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Priscilla Feir

Accreditation Officer for PK-12 schools and school districts for the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).

www.msa-cess.org

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PRISCILLA L. FEIR, Ph.D., is an Accreditation Officer for PK-12 schools and school districts for the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). She is the designated staff liaison for all schools located outside of the United States.

Dr Feir holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and Lehigh University. She has served education as a teacher, educational consultant, principal, superintendent and adjunct professor teaching economics, school finance and research methods.

Prior to joining the MSA-CESS staff, Dr Feir received the Susan K. Nicklas Outstanding Volunteer Award from Middle States.

Kelly Christian

Director of Operations for the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).



Full Bio

KELLY CHRISTIAN is the Director of Operations for the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Ms. Christian works with the MSA President to manage domestic and international operations and oversees MSA's international volunteer program that connects schools with teams of highly skilled volunteers.

Prior to joining the MSA staff nine years ago, Ms Christian was engaged in development work in East Africa. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership and of the George Washington University with a B.A. in International Affairs.

Middle States Association Self-Study Workshop

Wednesday, October 18, 8:30-3:00

MSA Preconference Description

MSA Self-Study Workshop


Morning Session

The morning session will prepare you to begin self-study using your chosen protocol. This workshop will outline all phases of the self-study and team visit process, but focus primarily on organizing for a successful experience. We will provide guidance on structuring your Planning Team, reviewing your school’s foundation documents, evaluating the school's current realities as defined by student and organizational performance, and assessing the school against the MSA Standards.

Afternoon Session
After lunch, we will focus on the next stage of the self-study process: developing your Plan for Growth and Improvement. An overview of objectives and action plans will be followed by small group work on analyzing student and organizational performance data, formulation of objectives, identifying assessments, and/or building action plans based on the participants’ current needs.

This workshop is recommended for internal coordinators and school leadership. All schools preparing to begin or currently engaged in self-study are encouraged to attend.

Attendees will benefit from bringing their school’s self-study data, draft objectives or any priority areas for objectives under consideration by the Planning Team.

Cost/How to Sign Up

  • Preconference fee: There is no charge for registered participants.
  • How to Sign-Up: Participants must register for the Fall Leadership Conference in order to attend the MSA Self-Study preconference workshop (register for FLC). Please sign-up for the MSA preconference via the MSA website.

Kindly contact Audra Chin with any questions: achin@msa-cess.org

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