48 episodes

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 membership@nais.org. 074633

Member Voices audio podcast by NAIS

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

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 membership@nais.org. 074633

    Anne Glass, Head of School, Purnell School

    Anne Glass, Head of School, Purnell School

    Anne talks with us about her journey from investment banking to headship, the unique value of girls-only education, and the importance of knowing who you are as a school.

    • 35 min
    Jamie Williamson, Head of School, The Windward School

    Jamie Williamson, Head of School, The Windward School

    Jamie joins us to discuss how being a school psychologist has informed his approach to headship, the work he has done for children with learning differences, and what it was like being new to his school community when the pandemic hit.

    • 29 min
    Ralinda Watts, Dir of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Assoc Dir of Admission, The Buckley School

    Ralinda Watts, Dir of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Assoc Dir of Admission, The Buckley School

    Ralinda tells us how she has dealt with the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice, how she feels the Black@ movement is the best “racial audit” for schools, and how she wants this time to be “not a moment but a movement.”

    • 33 min
    Henry Fairfax, Head of School, Revolution School

    Henry Fairfax, Head of School, Revolution School

    Henry joins us to discuss what it was like dealing with a pandemic in his school’s first year, how his school is “planning around yellow lights” when preparing to reopen in the fall, and what his experience has been like as a student, teacher, and administrator in independent schools.

    • 42 min
    Aretina Hamilton, Assoc. Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Interlochen Center for the Arts

    Aretina Hamilton, Assoc. Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Interlochen Center for the Arts

    In this episode devoted to race and racism in independent schools, we speak with Aretina about how schools should “lean into being uncomfortable” when creating anti-racist spaces of belonging and how the Black@ movement provides school leaders with an opportunity to openly discuss the “whispers in the hallway.”

    • 41 min
    The Trustee Table - Mastering Crisis Management: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

    The Trustee Table - Mastering Crisis Management: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

    Jim Hulbert, a partner and lawyer at the Jane Group, shares his expertise on crisis management in this special crossover episode from our sister NAIS podcast, the Trustee Table.

    • 23 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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It’s great to hear from professionals in their various leadership roles at independent schools. The guests balance thoughtful storytelling with strategic advice.

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