Commission on School Growth and Collaboration

The CAIS Commission on School Growth and Collaboration fosters creativity, diversity and innovative thinking. The Commission provides experiences and resources that support and develop the CAIS community.
Adhering to the highest ideals of equity and inclusion, the Commission’s services include but are not limited to:
●    Programming for faculty, staff and administrators;
●    Supporting the growth and work of networks of professionals with shared areas of responsibility, interest, and/or experience;
●    Promoting professional learning opportunities offered by independent schools and associations;
●    Fostering connections to external vendors, consulting services, and professional organizations.


Site Visits 
The Subcommittee on Technology offers a valuable service to its member schools. Per request, a team of technology professionals from the commission will spend a full day at your school to evaluate your technology program. Feedback centers around academic technology, network and security services, as well as budget and staffing. Each visit is customized to the needs of the school. To request a visit please contact BJ Daniels at [email protected].

2024-2025 Commissioners

Maria Carpenter - Rectory School (Chair)
Kossouth Bradford - The Foote School - Vice-Chair 

Andrew Bevan - New Canaan Country School 
Isabel Ceballos - The Ethel Walker School 
Jessica Chang - Waterside School 
Josh Deitch - King School 
Melissa Hay - Washington Montessori School
Cathie Hillian - Miss Porter's School 
Matt Johnson - Loomis Chaffee 
Joe Lorenzatti - Cheshire Academy 
Eleanor Page - St. Luke's School 
Jess Panzarella - Sacred Heart Academy 
Jon Ross-Wiley - Greenwich Academy 

CAIS Liaisons:
Nancy Dickson (Director of Professional Learning)
Joan Edwards (Director of Equity and Professional Collaboration)