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NAIS Member Voices focuses on the hard-working individuals that make up the independent school community. Each episode will feature a discussion with a different staff member at an NAIS member school about his or her role, challenges, successes, inspiration sources, and more. For more information about NAIS or any of the resources discussed, visit www.nais.org or contact us at membership@nais.org.

NAIS Member Voices focuses on the hard-working individuals that make up the independent school community. Each episode will feature a discussion with a different staff member at an NAIS member school about his or her role, challenges, successes, inspiration sources, and more. For more information about NAIS or any of the resources discussed, visit www.nais.org or contact us at membership@nais.org.
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NAIS Member Voices focuses on the hard-working individuals that make up the independent school community. Each episode will feature a discussion with a different staff member at an NAIS member school about his or her role, challenges, successes, inspiration sources, and more. For more information about NAIS or any of the resources discussed, visit www.nais.org or contact us at membership@nais.org.

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English


Episodes

John Kerney, Executive Director and CEO, Winchendon School

11/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:06

Trina Moore-Southall, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Brentwood School

9/30/2018
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Trina Moore-Southall, director of equity and inclusion at Brentwood School (CA), shares how she never planned to be in this role, the challenges she's faced, and the importance of prayer in her life.

Duration:00:28:35

Martha Perry, Principal, St. Clement's School

1/16/2018
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Martha Perry, principal at St. Clement's School (Canada), tells us about her leadership journey, how she approaches transgender issues at her school, and what surprises her most in her role.

Duration:00:35:17

Lisa Damour, Consulting Psychologist, Laurel School

12/12/2017
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Lisa Damour, consulting psychologist at Laurel School (OH) and author of Untangled, describes what it’s like working at an all-girls school, how to help students build resilience, and what she’s reading right now.

Duration:00:35:35

Deanna Dement Myers, Director of Development, Fayerweather Street School

11/13/2017
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Deanna Dement Myers, director of development at Fayerweather Street School (MA), joins us to share her experience working in and having a child who attends an independent school, tips for development professionals, and how she learns from students of color at her school as a multi-racial administrator.

Duration:00:28:19

Matthew Pearce, Executive Principal, Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science

10/9/2017
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Matthew Pearce, executive principal at Princeton International School for Mathematics and Science (New Jersey), discusses being a founding head of school, working with non-native English speakers, and his school’s unique model and approach.

Duration:00:30:28

Marja Brandon, Head of School, Woodland School

9/11/2017
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Marja Brandon, head of school at Woodland School (California), shares stories of her Quaker upbringing, growing up with learning differences, and the importance of a strong handshake. Marja Brandon, head of school at Woodland School (California), shares stories of her Quaker upbringing, growing up with learning disorders, and the importance of a strong handshake.

Duration:00:29:31

Stacy Routhier, Director of Marketing and Communications, Renbrook School

8/14/2017
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Stacy Routhier, director of marketing and communications at Renbrook School (Connecticut), discusses marketing do’s and don’ts, staying afloat as an office of one, and the importance of getting away from your desk.

Duration:00:36:00

Chaka Cummings, Middle School Director at the Blake School

7/10/2017
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Chaka Cummings, Middle School Director at the Blake School (Minnesota), joins us to discuss how his background in corporate finance shaped his pedagogy , his experience as a division head of color, and some of his favorite movie quotes.

Duration:00:37:05

Crissy Caceres, Assistant Head of School, Georgetown Day School

6/12/2017
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Crissy Caceres, Assistant Head of School at Georgetown Day School (Washington, DC) joins us to discuss best practices for creating an inclusive school community, the value of social activism, and how she spends her “free time”.

Duration:00:38:43

Ruth Glass, Head of School, Lake Tahoe School

5/16/2017
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In this episode, Ruth discusses the need for community, how she approaches meeting with parents, her proudest moments, and more.

Duration:00:33:33

Ann Klotz, Headmistress, Laurel School

4/9/2017
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Ann Klotz, headmistress at Laurel School (Ohio) speaks with us about her theatrical background, women in independent schools, and daring to fail gloriously.

Duration:00:37:25

Alex Brosowsky, Head of School, The Quaker School at Horsham

3/11/2017
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Alex Brosowsky, head of school at The Quaker School at Horsham (Pennsylvania) speaks with us about running and marketing a small school, changes he’s noticed in independent schools over time, and the need to stop and take deep breaths.

Duration:00:29:44