Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Resources - Visiting Teams for Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Resources for Visiting Teams

Thank you for volunteering your time!

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process which engages thousands of professional educators in school visits each year. The members of NEASC Accreditation Visiting Teams are trained to function as “critical friends” who provide commendations and recommendations to assist an institution’s growth and improvement process.

We have provided some materials online to assist you in preparing to participate on a NEASC Accreditation Visiting Team, but do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions.

Prior to your scheduled visit, your Team Chair will contact you regarding the specifics of the visit and the information on how to access the school’s Self-Reflection through the NEASC Accreditation Portal. Additional information will be provided to you through the office of the NEASC Commission on Public Schools. Lodging, meals, and reimbursement for mileage will be paid for by the host school. All Visiting Team Members will receive a certificate of participation. 

Not yet on a Visiting Team?

Get involved!
If you have not yet volunteered but are interested in serving on an Accreditation Visiting Team, NEASC is notified of prospective volunteers for public school Visiting Teams via the Annual Information Report (AIR). If you would like to participate on a Visiting Team, make sure to let your school head know that you would like to be added to the Visiting Team Volunteer List on the AIR.

Required Qualifications
In order to serve as a NEASC Accreditation Visiting Team Member on a public school visit, teachers and administrators must:

  • hold current certification as a teacher or administrator in one of the six New England states
  • be currently employed as a teacher or administrator in a school accredited by NEASC
  • have at least two years experience
  • have some understanding of the Standards for Accreditation for public schools
  • understand that collaboration and writing are involved
  • have the recommendation and approval of the school head
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**Attention Visiting Team Chairs**

Chair-specific information formerly stored on the website has been moved to another platform and you will receive instructions for accessing those resources from your NEASC staff contacts.