The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing and safeguarding the mission of The International School for the long term. The Board sets policies and procedures that are consistent with the mission. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the acquisition of financial resources, facilities, and equipment that enable the school to pursue its mission effectively. Its work may also include short and long-term planning and budget review and approval.

Board members are responsible for keeping their eyes on the big picture – they refer all day-to-day operational matters to the Head of School and administrative staff.

The International School’s Board of Trustees is made up of dedicated volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds, each bringing his/her own knowledge and experience to the table. TIS board meetings are open to the school community. We gratefully thank all present and past trustees for their service!

TIS Board of Trustees, 2019-2020

                                 Officers

Young Kim
President

  • Primary Affiliation: Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Parent of two TIS students and one TIS alumni
  • Trustee since: 2018

Dan Klock
Vice President

  • Primary Affiliation: CEO, Bridgetown Natural Foods
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2018
Owen Pike

Owen Pike
Treasurer

  • Primary Affiliation: Pike Household
  • Parent of one TIS student
  • Trustee since: 2018

Kristopher Taft
Secretary

  • Primary Affiliation: Teacher, Beaverton School District
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2016

 

                         Members At Large

Arick Auyang

Arick Auyang

  • Primary Affiliation: Advanced Solutions Developer, Nike Basketball
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2018
Michael Gurton

Michael Gurton

  • Primary Affiliation: Research and Policy Analyst, Prosper Portland
  • Parent of one TIS student
  • Trustee since: 2018

Emily Emanuel

  • Primary Affiliation: Co-Owner, LegitScript
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2019

Jonathan Evans

  • Primary Affiliation: Entrepreneur
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2019

Jessica Hamilton

  • Primary Affiliation: Director, Harbor Environmental, The Port of Portland
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2019

Beth Katona

  • Primary Affiliation: Director of Development Operations,
    SMART Reading
  • Parent of TIS alumni
  • Trustee since: 2019
Laura Kung

Laura Kung

  • Primary Affiliation: Kung Household
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2018
Harvey Liu

Harvey Liu

  • Primary Affiliation: Senior Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since: 2018

Erin Nicholson

  • Primary Affiliation: Project Manager, Independent Contractor
  • Parent of one TIS student and one TIS alumni
  • Trustee since: 2017

D’Arcy Owen
President Emeritus

  • Primary Affiliation: Director, Portland English Language Academy
  • Parent of two TIS students and one TIS alumni
  • Trustee since: 2016

To contact any board member, please e-mail board@intlschool.org or leave a message at the school office 503-226-2496. If you want to reach a particular board member, just put that person’s name at the top of your e-mail and it will be forwarded to him/her.

Board documents are available to currently enrolled TIS families.

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