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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 […]

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 […]

Curriculum Symposium

The purpose of the Curriculum Symposium is to inspire and equip independent school educators and curriculum leaders with the tools and insights needed to create impactful learning experiences that drive student success and foster continuous learning. Participants will have the opportunity […]

Boundaries for Educators in a Kid’s World

Join this interactive webinar as we explore the crucial topic of boundaries for educators in a children’s world. We will discuss these six topics explaining why establishing clear boundaries is essential: Our unique work environment PreK-12 student statistics about our […]

Designing Belonging Journeys From the Start: An Intentional Approach

A sense of belonging is crucial for students to thrive in their learning environments. By establishing a supportive and inclusive culture from the beginning, educators can create an environment where every student feels valued, accepted, and connected to their peers […]

Actioning Strategic Vision

What key considerations should independent school leaders bring to bear when implementing strategic plans?  How might all stakeholders be engaged in a process to achieve alignment?  How does performance management factor into holding senior leadership teams accountable, in terms of […]

News – From SAIS President Debra Wilson – May 2023

Happy May, Friends! It is hard to believe, but this is my last president’s letter for this newsletter. Next year you will see the voices of many SAIS board members in this spot as the organization transitions to new leadership. […]

Work Related Stress Among Employees: The Burnout Epidemic

The literature review in this paper is a review of what we currently know about chronic job-related stress and burn-out as of the summer of 2021.  This is about to radically change.  No one could have predicted the loss, grief, […]

Curriculum Review: Mission-Aligned Process & Planning (Fall 2023)

The fall 2023 program is now full. Registration for the winter 2024 offering is open here. This hands-on professional learning cohort is designed for program leaders who are beginning a curricular review journey and want to ensure the process is: […]

Learning to Depolarize: Helping Students & Teachers Reach Across Lines of Disagreement

Join this webinar to learn about causes and consequences of political polarization in our society, why schools must address the challenge head-on, bridge-building in the classroom, media literacy, and social emotional learning as tools for depolarization and partnering with parents […]