President - Andy Hargreaves
ICSEI President, Andy Hargreaves, is the Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Before that, he was the co-founder and co-Director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
President Elect - Kim Schildkamp
Dr. Kim Schildkamp is an associate professor in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences of the University of Twente. Kim's international research has focused on different ways to improve teaching and learning. In particular Kim's research, in the Netherlands but also in other countries, focuses on different forms of data use at different levels of the system: The use of formal data (e.g., data-based decision making), the use of informal data (e.g., Assessment for Learning), the use of research results (e.g., research-informed teaching practice), and the use of big data in education. A lot of her work focuses on supporting school leaders and teachers in the use of data for professional development and school improvement purposes. Kim believes that researchers cannot work in isolation from practitioners and policymakers. Practitioners and policy makers cannot base their decisions solely on hunches, intuition and past experience, but need to be informed by data and research.
Past President - Michael Schratz
Michael Schratz has been working in the field of education in many countries focusing on system transformation, leadership and learning. He is a professor at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research and was the founding Dean of School of Education at the University of Innsbruck. He has been an Austrian representative in transnational working groups within the EU, OECD and others.
Treasurer - Dorothy Andrews
Board Member - Cindy Poortman
Dr. Cindy Poortman is Assistant professor at the University of Twente. Her research focuses on teacher and school leader professional development in teams and networks. Together with Jacob Easley, she is the network representative in the ICSEI board.
Cindy is Project leader of the Dutch national project 'Pilots for the development of professional learning communities'. This project involves 23 PLCs, each with 5-15 teachers from different schools, working on developing new learning material for their students, developing their research skills or both. She is a co-project leader of the Datateam Projects, in which both within- and between-school teams of 6-8 teachers and school leaders of more than 50 schools are coached in using data for school improvement. Cindy also supervises a PhD project about the role of school leadership for the sustainability of PLN's and a PhD project about the sustainability of data teams in schools of a large school board. She is the chair of AERA's Division H International Committee and has (co-)organized their VP invited sessions from 2016-2018.
Publications include a book about the data team procedure (translated in Swedish 2016 and English - 2017); a special issue about data use (2016 in Teaching and Teacher Education journal); and several journal papers about teacher professional development in networks and cross-school teacher networks. In 2018, the book she edited with Chris Brown about Networks for Learning was published.
Board Member - Carol Campbell
Board Member - Chris Chapman
Board Member - Karen Edge
Board Member - Jacob Easley
Board Member - Helen Malone
Helen Janc Malone, Ed.D., is Director of Education Policy & Institutional Advancement and is National Director of the Education Policy Fellowship Program at the Institute for Educational Leadership. She is also an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University. She is the Chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Educational Change Special Interest-Group (and founding editor of the Lead the Change Series), Board Member of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, editor-in-chief of the Current Issues in Out-of-School Time book series (Information Age Publishing), and serves on the editorial board of a peer reviewed Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities. She is an expert advisor on several out-of-school time learning projects and a peer reviewer for academic journals focused on educational change, youth development, and school-community partnerships. Her most recent books include: The Future Directions of Educational Change: Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change (Routledge, forthcoming), The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future (Information Age Publishing, forthcoming); Empowering Teachers: The Role of School-Community Partnerships (co-authored chapter in Flip the System: Changing Education from the Ground Up, 2015); and, Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform (Teachers College Press, 2013; available in Spanish through Fondo de Cultura Economica). She holds Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice from Harvard University.
Board Member - Pierre Tulowitzki
Pierre Tulowitzki is a junior professor at the Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany. He is the director of the Department of International Educational Leadership and Management as well as the German Director of the International Education Management Program (www.inema-master.com), an international masters program that is coordinated in collaboration with the Helwan University, Egypt. His research interests revolve around leadership and innovation in schools.
Student Representative - Trista Hollweck
Trista Hollweck is a PhD Candidate and Part-Time Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. Her doctoral research examines mentoring and coaching as professional learning within teacher induction. She teaches courses on curriculum, instruction and assessment, building safe & supportive learning environments, and supports teacher candidates from the Urban Communities Cohort during Practicum. Trista continues to work as an education consultant for the Western Quebec School Board, coordinating the Teacher Induction Program (TIP), which focuses on professional growth, mentoring and coaching fellowships, and teacher evaluation. She has been a secondary teacher, teacher trainer, and secondary school administrator. Trista holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, a B.A from McGill University in Montreal and an M.Ed from the Ontario Institute in the Study of Education at the University of Toronto.
Executive Director - Sheridan Dudley
Sheridan is the Executive Director 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.