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Our Board 

Les Petits Francophones' Board of Trustees comprises of current parents, alumni parents, and individuals drawn for the community at large. The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing broad policies and overseeing decisions to ensure the overall programmatic success and financial stability of the school. The Board can be reached at

Anna Mulligan, President

Anna joined the Board as President in 2022. Her daughter started as a Canard in 2021 and graduated as an Abeille in 2023. She speaks Italian and is currently working on her Spanish and French.


Marie Aubry, Treasurer

Marie joined the Board in 2023.

Bio coming soon :) 

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Katie Lauter, Secretary

Katie Lauter joined the board in October 2022. She has a son at LPF, and they love it there. She has work experience in nonprofit development, professional baking, and fitness. Katie studied French all the way up through college and lived in Lyon for a year. She is the parent to Wesley, an Abeille.

Gordon Surface, Member / Education Lead

Gordon Surface joined the Board in September 2016. Over his 25 year career, Gordon Surface have been a classroom instructor with learners from kindergarten through graduate school, a district K-12 curriculum coordinator, director for a consortium providing beginning teacher support and a regional director for new teacher support in California, which is part of the state credentialing process.

This experience has strengthened his belief that providing a rich educational experience for children at the pre-school level is absolutely essential if we expect our children to learn, grow and thrive as members of the learning community, a community that includes parents, teachers, administrators and students. It ultimately leads to our children becoming thoughtful, active members of our participatory democracy.

He is holds a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a MA in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's College.

Ashley Sutton, Member

Ashley Sutton joined the board in Fall 2023. As an LPF parent, she is thrilled to be able to contribute to the success of the school. Ashley is a mom to Joseph (Abeilles) and Maxwell (Les Chenilles). When she's not wrangling her two boys, she is working as a senior HR professional in healthcare. 

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