The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) announces the appointment of Maria Sweeney as a commissioner.
Sweeney is the Director of Curriculum and Interim Head of Center for Early Childhood Education at Léman Manhattan Preparatory in New York, N.Y. She is one of 11 new commissioners.
“Middle States commissioners serve an important role in helping to improve the quality of education in the United States and around the world,” said MSA-CESS Interim President Henry Cram, Ed.D. “We are grateful to Maria for her commitment to Middle States and for volunteering her expertise to help schools grow and improve through accreditation.”
Sweeney has 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher, ESL specialist, director of curriculum, assistant principal, principal, and head of school. Her years of administrative and teaching experience have spanned the United States as well as countries around the globe.
Sweeney holds a master’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction from the University of California in Riverside, Cal., and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
“I am honored to join Middle States as a commissioner,” said Sweeney, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. “I look forward to sharing my experience to help ensure that students everywhere have access to a quality education that enables them to thrive and meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
Middle States commissioners meet twice annually in Philadelphia, where Middle States is headquartered, to review accreditation recommendations and the organization’s finances, policies and strategic plan.