The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) announced today the appointment of Malika Savoy-Brooks, Ed.D., Chief Academic Support Officer for the School District of Philadelphia, as a commissioner.
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. Savoy-Brooks for her commitment to Middle States and for volunteering her expertise to help schools grow and improve through accreditation.”
As the Chief Academic Support Officer for the Philadelphia public schools, Savoy-Brooks is responsible for setting the strategic vision and direction for instructional frameworks and pedagogical approaches to the district’s academic programs.
Savoy-Brooks has also served as an assistant superintendent and principal in Philadelphia. She holds a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix and master’s degrees in educational leadership and elementary education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
“Having recently and successfully completed the accreditation process for 30 schools at the School District of Philadelphia, I know firsthand the power of the accreditation process to help schools improve through strategic planning, evidence-based standards and professional development,” said Savoy-Brooks, who lives in the Philadelphia area. “I look forward to bringing my 26 years of experience in serving public schools to Middle States, and helping to provide even more students with access to the high-quality education they deserve.”
Middle States commissioners meet twice annually to review accreditation recommendations and the organization’s finances, policies and strategic plan.