2016 SAIS EVENT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Visit www.sais.org/events
Teacher Turnover Costs How Much?!?!
Double Dipping on College Credit 
In Other Words  
By Jhumpa Lahiri
Reviewed by Leah Slawson, English Teacher, Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery, AL

In Other Words, by Jhumpa Lahiri, isn't an obvious choice for educators looking to learn more about their craft, and yet it belongs on our summer reading lists. If for no other reason than it is simple, beautiful prose, written with remarkable clarity about the self in the midst of the learning process. For teachers of writing and foreign language, the concept of the book alone is intriguing; a successful writer immerses herself in a foreign language and writes a book in it. The implications for music, visual arts, and mathematics teachers are not much of a stretch either, but the book goes far beyond just the language learning and creative processes, and its larger themes of identity and exile appeal to anyone who is at all self-reflective.  >>Read more.
Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant Recipient Report: Carolina Friends School

In the upcoming issues of SAIS HeadLines, reports from the 2015 Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant recipients will be published. These reports detail the programs funded by the grant program.
Carolina Friends School received the Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant in order to expand collaborations with area schools focused on creating positive, peaceful, and safe school climates. The vision for the project was to create a collaboration among four organizations: Carolina Friends School, Carter Community Charter School, Duke University Program in Education, and Peaceful Schools, NC. >>Read more
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SAIS Lunch and Learn Webinars
Join SAIS over your lunch break for a virtual seminar. You provide the lunch and we'll provide the webinar. Registration is free.  >>Register here.

What Are All These Tests? 
Thursday, April 21, 2016: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, EST 
There are so many tests available - and your school probably gives most or all of them. Join former NAIS head of school and assessment expert Jonathan E. Martin for this fast-paced webinar. We'll tour more than half a dozen of the most interesting, popular, and exciting innovative and alternative assessments of student learning and perceptions of learning.
2016 SAIS Institute for New Heads

The SAIS Institute for New Heads provides a necessary primer to headship and a chance to sharpen your vision for the first years as head. The institute will cover topics such as leadership, balance, strategic planning, managing financials and externals, mission driven schools, and working with boards, faculty, staff, and parents. The institute will be led by a panel of experienced heads, including Jack Hall (The Walker School). "It was very helpful and it gave me a lot of information to feel prepared going forward," said Charlane Baccus, who relocated from Dallas to start as the head of Omni Montessori School in Charlotte, NC, a year ago. "I enjoyed getting to know other people in this region and hearing their stories. I would definitely recommend it." Join us June 15-17, 2016 in Atlanta.
Call for SAIS Board of Trustee Nominations

Nominations for the SAIS Board of Trustees are now being accepted. To nominate yourself or someone else, please review this information about board service. Please submit your nomination by May 17 here.

The board is responsible for the supervision, control, and direction of the association.  According to the bylaws, trustees must be heads of SAIS member schools. The board seeks to represent geographic diversity as well as diversity of school mission and a variety of other factors. Review the current board of trustees here.

The SAIS Committee on Trustees will process the nominations and review the nominees. The slate will be presented for approval by the membership at the SAIS annual business meeting, which takes place at the SAIS Annual Conference, October 22-24, 2016, in Atlanta. New trustees will begin their terms on January 1, 2017. Submit a nomination for the SAIS Board of Trustees here.
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2016 Calendar of Events
On-Site Board Workshops
SAIS President Dr. Kirk Walker and Vice President Damian Kavanagh are available to visit your campus and conduct on-site governance workshops.
  • Trusteeship for Independent Schools
  • New Trustee Orientation
  • Becoming an Outstanding Board
  • The Changing Landscape of Independent School Governance 
Technical Assistance Services:
Benchmarking and Bylaws

Now is the time to use NAIS DASL data to plan for next year. Do you need benchmark salary information? SAIS can help and can teach you how to use this powerful tool. 
Do your bylaws need a refresh? We have read quite a number and are happy to read yours and will provide suggestions on aligning your bylaws with your aspirations of being and remaining a strategically effective board. Contact Damian Kavanagh at SAIS, (404) 918-8850 or [email protected].
Your School's Logo 
Does your school's logo appear in the SAIS Online Member Directory?  If not, please send your school's logo to [email protected].

Double Dipping on College Credit
Book Review
Collaboration Grant Report
Lunch and Learn
Institute for New Heads
SAIS Trustee Nominations
Calendar of Events
WANTED: Your School's Logo
Tweets of Note
SAIS Featured School
 Franklin Road Academy

Franklin Road Academy is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade coeducational independent school offering the unique combination of a challenging and supportive educational experience in an inclusive Christian community. Students are inspired to joyfully pursue their academic and co-curricular passions and to love one another well. FRA is a place where students are encouraged to think critically, act with integrity, and lead in service to others.
>>Read more.
Would you like to be an SAIS Featured School? Contact [email protected]
Blogs of Note
Tweets of Note
Sports titles, art projects, SAIS school visits, and a super cool magnetic wall! 

Just Say Cheese: 
Your Photos Wanted!

Retiring in 2016?A blue nametag sticker with the words Hello I Am Retired to illustrate that you are done with your career and are living off a pension or 401k or other retirement savings
If you are a head of school who will be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year, please let us know so we can induct you into the SAIS Legacy Club, a group of retired heads of school who gather twice a year. Please complete our Legacy Club bio form.

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