High School in Five Years?
Planting Seeds 
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
By Daniel Goleman
Reviewed by Dr. Mary McPherson, Elementary School Principal, St. Martin's Episcopal School, Atlanta

In his latest book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, Daniel Goleman, best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence, provides the latest research on attention and how the ability or inability to focus affects our everyday lives. Focus does feel like a continuation of what was presented in Emotional Intelligence as Goleman explores self-awareness, reading others, and the well-focused leader. >>Read more.
Zika Virus Advisory

The Centers for Disease Control has issued an advisory on the zika virus. Please click this link for some helpful information for schools. 


SAIS Athletic Directors Conference - Call for Proposals

SAIS is currently accepting proposals for the 2nd Annual Athletic Directors Conference to be held January 12-13, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. We are looking for sessions about leadership, gender equity, parent-coach relationships, event management, and more! Proposals are due by September 15, 2016. Submit your proposal here.
2016 SAIS Board/Head Retreat and Annual Conference
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 
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Benchmarking and Bylaws

Now is the time to enter NAIS DASL data. This powerful tool is open to NAIS and non NAIS members. 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].

Planting Seeds
Book Review
Zika Virus Advisory
Athletic Directors Conference
SAIS Events
On-Site Board Workshops
Tweets of Note
SAIS Featured School
  Westchester Country Day School

Westchester Country Day School in High Point, NC, is a college preparatory school teaching and guiding students in grades PK-12 to strive for excellence in moral and ethical conduct, academics, the arts, and athletics. The environment is one of mutual respect, and nurturing from students, teachers, faculty, and parents focused on a common vision of defining excellence. 
>>Read more. 

Would you like to be an SAIS Featured School? Contact [email protected]
Blogs of Note
Dr. Randy Watts, head of Brookwood School in Thomasville, GA, writes about the true nature of leadership. 

Kathleen Brewer, 5th grade teacher and parent at Randolph School in Huntsville, AL, offers good advice.

An Ask for Civility
J. Ross Peters, head of St. George's Independent School in Germantown, TN, issues a challenge to students for the new school year. 

The Covenant School in Nashville, TN, helps parents let go a little. 
Tweets of Note
First days of school, new beginnings, and support for Louisiana. 
>>Read tweets here.
Retiring in 2017? 
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 savingsIf you are a head of school who will be retiring at the end of the 2016-17 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 annually. Please complete our Legacy Club bio form.

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