Location: San Diego, CA ●
Certification Credits: 30 IACP/30 BCP
Private schools always strive to improve their financial position, recruit new students, and be of service to their current families. One way to meet your school’s goals is to institute a summer program.
When your school offers a quality summer program, it generates various benefits: a valued service to current parents, new recruitment opportunities, supplemental employment for your school’s faculty, a chance to consider innovative academic programs, and so much more!
This workshop takes an active and reflective approach to learning that models leadership and practice. Attention is given to each individual’s growth and challenges, as well as to developing and building a strong cohort among the participants. Please bring your laptop/tablet/device so that you can create your plan in an interactive format, access and share information through Google Docs, and join a professional learning community that provides support long after the workshop concludes.
- Establish the “why” of your summer program.
- Define your program goals.
- Explore the ins and outs of managing a successful summer program.
- Learn proven marketing strategies to help your program stand out.
- Discover action steps you can immediately implement in your school.
Who Should Attend:
Current or aspiring Summer Program Directors should attend.
Andrew Taylor, Ed.D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The workshop kicks off on Sunday, with registration from 2–3 pm, followed by the opening session, a reception, and Get to Know You dinner. You will have full days of sessions and networking on Monday and Tuesday, with the workshop wrapping up at noon on Wednesday. If you are traveling by air, please make your flight departure time 3:00 or later.
Sunday, October 20
2:00–3:00 pm Registration
3:00–5:00 pm Session 1
5:00 pm Reception and Dinner
Monday, October 21
7:00 – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 am Session 2
9:15 – 10:15 am Keynote
10:15 – 10:30 am AM Break
10:30 – 12:15 pm Session 3
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 3:00 pm Session 4
3:00 – 3:15 pm PM Break
3:15 – 5:00 pm Session 5
5:00 pm Networking Reception
Tuesday, October 22
7:15 – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 10:00 am Session 6
10:00 – 10:15 am AM Break
10:15 – 12:00 pm Session 7
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 pm Session 8
2:45 – 3:00 pm PM Break
3:00 – 4:45 pm Session 9
4:45 pm Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 23
7:15 – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 10:15 am Session 10
10:15 – 10:30 am AM Break
10:30 – 11:45 am Session 11
How to Book Your Room
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108
ISM's room block is open for online or call in reservations.
- Use this link to make your reservations.
- Call the hotel directly at 619-297-5466 and ask for the Independent School Management or ISM room block.
Note: Do NOT make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive a communication from ISM that the workshop is confirmed to run.
About the Hotel
The DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley puts you in the center of San Diego. The Mission Valley hotel is conveniently located next to the trolley stop, which offers easy transportation to a variety of the city’s top attractions including Old Town, Little Italy, Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, and San Diego State University.
It offers some of the largest guest rooms in Mission Valley and are pet-friendly. Each room has 400 sq. ft. of contemporary space with high-quality amenities. Standard Wi-Fi is complimentary for Hilton Honors members who book direct. It also offers an indoor and outdoor pool plus a 24-hour fitness center.
- Adjacent to the San Diego Trolley, it's a quick ride to historic Old Town and 10 minutes to downtown
- Walk/bike path to Fashion Valley Mall, connected to Hazard Center shops and restaurants
- Largest guest rooms in Mission Valley
- Heated indoor/outdoor pools, 24-hour fitness center, and business center
Things to do in San Diego
Located in the heart of Mission Valley, this DoubleTree hotel near the University of San Diego is just steps from the San Diego Trolley. This provides easy transport to a range of attractions, including the historic Gaslamp Quarter, SDCCU Stadium (formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium) and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
Indulge in some retail therapy at the Fashion Valley Mall, a large mall in San Diego with many fine shops, and within walking distance of the hotel. Discover the world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld® San Diego, and LEGOLAND® California, or explore the museums and gardens of Balboa Park. Enjoy one of San Diego’s 94 championship golf courses, including world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.
How will ISM communicate workshop information with me?
It is essential that your school approves the following email addresses from ISM:
You will be receiving all communication—including your confirmation email and access to your workshop's Google Drive account—from these emails.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
- The school may substitute another employee.
- 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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