New President’s Message

Greetings to all affiliates and members of CCEAM!

Carolyn Shields, Canada, president
Paul Miller, Jamaica, past president
Hauwa Imam, Nigeria, vice-president

As your new executive, we want to update you on the activities of CCEAM. We are an organization that is made up of affiliate members who are voting members as well as individual members from countries where there are no affiliates. Our goal is to foster the theory and practice of leadership across various educational settings, with particular attention to creating spaces for every voice, and with a strong commitment to cultural relevance and multiple approaches and perspectives. The values of our logo reflect our strong beliefs and practices.

We would like you to tell us what you want. How can we help you? Among other benefits, all members receive our journal, International Studies in Educational Administration. We are working to improve all processes associated with the journal and to ensure it is more widely and fully indexed. We invite you to submit your work to this journal using the publications link.

We look forward to hearing from you, either by directly emailing any of us or through an email to our CEO, Patricia Briscoe at

We held a joint conference with BELMAS in Liverpool, England from July 8-10,

Liverpool UK
Aerial view of the Liverpool Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of the Risen Christ in Liverpool, UK

2022. There we listened to some stimulating presentations including one by our sponsored keynoter, Mere Berryman from New Zealand. Her talk entitled Understanding historical events – leaders building stronger future connections for ‘all’ learners was extremely well received.

Click here to watch Dr. Mere Berryman’s wonderfully received keynote address from the BELMAS/CCEAM Conference.

At the gala dinner, which was followed by lively dancing to Beatles music, we also presented two esteemed CCEAM members, Ken Brien and Hauwa Imam, with our highest honour: being made a Fellow of CCEAM.




During the Board Meeting, we also elected a new executive as follows:

Past President Paul Miller
President Carolyn Shields
Vice-president Hauwa Imam
Regional affiliate representatives:
Asia Professor Nilima Bhagabati, India
Caribbean and the Americas Shernette Powell, Jamaica
East and West Africa Hauwa Imam, Nigeria
Europe Roseanne Cuschieri, Malta
The Pacific
Southern Africa
Coopted because of particular expertise:
Asia Amer Jantan
Americas Ken Brien
Europe Ian Potter
Pacific David Gurr
ISEA editors:
Venesser Fernandes, Monash University, Australia
Robert White, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
David Young, St Francis Xavier University, Canada

Once again, we look forward to hearing from you.

Carolyn Shields