Welcome to Diego Zaragoza Tejas -- New Assistant Head of School


Please join us in welcoming Diego Zaragoza Tejas as the new FAIS Assistant Head of School. He is originally from California and is moving to Portland with his partner, Jason, after living 16 years in Mexico City.


Diego earned a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.S. in Education from the State University of New York. He is an active teacher trainer, school evaluator and content developer for the IB Educator Network and accredits schools through the Southern Association of Independent Schools. He enjoys working with teams to improve student learning and helping others to become confident teachers and leaders. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, running, and cooking Mexican food accompanied by spicy salsas!


"I'm so excited to join the FAIS team and to be part of a community where languages are valued and where intercultural sensitivity is upheld."


Diego speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, so don't be shy to challenge him with French, which he wishes to learn quickly in our community. He officially joins us in July!