EE Live Webinar: Accreditation 101 with Suzie Mohler

February 19, 2015 1:00 –February 19, 2015 2:00
Online


Accreditation is all about school improvement and starting the process with the right information is crucial.  It can be a relatively stress free, positive process for your school/center.  Join us if you're considering accreditation, wondering why someone would want to be accredited, or to learn tips and tricks to make your renewal more impactful.  


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Suzie Mohler
Accreditation 101
Dr. Suzie Mohler serves with ACSI as Early Education Field Director for the CA/Hi Region, serving in the Brea Regional Office in Southern California.  Suzie and her husband of 37 years, Dennis, have 2 grown children and 2 Jack Russell dogs.  Her passions include travel and reading or listening to audio books, particularly suspense and political thrillers.  Suzie holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, a Master's degree in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Technology, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  
Suzie served in ACSI accredited Christian school ministry for 27 years, as an administrator, elementary principal, and starting and running two Early Education programs.  She LOVES accreditation, having served on and chaired numerous school visits throughout California, and most recently combining her love for both travel and accreditation chairing an team visit in Seoul, Korea for an elementary school.  She is looking forward to chairing a team visit in Bangkok, Thailand this fall. 


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