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NAIS Fellowship Workshops

The fellows of the 2015-16 cohort of the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads will present creative and thoughtful presentations exploring solutions to tough questions facing our schools at the 2016 NAIS Annual Conference. 

If you'd like to learn more about joining the ranks of the next generation of independent school leaders, apply next fall for the 2017-18 NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School heads and visit www.nais.org.​​​​​​​​​

 

 Fellowship Workshops

 
  • Block 1 (Thursday, February 25, 8:00 - 9:00 AM)
    • Head of School as Storyteller in Chief

      2006

      Fellowship Workshop

      Great stories attract great families.  We decoded how NAIS Heads of School convey their value proposition. Join us as we pull back the curtain on telling outstanding stories. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByArvind Grover, Grace Church School (NY); Eric Marner, Gilman School (MD); Steve McManus, Friends School of Baltimore (MD); Joey Menendez, Westminster School of Augusta (GA); John Rigney, Hyde School (CT)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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    • Measuring School Success: Determining the Right Indicators for Your 21st Century School

      2006

      Fellowship Workshop

      Explore the factors that different types of schools and school leaders consider as they try to assess whether or not they are accomplishing their missions. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented BySusan Dempf, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (FL); Michael Dibbert, Saint John School (MA); Rebecca Jackman, Commonwealth School (MA); Heather Mock, Alexander Dawson School (CO); Benjamin Rous, Hampton Roads Academy (VA); Deborah Strainge, Tower School (MA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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  • Block 2 (Thursday, February 25, 12:00 - 1:00 PM)
    • Building the ‘Edu-Community’ of the future

      2006

      Fellowship Workshop

      How can independent schools stay relevant to changing demographics, remain financially sustainable, and make it clear that their value is worth their cost? This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByNicholas Cofod, Town School for Boys, (CA); Will Crissman, Milton Academy (MA); Ray Diffley, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT); Ben Goodrich, Montclair Kimberley Academy (NJ); Stephen Lovejoy, St. Francis Episcopal Day School (TX); Gregory Martin, La Jolla Country Day School (CA); David Perry, International School Nido de Aquilas (CHILE)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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    • So You Think You Want to be a Head of School? An NAIS Fellow’s Exploration

      2006

      Fellowship Workshop

      Teacher. CEO. Fundraiser. Ringmaster. All of the above? Join us as we explore trends in leadership and demystify the role of the Head of School. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByJoseph Codispoti, Harding Academy (TN); Chris Cox, Ravenscroft School, (NC); Kyle Egan, St. Agatha's School Milton (MA); Basil Kolani, Dwight School (NY); Jeff Martin, Covenant Preparatory School (CT); Daniel Seiden, Asheville School, (NC)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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  • Block 3 (Thursday, February 25, 2:45 - 3:45 PM)
    • Beating Tuition Dependence With Alternative Revenue Sources

      2008

      Fellowship Workshop

      Financial sustainability depends on breaking dependence on tuition dollars.  Find out how schools are getting creative with alternate income streams to increase affordability. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByQuincey Grieve, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (VA); Trisha Medeiros, Stuart Country Day School (NJ); William Morris, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT); Kristen Ring, Bayside Academy (AL); Jennifer White, The Emery/Weiner School (TX)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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    • Cultural Competency for Graduates of the Future: are we doing enough?

      2008

      Fellowship Workshop

      Cultural competence (CC) is considered a core principle of necessary value in independent schools. We present an analysis of the impact of CC from the leadership perspective. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByElizabeth Ashforth, Marlborough School (CA); Brenda Crawley, Sandy Spring Friends School (MD); Donna Lindner, The Agnes Irwin School (PA); Kimberly Ridley, Gordon School (RI); Mónica Ruiz-Meléndez, Westtown School (PA); Todd Zehner, St. Johns Country Day School (FL); Martha Cunningham, Maret School (DC)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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  • Block 4 (Friday, February 26, 8:00 - 9:00 AM)
    • Business Concepts: No longer the 'Dirty Words' in Education

      2005

      Fellowship Workshop

      Schools can no longer afford to view "branding", "clients", and "bottom-line" as dirty words.  Demographics, rising tuition, and increased competition make it imperative for school leaders to understand and use these concepts to maximize institutional capacity. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByLise Charlier, Severn School (MD); Michelle Dowling, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (NJ); La Vina Lowery, Menlo School (CA); Jennifer Rao, Garrison Forest School (MD); Craig Williamson, Chadwick International (SOUTH KOREA); Frances Hoover, The Philadelphia School (PA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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    • From Content to Context: PD for the Future Independent School

      2005

      Fellowship Workshop

      A vibrant independent school in the future must prepare faculty in six key areas to help today’s “complicated” learners succeed. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByJeannine Clarke, St. Margaret's Episcopal School (CA); Claire Hornung-Smith, St. Andrews (FL); Susanne Johnson, Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences (MD); Craig Tredenick, All Saints' Episcopal School (TX); Derrick Willard, Providence Day School (NC); Polly Williams, The Galloway School (GA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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  • Block 5 (Friday, February 26, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
    • What’s the Next Chapter of Your School’s Story?

      2007

      Fellowship Workshop

      Analyzing trends, market strategy, and case studies of schools adapting their own story, we will outline a roadmap for schools to utilize story as a way to thrive into the future. This 30-minute presentation is part of our NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads workshop series, presented by the current cohort. All attendees are welcome to join.
      Presented ByTorsie Judkins, The Town School (NY); John Mathews, Potomac School (VA); Mark McLaughlin, Providence Country Day School (RI); Patrick McHonett, Phoenix Country Day School (AZ)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      LevelIntroductory
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