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How to Salary Scale: Beyond Executive & Administrator Compensation

Driven by concerns about pay equity, competition for quality teachers, and high inflation, many schools are examining their pay practices to become fair and to offer competitive compensation. As next year’s budget planning rolls around, now is the time to […]

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 […]

News – From SAIS Trustee Brett Jacobsen – August 2023

Throughout this year you will see the voices of many SAIS board members in this spot as the organization transitions to new leadership. Our August news comes from Brett Jacobsen, chief executive officer at The Mount Vernon School in Sandy […]

Onboarding Resources

Effective onboarding programs can make new employees and trustees feel welcomed, valued, and prepared for the new school year. These resources offer guidance, checklists, samples, recordings, and more to help schools design their onboarding programs. Faculty Adult Learning Principles for […]

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 […]