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]
Commission Members 
Vice-Chair: Basil Kolani (Ridgefield Academy)

Aron Back (New Canaan Country School)
Dave Blodgett (Renbrook School)
Rob Brenner (Rumsey Hall)
Maria Carpenter (Rectory School)
Lorri Carroll (Hamden Hall Country Day School)
BJ Daniels
  (The Gunnery)
Mark de Kanter (Westminster School)
Sarah Edson (The Ethel Walker School)
Pam Fortin (The Foote School)
Porter Hill (Fairfield Country Day School)
Lisa Levesque (The Rectory School)
Scott MacClintic (The Loomis Chaffee School)
Rhonan Mokriski (Salisbury School)
Audrey Onsdorff (Brunswick School)
Eleanor Page (St. Luke's School)
Sharon Plante (The Southport School)
Joe Steiner (Greens Farms Academy)
Bill Sullivan (Suffield Academy)
CAIS Liaisons:
Nancy Dickson, Director of Professional Learning
Joan EdwardsDirector of Equity and Collaboration