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

President

Patrice hails from France and has been in dual language education administration for the past seven 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

Director

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

Roch Renaudot

Director

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 2017.

Amy

Amy Shaw

Director

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

Jaye Williams Faye

Director

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 one child attending FrenchAm.

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.

Schedule

January 2018
  • Monday, January 8, 5:30 pm
February 2018
  • Thursday, February 5, 7:30 pm
March 2018
  • Monday, March 19, 12:00 pm
April 2018
  • Tuesday, April 17, 12:00 pm
May 2018
  • Thursday, May 10, 12:00 pm - CANCELED, no business to discuss
June 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 12:00 pm
 July 2018
  • TBD

All meetings are held in the FrenchAm library.