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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, […]

Adding Up

From preschool to upper school, three schools share their experience with adding a grade level(s) to their school. Research and PlanningIn all three schools, community feedback was an integral part to the decision making process. Survey data, small group conversations, […]

News – From Former SAIS Trustee Jeff Mitchell – March 2024

Throughout this year, you will see the voices of many SAIS board members in this spot as the organization transitions to new leadership. Continuing the conversation from our February newsletter featuring Autumn Graves, head of St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, […]

Effective Faculty Orientation and Mentoring

Meera Shah, Trey Education, and Peter Gow, Advanced Independent Curriculum, share tips for hiring, early support of teachers, and follow through with suggestions on new faculty orientation and ongoing, yearlong support. Developing effective strategies and processes to ensure that each […]

The Head of School Interview: Navigating Key Questions

The head of school search process has been described as a delicate dance, with both prospective candidates and boards or search committees putting their best foot forward in hopes of making a strong match. The search committee comes to the […]

Webinar Recording – Interpretive Master Planning Can Transform a School Campus

Speakers: Scott Barron & Alan Metcalfe Growing a school today requires a more holistic approach to campus design and planning, one that enables a culture of purposeful engagement and authentic excellence. Interpretive planning has been utilized for decades by museums, […]

Webinar Recording – Reading Financial Documents for English Majors

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Supporting and Retaining Your Top Talent

Before we move into peak hiring season, take a moment to review employment agreements for returning faculty members. Review and compare compensation and benefits. Is there more you could be doing to retain the teachers already in place? Are you […]

News – From SAIS Trustee Autumn Graves – February 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 February news comes from Autumn Adkins Graves, head of St. Anne’s-Belfield School, a PK-12 boarding and […]