Teaching Character Through Sports
By Christina Mimms, SAIS
 School athletic departments carry a lot of responsibility. Of course they strive to teach each player the skills to succeed in a chosen sport, honing their talents and preparing them for competition. They safeguard each player’s physical well-being and help them recover from injuries. But there are other lessons to be taught: good sportsmanship, respect, loyalty, integrity, and service to others. While not many young athletes will continue to play their sport beyond their high school campuses, few will forget the life lessons they gained on the court or on the field. 
Book Review of School Culture Recharged by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker 
Reviewed by JP Hemingway, Head of the Upper School at Altamont School, Birmingham, AL
There is little that gets my blood flowing like the anticipation of planning a new class. So when a colleague recently approached me about proposing a senior seminar that we would teach together, I jumped at the chance. Because neither of us has done any team teaching or curriculum sharing before, it has been stimulating, fun, and a little daunting to plan.
Register NOW for 2018 SAIS Leadership Retreat: April 23-24, Louisville, KY Price increases April 8!
Pushing Our Horizons: How Do We Tackle the Big, Hairy Challenges of the Next 20 Years?
Led by Grant Lichtman , an internationally recognized K-12 transformation thought leader, attendees will work together as they imagine futures that may look very different from the past and build a capacity and comfort with ongoing change. Participants will examine what it means to shift schools from being teaching organizations to learning organizations, which traditions are important to preserve, and which traditions hamper this shift to a long-term growth mindset. Register at sais.org/LR .
SAIS Featured School: Swift School, Roswell, GA
Swift School is an independent school in metropolitan Atlanta serving students in grades 1–8 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. Dyslexic students are bright and creative, and possess immense potential that too often goes unrealized. At Swift, dyslexia is viewed through the lens of leading-edge brain science and seen as a brain type with great advantages. The school’s curriculum and educational approach are designed to enhance the unique strengths of dyslexic learners and address the specific challenges they face.
Register NOW for the 2018 Institute for Administrative Assistants
This program provides resources and tips for the varied tasks included in the administrative support role. Learn practical strategies for handling the types of issues related to supporting a school administrator. Network with other assistants to share time-saving tricks and proven solutions. Session topics include school finance, communication, tech issues of cyber security, email privacy, and risks, and how to handle confrontational or threatening situations.
June 27-29, 2018
Asheville, NC
Register now for the 2018 SAIS Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2018
Renaissance Asheville
Asheville, NC
Featuring Rob Evans and Michael Thompson, t his energizing and nurturing retreat offers an opportunity for thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing heads of school and their spouses. The number of participants is limited to foster connections and allow for contributions from all attendees.

Past attendees have said:
"I always leave the Institute for Heads feeling like I received at least twice the value of what I invested in time and money."

"With superb facilitators and impressive colleagues, the institute was a fabulous way to reflect on our roles from the '50,000-foot' perspective, while also recharging for the next year."

"The IH serves for me as both an excellent heads conference and three days of therapy!"

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Following the school shooting in nearby Parkland, FL, Arvi Balseiro, head of Cushman School in Miami, invites her community to work together toward peace. Read about her important mission here. 
SAIS Career Center
Job postings are free and unlimited for SAIS member schools. The SAIS Career Center is easy to use and allows you to post, manage, and edit jobs right from your desktop.
SAIS Seeks Session Proposals for Summer Programs

SAIS is seeking submissions for breakout sessions at our
2018 Summer Conference:
June 27-29, 2018 | Asheville, NC
Proposals will be accepted until midnight on April 1. Submit here.
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