Board of Trustees
At the French American School of Princeton, decision-making authority at the highest level resides in a volunteer Board of Trustees that includes individuals with related expertise. The functions of the Board focus on three areas critical to the success of the School:
- It selects, evaluates, and supports the Head of School, to whom it delegates authority to manage the School,
- It upholds the mission of the School and develops broad institutional policies that guide the Head of School in running the School.
- It is accountable for the financial well-being of the School.
Mark Solomon joined Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, as General Counsel in January 2016. Prior to Rider, he was a partner in the Princeton office of the Philadelphia-based law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP with a practice concentrating in land use and zoning, real estate and related litigation. He started his legal career in NYC as a litigator with Shea & Gould. In 1986 he returned to his hometown of Princeton to join the firm of Jamieson Moore Peskin & Spicer. The Jamieson firm merged with Pepper Hamilton in 2001. Mark received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1978, a M.A. in Physical Anthropology from Yale University in 1980, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1984. Mark and his wife Christine have been married for 25 wonderful years. They have two children, ages 22 and 20. Mark was introduced to FASP many years ago when the school used his firm for real estate related matters.
Mark Solomon has served on the Board of Trustees since 2017.
Laurene Isip joined in Integra Lifesciences in 2016 as the global head of corporate communications and public relations function. Prior to this role, she led corporate communications and public affairs for healthcare organizations including Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Covance Inc. Earlier in her career, she held positions in marketing, advertising and brand management at the IBM Corporation, the Kellogg Company, Jordan McGrath Case & Partners, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, working in Asia, Australia, Latin America and the United States. Laurene completed her bachelor’s degree in business economics at the University of the Philippines. She received her master’s degree in business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is now part of Arizona State University. Laurene and her husband have one daughter, currently in Grade 5 at FASP, and an older son who is an FASP alumni and a senior in high school.
Laurene Isip has served on the Board of Trustees since 2017.
Corinne Güngör began her career as a legal counselor in the private sector in Paris, France. She then decided to embrace a new career as an elementary teacher in a west suburb of Paris, where she taught for 10 years.
Her family moved from France to Princeton in 1998. After one year as a teacher at the French American School of Philadelphia, she co-founded FASP in 2000. She has served as Head of School since then. Mother of four sons, her family speaks three languages fluently (French, English and Turkish).
Corinne holds a BA in Legal Studies from the University of Rouen and Assas (France), and a BS in Primary Education from the Ministry of the French National Education (UIFM Anthony).
She is the recipient of the Order of the Academic Palms and the French National Order of Merit.
Corinne has served on the Board of Trustees since 2000.
Peter Rapelye, Trustee
Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu, Trustee
Jerry Ford, Trustee