With more than 2,600 accredited schools across the United States and in 112 other countries, MSA-CESS reviews hundreds of accreditation reports each year. The final decision makers in the process are the MSA Commissioners, a representative body of our membership made up of leaders in education and business.
In addition to school accreditation actions, Commissioners also review the MSA budget, policies, and strategic planning, so in addition to school leaders, we include several public members with expertise in these areas. Commissioners are elected for a three year term, which is renewable for a second term.
The slate of six nominees was sent to the full membership for a vote over the last two weeks. We are pleased to announce our six new Commissioners who will join the full Commissions at their next meeting in early November. For a full list of our current Commissioners click here.
Commission on Elementary Schools (CES)
Commission on Secondary Schools (CSS)
Jennifer Beckwith, Ph.D., Founding Director of the American United School Kuwait, has extensive experience leading schools across Europe and the Middle East. In addition to volunteering as an accreditation team chair, Dr. Beckwith holds leadership positions in international education associations and is a founding member of the Diversity Collaborative with ISS. Dr. Beckwith will join the PK-12 Membership and Accreditation Committee of the Commission, which reviews many international and independent school reports.