Greetings ESHA friends!
I hope this finds each of you well, safe and sane. By now you have begun your new normal and have returned to your schools in some fashion. It is not easy and certainly not like it used to be. Please know ESHA is here for you.
We have good news! While we won’t be going to Seattle in a few weeks the Seattle planning committee has been hard at work with a strategy to come together virtually (a word you should be more than familiar with by now). If we can’t go to Seattle this year we can at least come together and enjoy fellowship and comradery from afar.
Welcome to Seattle 2020…A Virtual Retreat
When: Friday, October 23, 2020
6:30-7:30 P.M. EST
What: Welcoming cocktail party
Dress: Anything goes!
If you are tired of sweats, leggings, and pajamas then put on your party clothes!
Spouses and significant others are invited and encouraged to join us.
Meeting ID: 813 5903 8704
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kuJqU7gbf
Since we can’t have our usual opening happy hour, we thought it would be fun if everyone would like to share their favorite cocktail and/or appetizer recipes. Just click on the Kudo link and it will take you directly to the ESHA Virtual Cocktail and Appetizer Recipe Share. Photos, videos and words of encouragement are all welcome!
Our Kudo board will always be up, feel free to add at any time.
When: Monday, October 26, 2020
12:00-2:00 P.M. EST
What: A Conversation with Mary Menacho
Many of you know Mary as a past head and a long-standing member of ESHA who also served on the ESHA executive committee.
She is the new president of ISACS, following ESHA’s own, Claudia Daggett.
Mary has graciously agreed to serve as the facilitator for this meeting. Her topic will speak towards the challenges of being a head of an independent school during COVID. This will be an informal format. The first half will be a presentation by Mary with Q&A. You will then go into small breakout rooms to chat freely and confidentially amongst yourselves.
Meeting ID: 842 6987 7749
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kWxIBzEKM
Please RSVP as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding which session(s) you plan on attending. Thank you. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
No worries, we have moved the actual in-person Seattle retreat to October 23-26, 2021 at The Fairmont! More information to follow soon.
MARY BETH NOEL
Mary Beth Noel will begin serving as our Executive Director on July 1, 2020. Having been ESHA’s annual retreat planner for the past 7 years, her transition into the role will be a familiar one. She has come to know and love our members and firmly believes in ESHA’s role in independent schools.
She has been with The Lexington School in Lexington, Kentucky, for the past 13 years, serving as the Executive Administrative Assistant to Chuck Baldecchi, a past ESHA president. Prior to moving back to her home state of Kentucky, she was involved in the cosmetics and fragrance industry in sales and management for 30 years.
Mary Beth attended Bridgewater College in Virginia and plans on taking classes at The University of Kentucky upon her retirement from TLS in June 2020. She has decided not to take up guitar on the advice of Chris Abell.
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