Yves RivaudOriginally from Limoges, France, Yves arrived in the United States in 1987 to teach French in elementary classes at l’Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley just outside San Francisco.
His positions since then include Head of the School at Lyceum Kennedy (NY) and the French-American School of Puget Sound in Seattle, WA, and Director of the French Curriculum and After School Program at the French-American International School in San Francisco, CA.
His natural warmth creates a sense of comfort for teachers, students and their parents. He always seems to find the true potential of each individual, he puts students and teachers quickly at ease, and he is agreat mentor for his faculty and staff. Yves believes that the school is the reflection of society where the diversity of languages and cultures is omnipresent. He embraces new learning and teaching methodswhile reinforcing the standards unique to each language.
In September 2008, Yves was presented with the insignia of Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry ofEducation in recognition of his service to French Education inFrench-American Schools over the past 21 years.
Clyde JavoisClyde Javois served as Director of Admissions and assistant to the Head of School at Lyceum Kennedy (NY). Before becoming a school administrator, Clyde worked in corporate communications, marketing, accounting, and customer service.
He worked at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) as a Higher Education Assistant, where he managed the staff of the Office of Converging Technologies, served as liaison to all Human Resources related issues as well as for third party vendors under New York State contract.
Clyde grew up in multilingual environment and studied in Europe for many years. He holds a Diploma in Sustainable International School Governance from the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and a Master’s degree in English. Clyde also speaks five languages. His recent experience in education, combined with his previous business background convinces him of the importance of a multi-lingual education to prepare children for success in today’s world.