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Speaker Spotlight

DEI Institute Speaker Spotlight The following article originally appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of NAIS’s magazine, Independent School and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Not long after I’d started my first job in an independent school, I […]

The High Strategic Value of an Interim Head: A Conversation with Ralph Wales

Choosing an interim head of school doesn’t have to be a backup plan—it can be the most strategic option for a school in transition. Conventional wisdom suggests that when a head of school leaves their post, a new one must […]

2022 SAIS Annual Conference Recap: Learning and Networking in Nashville

The 2022 SAIS Annual Conference brought together more than 320 school leaders from across the region. Held at the Franklin Marriott just outside of Nashville, attendees spent three days networking and learning from each other and experts in the field. […]

2023 Annual Conference

An informative, innovative, and comprehensive opportunity for independent school leaders to gather and discover proven strategies and emerging trends. Examine critical issues alongside colleagues from across the region.  With three keynotes and two dozen breakouts, you’ll be able to find […]

Book Club With Author Michael Horn

Join a thoughtful discussion with Michael Horn on his most recent book From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child. In From Reopen to Reinvent, distinguished education strategist Michael Horn offers a practical blueprint to rebuilding an education system that is […]

SAIS Annual Conference Preview

The 2022 SAIS Annual Conference, October 23-25, in Nashville, promises to bring together independent school leaders for unparalleled access to solutions, best practices, and professional connections. Mike Flanagan from the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) will kick off the conference on Sunday […]

ATLIS Cybersecurity 101 Workshop

Making our schools safe from cyber attacks and identity theft is a high priority for school leaders, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased cyber safety concerns. This 5-hour workshop over 2 consecutive Fridays provides a framework for building a […]

A Follow-Up Conversation with Nishant Mehta on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our Schools

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2023 Fundamentals Conference

The SAIS Fundamentals Conference is for those interested in learning more about the building blocks of independent schools. The curriculum is designed for school leaders who want to bolster their leadership skills and unpack the basics of how schools operate. […]

2023 Summer Conference

The SAIS Summer Conference focuses on the well-being of the school community. Content is geared to heads, assistant heads, division leaders, deans, counselors, and other school leaders. Participating together as a team is encouraged. This event encompasses three former stand-alone events […]