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Summer 2024 Book List

Leadership & Governance Teaching & Learning Community & Connection Brand & Communication 2023 Summer Reading List for Faculty and School Leaders SAIS

SAIS Appoints Director of Brand & Communications

We are excited to share the appointment of Amber Irizarry, director of brand & communications. Beginning May 1, Amber will serve as the primary storyteller, amplifying the impact of member schools in our association.  Amber experienced a long-standing communications career […]

News – From SAIS Trustee Doreen Kelly – May 2024

Throughout this year, you have heard from the voices of many SAIS board members in this spot as the organization transitions to new leadership. Our May and final newsletter for the 2023-2024 year comes from Doreen Kelly, head of Ravenscroft […]

Fast Stats: Essential Questions

Introduction The end of the school year is always an opportunity for reflection. A posture of intentional reflection is well supported considering the historic and monumental changes to the independent school landscape in the past few years. We are rocks […]

Webinar Recording – Navigating Difficult Conversations

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Pulse Survey: Counseling Professionals

To gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges independent school counselors face, prevalent student concerns, effective approaches, and current needs, SAIS conducted a pulse survey among member school counselors. Survey Highlights Demographic Snapshot We received feedback from 174 school […]

Embracing Continuous Enrollment: Overcoming Challenges and Maximizing Benefits

In the landscape of independent school management, the decision to transition from annual re-enrollment to continuous enrollment represents a pivotal shift with wide-ranging implications. Oak Hall School’s journey serves as a beacon of inspiration, illuminating the challenges associated with the […]

Supporting Student Well-Being

Curated research and resources for supporting students. Student Stress and Anxiety Social Emotional Learning Students and Social Media For School Counselors Wellness for School Leaders and Educators Additional Mental Health Resources

School Stories: A Journey of Transformation at Carolina Day School

Cultivating a Championship Culture in Independent Schools: Insights from Ubuntu  Independent schools, in an increasingly competitive educational landscape, face the challenge of fostering not only academic excellence but also creating an environment that nurtures collaboration, resilience, and continuous improvement. This […]

News – From SAIS Trustee Jackie Westerfield – April 2024

Throughout this year, you will see the voices of many SAIS board members in this spot as the organization transitions to new leadership. Our April news comes from Jackie Westerfield, head of Grandview Preparatory School and past SAIS board chair, […]