Board of Trustees - The International School

The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing and safeguarding the mission of The International School for the long term. The Board sets policies and procedures that are consistent with the mission. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the acquisition of financial resources, facilities, and equipment that enable the school to pursue its mission effectively. Its work may also include short and long-term planning and budget review and approval. 

Board members are responsible for keeping their eyes on the big picture - they refer all day-to-day operational matters to the Head of School and administrative staff.

The International School's Board of Trustees is made up of dedicated volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds, each bringing his/her own knowledge and experience to the table. TIS board meetings are open to the school community. We gratefully thank all present and past trustees for their service!

TIS Board of Trustees, 2016-2017

Officers

D'Arcy Owen
President

  • Primary Affiliation: Director, Portland English Language Academy
  • Parent of three TIS students
  • Trustee since 2016

Julia Plowman
Vice President

  • Primary Affiliation: Director of Brand Experience and Program Integration, Providence Health
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since 2016

Kristopher Taft
Secretary

  • Primary Affiliation: Teacher, Beaverton School District
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since 2016

Colin Rowan
Treasurer

  • Primary Affiliation: Principal, Malden Capital
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since 2012
 

Members at Large

David Davies

  • Primary Affiliation: Project Manager, Self-Employed
  • Parent of one TIS student and two TIS alumni
  • Trustee since 2011

Greg Lutje

  • Primary Affiliation: Lawyer, Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
  • Parent of one TIS student
  • Trustee since 2013       

Matthew Schweitzer

  • Primary Affiliation: Vice President, North Rim Development Group
  • Parent of two TIS alumni
  • Trustee since 2011        

Becky Smith

  • Primary Affiliation: Developer, Self-Employed
  • Parent of one TIS student
  • Trustee since 2014

Mike Thomas

  • Primary Affiliation: Senior VP, Colliers International
  • Parent of one TIS student
  • Trustee since 2016

Phoebe Trubowitz

  • Primary Affiliation: Oncologist, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Parent of one TIS student and two TIS alumni
  • Trustee since 2012

Sarah Wang

  • Primary Affiliation: Small Business Owner, Self-Employed
  • Parent of two TIS students
  • Trustee since 2016
 

To contact any board member, please e-mail board@intlschool.org or leave a message at the school office 503-226-2496. If you want to reach a particular board member, just put that person's name at the top of your e-mail and it will be forwarded to him/her.

Board documents are available to currently enrolled TIS families. 

  • Password: (the current year's All-Parent Password)

Click here to access the document page.