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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 […]

Powerful School Partnerships: Learning How to Serve Our Black and Brown Students

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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 […]

School Stories: Why Worldview? A Call to Christ, A Call to Virtue

Evangelical Christian School’s (ECS) mission is “to provide the Christian family with a Christ-centered, biblically directed curriculum that challenges the students to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to develop the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, leadership, […]

Building Teams

We are committed to teams. Many of us spend Friday night or Saturday afternoon rooting for our school’s football team. Likewise, if we have our own children, we shuttle them to their sports activities so they can be on teams. […]

Four Benchmarks that Predict a Successful Capital Campaign

What makes some capital campaigns wildly successful while others barely hit their goals? Over their 18 years of experience helping schools meet their development goals, the Winkler Group has identified four essential elements for successful campaigns. A Big and Inspiring […]

Student Pregnancy: Considerations for Schools in a Changing Legal Landscape

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Winter Conference Preview: Helping All Learners SOAR 

We all know the Tina Turner song “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” In my work, I’ve changed this foundational question to be, “What’s self-esteem got to do with it?” For a child who struggles to learn, the answer […]

Values That Bind and Divide Us: Insights Gained Along “Wisdom Road”

Along Wisdom Road, I have heard the following statements: “My parents valued education above all else.” “What farmers need is more free markets and fewer bailouts by the government.” “We welcome with open arms anyone from anywhere who is willing […]

Essential Coaching Questions for New Leaders

“Imposter Syndrome” is a Great Sign Philosopher Oliver Burkeman writes: “Remember: the reason you can’t hear other people’s inner monologues of self-doubt isn’t that they don’t have them. It’s that you only have access to your own mind.” The experience […]