SAES Consultants

Sue Kirkpatrick

Sue Kirkpatrick, SAES Director of Accreditation Services, attended Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and earned a B.A. from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylavaia and a M.A.T. from Colgate Unvierstiy in Hamilton, NY. Over her 40-year career as an independent school education, Sue has served as a teacher, coach, advisor, and dorm parent. During this time in schools, she has taken on leadership responsibilities of department chair, technology coordinator, admissions coordinator, and division head, and has helped set test specifications for the Educational Records Bureau. She began her independent school career at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh where she was awarded a Paul G. Genedum Award for Teaching Excellence and a Benedum Fellowship to study artificial intelligence at the Turing Institue and Edinburgh University in Scotland and to teach at Fettes College in Edinburgh. During her eighteen-year tenure as the Director of the Middle School at The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Sue carved out a unique identity for the division, broadening and strenghtening its programs and creating a school that is poised to wrestle with the 21st Century challenges. Sue served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools and on the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools Commission for Accreditation. Sue currently serves as the Director of Accreditation Services for SAES and is a Commissioner of both the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission and the Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission. She resides in Santa Fe with her husband.

Susan Schotz

Susan Schotz has been in education as both a teacher and administrator since 1966. She was awarded her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. from the University of Alaska. Throughout her career, she has explored post-graduate work with a concentration on United States history and women's history. For most of her professional life, she was both an English and history teacher in public and independent schools such as Weston High School in West, MA, and Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA. She was also Head of Upper School at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, TX, and previously, The Rivers School in Weston, MA. Further, her study of women's history led her to work with a student on an award-winning documentary, "Women in the Wings: Pittsburgh's World War II Workers." In addition, she was a Co-Director of the Women's History Institute, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers at Harvard Graduate School of Education. There, she combined current scholarly research with United States history lesson plans that incorporated women's history through the use of documents and scholarly essays. Along with this, she was a guest lecturer for Harvard graduate students studying for their Master of Arts in Teaching. Currently, in addition to being a member of the SAES consultants group, She has worked with the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TX. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the William College Olmsted Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Clark University Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Susan is the Associate Director of Accreditation Services for SAES, and she resides in Chicago, IL.

Rick Kellogg, Jr.

Rick Kellogg is Chairman of Basic Management, Inc., a 63 year-old land and utility holding company in Las Vegas, Nevada and is Chairman of GTM, S.A., an industrial distribution company he co-founded in 1983 and which presently has operations in 12 Latin American countries, the United States and China. He serves as trustee and Treasurer of the SAES, and presently serves on the finance committee at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas. He was a trustee and the treasurer of St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas from 1988 to 2004 and was a trustee and chairman of the finance committee at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland from 1992 to 2000. He is trustee and past-Chair of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia, and is a past trustee of the Alumni Association of the University of Virginia. He is trustee and past President of the Board of The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine and is a member of the Boards of Directors of Bridgewell Resources in Tigard, Oregon, a diversified timber products company, and Susquehanna Exploration & Production Company, a natural gas exploration and production company operating in the Appalachian Basin. He is an operating partner with Atlas Holdings in Greenwich, Ct., a private-equity company specialized in heavy-industrial investment. He has 39 years experience in various aspects of for-profit and not-for-profit business operations around the world, including strategic planning, public and private finance, recruitment, government and public relations, sales, asset management, environmental remediation, and construction planning.

His focus on non-profit enterprise is education, at all levels from pre-K through graduate school; his focus on for-profit enterprise is natural resources and chemicals, from exploration to manufacturing to marketing and distribution. Mr. Kellogg received a B.A. (With Distinction) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 1974, a M.A. in medieval history from Rice University in 2002 and is candidate for the Ph.D; his dissertation research concerns fiscal and other impacts of the pogrom of 1391 on the Crown of Aragon. Rick is an active communicant of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. He has been married to the former Janice Virginia Clark since 1978, and they have two children, Clark and Winnie, and two grandchildren, William and Claire. They all reside in Houston, TX.



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