Commission Members - International Schools

Commission Members - International Schools


The NEASC Commission on International Education is a 16-member panel of professional educators and one public member selected to represent our diverse membership. Commission members serve for three-year terms (renewable once).

Using the established Standards and Principles for international schools, Commission members meet three times a year to review Visiting Team Reports for continued and initial accreditation, along with other reports from school accreditation visits around the world. The Commission members also assist NEASC in discussing topics of relevance to current and future member schools.

NEASC is made up of three Commissions which work in close partnership to ensure quality education for all students in public, independent, and international schools, districts, and centers around the world. Meet the full NEASC Team.



Howard Thiery, Chair of the Commission
Superintendent, Regional School District 10
Harwinton-Burlington, CT

Janecke Aarnaes
Head of School, International School of Bologna

Dr. Shalini Advani
Director, Pathways Noida

Nikolas Bishop
Director, International School of Stavanger

Pilar Cabeza de Vaca
Partner, Educators' Collaborative
Virginia, US

Tim Carr
Senior Advisor, Avenues: The World School
New York, NY USA

Jean Claude Chalouhi
Superintendent, English Modern School

Jonathan Costa
Assistant Executive Director, EdAdvance
Litchfield, CT, USA

John D'Arcy
Head of School, St. John's Academy
Shawnigan Lake, Canada

Melania Horcajuelo Torres
Director, Madrid Active School

Mary Karmash Tadros
Development and Recognition Senior Manager

Andreas Koini
Head of School, The Antwerp International School

Nancy Meislahn
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Emerita, Wesleyan
Middletown, CT, USA

Kathleen Naglee
Head of School‎, International School of Helsinki

Alejandro Noguera Cepeda
Head of School, Gimnasio Campestre

Richard Pacheco
International Educator (retired)
Madrid, Spain

Mark Schulz
Deputy Director, Zurich International School