Dear ESHA Friends,
This is just a quick mid-summer "hello" and a wish that your summers are going well and that you are getting a good break.
I'll suggest two things that would only briefly interrupt your relaxation time:
1) If you haven't yet done so, make sure to register below for our October Retreat in Boulder, Colorado.
2) Take a look at the short articles below as both a primer for the retreat and a different way of looking at the future enrollment.
From ESHA President Muddy Waters
Dear ESHA Colleagues,
As I write this, I am on the deck looking out at Long Lake in Naples, Maine. We have all of our kids and grandkids here, and it is the best. I hope that all of you are making some time to rest and recharge and get away from the hectic pace of the school year. I really believe it is important to do that so we can be our best selves with the reserves required to do the job well. Happy summer, and I look forward to seeing you in Boulder.
ESHA member Aaron Cooper of The Elisabeth Morrow School wrote the piece linked below for the summer edition of Independent School. If you haven't read it yet, take a look!
Also, check out the article from the September, 2016, issue of the Harvard Business Review on "Knowing Your Customers." You might read the first four or five pages to get the thesis and then the last three on Southern New Hampshire University's experience.
Finally, note that The Jane Group, a crisis management and communication firm, offers scaled pricing for ESHA schools based upon the size of the school.
Jane Hulbert, who spoke to us at our Savannah gathering in 2015, can be contacted through the janegroup.biz.
2017 ESHA Retreat
"Head Teacher to CEO"
October 7-10, 2017
St. Julien Hotel & Spa
Registration for ESHA’s 2017 Annual Retreat, to be held this fall at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colorado, is now open. The event will take place from October 7th to October 10th (Saturday to Tuesday). Saturday’s pre-conference workshops and dinner are optional as the official proceedings begin Sunday afternoon (October 8th).
Donna Orem, President of NAIS, will deliver the keynote speech on Sunday afternoon, October 8th. Tim Fish, NAIS’s Chief Innovation Officer, speaks Monday morning, and Andy Watson of Albuquerque Academy talks about practical leadership on Tuesday. On Saturday, October 7th. Peter Philip of Carney Sandoe leads pre-conference discussions for new (or newish) Heads as well as Heads considering next steps. Plus breakout sessions on topics of interest and great dining venues!
Before registering for the retreat, be sure to make a lodging reservation for the evenings you desire as follows:
Contact the St. Julien in-house Reservations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the hotel line 720-406-9696.
You may also reserve online by using this exclusive Elementary School Heads Association Annual Retreat Web Link.
The link is valid until 30 days out from the event, but it is not accessible on mobile devices.
When registering for the retreat, please note that there is a $100 discount for active members who reserve prior to September 15th. In addition, ESHA offers a discount to all first-time retreat attendees as well as to associate and retired/honorary members.