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2019 Division Heads Conference | June 19-21
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Designed for those who lead from the middle, the Division Heads Conference offers networking, skill building, and resources for division heads at all grade levels and years of experience. Learn together in small groups, discover new strategies, and celebrate successes around topics such as curriculum, assessment, scheduling, working with faculty, and communicating with parents.

Sessions include:

  • Visitation and Visibility: Getting Out of Your Office and Into Classrooms
  • Caring for Teachers: Orientation, Support, and Opportunities
  • Reading List: Facilitating Book Studies With Parents, Faculty, or Students
  • Career Transitions
  • The Advantages of a Cohesive School Leadership Team
  • Creating Clarity to Maximize Faculty Engagement
  • Communication Habits to Build a Culture of Trust

For questions about speakers or sessions, contact


Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21, 2019

  • Registration opens at 12PM on Wednesday, June 19
  • First session begins at 2PM
  • Final session concludes at 12PM with a grab & go snack on Friday, June 21


Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, 110 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767



Member School 



Through March 29
$695  $799
March 30 - April 26
$745  $849
April 27 - June 7
$795  $899
After June 7
$895  $999


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The SAIS block is closed. Rooms may still be available at the regular hotel rate.


  • AIRPORT: Tampa International Airport (TPA) or St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
  • ATTRACTIONS: Bringing the family along? Lots of fun attractions nearby!


Your registration fee includes:

  • Wednesday: snacks, reception
  • Thursday: breakfast, lunch, snacks, reception
  • Friday: breakfast, grab & go snack

Please note that dinners are on your own. Take a look at some of the OpenTable recommended local restaurants.


Thank you to the members of the advisory group for the 2019 DHC:

  • Logan Bowlds, Middle School Head, Stratford Academy, Macon, GA
  • Melissa Davis, Lower School Head, Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa, FL
  • Jonathan Day, Upper School Head, Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, GA
  • Sarah Housley, Lower School Head, The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery, AL
  • Michael Magno, Middle School Head, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC


  • I returned to school energized by new ideas to improve myself or my school, affirmed in some of what I'm already doing, and relieved to know that others go through similar experiences.
  • The DHC allowed me to gain new perspective, talk with others in similar roles, and build off of what I already know.
  • The DHC was a safe place to be vulnerable and to work with others to come up with concrete action steps for the immediate future.
  • I am thrilled that so many practical, helpful sessions were provided at one conference. I found the DHC to be a great investment!



Business casual (erring on the side of casual) is always safe with us. We want you to be comfortable. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater in case you find the meeting room chilly. We tend to skew cooler rather than warmer.


If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to 21 days prior to the event will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available, but replacement registrants are welcomed.

Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio:  Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

Target Audience: SAIS professional development events are designed for those currently employed in a K-12 independent school. Topics are presented and discussed from an independent school perspective and working within the unique culture of our schools. As such, registration is limited to those from schools that are either already members of SAIS or from non-member schools that meet the membership criteria. This includes established schools that offer an academic program within the K-12 continuum and is financed almost exclusively by private rather than public funds.

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