St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

New Senior Leadership

SLLIS is thrilled to announce the following internal appointments for 2017-2018:

Director of Development: Dr. Lydia Chen

Dr. Chen’s promotion to a Central Office position is well-deserved. She was able to establish TCS from a vision through the power of building relationships and finding outside resources. Her strengths at developing strong relationships with others and total dedication to the mission of SLLIS will assist us in the years to come as we continue to build a positive image with external partners and potential donors.

Lower School Principal (K-3): Ms. Meghan Hill

Ms. Hill has held various positions at SLLIS over the years. Her strengths in IB curriculum, balanced literacy, and data-driven instruction will be essential in supporting our teachers as they engage together in a cycle of continuous improvement to improve lower school teaching and learning at SLLIS.

Upper School Principal (4-8): Mr. Robert Biesendorfer

Mr. Biesendorfer has a deep background in school administration and personal love for the upper grades. His experience in transforming TIS by developing relationships with students/staff and by fostering a positive school culture will be a tremendous asset to SLLIS as we go through the process of unification.

Assistant Principal – Marine: Ms. Shaw Teo

Ms. Teo is the former TCS Assistant Head of School and IB PYP Coordinator at SLLIS. She brings an impressive wealth of international curricular and educational leadership experience and we will capitalize on her abilities to build comprehensive Tier 1 systems and structures for students and teachers.

Assistant Principal – Papin: Ms. Maribel Martínez

Ms. Martinez is the former TSS Assistant Head of School, current IB PYP Coordinator and 3rd grade teacher at SLLIS. A founding teacher of SLLIS, she understands best practices in curriculum and social-emotional learning across the grade levels.

Coordinator of Instructional Technology: Mr. Sebastien Babolat

Mr. Babolat has been instrumental in tirelessly troubleshooting any and all challenges at SLLIS throughout the past several years. In his new role, he will provide leadership to teachers and staff in the identification, development, management, coordination, and support of the integration of instructional technology into the curriculum at SLLIS.

PBIS Coordinator: TBA

We are still in the process of interviewing internal and external candidates, and will make an announcement as soon as an offer is extended and accepted.

Language & Culture Teacher Leaders:

  • Coumba Gueye, French
  • Ana López, Spanish
  • Fan Yang, Chinese

MYP Teacher Leader: Ms. Celine Dissel

PYP Teacher Leader: TBA

We deeply value our SLLIS senior leadership team. We are so pleased to watch these leaders take on an array of newer and higher responsibilities! Staff, you are all invited to get to know the new leadership team on April 24, 2017 at Papin from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Parents, you are all invited to get to know the new leadership team on April 27, 2017 at Papin from 6 to 7 p.m.