PRISCILLA L. FEIR, Ph.D., is Accreditation Officer for international schools for the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).
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.
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.