NAIS President Donna Orem to Retire in Summer 2023

The NAIS Board of Trustees announces the 2023 retirement of NAIS President Donna Orem

In the summer of 2023, Donna Orem will retire as president of NAIS, following 25 years at NAIS and 40 years supporting independent schools. As president, Donna has modeled empathy, commitment, hard work, and future-focused thinking. Our members have benefited from her visionary leadership, and our organization will continue to benefit from the strong foundation she has laid. Donna will continue to lead us until then and will work with president-elect Debra P. Wilson to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Read the announcement of Donna’s retirement here.

Read the announcement of the board’s naming of our new president, Debra P. Wilson, here.

Resources from Donna Orem

Conversations for Independent School Leaders booklet coverConversations for Independent School Leaders: Using Data, Trends, and Forecasts to Plan for the Future (PDF)

Exploring industry statistics, broad-based trends, and future-focused forecasts—through the lens of your particular market and your unique school mission—will better prepare your school to face obstacles and take advantage of the opportunities they present.

This guide, curated for NAIS member schools by NAIS President Donna Orem, provides such stats, trends, and forecasts in five critical areas for independent schools. In each area, you’ll find questions to prompt conversations among your leadership team and board. 

NAIS Looking Ahead

This monthly resource is designed to help member heads of school make sense of major issues that will affect independent schools in the near future. Each edition includes a PowerPoint that heads can share with staff, faculty, and/or boards of trustees.