The New School Head

The New School Head
The New School Head

Date(s): -
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Certification Credits: 40 IACP

You have aspired to be the School Head for years. Now that you’re here, what should you do first? Gain a 360-degree view of everything that should occur in your school, what you need to manage, and what support you require.

You have aspired to be the School Head for years. Now that you’re here, what should you do first? Gain a 360-degree view of everything that should occur in your school, what you need to manage, and what support you require.

Discover how to provide vision and direction for your school while managing complex change, and lay a research-based, practical foundation from which to build future success. Determine how a growth-focused mindset can positively impact your faculty, staff, and school leaders while generating a predictable and supportive environment for all.

Takeaways:

  • Discover the critical difference between a strategic plan and a “wish-list.”
  • Create a plan for building and working with a strategic Board.
  • Learn how to create an administrative structure to ensure the most effective Leadership Team.
  • Understand the benefits of a student-centered schedule to help support your mission.
  • Explore the three arms of school advancement efforts—admission and enrollment management, fundraising and development, and marketing communications.
  • Determine how to identify, evaluate, and prioritize risks at your school.
  • Explore how a School Head’s well-being impacts the overall success of the school.
  • Build relationships with like-minded professionals who have similar goals, learning from them as well as your workshop leaders.

Who Should Attend:

Newly appointed School Heads or those with fewer than three years of experience should attend.

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor, Ed.D.

ISM Consultant

Expertise

Andrew believes in a global perspective for educating children. He brings a wealth of knowledge in independent school administration and teaching, as well as a spirit of innovation and collaboration.

Current Role

As an ISM Consultant, Andrew shares his expertise in school management, curriculum development, project-based learning, faculty evaluation, fundraising, enrollment, and more. He worked in private-independent schools for 22 years before joining ISM in 2017.

Prior Experience

Andrew previously served as Head of Tower School, MA, where he was charged with rationalizing the operating budget, right-sizing the staffing model, and reconfiguring the school schedule to facilitate interdisciplinary instruction and project-based learning.

Before that, he was Head of Lower School at St. Paul’s, MD, where he oversaw the school’s adoption of the International Primary Curriculum. He also facilitated the creation of a project-based learning initiative, implemented a re-defined teacher observation process, and supported asynchronous, online professional development.

Andrew began his career as an undergraduate instructor in Human Genetics, Human Social Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He also taught Biology at the high school level.

After immigrating to the United States, he taught science at Brentwood School, CA, where he developed its Lower School Summer Program. Later, he was Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School at St. James’ School, CA, with significant involvement in fundraising and growing enrollment. Andrew was also the Assistant Headmaster and Director of Summer Programs at the John Thomas Dye School, CA.

Conference presentations include co-presentation of Developing an Effective Faculty Evaluation at 2004 CAIS Annual Conference in North Hollywood, CA and Developing and Using Faculty Standards at the 2005 NAIS National Conference in San Diego, CA.

Education

Andrew earned his Doctorate of Education at UCLA, and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. Andrew’s two bachelor’s degrees are in Human Biology and Science Education.

 

Madeleine S. Ortman, IAP-L

Madeleine S. Ortman, IAP-L

ISM Consultant | Academic Dean

Expertise

Madeleine Ortman, who first joined ISM in 1999 as a Consultant and workshop leader, has extensive experience both in leading schools and in working with them to address their leadership challenges. Previously, Madeleine spent 19 years Head of School at The Woods Academy, St. Mark the Evangelist, and Saint Martin of Tours School, all in Maryland.

Current Role

As an ISM Consultant, Madeleine:

  • Consults in the areas of Board structure and function; Board school sustainability; Leadership Team analysis; comprehensive faculty development; and growth and evaluation for School Heads, senior leadership, and staff
  • Acts as the Academic Dean for all of ISM's professional development events

Prior Experience

Madeleine previously held the position of Executive Director of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools for 10 years. Madeleine was an elected commissioner for the Commission on Elementary Schools for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and served as President of the Middle States Association’s Board of Trustees.

Over a span of 19 years, Madeleine was Head of School at The Woods Academy, St. Mark the Evangelist, and Saint Martin of Tours School, all in MD. She served as Assistant Head of School for four years at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, MD and St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, MD. Madeleine was the Education Coordinator for the Catholic Schools Office for the Archdiocese of Washington when it opened its first new school in 30 years.

In addition to being a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and the Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development, Madeleine has been both President and Vice President of the Elementary Schools Principals’ Association for the Archdiocese of Washington. Madeleine was selected as one of 30 outstanding Principals nationwide to participate in the National Catholic Education Association's first Principal's Academy.

Education

Madeleine received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Barat College, IL, and her master’s degree in educational administration from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She has done additional graduate work at Trinity College, also in Washington, D.C. She successfully completed the Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations at the Dale Carnegie Institute.

Workshop Schedule (subject to adjustment)

(Continental breakfast is available starting at 7:00 a.m. and breaks are at 10:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.)

