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2020 Institute for New Teachers: Public to Private | June 17-18 | Greenville, SC
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This program is designed for experienced public school teachers who are making the move to an independent school. Participants should have at least three years of teaching experience in a public school setting. Topics include the unique culture of an independent school, working and communicating within the school community, navigating HR/legal issues, and balancing new responsibilities with a healthy home life.

This program is being offered in conjunction with PAIS. 


Wednesday-Thursday, June 17-18, 2020

  • Registration opens at 12:30PM on Wednesday, June 17
  • First session begins at 1PM
  • Final session concludes at 5PM on Thursday, June 18



SpringHill Suites, 800 East Washington St, Greenville SC 29601


The earlybird member school rate is $625. 

Registration is not yet open. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please email


Reservations may be made online or by phone at (864) 720-2901.

  • Group rate = $159
  • Cut-off date = Monday, May 25 or when the block is full
  • Parking: valet $14/day or city-owned public garages $7/day
  • Group room rate offered three days pre/post based on availability


  • AIRPORT: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: The SpringHill Suites Greenville Downtown is located 13 miles from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Please see the hotel's maps & transportation page.


Your registration fee includes:

  • Wednesday: reception
  • Thursday: breakfast, lunch


  • It was so important learning about the differences between public and private and feeling more confident in making the switch.
  • Thank you all for bringing this information to us. I really enjoyed that this 1 1/2 day workshop was offered for those of us who are not new to teaching, but just to the independent school environment. I felt that the time I spent there was worth my time and that I got great information in all of the sessions.
  • I cannot say enough about how wonderful the speakers were. They were all so knowledgeable, so personable, and so interesting to listen to. I was fully engaged when each of them were sharing their tips and information. I would recommend this event to every teacher going from public schools to independent schools!
  • The most important part was meeting other teachers and hearing the real world experiences of the faculty. Overall the institute made me feel more secure and comfortable about transitioning from public to private.



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 before May 28 via will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date refunds are no longer 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 by K-12 independent schools. Topics are presented from an independent school perspective and discussed based on that unique culture. As such, registration is limited to faculty/staff from SAIS member schools or from non-member schools meeting the SAIS candidacy criteria. Please contact if you have questions about eligibility.

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