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Leadership

Johanna Bambridge
Head of School

Mrs. Bambridge is the professional, institutional, and educational leader of the school and oversees all administration. She works closely with the Board and staff to implement board policies and implement the school’s Strategic Plan.

Mrs. Bambridge assumed leadership of Marymount International School, Paris in August 2014. She is an American educator from New York with over 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in elementary, middle and high schools, in both the U.S. and abroad (Germany, Japan, Belgium, UK, USA). She lives locally in Neuilly-sur-Seine with her husband, John.

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Sarah Thomas
School Principal

Mrs. Thomas is responsible for student life and services. She interacts with all the grade levels to help manage and oversee the daily operations of the school. In addition, she works closely with the guidance counselor to ensure that each individual student is successfully achieving academic, physical, spiritual and psychological growth.

Mrs. Thomas was appointed as School Principal in August 2014 and has been a member of the faculty at Marymount for nearly ten years. She is American, has a Master’s degree in International Education Administration and speaks English and French fluently. Sarah now lives in Paris with her husband, Frédéric, and their two daughters, Olivia and Rose, former students at Marymount.

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Ariane Fieschi
Operations Director

Ms. Fieschi, under the leadership of the Head of School, is responsible for setting the strategic direction and executing the operational dimensions of all non-academic areas of the school. She works closely with all non-academic staff to ensure that Marymount has the best working environment and processes, while also leading the financial health and sustainability of the school.

Ms. Fieschi was appointed as Operations Director in October 2015. As the daughter and granddaughter of diplomats, Ms. Fieschi was raised and educated in several international settings and is bilingual in French and English. She is a graduate of Le Sorbonne with a focus in International Administration, and has worked in multiple countries in the areas of international law, negotiations, and Human Resources.

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Kate des Places
External Relations Director

Ms. des Places is responsible for ensuring the smooth coordination of external relations and fundraising activities across the school, while also leading the establishment of institutional relationships and partnerships. She provides guidance and coordination on marketing and communications initiatives across the administrative team, faculty and staff.

Originally from the UK, Ms. des Places also grew up on the East Coast of the USA and has a decade of corporate and education sector experience working in London, New York and Paris. She has a UK Law degree (LLB), a Master of International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and is bilingual in English and French. She lives locally with her French husband and their two children.

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