2021 Annual Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Will Richardson
Co-Founder, Big Questions Institute

Amanda Ripley
Investigative Journalist and Bestselling Author

Jeff Shields
President and CEO, NBOA

Homa Tavangar
Co-Founder, Big Questions Institute

Breakout Speakers

Lawrence Alexander
DEI Practice Leader, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Palmer Ball
Executive Director, PAIS

Anne-Marie Balzano
Senior Governance Strategist, Mission & Data

Junior Bernadin
Dean of Students and IT Director, The Ron Clark Academy

Ari Betof
Co-Founder & Partner, Mission & Data

Alex Bragg
Upper School Teaching and Learning Specialist, Woodward Academy

Allen Broyles
Assistant Head of School for Academics, The Children’s School

Peggy Campbell-Rush
Specialist, U.S. Fulbright Specialist Program

Stephanie Cantillo
Chief Human Resources Officer, Pace Academy

Jennifer Carroll
Attorney, Fisher Phillips

Mike Connor
President, Connor Associates Strategic Services

Keith Evans
President, Westminster Schools

Jamie Forbes
CEO, Learning Courage

Clay Gibney 
Director of Technology, SAIS

Autumn Graves 
Head of School, St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Grace Lee
Partner, Venable

Julie Lucas
Chief Advancement Officer, Darlington School

Natalie Luke
Middle School Dean, Athens Academy

Marsha Maxwell 
Head of Technology and Innovation, Atlanta International School

Nishant Mehta
Managing Director & K-12 Schools Practice Leader, Storbeck Search

Dave Michelman
Principal, Global Connect

Donna Orem 
President, NAIS

Dottie Pak 
Trustee, The Altamont School

Shelly Peters 
Principal, CRANE | Atlanta

Shannan Schuster 
Consultant, ISM

Clare Sisisky 
Executive Director, Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG)

Natalie Skinner 
Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising

Jeff Stachura 
Director of Middle School, Athens Academy

Amber Stockham 
Director, Human Resources Programs, NBOA

Sonja Taylor 
Assistant Head of School, Charlotte Latin School

Vince Watchorn 
Principal, Watchorn Education

Bob Weston 
Practice Lead, Independent Schools, CCS Fundraising

Debra Wilson
President, SAIS