Commission on Professional Development

CAIS schools seek to help students develop personally and intellectually, and to appreciate and pursue such growth for a lifetime. In order to serve students well, the Commission on Professional Development provides an array of opportunities designed to enhance the learning and practice of Association teachers and administrators, helping them to keep pace with ever-broadening educational demands. The Commission approaches its task by researching pedagogical trends, assessing the needs within member schools, and identifying topics that refine and enhance current practices. The Commission then designs, sponsors, and promotes events that reflect the interests and respond to the needs of member schools. Offerings include one-day sabbaticals, half-day workshops, and thematic dinner meetings sponsored by discipline-specific subcommittees. The Commission annually assesses the effectiveness of its offerings and the extent to which it realizes its mission by seeking feedback from member schools.


Commission Members  
Chair: Rob Brenner (Rumsey Hall)
Vice Chair: Joel Backon (Choate Rosemary Hall)

Maria Carpenter (Rectory School)
Lorri Carroll (Hamden Hall Country Day School)
Cheryl Costello (Miss Porter's School)
Sue Das (Brunswick School)
Mark de Kanter (Westminster School)
Justine Fellows (Greens Farms Academy)
Porter Hill (Farifield Country Day School)
Basil Kolani (Ridgefield Academy)
Lisa Levesque (The Rectory School)
Scott MacClintic (The Loomis Chaffee School)
Rhonan Mokriski (Salisbury School)
Kate Parker-Burgard (St. Luke's School)
Joe Steiner (Greens Farms Academy)
Bill Sullivan (Suffield Academy)