NEASC Accreditation Training

Jeffrey C. Bradley & Dr. Diane Ullman

Sunday, 4 Feb from 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Schools may have improved as a result of current models of accreditation, but they have not changed much in purpose, orientation, or design.

Enter ACE Learning, NEASC’s groundbreaking accreditation protocol, which aims to change the educational paradigm by taking a fundamentally different approach to accreditation.

This hands-on workshop is designed to:
• introduce you to the ACE conceptual framework and
• train you to serve on an ACE Learning Team (also referred to as a "Visiting Team")

ACE expects Team members to:
• be excellent writers and communicators in English
• have solid knowledge of and experience in observing ‘learning’
• have held a leadership position or taught for at least 3 years, ideally in an international school

Please note:
Following the workshop, participants will be asked to submit additional materials to ensure their readiness to conduct visits on behalf of NEASC.

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NEASC and ACE Learning Pre-Conference Trainers

Jeffrey C. Bradley

A native of New Hampshire, Jeff Bradley served as a NEASC-CIE Commissioner from 2009-2015, chairing accreditation visits to a wide range of international schools. From 2008-2016, he was a partner at Educators’ Collaborative, an executive search and consulting firm, assisting dozens of schools in the US and abroad with leadership recruiting and development, strategic planning, and governance.

From 2001-2007, Jeff and his family lived in Europe – first in Italy, where Jeff was founding Resident Director of School Year Abroad-Italy, and then in Switzerland. As Headmaster at TASIS-The American School in Switzerland, Jeff helped oversee creation of the school’s elementary and early childhood programs. He and his wife have two children.

Jeff’s international education experience began in high school when he spent three months as an exchange student in Rome. While a student at Georgetown University, he spent his junior year enrolled at the University of Bologna. Following graduation, Jeff served as Assistant to the Provost at Georgetown University and later as teacher, coach, English department head, and dean at the Bullis School in Maryland. He later worked at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, directing the Advanced Studies Program, an accelerated summer program for New Hampshire public high school students. At St. Paul’s, he also taught English, coached, and advised young teachers as Director of Apprentice Teaching Programs.

In 2012 Jeff co-founded OESIS Group – a periodic gathering in the US and abroad of K-12 teachers, administrators and other thought leaders aimed at sparking conversations and innovations to support best practices of teaching and learning in an increasingly globalized world.

Jeff holds a BA in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Georgetown University.

Diane Ullman, PhD.
Consultant/International Accreditation Leader

Prior to becoming Accreditation Leader for CIE, Diane served as Vice Chair of the Commission. A member of CIE since 2006, Diane has led visiting teams in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Diane brings to CIE experience as a superintendent as well as extensive management consulting and leadership development experience with educators in a wide range of settings.

Formerly Superintendent of the Simsbury, CT Public Schools, Diane also served as Chief Talent Officer for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and Director of the University of Connecticut administrator preparation program. As a consultant for the District Management Council, Diane has led work across the United States in areas such as leadership development, human capital management, strategic planning, resource allocation and school and district turnaround efforts.

Diane’s passion lies in leadership development. Currently, she is director of an advanced leadership development program for principals in partnership with the University of Connecticut, the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, and the Jordan Ministry of Education. Diane also serves as professional development facilitator, mentor and coach for school and district leaders in Connecticut.

Diane has a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master’s degree from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Regis College.