Commission on Membership and Accreditation

The Commission on Membership and Accreditation oversees evaluation and accreditation activities of the Association. The commission staffs interim visits; evaluates and votes on accreditation reports; maintains liaison with CAIS accredited schools, other accrediting organizations and the State Department of Education; reviews performance of the evaluation process and proposes modifications and improvements in CAIS accrediting practices to the CAIS Board of Trustees and members. Commissioners are experienced professionals involved in teaching and administration at member schools. The Commission is staffed by the Director of Membership and Accreditation.

2022-2023 Commission Members

Johnna Yeskey Chair (Greenwich Country Day School)
Fred Acquavita (Retired, St. Thomas's Day School)
Laura Anastasio, Esq (CT State Department of Education)
Guy Bailey (Retired, CAIS)
Carrie Clark (Cold Spring School)
Maureen Bartolomeo (Fairfield Country Day School)
Mary Lou Cobb (Retired, The Cobb School - Montessori)
Tom Cone (Eagle Hill School)
Tim Deary (Pomfret School)
Jamel Keels (Waterside School)
Shelley Kreiger (Retired, Ezra Academy)
Sharon Lauer (The Unquowa School)
Andrew Niblock (Greenwich Country Day School)
Alison O'Callaghan (Ridgefield Academy)
Jim Yavenditti (St. Luke's School)

CAIS Liaison:
Rick Branson (CAIS Executive Director)
Christina Dixcy (CAIS Director of Membership and Accreditation)