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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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Episodes

Rebecca Malotke-Meslin, Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid, The Avery Coonley School

9/3/2019
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Rebecca tells us her approach to retention management and working with millennial parents, and how she's a little protective of her Rosie the Riveter mug.

Duration:00:29:48

Logan Bowlds, Head of School, Stratford Academy

8/4/2019
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Logan describes what it was like to be appointed head of school at the age of 29, how he got to this point in his career so quickly, and how he finds balance with two young kids at home.

Duration:00:27:43

Scott Erickson, Head of School, Phillips Brooks School

6/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:41

Phil Higginson, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement, Ravenscroft School

6/2/2019
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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."

Duration:00:29:52

Patti Wilczek, Head of School, Helios School

5/5/2019
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Patti Wilczek 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.

Duration:00:25:48

Connie Fink, Fifth-grade Social Studies Teacher, University School of Nashville

4/1/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:14

Robert Brisk, Head of School, Wellington School

3/3/2019
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Robert Brisk, head of school at the Wellington School (OH), discusses how his school is deepening student engagement, how he builds an effective team, and what his Jersey roots taught him about communication.

Duration:00:25:42

Adam Nye, Assistant Head for Educational Strategy, Winchester Thurston School

2/3/2019
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Adam Nye, assistant head for educational strategy and chair for City as Our Campus at Winchester Thurston School (PA), talks to us about taking on a new role, how his school is preparing for the future, and his new years resolutions.

Duration:00:21:11

Nicole DuFauchard, Head of School, The Advent School

1/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:25:06

Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise, Head of School, Sea Crest School

12/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:49

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

Frazier Stowers, Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, Woodberry Forest School

9/3/2018
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Frazier Stowers, director of admission and tuition assistance at Woodberry Forest School (VA) describes his mentors, his "working definition" of leadership, and his love of spending time outside.

Duration:00:30:15

Helen Rankin, Board Chair, Hathaway Brown School

8/6/2018
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Helen Rankin, board chair at Hathaway Brown School (OH), tells us about being a "lifer", tips for great governance, and her love of cooking.

Duration:00:22:32

Jill Cross, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, TMI Episcopal

7/2/2018
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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. 074633

Duration:00:28:54

Doug Worthen, Director of Mindfulness, Middlesex School

6/10/2018
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Doug Worthen, director of mindfulness at Middlesex School (MA), joins us to discuss his practice, what it's like living with 30 adolescent boys, and meditating while scuba diving.

Duration:00:26:23

Peter Gurt, President, Milton Hershey School

5/14/2018
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Peter Gurt, president at Milton Hershey School (PA), speaks with us about servant leadership, life at a boarding school, and his acting background.

Duration:00:31:58

Kathryn McNamee, High School Principal, St. Mary's Academy

4/9/2018
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Kathryn McNamee, high school principal at St. Mary's Academy (CO), tells us about the challenges that come with modern technology, her passion for her students, and what she's planning to do in retirement.

Duration:00:21:48

Larry Goodman, Head of School, Andrews Osborne Academy

3/12/2018
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Larry Goodman, head of school at Andrews Osborne Academy (OH), tells us why he has the best job in the world, the vital importance of creative thinking, and his dream of becoming the play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles.

Duration:00:27:49

Amani Reed, Head of School, School at Columbia University

2/12/2018
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Amani Reed, head of school at the School at Columbia University (NY), joins us to discuss his work in equity and justice, what he's baking right now, and the importance of laughing a lot.

Duration:00:36:31