Become a Volunteer

As part of the Cognia Accreditation Process, schools and systems participate in an Engagement Review, staffed by a team of specially trained education professionals.

Cognia celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week

National Volunteer Appreciation Week (4/17/22-4/23/22) is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the commitment of volunteers to build better schools and stronger communities. This year, Cognia is pleased to celebrate some of our lead evaluator and team member volunteers who have inspired others to serve.  We recognize and thank more than 3,300 volunteers during the 2021-2022 school year who gave their time, talent, and expertise to improve the lives of learners around the world. We are deeply grateful for your service.

Dr. Edy McGee
Principal (Retired)

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Russell Warwick
Principal – Westminster Academy for International Studies

Celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2022

Hear from current and past lead evaluators and team members about their experience serving as a Cognia volunteer.

What's it like to be a Team Member?

Learn more about the benefits of serving on an Engagement Review team. Current and past team members share the value of their experiences.

What's it like to be a Lead Evaluator?

Current and past Lead Evaluators share the benefits and highlight the learning that come from this leadership opportunity.
It’s one of the most important PD activities I’ve done. It gives me a broader perspective in the world of education. It gives me time to stop and reflect about what I know about best practice and then what it looks like in operation.”
Dr. Tina Mondale, Retired
Former School Improvement Director for the Oregon Department of Education
Serving on a team is a value-added opportunity. It really adds to the understanding of what quality education is and what a school or individual needs to do to move toward excellence.”
Dr. Barbara Johnson, Retired
Former principal and university professor
You get to see best practices in a different way, you get to see a different type of climate and culture on a campus. You learn.”
Holly Bonessi
Assistant Principal
Serving on a Cognia Engagement Review Team is one of the best professional learning experiences that I’ve participated in.”
Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr.
Superintendent, Bibb County School District
Macon, GA
I was encouraged to join a System Engagement Review team to truly experience the review process, and I was supported at every turn with self-paced training, an incredible review team of educational professionals, and a supportive team leader who knows the process inside and out.”
Kari Schneider
Curriculum Director
Killdeer (ND) Public School District #16

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