NAIS Member Voices focuses on the hard-working individuals that make up the independent school community. Each episode will feature a discussion with a different staff member at an NAIS member school about his or her role, challenges, successes, inspiration sources, and more. For more information about NAIS or any of the resources discussed, visit www.nais.org or contact us at email@example.com. 074633
Enrollment Trends Amid the Pandemic: Special Episode – Part 1
In the first of a two-part enrollment series, Joe Corbett, NAIS research analyst, speaks with Duane Emery, director of enrollment management at Sycamore School (IN). They discuss enrollment declines due to the pandemic, enrollment in lower grade levels, and how the school navigated these challenges.
Tucker Foehl, Head of School, Sonoma Academy
As we welcome this year’s cohort of new heads of school, Member Voices is taking a closer look at the transition to headship in a three-part miniseries.
In the third and final episode of Transitioning to Headship, we talk with Tucker Foehl, head of school at Sonoma Academy (CA). Tucker details how he worked to build up his skills prior to before his first year as head, the relationship-building that occurred during the search process, and what was has been most helpful to him during his tenure thus far.
Free Preview: New View EDU from NAIS
New View EDU episode one comes out on August 10.
Jennifer Landis, Head of School, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
As we welcome this year’s new heads of school, Member Voices is taking a closer look at the transition to headship in a three-part miniseries.
In the second episode of Transitioning to Headship, we talk with Jennifer Landis, new head at Oak knoll School of the Holy Child (NJ). She shares how she finds joy and balance in her work, how being a division head prepared her for headship, and what she's looking forward to in her new role.
Suzanne Walker Buck, Head of School, Western Reserve Academy
New heads of school often begin their tenure in July, and as we welcome this year’s new heads, Member Voices is taking a closer look at the transition to headship in a three-part miniseries.
In the first episode of Transitioning to Headship, we talk with Suzanne Walker Buck, head of Western Reserve Academy (OH). She describes how she approached the board-head relationship, balancing budgets, and questions of legal liability as a new head of school.
The Trustee Table - Fundraising Fundamentals - The Trustee’s Role in Philanthropy
In this special crossover episode from our sister NAIS podcast, the Trustee Table, Dave Sternberg explains the biggest misconceptions trustees have about fundraising, how they can become more comfortable in their fundraising role, and presents ways to build and sustain donor relationships. Dave has been a fundraising professional since obtaining his BA Degree from The Ohio State University. He is a faculty member at The Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Fund Raising School, where he teaches courses such as Building the Annual Fund and Marketing for Fundraising. Dave is also a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource and is the only person in America to be affiliated with both the Lilly School of Philanthropy and BoardSource. In 1996, Dave founded Loring, Sternberg and Associates providing fundraising counsel to educational foundations, social service organizations, higher education, and membership organizations. In 2008, Dave authored the second and third edition of Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards; a publication for BoardSource and a best seller since its publication.
It’s great to hear from professionals in their various leadership roles at independent schools. The guests balance thoughtful storytelling with strategic advice.