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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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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.