CAIS Announces New Executive Director

It is our great pleasure to announce that the CAIS Board has unanimously and enthusiastically selected Rick Branson, currently head of Indian Creek School in Crownsville, Maryland, to be our organization’s next Executive Director, beginning in the summer of 2019.

Rick has served as a head of school for 15 years at independent, international, and public charter schools, in addition to IB and AP teaching positions, administrative positions, and college experience as a professor and program coordinator. He earned a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University, with a focus on organizational leadership and a dissertation in organizational learning. His master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism are from The University of Oregon. Rick has served on six accreditation committees in the US and in Asia, served on state and international association boards, and presented on a variety of topics to professional organizations at national and international conferences.

Rick will join CAIS on July 1, 2019.