The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) announced today the appointment of Amy Stella, Ed.D., as a commissioner.
Stella is Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development for Northern Burlington County Regional School District in Columbus, N.J. 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 Dr. Stella for her commitment to Middle States and for volunteering her expertise to help schools grow and improve through accreditation.”
A former high school science teacher and supervisor, Stella has served in various leadership positions with the school district over the past 15 Years and holds extensive experience in instruction, professional development and teacher evaluation.
Stella holds a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and Master of Arts in curriculum, instruction and supervision, both from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Villanova University.
“I am honored to join Middle States as a commissioner,” said Stella, who lives in Westampton, N.J. “I know from experience that the Middle States accreditation process is a valuable tool in helping school districts of all sizes align their curriculum so it meets the needs of students from kindergarten to twelfth grade.”
Middle States commissioners meet twice annually to review accreditation recommendations and the organization’s finances, policies and strategic plan.