Monday

7:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:30–10:15 Session One

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:15 Session Two

12:15-1:15 Lunch with ISM

1:15-3:00 Session Three

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 Session Four

5:00-5:30 General Session

5:30-6:00 Reception with ISM

6:00 Dinner with ISM

 

Tuesday

8:30–10:15 Session Five

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:15 Session Six

12:15-1:15 Lunch with ISM

1:15-3:00 Session Seven

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 Session Eight

5:00–6:00 Reception with ISM

 

Wednesday

8:30–10:15 Session Nine

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:15 Session Ten

12:15-1:15 Lunch with ISM

1:15-3:00 Session Eleven

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 Session Twelve

5:00–6:00 Reception with ISM

 

Thursday

8:30-10:15 Session Thirteen

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:15 Session Fourteen

12:15-1:15 Lunch with ISM

1:15-3:00 Session Fifteen

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 Session Sixteen

5:00–6:00 Reception with ISM

 

Friday

8:30-10:15 Session Seventeen

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Session Eighteen/Action Planning

 

31.25 hours

Workshop Location
Hilton Penns Landing 
201 South Columbus Boulevard 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-521-6565

The Hilton Penns Landing on the Delaware River, adjacent to Independence Seaport Museum and summer activities alone the river. It is the walking distance to historic Old City Philadelphia. Group hotel reservation rate of $209 is available until June 17, 2019. Subject to availability. Please wait until the workshop status is 'confirmed' before making your travel and hotel arrangements.

Reserve Your Room

Make your hotel reservations by:

  • Reserving your room online
     
  • Calling 215-521-6500 and let then know you are with ISM or Independent School Management Summer Institute

 

The Hilton Penns Landing is pet-friendly. Please contact the hotel for details.

Travel

Delta Airlines is offering Advancement Academy attendees discounted fares. Click this link to get to Delta reservations. Fill in your departure city and destination (DEN). If the Meetings Event Code box is empty, use the Meeting Event Code NMSM8. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NMSM8.

American Airlines is offering Advancement Academy attendees discounted fares into Philadelphia (PHL). Visit aa.com and select your flights. At the bottom of the passenger info form, you will see “Promo Codes and accounts.” Click “edit” and use code 9979BT. Then proceed to picking your seats.

Getting there from Philadelphia International Airport

DIRECTIONS: Take the Philadelphia ramp on the left to merge onto I-95 N. Take exit 20 for Columbus Blvd. Turn left onto S Columbus Blvd. Hotel will be on the right.

Distance from Hotel: 11.7 miles

Drive Time: 15 minutes

How will ISM communicate workshop information with me?

It is essential that your school approves the following email addresses from ISM:

  • workshops@isminc.com
  • marie@isminc.com
  • tomi@isminc.com

You will be receiving all communication—including your confirmation email and access to your workshop's Google Drive account—from these e-mails.

What does my registration fee include?

All workshop materials, breakfasts, lunch or dinner daily, and social hours are included.

What is not included in my registration fee?

Hotel accommodations and travel expenses, other meals not noted.

What should I wear?

Meetings rooms are generally cold, as temperature control in meeting spaces and large convention centers is difficult. Please bring a sweater, jacket, or sweatshirt.

Summer temperatures average mid-80s to a low of 65. It can get quite hot—into the 90s—and humid. The classrooms and guest rooms are usually comfortable, but you may want to dress in layers in case the rooms are too warm or too cool for you. Dress is casual. Wear whatever is comfortable—jeans, sweat shirts, sweaters, etc. For current weather conditions, we recommend checking weather.com.

What should I bring?

You’ll receive a letter from your workshop instructor letting you know what to bring. However, please bring a laptop or tablet for online access.

Where can I work out?

The Hilton Penns Landing offers a fitness center and a pool, as well as bicycle rentals. Since the hotel is located on the river, you have easy access to walking in Old City, as well as on the riverfront.

Can my special dietary requirements be met?

Absolutely. Just give the Workshops Department a call at 302-656-4944, and we'll make sure your needs are accommodated.

How much free time will I have?

There are periods before, between, and after workshop sessions for relaxation, recreation, and socializing.

Should I need medical or dental attention, where should I go?

Should you need medical attention in a non-emergency, notify ISM staff and the hotel staff. The hotel can recommend what facilities are available, and may be able to supply transportation. In an emergency, call 911.

Confirmation and Cancellation Policy

We will correspond with you through email as soon as your workshop is confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to its start date. Occasionally, we may be forced to cancel an unconfirmed, scheduled workshop due to insufficient registration. So we ask that you do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive notice that your workshop is confirmed. (ISM will not be responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by your airline or travel agent.)

Tuition Payment and Cancellation Policy for In-Person, Group-based Programs

Tuition must be paid in full 10 business days prior to the start date of the in-person, group-based program. An attendee with a balance due on the start date will be denied entrance to the program until the balance is paid in full.

Cancellation requests must be made in writing by emailing workshops@isminc.com, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Professional Development Coordinator, ISM, 1316 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE, 19806.

  • Cancellations received more than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded. Gold Dollars will also be fully refunded.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 15 business days before the start of the program. For registrations paid for with membership Gold Dollars, the member school will receive a 50% refund of Gold Dollars.
  • Non-payment of tuition or no-show to the event does not constitute a cancellation. Full tuition will be due and payable.

The Substitution Option and Wallet Option

Should an attendee need to cancel less than 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop, the school has two options to avoid penalty. Schools may also exercise these options at anytime for cancellations. 

  1. The school may substitute another employee.
  2. The school may bank the funds for a future ISM registration. These funds must be applied to a professional development event within one year from the start date of the original workshop. After one year, the funds will be forfeited. To use banked funds, please call the Professional Development Coordinator at 302-656-4944 x152.

*We DO NOT accept enrollments from consultants.

 

 

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