Governing Board

The French American Academy of Arizona's Governing Board provides strategic direction and ensures the school conducts itself in a manner consistent with the charter. The Board maintains oversight of:

  • Mission, Policy, and Strategic Planning
  • Student Achievement
  • School Administration
  • Finance
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Promotion and Accountability to the Public

Meet the Board

Meet the Governing Board of the French American Academy of Arizona

Patrice Arnout

Patrice Arnout


Patrice hails from France and has been in dual language education administration for the past eight years. He founded the French American School of Arizona with Corinne in 2010 and the French American Academy of Arizona in 2017.

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Vanessa Anspach


Vanessa is an educator with 15 years’ experience in public and private Elementary education. She is an Arizona certified cross-categorical Special Education teacher and has two children enrolled at FrenchAm.


Roch Renaudot


Roch was born in France and raised in the United States. He attended Arizona public schools and is a 2008 graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Roch was a Chief Pilot with CAE, before joining SkyWest Airlines. In 2018, he became an Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration.


Amy Shaw


Amy, or “Shaw”, is an operations executive with 25 years’ experience in Fortune 100 and privately-owned companies creating and leading high-performing teams. Her child has been enrolled at FrenchAm schools since 2012.


Jaye Williams Faye


Jaye is the Chief Financial Officer of a Phoenix-based non-profit behavioral health provider specializing in children’s behavioral health. She is the parent of two children attending FrenchAm schools.

Board Meetings

The FrenchAm Governing Board welcomes the public, including teachers, parents, and the community, to its public meetings. Notices of public meetings shall be posted on the FrenchAm Academy website and on the bulletin board outside the main office. FrenchAm Academy will give additional public notice as is reasonable and practical as to all meetings. Copies of the agenda will be available to the public at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, upon request. To request a copy of the agenda for an upcoming meeting email request to


January 2018
  • Monday, January 8, 5:30 pm
  • Minutes
February 2018
  • Thursday, February 5, 7:30 pm
  • Minutes
March 2018
  • Monday, March 19, 12:00 pm
  • Minutes
April 2018
  • Tuesday, April 17, 12:00 pm
  • Minutes
May 2018
  • Thursday, May 10, 12:00 pm - CANCELED, no business to discuss
June 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 12:00 pm
  • Minutes
July 2018
August 2018
  • Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 am
  • Minutes
September 2018
  • Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 am
  • Minutes
October 2018
  • Monday, October 29, 7:00 am
  • Minutes
November 2018
  • No meeting
December 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 am
  • Minutes

All meetings are held in the FrenchAm library.