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July 7- 13, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
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The workshop was one of the most rewarding professional development experiences in my 24 years in independent education. When I returned to my school, I had a clear vision for the work I wanted to accomplish with the faculty.Melton Weekley, Preschool and Lower School Director
Athens Academy, GA
Workshop participant 2012
They are entrusting you with their child’s first educational experiences. Your tuition is stretching their finances as the economy worsens. If you can’t meet their demands…… there are plenty of other options.
What makes your school “worth it”? What do parents expect? How do you support them and their young students? What about your own skills as a leader? Bring your questions to this practical workshop and leave with a viability-focused plan.
Who should attend: Lower School Heads at all levels of experience
You cover these topics—and more:
Know Your School and Yourself
Create a School/Family Partnership
Build a Balanced, Cohesive Faculty Team
Develop Your Skills as a Leader/Problem-solver
Jenny Knight brings passion to learning, teaching and leadership. Not only the leader of the Lower School at Miami Country Day School with 350 students in PK3 to fifth grade and 38 faculty members, she is also the facilitator of the school’s strategic plan initiative, responsible for weaving the diverse voices of the school’s community into a vision for the future. She co-leads Leading the Effective 21st Century Elementary School with Simon Jeynes.
Jenny works with the Board-level financial sustainability committee and together with two other colleagues, Jenny researched, planned and implemented her school’s Professional Growth and Compensation initiative. She has twice presented at the NAIS national conference, consulted extensively and reads widely in the fields of education and business. Born in Malaysia, educated in Australia, and living in America, Jenny uses her world travels to support her global perspective of preparing students, teachers, and parents for a future that is unknown. With 13 years experience as an administrator, Jenny is always working toward Gandhi’s commitment to “create the vision you wish to see in the world.”
Simon M. Jeynes, IAP-L
ISM Senior Consultant
Simon Jeynes has been with ISM since 2003 after a 26-year career in independent education as a teacher and administrator, with 10 years as a Head of School. He has worked in residential, day, single-sex, coed, 7–12 and K–12 schools. He is a Senior Consultant and:
Simon earned his MA from the University of Oxford (School of Modern History), his BEd (Hons.) from the University of Lethbridge, and his MEd (Educational Leadership) from Concordia University. As a believer in life-long learning, he:
1. What does my registration fee include?
All workshop costs, materials, continental breakfasts, dinners on Sunday and/or Wednesday; lunches on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Thursday and Friday; breaks, and social hours are included in your workshop fee.
2. What is not included in my registration fee?
Hotel accommodations, travel expenses, other meals, and sightseeing are not covered by your workshop fee.
3. Where am I going?
Marriott Salt Lake City Center
4. How do I get there?
By plane: Salt Lake City Airport is 7 miles west of the hotel. Take I-80 East to the City Center/600 South exit. Continue on 600 South and turn left on State Street. Hotel is three blocks on left hand side. Take a legal u-turn into property. Express Shuttle service from the airport to the hotel is $7 each way. Call 800-397-0773 for reservations.
5. What should I wear?
Temperatures in Salt Lake City can be warm (85-95) degrees, however, the classrooms and guest rooms are air-conditioned so bring a sweater in case the rooms are too cool. Dress is casual. Wear whatever is comfortable – jeans, shorts, etc. For current weather conditions, we recommend checking the Salt Lake report at http://www.weather.com/.
6. What will the workshop schedule be like?
The meals and social hours listed on this agenda are included as part of your workshop fee.
7. What should I bring?
Each workshop is different. Your workshop leader will contact you about materials to bring. In general, though, our participants enjoy sharing information. If you have materials that you would like to share, please feel free to bring them along. (You will need about 24 copies to share with your classmates.)
8. Where can I work out?
The Marriott has a fitness room with cardio equipment and free weights, and an indoor pool and whirlpool. Nearby activities include hiking, biking, and jogging trails; miniature golf; sailing and water skiing; squash; volleyball; and tennis.
9. What about my special dietary requirements?
Whether for religious, health, or personal preference, your special needs can be accommodated. Contact Carla Spady at 302-656-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. How much free time will I have?
There are periods before, between, and after workshop sessions for relaxation, recreation, and socializing. For those attending six-day workshops, Wednesday afternoons are additional free time.
11. Should I need medical or dental attention, where should I go?
There are a number of medical and dental facilities in close proximity to the Marriott City Center in Salt Lake. Simply contact the front desk or concierge for a list, should the need arise.
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