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about GIBS northeast

The Guild of IB Schools of the Northeast (GIBS) is an Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools in North America representing schools in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Eastern Pennsylvania.


Any currently IB-authorized school can apply to join GIBS. 

At present, membership is open to schools in NY, NJ, MA, CT, ME, RI and Eastern PA. The annual membership fee is currently $350. This fee entitles a member school to have up to two teachers attend any subject specific or topical roundtable for the PYP, MYP or DP free of charge, participants in excess of two pay $25 per person. Member schools also receive discounted registration fees for other professional development events such as our Annual Conference.  

Access the GIBS Handbook here.

GIBS BOARD

Co-Interim Presidents
Art Arpin
Rocky Hill, CT

Cathy Battaglia
Buffalo, NY

DP Vice-President New England 
Sasha Douglas
Metropolitan Learning Center

DP Vice-President (Western NY)
Sumara Case
Greece Odyssey Academy

DP Vice-President Metro Area
Ellen Ryan
Hauppauge High School, NY



MYP Vice-President (Metro Area)

Shelby Korman
The Dwight School, NY

MYP Vice-President (New England)
anticipated opening January 2018
Jim Meyer
Josiah Quincy Upper School, MA

PYP Vice-President (Western, NY)
anticipated opening January 2018
Chris Beddows
Buffalo Public Schools, NY

PYP Vice-President (New England)
open position 
Cindy Rigling
Greenwich Public Schools, CT

Board Historian
Cathy Battaglia
Buffalo, NY

Director of Professional Development
Patty Gazda-Grace
Binghamton, NY

Treasurer
open position
Lorraine Magnotta

Director of Communications
Jessica Gilcreast
Bedford High School, NH

Board Member Documents

GIBS IB  P.O. Box 3274 Vernon, CT 06066

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