Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren Bennis

The senior administration leadership team is comprised of the head of school, section principals, and the director of finance and operations. The team is supported by the board of directors and is responsible for the operational leadership of the school.

Head of School, Sally Thorogood came to Alto in 2012 from Munich International School and has served as head since 2016. With a Masters in Education from Bath University, Sally brings two decades of experience ranging from classroom instruction to school administration. Sally is also a school visitor and workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The board of directors oversees and monitors the strategic and financial well-being of the school. Tasks of the board include the preparation and approval of the strategic plan, financial oversight, and appointment of the head of school. Each board member supports the mission of the school and serves on at least one board committee, such as the finance, fundraising or facilities committee.

Members of the Board:

Sally Thorogood – Head of School
John Furlan – President
Robert Dobbins – Treasurer
Matthias Hausner – Secretary
Brooke Heckert
Kristen Hughes
Michael Schallehn
Beate Teufel – President of the Alto Parent Organization
Sven Weber