Northern Marianas International School has teamed with Dr. John B. Joyner to conduct a three-month assessment of its instruction and operation systems. This Fall marks the fourth year NMIS has functioned in the CNMI as a private learning institution and, according to Erick Van Der Maas, president, “We need now to conduct a methodical review of our entire structure to assess the ongoing viability of our instruction techniques.”
Van Der Maas described Joyner as “one of the best things that has happened to NMIS” and that the opportunity to team with him in the assessment “guides NMIS to enter one of the most creative periods of our professional life.”
He added that Joyner has already applied for accreditation for the school and has designed a 24/7/365 “education hotline” for families enrolled in NMIS.
Joyner’s classroom instructor spectrum includes preschool, elementary, high school, undergraduate, and graduate school assignments. He earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and graduate degrees in Divinity, Speech Pathology, and Communication Disorders/Clinical Psychology.
Joyner is a CNMI government retiree, an ardent advocate for life-long learning, honoring the skills and abilities of senior citizens, and empowering man’amko. He said, “I am ecstatic to team with NMIS on this project as a way of “giving back.”