ICSEI Officers

Company Secretary – Sheridan Dudley

Sheridan is the Company Secretary of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of families, children and individuals through delivering strategic redirection, policy reform and high quality services.

She is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Education at the University of New South Wales and has held academic positions lecturing in business management and public policy at several Australian universities. She has been Associate Professor of Management at a university in China.

Sheridan is a non-executive Director of Royal Far West, a national Australian charity whose mission is “Children’s health, country-wide”, was a founding Director of the Australian Council for New Urbanism, and has been a Director of an international aid agency. She has been a company secretary for 15 years.

She has degrees in Arts and Law, a Post Graduate Diploma of Criminology and a Masters of Administration.

Executive Director – Doris McWhorter

Doris McWhorter is the former Director of the Education Research and Evaluation Strategy Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Education where she was responsible for leading the ministry’s research and evaluation strategy, the Brian Fleming Research Library and Records Management for the Learning Ministries. Doris has a longstanding commitment to research partnerships and the mobilization of quality evidence to improve school and system effectiveness.

As an educator, school district Research Officer and MISA (Managing Information for Student Achievement) Leader, Doris was instrumental in building capacity for data management and evidence use among classroom teachers, school and system leaders. She has championed research capacity building, knowledge mobilization and collaborative partnerships between education researchers and practitioners across Ontario as past Co-Chair of the Ontario Education Research Panel (OERP), Past President of the Association of Educational Researchers of Ontario (AERO) and Co-Chair of the 2017 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. Doris has extensive experience as an organizer, facilitator and presenter at provincial, national and international education research conferences, including the annual Ontario Education Research Symposium (OERS).


Minutes Secretary – Magriet Cruywagen

Magriet Cruywagen is the Minutes Secretary to the ICSEI’s Board. She is completing a PhD in Education in the University of Glasgow’s School of Education where she also works with the Robert Owen Centre’s for Educational Chang’s Network for Social and Educational Equity as an international research associate. She is a qualified journalist, communication designer and systemic coach with extensive experience in political and research communication, knowledge mobilisation and organisational development. Her research explores collaborative knowledge and value creation across epistemic communities in the public, third and voluntary sectors with a particular emphasis on education and social policy.