Seoul Foreign School

SFS School Board

The SFS School Board, operating for and in the name of the SFS Council, is responsible for the total program of the school, including all aspects of its operation.

The SFS School Board:

  • Reviews and upholds the mission
  • Sets the vision
  • Formulates policy
  • Provides fiscal oversight
  • Develops/maintains strategic plans
  • Hires and oversees the Head of School
  • Collaborates with Administration to ensure continuous improvement

Board members are elected by the SFS Council to a serve three-year term. Individuals may be elected to serve a second term. No individuals can serve on the SFS Board for more than six consecutive years. The School Board is comprised of a minimum of six (6) members who are a parent of at least one (1) child currently enrolled in the school.

Full board meetings take place five times during the school year.

For further information, please contact the Board Email

2017-2018 SFS Board Members

  • Mrs. Penelope Kim, Chair
  • Mr. Peter Choi, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Michael Distasio
  • Mr. Graham Dodds
  • Mr. Kurtis Jang
  • Ms. KyungEn Kim
  • Ms. Silvia Kim
  • Mr. Dean Park
  • Ms. Regina Ryu
  • Mrs. Sally Shim
  • Mrs. Jenny Woo

SFS Council

The SFS Council is composed of members, all of whom actively agree with and support the Christian nature of Seoul Foreign School as set forth in the statement of its Philosophy. Members are appointed by various Christian churches in Seoul, as defined by the SFS Constitution.

No member of the Council is a regular full-time employee of the school. The members are elected for two-year terms.

Duties of the SFS Council include:

  • Appoints Board and Jaedan members
  • Receives audited financial statements
  • Reviews/approves the school budget
  • Approves mission and philosophy changes
  • Maintains SFS Constitution and Bylaws

2017-2018 Council

  • David Hwang (Chair)
  • James Kim (Vice-Chair)
  • Barbara Bai
    Int’l Lutheran Church, Seoul
  • Matthew Wasmund
    Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
  • Kirk Meyer
    Seoul Union Church
  • Tootsie Fortaleza-Tan


Jaedan is the official legal entity of Seoul Foreign School.  It is composed of members who officially have a significant stake in the school. Meetings done by this group are arranged to debate and amend the current position of the school and its alliance with Korea.

Jaedan Members

  • Bill Majors – Chair
  • William Mako
  • Charles Hoffman
  • Peter Underwood
  • Sun Hye Yang
  • Colm Flanagan – Head of School

British Board of Governors

The SFBS Board of Governors is responsible for oversight of the operations of the British School. They meet with the Head of School and British School on a regular basis.

2017-2018 SFBS Governors

  • Michael Distasio – Chair
  • Shaan Beccarelli
  • Wonsik Choi
  • Sue Kinoshita
  • Marijana Lijovic
  • Gavin Mackay
  • Alain Nass
  • Lesley-Anne Reed
  • Chris Wood