After teaching for years at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Emmanuel Bonin became the Academic Director at the International School of Los Angeles, a bilingual dual-immersion program leading to the IB Diploma Programme. After 12 years in California, he joined Shanghai American School in 2016 as Deputy Head of School.
In his capacity, he is tasked with ensuring the coherence of an innovative program for 2,800 students on two preK-12 campuses. Emmanuel Bonin holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California (USC), as well as Masters Degrees in History and in Film from the University of Paris Sorbonne. A French-American dual citizen, he is the father of a third culture kid who holds three passports and grew up in France, California, and China and who, after graduating with an IB Diploma last June, is now attending Duke Kunshan University, west of Shanghai.