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News – From SAIS Trustee Will Kesler – September 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 September news comes from Will Kesler, head of school at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. […]

Leading With Intention: Crafting & Nurturing Authentic Core Values

In the dynamic landscape of education, independent school leaders serve as guiding lights, shaping the future of their schools and the students they nurture. Central to this impactful leadership journey is the foundation of authentic core values. Join this webinar […]

Curriculum Review: Mission-Aligned Process & Planning (Winter 2024)

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: grounded in their school’s mission and vision designed based on an understanding of how change happens […]

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 […]

Kindness in Our Communities

In the fall of 2019, nine Ransom Everglades School middle school students were featured on a segment of The Today Show talking about kindness. They were asked what it means to be kind and their responses included showing respect to […]

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 […]