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Announcing Middle States Staff Retirements

By May 22, 2019December 30th, 2021No Comments
Director of Volunteer Services, Irene Raatzs, will retire next month after 17 years of service to Middle States.
Middle States relies on a vast network of volunteers for one of the most important aspects of our accreditation work: peer review. During her time with Middle States, Irene identified and recruited thousands of educators to serve on peer review teams and has worked tirelessly to ensure the experience is valuable for schools as well as volunteers.
“Irene has been a valuable ambassador for Middle States,” said Dr. Henry G. Cram, president of Middle States. “Her contributions have been critical to the success of our organization and to ensuring Middle States accreditation remains one of the most cost effective means for achieving accountability, continuous improvement and professional development.”
While Irene will be deeply missed, David Sisbarro has been appointed to the role of director beginning July 1, 2019. David joined Middle States in 2014 and currently serves as manager of volunteer services.
For questions about our volunteer program, please contact David at 267-284-5034 or
Accreditation Officers Pat Impreveduto and Jane Pruitt, Ed.D are also retiring in June of 2019. Pat started with Middle States in 2011 after retiring as principal at Secaucus High School in Secaucus, N.J. Jane has been with Middle States since 2012 and previously worked as a teacher, assistant principal and principal with Worcester County Public Schools in Worcester County, Maryland.
Pat and Jane have been instrumental in supporting hundreds of schools and school systems through the accreditation process. They will be missed and we wish them both all the best in retirement.
If you work with Pat or Jane, stay tuned for an update on who will be your new accreditation officer.
Please contact MSA if you need anything in the meantime at

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