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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
Secondary traumatic stress (STS), sometimes known as compassion fatigue, is a condition that impacts people who work with others who have experienced trauma. Education leaders should be aware of this condition and explore ways to support faculty and staff as they work with children from all backgrounds.Read More
Saint Mark's High School attended ISM's Summer Institute to transform its fundraising strategy. The school went from an approach that did not resonate with donors to meeting its goals and growing its donor pool by 10%.Read More
If you’re experiencing a tough time or dealing with secondary traumatic stressors, it can be difficult to appreciate life's good moments. Bettering your mental health can make happiness easier to accept and improve your overall health. After all, the key to a healthy body is a healthy mind. There are simple ways to get back in touch with yourself and improve your mental state.Read More
As we close out the final days of June, take a moment to congratulate yourself—you made it! Now as the summer months take hold, we have a few reading recommendations. Pick up these books to learn and grow so you’re ready to take on a fresh school year this fall.Read More
When Trustees leave your Board—whether they rotate off or resign—the Committee on Trustees should interview them. Gathering this data can help you support future efforts to build the Board’s performance and effectiveness.Read More
When a Board committee or Trustee is on the agenda to present a proposal to the Board, expect him or her to come thoroughly prepared. The following template helps in organizing a proposal presentation. Send formal proposals electronically or by mail to all Trustees a week before the meeting, to allow review of the ideas.Read More
Many teachers feel evaluations are less about supporting effective teaching and more about fixing what is perceived to be wrong. These evaluations erode trust between administrators and teachers, because teachers often don’t feel supported—they feel judged.Read More
The summer months are a perfect time for self reflection, level setting, and creating new goals. We have a few summer reading picks that are perfect for academic leaders. Read on for our 2019 recommendations for summer reads and resources.Read More
Here are a few tips to manage summer enrollment so you’re able to secure your last mission-appropriate families before the school year begins.Read More