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2023 Annual Conference Review

Thank you for learning with us at the 2023 SAIS Annual Conference. We hope the conference helped you expand your perspective, clarify goals and priorities, and sharpen your leadership skills. Top Five Takeaways from our Keynote Speakers Lee Rubin: Building […]

FastStats: A Comparison of Teacher Salaries In SAIS States

Introduction By all accounts it’s a lean market for schools looking to hire new teachers. I am certainly feeling it at Currey Ingram, and I am not sure I have been in a professional meeting in the past two years […]

The Intersection of Learning Differences and Artificial Intelligence

In February of 2020, reports of Chinese schools employing unheard of mitigation strategies to combat a mysterious and growing virus caught my attention. I watched video clips of teachers clad in medical armor taking students’ temperatures before spraying the bottoms […]

SAIS Member Services Manager

This summer, SAIS welcomed Jill McKenzie to the newly established role of member services manager. With over two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, Jill brings a passion for helping members and connecting them with resources and tools to […]

Reinventing School

As the pandemic has passed, COVID remains, as do the unmet learning needs of millions of America’s students. With the unprecedented federal investment in our nation’s public schools waning at the end of the academic year, the opportunities—and need—for independent […]

Curriculum Review: Mission, Autonomy, and Alignment

The Curricular Conundrum Relationships. Community. Faculty. These are what we say makes the independent school experience special. All true, but these elements leave out the core of what we do–the what and how of teaching and learning. The curriculum. We […]

When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic and What We Can Do About It: An Interview with Jennifer Wallace

Jennifer Wallace, author of Never Enough, shares her thoughts on the culture of mattering and achievement culture in our schools. Join us for the 2023 SAIS Annual Conference in Atlanta to hear Jennifer deliver the Tuesday keynote address, Mattering: The […]

Are Print Books Better for Learning Than Digital Texts?

The short answer: yes. The long answer: it depends upon your ultimate intention. Space: The Hidden Dimension Within the brain, the hippocampus is our gateway to memory. Essentially, all new information must pass through this neural structure in order to […]

Big-Picture Reflections to Inform Your Faculty Onboarding (Re)Design

As we glimpse the month of May peeking over the horizon, many schools find themselves in that in-between season: we have nearly finished our recruitment cycle and have just a moment to catch our breath before welcoming all these new […]

Accessible, Actionable, and Empowering: An Interview with Devorah Heitner on Digital Well-Being

Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise and the forthcoming book Growing up in Public: Coming Of Age In A Digital World, shares her thoughts on supporting parents, educators, and mentoring our students in the digital age.  Why is the digital well-being […]