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.

Andy has authored or edited over 30 books. Several of these have achieved outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Michael Fullan, 2012), received three prizes including the Grawemeyer Award in Education for an inspirational idea most likely to have a worldwide impact. Other recent books include Uplifting Leadership (with Alan Boyle and Alma Harris), 2014; and The Global Fourth Way (with Dennis Shirley), 2012. 

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.

Kim has been invited as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at several conferences and universities, including AERA (American Educational Research Association), the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She has won awards for her work, she developed the datateam procedure (winner of the 2016 EAPRIL best research-practice award), and she has published widely on the use of data in education. For example, she is editor of the book "Data-based decision making in education: Challenges and opportunities", published by Springer.
She has been the chair of the AERA Division H international relations committee, and she is a member of the leadership team of the AERA SIG Data-Driven Decision Making. Kim is the current president-elect of ICSEI (International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement). Kim became an ICSEI member in 2004, and has been very much involved with this community ever since. She has been an ICSEI Board Member (2011-2016), Network Coordinator (2013-2016), and she is the founder and chair of the ICSEI Data Use Network (2010-current). Furthermore, she has been involved in organizing ICSEI pre-conferences, post-conference sessions, and sessions for graduate students. She believes that: "Together we can work on improving the quality of teaching and learning, which I believe lies at the heart of ICSEI through improving education for all children everywhere".

Contact information: Kim Schildkamp, University of Twente, ELAN, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. Email: k.schildkamp@utwente.nl, phone: 0031-53 489 4203

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.

Michael is academic director of the National Leadership Academy, which aims at system-wide transformation, and is speaker of the Jury of the German School Award, a German-wide non-governmental initiative for school improvement through excellence.
He is member of several ministerial advisory groups in Austria and other countries, and project leader of the European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDITE), in which five universities work towards Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context.

Michel is author of many books, several translated into other languages, and editor of several journals on leadership, school improvement and learning. His research approach is rooted in phenomenology and the lived experience of learning.

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.

In addition to serving as a board member of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), Pierre Tulowitzki serves as the Link Convenor of the Educational Leadership Network of the European Educational Research Association (EERA).

Pierre Tulowitzki has conducted and presented research on various topics from the realm of educational leadership and school improvement research. He has spoken at numerous conferences and other academic and public engagements. He serves as a reviewer in several journals (for example the Journal of Educational Administration and the International Journal of Educational Management) as well as a reviewer for numerous conferences (for example ECER, AERA Annual Meeting, ICSEI).

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.

She has held academic positions lecturing in business management and public policy at several Australian universities and has been Associate Professor of Management at a university in China. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and forums.

Sheridan is a non-executive Director of Royal Far West, was a founding Director of the Australian Council for New Urbanism, and has been a Director of an international aid agency.

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