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You are, or have volunteered to be, a Trustee of your school. With this important role, come not only rewards and important responsibilities, but also certain risks of which you must be mindful.Read More
The process of changing your schedule and processing students effectively isn’t always easy. Your schedulers require three key elements to make the adjustments necessary to best serve your students, faculty, and school as a whole.Read More
Time is one of your most precious commodities. It can seem like there’s never enough of it to finish everything you need to do, and items on your to-do list continue to pile up. If you’re struggling with time management, here are some tips to ensure a productive and efficient year.Read More
Wichita Collegiate's leaders were able to use what they learned at ISM's learning events and raise $100,000 more over proposed asks, thanks to a personalized letter strategy and individualized solicitations.Read More
We’re proud to share that Michael Christopher is joining ISM’s Development Team, effective January 1, 2020. In this role, he’ll continue to lead strategic planning and development workshops; author articles; advise Boards, school leaders and development offices; present at conferences; and oversee strategic planning and school consultations.Read More
School security is a crucial topic. We all want to do everything in our power to keep students, faculty, and staff safe, while providing a comfortable atmosphere that empowers learning, not fear. The balance is delicate and there is no right answer—every school will need to take its own measures to protect its campus.Read More
Transporting children to and from your school can offer a host of logistical challenges. You might employ a variety of options—public school busses, school-owned vehicles, transportation vendors, parents, and ride-shares. Many schools also consider organizing carpools among interested families.Read More
The Head sets the tone for many of your school’s initiatives and programs. When you show your support through words and actions, your community is more likely to rally behind you and engage in your school’s offerings.Read More
Where do we stand when it comes to innovation in the classroom? Do teachers and leaders believe that we’re prioritizing innovation, in ways do they believe they’re successful, and what roadblocks stand in their way?Read More
The conversations about vaccines—benefits versus risks, conspiracies versus truths, personal rights versus public safety—are not new to private school leaders. Both sides of the debate have strong opinions and can be very vocal. Schools must make decisions reflective of their mission and culture to best protect their students, faculty, and staff.Read More