The Global Education Benchmark Group is a registered non-profit organization in the U.S. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and run by an Executive Director and a team of staff, all dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the organization.

GEBG Senior Staff

Clare Sisisky, Executive Director

Clare Sisisky is currently the Executive Director of the Global Education Benchmark Group, working to support its member schools around the world in all aspect of global education. Clare has written and spoken on many topics relating to global and cross-cultural competencies in K-12 education. She spent 8 years at the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia as the Founding Director of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship and the Director of Strategic Planning. Her leadership responsibilities included overseeing all the global engagement, service-learning, inclusion, entrepreneurship and sustainability programs and developing curriculum and assessment in these areas in partnership with faculty. She also led the school’s strategic planning process working closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees. She began at Collegiate as the Director of Global Education, where she created the International Emerging Leaders program and a network of 12 partner schools around the world.
She previously worked as an administrator for a large public school district, for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Beijing, and was on the faculty at Phillips Academy Andover. Clare has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University and a graduate degree from Harvard University where her research included a year-long research fellowship in Mauritius and extended time in India. She was a founding Board Member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) and is currently a Board Member of the Council for Standards in International Education Travel (CSIET).

Elsie Stapf, Director of Operations
Elsie Stapf has been the Director of Operations for the GEBG since 2014. Prior to her work with the GEBG, Elsie spent 5 years at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut where she supported students as a Gap Year Advisor in the College Advising Office, coordinated several globally focused clubs, lead travel programs and chaired a class-wide service learning initiative. She served as an officer of the board for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut and chaired family selection. Elsie also spent time working for the Becket Chimney Corners YMCA where she directed an international youth travel and service program serving more than 200 teens annually. She currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri and holds a B.S. in Biology from Truman State University.

The GEBG’s Board of Directors is elected to provide mission-based and strategic governance.

Board of Directors


Chair, Board of Directors
Joe Vogel, Old Trail School
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Laura Appell-Warren, St. Mark’s School
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Wally Swanson, Wilbraham & Monson Academy
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Director Emeritus
William G. Fluharty, Cape Henry Collegiate
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Current Board Members

Tricia C. Anderson, Pace Academy
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Nishad Das, Groton School
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Chad Detloff, Chadwick School
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Loren Fauchier, Providence Day School
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Mike Hanewald, The Lawrenceville School
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Tené Howard, Packer Collegiate Institute
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David Lynn, Charlotte Country Day School
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Robert McGuiness, Appleby College
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Saya McKenna, Head-Royce School
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John Nordquist, Cross-Perspective Consulting
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Danny Reynolds, Palmer Trinity School
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Manjula Salomon, Palmer Trinity School
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David Thompson, Hotchkiss School
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The GEBG is supported by numerous volunteers who are professionals in the field of Global Education and serve on and lead a variety of committees, working groups and regional groups.  Active committees and working groups include:
Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
Board Development Committee
Annual Conference Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Endorsement Committee
Curriculum Working Group
Database Working Group

Regional groups provide opportunities for member schools to meet outside of the annual conference to discuss, share and collaborate. Regional Groups ideally host one regional meeting (physically) and may offer other virtual meeting opportunities. Regional groups may wish to share resources, offer professional development opportunities, or student collaborative projects.

Contact us for more information about GEBG leadership or if you are interested in serving as a leader within the organization submit an interest form here.