Who’s Who at International School of Portland?

Education Leadership Team

Head of School
Bodo Heiliger, BodoH@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496
Assistant – Candy Trujillo, CandyT@intlschool.org

Contact Bodo for general information about the school, strategy, future planning. Questions about the ISP mission, vision, program, facilities, staffing, contributing to ISP, working with the Board of Trustees. 

Head of Elementary, 1st-5th grade
Dr. Pamela Chandler, PamelaC@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496
Assistant – Tara Bohr: TaraB@intlschool.org 503-226-2496 x101

For Kinder through 5th Grade: Questions or concerns about your child, teacher or the program (for class issues, please speak with the teacher first), child development referrals, safety concerns, morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.

Head of Elementary, PreK-Kindergarten
Maria Abad, MariaA@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x103
Assistant – Nurys Herrera: NurysH@intlschool.org 503-226-2496 x100

Contact Maria for school events, school calendar, teacher assistants, Early Childhood Campus. For PreK, LowK & K: Questions or concerns about your child, teacher or the program (for class issues, please speak with the teacher first), child development referrals, safety concerns, morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.

PYP Coordinator
Kelly Rogers, KRogers@intlschool.org

Contact Kelly for the IB program and how children learn through the IB, questions about your child’s experience with the IB program in the classroom & outside of school. For teachers: school supply purchases.

Student Support Services Coordinator
Heather Lenon, HeatherL@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x112

Contact Heather for individualized student needs, student support, behavioral concerns, and student concerns (intervention plans, Student Support Services, TAG, PBIS, special education); measurement and assessment.

Senior Administrative Team

 Summer Camp Director, Capstone & Transportation Coordinator
Allie Olvera, AllieO@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x118

Contact Allie for Summer Camp (from registration to hiring to planning to daily operations), Capstone Study Abroad Program, including Capstone forms (collected from parents), booking flights and hotels and other related items, Transportation questions around buses/streetcar/parent drivers for field trips and transportation around campus-wide events such as festivals and Mile Run Day. 

HR, People, & Culture
Marguerite Mcaleer, MargueriteM@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x107

Contact Marguerite for Payroll Processing, Direct Deposit, Deductions, Payroll Advances, Employment, Recruiting and Hiring Process, Visa or work authorization questions, Benefits Administration (Medical, Dental, Cafeteria Plan, 403(b) Plan), Leave Administration (FMLA/OFLA), Compliance (Policies and Procedures), Performance Management, Employee Relations.

Marketing & Communications Director
Katharine Simons, KatS@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x109

Contact Kat for web site & social media sites, advertising, school literature, school videos, The Owl family newsletter, ISP News & other school communication, events for prospective families & re-enrollment, “ISP History” project, room parents. 

Director of Finance and Operations
Rob Timmons, RobT@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x108

Contact Rob for Tuition and fees, accounts payable, vendor relations, campus building access cards/PINs, purchase order and reimbursement policy guidance.

Admissions Director
Jan Williams, JanW@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x110

Contact Jan for admissions for new families, tours & events for prospective families, re-enrollment for returning families, financial aid.

Administrative & Support Staff

Click here for Administrative Staff Bios.

Health & Safety Coordinator
Brandy Ascough, BrandyA@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x199

Contact the Health & Safety Coordinator if your child has a medical condition that the school should know about, if you have a question about an accident report, or about other health-related circumstances.

Global Kids Extended-Day Program Manager
Kate Cooper, KateC@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x106

          Contact Kate for questions about the extended-day program and 3rd-party classes.

Alumni & Engagement Manager
Lisa Olivares, LisaO@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x116

Contact Lisa for questions on The Global Citizens Fund (annual fund), alumni relations, auction sponsorship or the special appeal.

Event Coordinator/Development Assistant
Rebecca Roberts, RebeccaR@intlschool.org

Contact Rebecca for questions on the Auction Gala, Run for the Arts, community service events, or donation information (gift receipts, etc).


The Facilities Team maintains, repairs and cleans the buildings/grounds and provide security. Our #1 priority: A well maintained, clean and secure campus for the kids.
Parents: if you see something about our physical campus that needs attention, please tell any receptionist. Staff: if you need help from facilities, please file a maintenance request through the staff web site.

Facilities Manager
Steve Borcherding, SteveB@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x113

Technology Assistance

Technology Coordinator
Mark Usher, MarkU@intlschool.org

Contact Mark for staff IT support &
technology infrastructure.

Click below for:

Chinese Track Faculty

Japanese Track Faculty

Spanish Track Faculty

Library, Art, Music & PE Faculty

English Department Faculty

Volunteer Leadership

  • Board of Trustees, board@intlschool.org. Click here for information about our board.