History & Leadership
From its beginnings as a kindergarten with a student body of nine and a faculty of one, The American School Foundation has evolved into today’s thriving educational institution of some 2,500 students and 220 full-time teachers. For over 130 years, many thousands of young lives have been enriched by an ASF education.
Board of Trustees 2019-20
John Santa Maria Otazúa ('75) - First Vice Chair
Leonardo Franco Schlesinger - Second Vice Chair
Rosa Luisa Marentes de Pisinger ('87) - Secretary
Cesar Buenrostro Moreno ('85)
Thomas R. Favret
Ernesto González Garfias
Patricio Gutiérrez Tommasi
Andrea Hernández Velasco
Carl E. Koller Lucio ('88)
John Francisco Serrano Kacz ('79)
Frances Elizabeth Ward Patton de Huttanus
Mark Iver Sylte
Heads of School
Upper row, from left to right: Mark Iver Sylte, Executive Director; Robert Wilson, Head of Athletics & Extended Learning; William Peat, Head of Upper School; Diego Zaragoza, Director of Academic Affairs.
Lower row, from left to right: Jordan Maas, Head of Lower School; Erin Trautman, Head of the Early Childhood Center; Robert Lewis, Head of Middle School.
Upper row, from left to right: Víctor Villafranca, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel; Raúl Cervantes, Project Manager; José Luis Rojas, Operations Manager; Mark Iver Sylte, Executive Director; José Luis Rivera, Director of Information Technology; Homero Figueroa, Director of Finance.
Lower row, from left to right: Elisa Penela, Director of Human Capital; Cecilia Cepeda, Director of Institutional Advancement; Violeta Ayala, Director of Communications; Patricia Martin de Hubp, Director of Admission and Financial Aid.