Dear SAES Community,
In four short weeks, SAES will launch its first virtual Biennial Conference. While we are sad to not be together in person, we are extremely excited about presenting this conference to you virtually. We have created a new discounted pricing schedule that makes it beneficial to register as many folks as you wish. We have widened and deepened the program offerings and we have engaged a premier electronic presentation platform to ensure that this meeting is dynamic and engaging. I urge you to register as many from your school community as possible!
The keynote speakers will speak on two of our most pressing and engaging topics. New York Times bestselling author David Epstein is tailoring his talk to our audience of educators as he speaks about the latest research on what parents and educators should be doing to get kids ready for adulthood. On a call with David last week, our dialogue revealed that not only is he a leading voice on how young people succeed, but also has a parent’s perspective on how young people learn best. Yvonne Adams is arguably the most thoughtful and helpful voice on how schools may wish to think about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—especially in ways that teachers and Episcopal school leaders may wish to look at these questions through the lens of Episcopal Identity.
This is the year to register a large group for our Biennial. Even if there are scheduling conflicts, the sessions will not only be live-streamed, the recordings will be available after the Biennial for 30 days. We hope to have as many school leaders present as possible for the announcement of the permanent SAES Executive Director, who will say a few words to our association! A huge thank you goes out to the Search Committee Chair and the Search Committee for leading a year long search for our permanent Executive Director.
Please use this link to view details of the conference and register.
The 2021 SAES Virtual Biennial Conference is going to be a great celebration of both the wonderful contributions that Rev. David Madison has contributed to the SAES community as well as the launch of the next chapter of our association. We hope that we have a wonderful turnout for our Biennial to mark the close of an era of growth and improvement, and the discernment together for the new beginnings that come with new leadership.
In closing, I just want to say that the SAES staff has been busy the last few weeks with school visits, webinars and zoom calls with our schools and we are encouraged with what we are seeing on our campuses! In such a time as this, it is the community that holds us all together, and we are very grateful to be a part of your community and SAES.