Together in Our Independence

April 2018
Foxcroft Academy (Dover-Foxcroft, ME) wrestling team won the Class B Northern Maine Championship and were the Class B State Runners-Up. They visited the Maine State House to receive a proclamation.
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May 2018
Woodstock Inn, VT

June 2018
18 New England Leads Orientation, Tilton School, NH
20 ISANNE Golf Scramble, Sunday River Golf Club, Newry, ME
21 Nurses/Health Center Roundtable, Berwick Academy, Berwick, ME

July 2018

April 2018
Hello ISANNE Friends,

One of the benefits of ISANNE membership is the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and share information. ISANNE has 19 affinity groups and we conduct about 25 events each year. We've received requests for more and this spring we are organizing listserves and events for four new groups; HR Directors, IT Directors, Nurses and School Safety Directors. 

This month, t he HR directors met at Brewster Academy and addressed several topics generated by the group in a Round Table format. They brought great energy to the discussions and several noted the benefits of being off campus with others in a similar role and collaborating on issues.  As one commented: "It was helpful to meet with others and share resources. I think many of us had at least one "aha" moment." Last week the IT Directors met at Tilton School in a roundtable format with a presentation from McLane Middleton's Cam Shilling on GDPR and online security. The nurses are scheduled to meet Thursday, June 21st at Berwick Academy.

We recognize that our listserves are a great benefit for our members and we are reviewing ways to make them more helpful such as archiving discussion threads and allowing schools to enter their own contact information. Connecting our members through technology is part of our E.E. Ford Foundation grant funding. We will keep you posted. Along the topic of collaboration and connections, Jennifer Zaccara is our guest member blogger this month and she writes on "Thought Partners and ISANNE Camaraderie"

We appreciate your comments on ways we can bring greater value to your membership and we look forward to seeing you at a future event.

Good things ahead, 
Laurie Hurd
Executive Director
Together in Our Independence

ISANNE  unites, supports and promotes its diverse member schools in a changing world.
ISANNE Member Views - "Thought Partners and ISANNE Camaraderie"
Jennifer Zaccara, Head of School, Vermont Academy
This month's Member View comes to us from Jennifer Zaccara, Head of School at Vermont Academy

Thought Partners and ISANNE Camaraderie

No more than two weeks passed after my position as head of Vermont Academy began on July 1, 2017 before Peter Saliba gave me a call and said "How about if we meet at Burdick's for lunch?"  When I inadvertently pulled into his intended parking spot, he was quick to joke about it.  Meeting this energetic and insightful head of Tilton School who is also the informal social organizer for the Lakes Region heads, I recognized that I was stepping into a support system that was unlike anything I had experienced in the Founder's League or in New York City. Read More

ISANNE Golf Scramble to Benefit Professional Development

For well over 20 years ISANNE and MAIS have been offering this annual golf scramble. This year the event will be held on June 20 at The Sunday River Golf Club in Newry, Maine. Schools are encouraged to bring as many players (teams) as they would like with golfing prowess not being a factor considered for participation. This event is intended to be a fun day for all participating and has proven to be a very popular day for many schools.

ISANNE is excited to announce that for the seventh year all income from the annual Golf Scramble will be dedicated to supporting ISANNE Schools facing an unusual hardship situation and needing assistance in supporting the professional development of its employees at ISANNE events.
Events like this allow us to drive forward our strategic initiative of enhanced availability of professional development opportunities to all schools.

Welcome to Our New Corporate Partners
We are happy to announce we have two new Corporate Partners! Our Corporate Partners represent a range of services used by our schools, if you are going out to bid or need help in a specific area, please check our website. For the full list and for more information on how to contact our partners visit our website.

At Kay-Twelve.com, we are passionate about improving learning outcomes. It drives everything we do as an organization. We represent over 150 school furniture manufacturers. We will help you find the right solution and coordinate the whole process through space planning, delivery, installation and implementation.

Sunday River
Sunday River is a year round resort. Offering Conference Space, Lodging and Recreational Activities. We handle everything from Conferences, Corporate Events, Meeting for 15 guests up, Ski Packages, Golf Packages, Proms, Weddings, Project Graduations and Ski Team or Clubs.

School Events 
Upcoming ISANNE School Events open to ISANNE members:

School Safety Conference - Woodstock Academy
July 18-20, 2018 - Visit the Woodstock Academy website for more information

ALICE Active Shooter Certification Training - Waynflete School
July 10-11, 2018 - Click here for more information and to register

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