The NAIS Member Voices podcast features stories from the thoughtful, hard-working individuals who make up the independent school community. You'll hear from faculty and staff at NAIS member schools about their roles, challenges, successes, inspiration sources, and more. Whether you are currently part of the NAIS community, considering joining, or simply interested in learning more about our industry, we hope you will listen and enjoy!
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Jill Cross, dean of curriculum and instruction at TMI Episcopal (TX), speaks with us about how to start strong in a new role, being a cheerleader for teachers, and her love of George Washington.
Helen Rankin Butler, board chair at Hathaway Brown School (OH), tells us about being a "lifer," tips for great governance, and her love of cooking.
John Kerney, executive director and CEO at Winchendon School (MA), reveals the unique approach his school took to help ensure financial sustainability, how much fun he's having in his job, and his love of the podcast How I Built This.
Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise, head of school at Sea Crest School (CA), shares five tips for aspiring heads, her school's approach to student health and well-being, and her daily rituals.
Nicole DuFauchard, head of school at The Advent School (MA), tells us about how her school recruits and retains top talent, the many books she's reading, and her love of Wonder Woman.
Adam talks to us about taking on a new role, how his school is preparing for the future, and his New Year's resolutions.
Robert discusses how his school is deepening student engagement, how he builds an effective team, and what his Jersey roots taught him about communication.
Connie talks to us about making her classroom an inspiring place to learn, finding balance, and what kind of impact she wants to have on her students.
Patti discusses what it's like to work at a school for gifted students, how she has managed crises at past schools, and how she could have been a geologist.
Phil gives us insights into the field of advancement and best practices for funding the future, and talks about how he's an "introvert wannabee."