NAIS Member Voices Podcast

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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Looking for more NAIS podcasts? Listen to The Trustee Table for insights on critical governance and leadership issues.

Season 3 Episodes: 2019-20

Check back each month for a new episode!

Episode 33: Mark Silver, Head of School, Hillbrook School

Release Date: November 4
Topic: Ensure Financial Sustainability
Mark speaks with us about his school's social-entrepreneurial focus, how he draws from his school's unique history, and what he's currently reading in his book club.
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Episode 32: Shanelle Henry, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Greens Farms Academy

Topic: Cultivate Diverse and Inclusive Communities
Shanelle discusses the importance of building relationships, taking a moment before reacting, and keeping a candy dish on your desk.
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Episode 31: Rebecca Malotke-Meslin, Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid, The Avery Coonley School

Topic: Grow Enrollment

Rebecca shares her approach to retention management and working with millennial parents, and how she's a little protective of her Rosie the Riveter mug.

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Episode 30: Logan Bowlds, Head of School, Stratford Academy

Topic: Start Strong

Logan describes what it was like to be appointed head of school at age 29, how he got to this point in his career so quickly, and how he finds balance with two young kids at home.

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Episode 29: Scott Erickson, Head of School, Phillips Brooks School

Topic: Promote Great Governance

Scott talks about how he's gotten better at "issue-spotting" and addressing communication gaps with his school and board, as well as how he uses his training as an ordained minister.

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