Class of 1986 Jun. 30, 1975 – Jan. 22, 2016
Susan Arnall Maino April 20, 1940 – Feb. 3, 2016 Assistant Head (1995–2001)
Sergio Klor de Alva Class of 2006 Feb. 4, 1992 – Apr. 26, 2016
Abigail Leland-Liotta passed away peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2016 after a long struggle with lung cancer (despite never having smoked). Abigail was the youngest daughter of one of EB’s founders, Annie-May de Bresson, and a member of the EB class of 1986. She is survived by her parents Annie-May and Hayne, her husband Stefano Liotta, her daughters Chiara and Luna, her sister Odile Leland-Arizmendi, and her brothers Geoffrey and Alexander and their families, as well as many loving friends. She was a bright light and a beautiful soul and will be sorely missed by those privileged to have known her. Susan Maino, affectionately known to her friends as Sue, passed away on February 3, 2016. Sue was born in San Francisco and went to elementary and high school in Belmont. She earned a BA at Molloy College in New York and a Master’s from Georgetown University in D.C. Sue lived with and took care of her parents most of her life. Sue was a warm and generous person and devoted her life to education and serving others. She served both as Assistant Head for the English Program and as Interim Head of School (or “queen for a year” as she liked to call it) at Ecole Bilingue from 1995 to 2001. She is remembered as an outgoing and hardworking woman, always ready with a smile and a wink for her colleagues. Sue is survived by her brother Tom; her two nephews, Tom and John; and many more loving family members and friends. Sergio Klor de Alva passed away on April 26, 2016. A passionate idealist who called himself a realist, Sergio Klor de Alva believed in showing up, truth-telling, and striving for social justice. He was happily working on several political campaigns and ballot initiatives when he was killed in a car crash on Highway 1, just north of Montera State Beach. His family has set up a foundation in his memory called In the Interest of Justice, which will provide support to those otherwise unable to accept unpaid internships in the areas of politics and social justice. Find more information at: http://liveyourdreamsergio.blogspot.com/. Sergio was also an organ donor, in the hopes that others might benefit from this tragedy. Sergio always wanted to be remembered as a man of principle; his many loved ones will never forget his incredible smile. He would want all of his classmates, teachers, and administrators to stay involved, engaged, and to vote—in the interest of justice. Jeffrey Knight, father of EB graduate Charlotte Knight, died on August 2, 2016 of ALS complications. Jeff was a generous donor to many charities focusing on social justice, politics, the environment, children, and animals. Besides being witty and funny, he was well-traveled since childhood, having been born in Rome, Italy, and loved all things French except the language, which he could fake, but not speak.
Jeffrey Knight Dec. 20, 1949 – Aug. 2, 2016 Alumni Parent
2014–2015 Annual Report
Tish Moore Oct. 3, 1970 – Jan. 9, 2016 EB parent
Tish Moore, Blair Moore’s mother, transitioned peacefully on January 9, 2016 after a longstanding diagnosis of breast cancer. Tish was an active, passionate, generous and well-loved member of the EB community. Being Blair’s mom was the highlight of her life. She inspired so many by the closeness of their relationship and their shared creativity, courage, and grace. Many people did not know of her diagnosis, as it was her goal to live fully, intentionally and deeply the life she was bestowed. She surpassed our expectations and lived a strong, valiant life. Her internal compass always pointed her in the direction of family, community and educational excellence. It was Tish’s wish that Blair would continue her legacy of learning and living well. Therefore, we developed a fund to contribute to Blair’s education at: gofundme.com/tishlovesblair/ or at tishmoore.com
Mark your calendars ➤ DEC 21, 2016 ALUMNI 18+ REUNION 6–8 pm Stella Nonna in Berkeley ➤ JAN 06, 2017 EB ALUMNI REUNION 6–8 pm at EB ➤ APR 1, 2017 AUCTION GALA 6 pm–midnight The Claremont Country Club ➤ MAY 21, 2017 LA PLACE DU MARCHÉ 11 am–4 pm at EB
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EB is turning 40! We will celebrate this milestone throughout the 2017–2018 school year. Stay tuned!
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