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Kelly Mekdeci provides governance workshops and mentorship to boards and heads of international schools. Comfortable in settings that most would describe as uncomfortable; record of success guiding schools that are new or located in developing countries, as well as those seeking initial accreditation. A thriver, leader, instructor, coach, listener, consultant, and strategist for international school leadership.

In addition to providing consulting services to international schools, Kelly Mekdeci works as an Educational Leadership professor for the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership, SUNY International Graduate Program for Educators, and the Teach-Now Graduate School of Education in Washington, D.C.  As Head of the Georgetown International Academy in Guyana, Kelly was the 2011 recipient of AdvancED’s (Cognia’s) James Stiltner Award for Excellence in Education. Kelly continues to contribute to the Cognia community by leading and serving on numerous accreditation reviews in South America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

Framingham State University, Masters in Education with an International Focus, 1998

Lehigh University, Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership with an International Focus, 2011

What People Say

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’

Lao Tsu

You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.

Mother Theresa

Tell me how I can support your school’s leadership and governance.


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