Commission on Membership and Accreditation

Guy Bailey (CAIS Accreditation Consultant)
Fred Acquavita (Retired Head, St. Thomas's Day School)
Laura Anastasio, Esq (CT State Department of Education)
Maureen Bartolomeo (Fairfield Country Day School)
Sue Cesare (Former CAIS Accreditation Consultant / Retired Head, King School)
Mary Lou Cobb (The Cobb School - Montessori)
Tom Cone (Eagle Hill School)
Tim Deary (Pomfret School)
Shelley Kreiger (Retired Head of 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)
Johnna Yeskey (Greenwich Country Day School)

CAIS Liaison:

Rick Branson (CAIS Executive Director)
Rose Conley (Assistant to the Director)

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 Consultant for Accreditation.