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 Directors and members. Commissioners are experienced professionals involved in teaching and administration at member schools. The Commission is staffed by the Director of Accreditation Services.

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

CAIS Liaison:
Rick Branson (CAIS Executive Director)
Diane Brewer (Director of Community Outreach and Engagement)