San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Chief of Protocol Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, and Jane Camblin at the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony for the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister-City Partnership, May 29, 2009
Treasuring Three Decades of Memories, Jane Camblin Embarks on a New Adventure
JANE CAMBLIN Head of School | Proviseur
When I was hired to be a young principal in 1982 at a small school called FABS (French American Bilingual School), it would have been hard for me to imagine back then that I would stay on for thirty ears, eighteen of them as Head! And what wonderful years they have been! The
school has grown from strength to strength, from an
eccentric experiment in bilingual education in the Western Addition to the thriving, dynamic, widely respected
French American International School in the heart of the
city’s bustling arts and political corridor!
It has been such a privilege to have been able to play a
part in the development of this amazing institution and to
witness its 50th anniversary as one of the world’s premier
And so it is with very mixed emotions that I write to
inform you that this year will be my last. I will leave
French American to take a new position as Executive
Director of the United Nations International School in
New York (UNIS), embarking at long last on a new adven-
ture, knowing that our school is in an enviable position
of strength, and in very capable and professional hands.
Please know that a very large piece of my heart will
always remain at French American, and that I will always
treasure the memories of the three decades I have spent
as a part of this diverse and vibrant community.