Monica Greeley is a School Support & Evaluation Officer. In this role, she supports and visits schools applying for CIS membership and participating in the CIS accreditation process.
Monica began her overseas teaching adventures in Nigeria as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. After hitchhiking through Africa, she returned to the US to teach in Washington, D.C., and subsequently at overseas schools in Uganda, Kenya, and Indonesia. As an international school administrator, she was a Principal at schools in Kenya, Indonesia, and Burma, and Superintendent/Head of School/Director of five American international schools: the International School Yangon in Burma, the International School of Kenya in Nairobi, Cairo American College in Egypt, Jakarta International School in Indonesia, and Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador.
Over the years, Monica has been very engaged in the professional education community. She has been Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the East Asia Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), and has served as a Board member for the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA). As a founding member of the Academy of International School Heads (AISH), she served on its Board until 2010, and was a member of the first Middle States Association (MSA) International Schools Advisory Committee. Awards include Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) Superintendent of the Year as well as AAIE Distinguished Lecturer. She has also keynoted and presented sessions focusing upon global citizenship, school culture, and values at conferences in Europe, Africa, Near East/South Asia, and Southeast Asia. In addition, Monica has served as a trustee of Partners for Development (PFD), a non-governmental organization with projects in Africa and Asia, and she is a mentor with AAIE’s Institute for International School Leadership, committed to developing informed, dedicated, enthusiastic leaders to serve our growing overseas school community.
She holds a Master of Education, Administration, and Supervision and has completed Doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership at Lehigh University.
Monica is based in Washington, D.C., United States.