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The Commission on International Education is a 14-member panel of professional educators and one public member elected by institutional delegates to represent our diverse membership. Commissioners serve for three-year terms (renewable once).


Using the established CIE Standards and Principles, commissioners meet four times a year to review Visiting Team Reports for continued and initial accreditation, along with progress reports, five year-reports, special reports and preliminary and preparatory reports. All reports that affect our candidate and accredited schools go before the commission for their input, discussion and decision regarding the status of a school's membership/accreditation. 



Dates indicate the final year of elected terms.


Christine McGrath
Chair of the Commission
Director of Operations, MA Assoc. of School Superintendent
Lexington, MA

Walter Plotkin
Vice Chair of the Commission
Former Director, Copenhagen International School

Director of the Commission

Jeffrey C. Bradley
Boston/Burlington, MA USA
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Nikolas Bishop
Director, Bishop Mackenzie International School

Brad Choyt
Head of School, Crossroads Academy
Lyme, NH

Elizabeth Huergo
General Director, American Institute of Monterrey

Andreas G. Koini
Head of School, The Antwerp International School

Jeremy Lewis
Head of School, ACS International School - Egham

Kelly M. Lyman
Superintendent‎, Mansfield Public Schools
Mansfield, CT

Jim Maggart
Former Headmaster, Hamden Hall Country Day School
Hamden, CT

Maryann J. Minard
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH

Thomas Mooney
Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Hartford, CT

Lucy Pullen
Senior Manager
Belmont, MA

Mark Schulz
Deputy Director, Zurich International School

Howard Thiery
Superintendent, Regional School District 17
Higganum, CT