Annual Conference registration closes Tuesday, October 11
We are able to take your registration for "Refreshing Leadership: From Savvy to Wise," the 2011 ESHA Annual Conference, until October 11. If you'd like to attend but have not yet registered, make haste! Register online
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to expedite your registration by mail. You'll find information on our conference program, venues, sponsors, registration, and lodging on the conference page of the ESHA website
ESHA STATS: It's data entry time
We're pleased to offer comparative statistics again this year, a service through NAIS StatsOnline
launched in fall 2009. This program is an ESHA-member benefit, available regardless of whether or not the member's school belongs to NAIS. There is no charge for participation. This service allows all ESHA members to compare one’s school to national and regional averages for comparable schools on tuition and fees, admission, attrition, enrollment, diversity, financial operations, teacher salaries, executive compensation, and annual and capital giving. To be included in ESHA's 2011 statistics reports, data must be submitted to NAIS StatsOnline by November 18.
Marketing in a down economy: ESHA member discussions
Join Maggie Granados of Montclair Cooperative School (NJ) and fellow ESHA members for a discussion of strategies for marketing our schools in an environment where many of our current and prospective families feel less secure about their economic future. Bring stories of your successes and failures, and plan to share and take away some innovative ideas. The first session, scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at 1:00 PM CT, filled in September not long after posting on the ESHA Ning. But don't despair, because we have added another: Thursday, November 17, at 2:00 PM CDT. RSVP
by November 10 to email@example.com
Save the date: ESHA Annual Dinner, Wednesday, February 29
We're looking forward to our next Annual Dinner, scheduled for the Wednesday of the NAIS Annual Conference again this year. Mark your calendars for February 29 at 6 PM at Seattle Country Day School
, where ESHA member Michael G. Murphy will be our host. Registration will open on December 1.Our Annual Dinners feature colleague time, a festive shared meal, a tour of the host school, and a student performance. While held in conjunction with the National Association of Independent Schools conference, one need not be a member of NAIS to attend. Spouses, partners, guests, and prospective members are welcome.
Advocacy for the elementary school model
We've found another fine example of advocacy for the elementary school model on the website of Green Hedges School (VA) (ESHA member Bob Gregg):Why K-8? Why Green Hedges?
Members will find a list of links to similar school web pages and other pertinent passages about the benefits of elementary school configuration on the ESHA Ning
Life after headship: From Rick Ackerly
The Education of an Un-headmaster: Disciplines and Calling, Genius and Character
“I don't mean to be disrespectful but I wonder where you have been lately with all the pressure on all the…” were the words that greeted me from my computer screen this morning, when I opened it up at 5:00 AM for my customary morning of writing. Someone I don’t yet know had commented on my blog post entitled: “In Education Failure IS an Option.”
Saying to myself, “This is one of those times to apply the discipline Act. Don’t react,” I went to put on the kettle.
Chris Pryor to position as financial advisor for Strategies for Wealth
Jeff Devin departed from St. Philip's Episcopal School (FL)
Jeff Jonathan on medical leave from Cold Spring School (CT)
Merrill Hall to Cold Spring School (CT) as interim head
"Dual role: The challenges of being a parent and a faculty member in a school," Independent School Magazine, NAIS, Fall 2011, Annette Raphel, Belmont Day School (MA), and Diane Dillon
"Head as blogger: Should the Board applaud this new role?
," The Trustee's Letter, Educational Directions, September/October 2011, Claudia Daggett, ESHAMy 60th first day of school
, alaskapublic.org, 8/16/11, Arnie Cohen, Pacific Northern Academy (AK)Highlighted in the media
Passion for learning: Jim Larkin, Principal of Tampa Day School, shares his passion for education and the child's mind
, Focus Magazine, South Tampa edition, August 2011 SpotlightNew school sets agenda: Grace Church adding facility to open in 2012 with innovative lesson plan
, Wall Street Journal, 8/15/11 (George Davison)
New websites or website designs:Tower School
(MA) (Peter Philip)Burlington Day School
(NC) (Steve Switzer)The Gordon School
(RI) (Ralph Wales)
(MA) (Steve Hinds)New Canaan Country School
(CT) (Tim Bazemore)Beauvoir
(DC) (Paula Carreiro)
Educational specialist degree (Ed.S.) in education administration & supervision, Lincoln Memorial University, Sean Corcoran, Brainerd Baptist School (TN)HostingEvening lecture for educators and parents featuring Alfie Kohn
, January 12, 2012, The Children's School (CA) (Brian Oliphant)Carol Dweck kicks off the 2011-2012 Dolores Evans Speaker Series
, January 30, 2012, The Lamplighter School (TX) (Joan Hill)
From the archives
ESHA honorary member Doug Lewis was kind enough to send us a copy of "Heads
," an ESHA-member photo album published in 1990. Some of you may enjoy taking a look at your youthful selves and colleagues. Don't miss Doug's amusing foreward as the editor of this publication.
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