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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Revamping Pre-planning »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS   After leaders at Atlanta’s Davis Academy heard some rumblings about dissatis...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Company Profile: Mills Uniform Company »
For more than 70 years, Mills Uniform Company has provided a top-quality experience for customers all over the U.S. Know...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
SAIS Needs You! Here's How to Join an Accreditation Team Today »
The people behind an accreditation review perform highly important work for SAIS member schools. The visiting team commend...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Inspired Wellness: P.E. for Gen Z »
By Heather Jordan, Crain Center Fitness Specialist, Hutchison School, Memphis, TN When friends inquire about what I...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Company Profile: ISM »
Many schools prioritize professional development – for their administrators as well as for their teachers. As such, they s...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
SAIS Selects New President »
The SAIS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Debra Wilson has been selected to serve as the next SAIS president...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Loud and Clear: Effective Parent Communications »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS   It is a common challenge at schools: How do you get parents to read school email...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Company Profile: Southern Teachers Agency »
Since 1902, Southern Teachers has helped schools in the south find teachers and administrators, and in its 116-year hi...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
In Memoriam - Dr. Edward (Ned) J. Fox, Jr. (1935-2018) »
Link to Full  Obituary   Dear SAIS Community,   As you may have heard, Dr. Edward (Ned) J. F...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Would You Like to Be an SAIS Featured School? »
SAIS publishes "Featured Schools" in the SAIS bimonthly newsletter  HeadLines . The feature provides an opportunity f...
Friday, June 22, 2018
SAIS Needs You! Join an Accreditation Team Today »
  The people behind an accreditation review perform highly valuable work for SAIS member schools. While the vis...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
A Head's Remarks at Graduation: Put Skin in the Game »
By Jay Rainey, Head of Randolph School, Huntsville, AL Your homework:  First,  there is a book that I w...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
School Nurses Offer a Dose of Good Health »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS   Some people might think that employing a nurse on a school campus is an extravag...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Eight Tips for Selecting a College Major and Career »
By Bryan Rutledge, Director of College Counseling, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA  Advice on college majors,...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant Report: Swift School, Roswell, GA »
Using Immersive Technology for Improved Training of Professionals who Teach Students with Dyslexia   By D...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Parental Partners »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS The role of a parent in a school community can mean several things: an ambassador who spread...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant Report: Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC »
NewGen Peacebuilders: Collaborating on a Leadership Program  that Equips High School Students to Turn Empathy into...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Survey: Is It Time for Schools to Embrace Continuous Re-enrollment? »
“Evergreen Enrollment” or “Continuous Enrollment,” in which a student’s enrollment is automatically renewed each year unle...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant Report: St. George’s Independent School, Collierville, TN »
By Will Bladt, Associate Head of School and Bill McCalin, Director of Environmental Sustainability, St. George's Independe...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Teaching Character Through Sports »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS School athletic departments carry a lot of responsibility. Of course they strive to teach ea...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
New Strategies for New Teachers »
By Sheri Burkeen, Director of Professional Development, SAIS   Using collaboration, differentiation, a...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Celebrating School Milestones »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” Nelson Mand...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Many Jobs of the Head's Assistant »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS At the 2017 SAIS Institute for the Head’s Assistant (IHA), attendees had the opportunity to...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant Report: Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL »
By Jonathan Davis, Middle School Head, and Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning The origin of the Center...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Crafting an Effective School Board »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS A school’s relationship with its board requires careful management by the head of school. Wh...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant Report: St. Andrew's School, Savannah, GA »
Creating Entrepreneurial Approaches in Education By Dr. Kelley Waldron, Ed.D., Head of St. Andrew’s School,&nb...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
High-stakes Exams Can Put Female Students at a Disadvantage, Stanford Researcher Finds »
A new study suggests that women are more heavily influenced than men by test anxiety, and points to ways to help close the...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
From the Classroom to the Sidelines: Teacher Coaches Fill Important Role »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS A question commonly asked of teachers in school job interviews is “Can you coach?” As vetera...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Pedagogical Peers »
By Christina Mimms, SAIS   No one understands the student experience better than students. They have run the same ra...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Record Attendance, Outstanding Sessions at SAIS Annual Conference »
SAIS welcomed nearly 500 attendees, speakers and exhibitors to Atlanta for the 2017 SAIS Annual Conference, held October 2...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Top Trends in Advancement »
What is a Head of School’s Most Significant Fundraising Challenge? In April 2017, Linda Wise McNay, Ph.D., of Our Fu...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Are You Ready to Be a Team Leader? »
By Lee Hark, Associate Head of School, Durham Academy, Durham, NC I’m not surprised that the folks at SAIS asked me t...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Company Profile: ISM »
Independent schools today face a number of challenges in their operations: increasing fundraising, growing and maintaining...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Eyes Wide Shut: Equity and Inclusion in Leadership »
As independent school educators, we are acutely aware that the most recent statistics from NAIS tell us that women continu...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Profile: Carney, Sandoe & Associates »
As the face of the potential independent school employee continues to change, schools also are adapting the process by whi...

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Annual Conference
October 14-16, 2018 | Charleston, SC
Drawing over 300 administrators from across the Southeast, we delve into hot topics and relevant issues.

Board/Head Retreat
October 14, 2018 | Charleston, SC
Designed to strengthen the communication and partnership between the head of school and members of the board.



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