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School Preparedness in Response to Nashville

Joffe Emergency Services will join us to: Briefly discuss what is publicly known about the event as context  Discuss the action items that schools need to take in the immediate:  We frequently see elevated numbers of threats in schools after these […]

News – From SAIS President Debra Wilson – March 2023

Hello Friends! Since the pandemic began three years ago, we have spent a lot of time thinking about and worrying about community. Over the past 18 months in particular, schools have been working hard to build back community that was […]

Feedback as Furthering: The Three C’s

Tired of acronyms, alliteration, and other attempts at attention-catching organizing principles like “The Three C’s?” Thanks for the feedback. We’re not aware of a single best approach to providing—much less making good use of—feedback; in fact, we’re convinced that what […]

Engaging Challenging Parents

This article is based on a workshop presented by Stephenson and Kronsberg at the 2023 NAIS Annual Conference. Originally created by Stephenson in 2009, the goal of the workshop is to widen the lens of the conflict situation and ultimately […]

Employee Retention Credit Workshop

There has been increasing hype surrounding the Employee Retention Tax Credit, with good reason. While this is a fantastic credit for eligible schools (with up to $26,000 per full-time W2 employee) it is critical that the organization understand the liabilities […]

Evaluating the Head of School

Articles and Information Controversial Topics: 360 Evaluation and Executive Session John Littleford & Associates Why a 360-style evaluation is not the best choice and the recommended process for head evaluation Evaluate the Leader Against Concrete Goals Using a Fair, Transparent […]

Critical Implications for Student Well-Being

The CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey recently highlighted that, nationally, 1 in 3 high school girls reported that they seriously considered suicide and that girls, students of color, and LGBTQQI+ students reported struggling more with well-being concerns, thoughts of suicide, […]

Reflect, Revise, & Recharge: Improving Parent Communications for Summer & Beyond

Summer brings well-deserved time off and key projects to tackle. But before we know it, school starts and it’s tempting to resume the same communication methods and patterns as the previous year. Now’s the right time to step back and […]

2024 Advancement Institute

The SAIS Advancement Institute will guide you through the most effective strategies for cultivating major gifts, stewardship, planned giving, and more. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, this program will offer tailored instruction to help you […]

A Conversation With Grant Lichtman

Join us for a conversation with author and educator, Grant Lichtman as he shares an evolving roadmap of diversity, civility, and human engagement from his journey on Wisdom Road. Registration Information Free for participants from SAIS member schools $25 for participants from non-member […]