See You in Charleston at the 2018 Annual Conference!
We can't wait to welcome everyone to Charleston, SC, for the 2018 SAIS Annual Conference , October 14-16.

We have a fantastic program planned:
  • Keynote address from Dr. Shimi Kang: Navigating Modern-Day Realities: Stress & Adaptability
  • Featured session from NAIS' Tim Fish: An Innovator's Journey
  • Featured session from Dr. Khyati Joshi: Building Our More Perfect Union: Getting Comfortable With Uncomfortable Conversations

Breakout sessions on these hot topics:
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives and Strategic Mindsets
  • Essential Skills & Attitudes of Effective Heads of School
  • Innovation, Technology, and Academics: Finding Your Sweet Spot
  • Moral and Practical Leadership in Contentious Times
  • Strategies to Minimize Anxiety in Today's Independent School
  • You Have an Allegation of Sex Abuse ... Now What?
  • Adventure With a Purpose: Beyond the Beach Trip
  • And more! View the complete schedule online.

There is still time to register! Details at .
SAIS Announces 2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipients
The SAIS Distinguished Service Award is given by the SAIS Board of Trustees to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education as well as service to SAIS. Recipients will be recognized at the upcoming 2018 SAIS Annual Conference. This year, SAIS is honored to recognize Dr. Sandra Adams and Dr. Bob Shirley
Company Profile: Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Schools usually follow a particular schedule – from August to May, the rhythm of the school year tends to be routine and relatively predictable. Within that schedule, one would hope that any leadership change would take place in June or July to minimize the disruption to the school community. But search firms such as Carney, Sandoe & Associates know first-hand that while summer transitions are ideal for schools, they don’t always take place within that timeframe. 
An Insider's View: From the Classroom to the Boardroom
By Leah Slawson
Leah Slawson shares her experience of serving as a teacher, trustee, parent, and volunteer over decades of involvement with her school. 
SAIS Featured School: Charleston Day School, Charleston, SC
Tucked behind the wrought iron gates at 15 Archdale Street is Charleston Day School. Established in 1937, our K-8 campus benefits from being situated in the heart of historic Charleston.
Check out the SAIS Fall Magazine!
The fall issue of the  SAIS Magazine  is out! Articles include interviews with the keynote speakers for the upcoming SAIS Annual Conference, happenings from some of our member schools, and a guest column from one of our school heads. The next issue will publish in spring 2019. Contact  with any comments.
2019 SAIS Calendar of Events

We are offering three new programs in 2019:
  • Auxiliary Programs Conference, January 27-29, Nashville
  • Academic Support Conference, January 27-29, Nashville
  • Independent School Counselors Conference, June 10-11, Atlanta

Registration is OPEN! Check out the 2019 SAIS Calendar for more information.
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It's Time to Enter DASL Data!
It’s time to submit your school’s information to the NAIS DASL ( Data and Analysis for School Leadership ) database . Benchmark and compare your data with other schools regarding tuition, enrollment, demographics, and more. The deadline is October 10.
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