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Our School's Leadership Team

Dedicated to Redefining Success for Every Student

When it comes to their impact on learning, a school's administrative leadership is second only to classroom teachers when it comes to impact on learning. They shape the conditions that foster the personal and professional growth of students and faculty. As a result, they're a prime factor in retaining quality teachers for the institution.

At TAS, we believe that our administrators are teachers, too – the teachers of our teachers. They set the direction for the school and serve as role models to all within our community.  

Look at the areas where TAS has invested in critical areas of educational leadership. We hope you will read through our leaders' bios to learn more about their past experiences and current experiences at TAS!  

Meet the Central Administrative Team

Ms. Evelyne Estey, Interim Head of School



Dr. Liz Gale, Deputy Head of School


Ms. Caroline Baugh, Chief Advancement & External Relations Officer


Ms. Amanda Jacob, Dean of Teaching and Learning


Mr. Larry Kraut, Chief Operating Officer


Ms. E-chieh Lin, Director of Inclusion & Well-Being


Want to Get to Know Our Divisional Leadership?

Lower School

Lower School Admin Group Photo, Becky, Tara, and Rick

The Lower School is led by Dr. Tara Simeonidis, Rick Rabon, and Becky Klar. Please refer to their bios at the bottom of our Lower School page.

Middle School

The Taipei American School Middle School Admin Team, Lori Richardson Garcia, Josh Budde, and Karisti Cormier

The Middle School is led by Josh Budde, Karisti Cormier, and Lori Richardson Garcia. Please refer to their bios at the bottom of our Middle School page.

Upper School

Upper School Admin Team, Dr. Evelyn Chen, Dr. Jill Fagen, and Becky Read

The Upper School is led by Becky Read, Evelyn Chen, and Jill Fagen. Please refer to their bios at the bottom of our Upper School page.

Discover More

If this sounds like the type of education you want for your child or the kind of learning community you wish to join, we invite you to explore the people, places, and programs that help us foster our definition of success for every student on our campus.

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