ESHA holds two major events each year: a three-day retreat in the fall and a dinner in conjunction with the annual NAIS conference in the winter. Other activities include monthly member discussions by video conference about books and other topics of interest and regional meetings of independent elementary/middle school heads.
October, 2017, Boulder, CO Retreat Highlights
Donna Orem, President of NAIS, delivered the keynote speech on Sunday afternoon, October 8th. Tim Fish, NAIS’s Chief Innovation Officer, spoke Monday morning, and Andy Watson of Albuquerque Academy talked about practical leadership on Tuesday. On Saturday, October 7th. Peter Philip of Carney Sandoe led pre-conference discussions for new (or newish) Heads as well as Heads considering next steps. There were also breakout sessions on topics of interest and great dining venues!
The 2018 Annual Retreat will take place at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL, from October 13-16.
2018 Annual Dinner
ESHA’s Annual Dinner, held in conjunction with the NAIS Conference, will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Nishant Mehta, Head of The Children’s School in Atlanta, will be our host for the event . The school is located at 345 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
The Children’s School is about three miles from the NAIS Conference Hotel at the Omni CNN Center; ESHA will provide bus transportation to and from the dinner. Further details will be provided to attendees closer to the event, but the bus will be scheduled to leave the Omni Hotel at 6 p.m. on March 7 and return to the hotel around 9 p.m.
About Our Annual Dinners
Focus ESHA holds a dinner each year in conjunction with the National Association of Independent Schools conference. Usually hosted at an ESHA member's school, the dinner features colleague time, a festive shared meal, and often a school tour and a student performance.
Calendar In recent years, the dinner has been held on the Wednesday of NAIS Conference week.
Participants One need not be registered for the NAIS dinner or a member of NAIS to attend. ESHA members, prospective members, and spouses/partners are welcome.
About Our Annual Retreats
Focus ESHA holds a retreat each fall, planned by and for heads of independent elementary and middle schools. Speakers on topics of professional interest, opportunities for discussion and socializing with colleagues, and relaxation are all part of the program.
Calendar Typically, the retreat takes place in mid-October, on a Sunday through Tuesday with pre-retreat activities on Saturday.
Participants The retreat experience is the one ESHA activity limited to members and their spouses/partners, thereby offering time focused entirely on those roles in school leadership.
Sponsors ESHA is grateful for sponsor support for its retreats and is happy to highlight these partner organizations. For more information, contact email@example.com.