About

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Anne-Marie Kee is the Executive Director at the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), an association of 95 schools that are passionate about learning and leading. She is responsible for strategies designed to support continuous school improvement and leads research, PD and accreditation programs that reinforce the vision of CAIS, to shape the future of education.

Since joining the national organization in 2005, she initiated the National Tracking Project, co-authored the National Technology Project: A Report on Effective Practice and lead the organization through a national collaborative review of the National Standards and procedures of accreditation, which eventually lead to recognition by the NAIS International Commission of Accreditation. The CAIS Standards challenge schools to examine all aspects of program and operations, including innovative learning, graduate success, student engagement in arts, athletics, leadership, and community service; and student wellness.

In the past four years, she developed a series of research projects on risk management, governance, teaching and learning, enrollment management, and online and blended learning. She launched a marketing project for Canada’s boarding schools to collaboratively recruit more international students in 2010, and launched the first National Parent Motivational Survey in 2013, which examined CAIS and general population parents’ attitudes.

She oversees the CAIS Leadership Institute, which trains over 150 leaders each year, and established several new modules including Women in Leadership, Coaching Leaders, Teaching for 21st Century Learning, and Marketing. She initiated a two-year program for current administrators that mandates an innovative change project to be implemented in one year while working with a mentor.

She began her career teaching English in the Kingston area then went on to become the Dean of Studies and Chair of the Integrated Technology Implementation program at Lower Canada College in Montreal.

Kee sits on the Board of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS); and she is the President of Independent Schools Association Network (ISAnet) and on the Executive of the NAIS International Commission on Accreditation. She is a Founding Board Member of the eLearning Consortium of Canada (ELCC).  She is a frequent speaker in over 150 independent schools in 7 countries.

Kee holds a BA, B.Ed. and an M.Ed. from Queen’s University, attended the Independent Schools Institute at Harvard in 2008, and obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada) in 2012.

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  1. Hello Anne-Marie, I came across your blog tonight after hearing a presenter this past week refer to the work of Kevin Kee at Brock U. I was in a day long session on the value of Learning Portfolios…a major initiative of McMaster. I was curious and certain it was the Kevin Kee and Anne-Marie. It must be over 20 years since we were last in touch, you were living in Montreal at the time. I hope this finds you well. I see you are living in St. Catherines, I have been living in Hamilton for 15 years, and I love it. After years of contract work it was wonderful to return to Southern Ontario for a permanent, full time position at McMaster U. I am well and very happy, life is full! I am still at Mac, working in the Student Success Centre within Student Affairs. I left Residences about a decade ago and assumed responsibility for the Undergraduate Orientation and Transition Program…so you can imagine the summer months are most busiest as we prepare for the first year class arriving on August 30th this year – all 5200 of them! I am off to a conference in Halifax, NS, tomorrow morning, it would be lovely to hear how you and Kevin and your children…..they were babies when I visited you in Montreal….maybe 17 years ago? I am a foggy on the exact timing of that visit. Cheers, Michele

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