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Summer Planning for the Next School Year

As we close out the school year and begin planning for the next, it is important to review and update key policies and plans. The information below offers guidance and resources for schools as they examine employee and student handbooks, […]

Webinar Recording – Employee Retention Credit Workshop

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Opportunities to Support New Teachers

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 […]

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 […]

Faculty and Staff Hiring: A Concierge Approach

Amid a national teacher shortage and post-pandemic burnout, independent schools must adopt a mindshift when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent. Long-gone are the days of the “status-quo” hiring process and the belief that potential candidates would simply […]

Webinar Recording – Safer Hiring and Recruiting

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Employee Benefits Survey of SAIS Schools

The Employee Benefits Survey was designed to gather insights on school-specific and regional trends around benefits in SAIS member schools. The survey was administered in January 2023. Human resources, financial officers, and other business office personnel from all SAIS member […]

Vetting Candidates: Creating a Hiring Process that Prioritizes Student Safety  

Student safety and security is of paramount importance in independent schools. While the goal of a hiring process is primarily to find the best candidate for the position, it is imperative that schools also craft policies and develop processes that […]

The Head’s Role in Cultivating Leaders

By Derrick Willard, Head of School, Augusta Preparatory Day School When I took the job as head of school at Augusta Preparatory Day School (Georgia) in 2019, I was amused when a young student asked me, “Just what do you […]