NAIS Annual Giving Out to Gain More


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60 minute presentation delivered at the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference. These days, quality professional development is hard to afford, high caliber staff can become bored and look for new opportunities, and marketing/outreach dollars don't seem to go as far. Can you innovate and gain ground on all these fronts by cultivating a trainer/speaker/facilitator within your own school? Hear how two schools have found success through this very model!

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NAIS Annual Giving Out to Gain More

  1. 1. Giving Out to Gain More:Leveraging Experts in Your School NAIS Annual Conference Kapono Ciotti and Betsey Gunderson Maryknoll School (HI) Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee and Rafael Del Castillo Seattle Girls’ School (WA) Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  2. 2. About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  3. 3. About Seattle Girls’ School Maryknoll School Honolulu, Hawaii Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  4. 4. Agenda The Challenges We Face The Opportunities We Have Seattle Girls’ School Model Maryknoll Model Looking for the Experts in Your School Beginning the Process Looking Ahead Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  5. 5. Discussion: Setting the Stage What brought you to this session? Are there particular challenges or opportunities you are thinking about? What do you hope to get out of our session today? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  6. 6. The Challenges We Face Professional Development Costs Losing Our Best People Marketing and Outreach Competition and Isolation Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  7. 7. The Opportunities We Have  Lower Overhead Costs for Professional Development  Exciting and Expansive Next Steps for Teacher Leaders  Establishing Your School as a Local, Regional, and National, International Expert  Collaboration, Collegiality, and Connection Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  8. 8. Seattle Girls’ School: The Story Personal and Professional Growth Personal Commitment and Passion Independent Activities School-Condoned Consultancy Absorption into Seattle Girls’ School Leveraging of the Relationship Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  9. 9. Seattle Girls’ School Model 80% Faculty, 20% Outreach Base Salary Additional Income Support in Visibility Raising Support in Absences Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  10. 10. Seattle Girls’ School: Financial Progression Income (approx.) Opportunities Expenditure Workshops Outreach (approx.) In-House ClientsYear1 7 7 10 $5,000 $5,0002 13 8 20 $6,000 $8,0003 11 7 35 $6,500 $20,000 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  11. 11. Seattle Girls’ School: Qualitative Benefits Parents feel more engaged and supported All grades sense more consistency and cohesion on alternative aggression and gender bias issues Families from elementary schools look into sending their daughters to SGS More educators express interest in working at Seattle Girls’ School SGS is becoming a local, regional, and national name Local schools are starting to see SGS as a resource and colleague rather than competition Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  12. 12. Maryknoll School: The Story Mission Driven Nearly Two Decades of Practice: CES Responsive to Community Needs Personal Call by Community Elders Need to Increase Teacher Capacity Good Pedagogy: Teach it, Know it Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  13. 13. Maryknoll School Model Fulltime Position Internal Coordination of PD Practice and use of PD by Teachers: Internal / External Leveraging of Community Resources Donation of Resources by Maryknoll Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  14. 14. Maryknoll School: Qualitative Benefits Local schools see Maryknoll as a leader in progressive pedagogy and teaching Opens channels of communication between local schools International recognition in curriculum, facilitation and needs assessment Leveraging of grant monies not usually available to independent schools Filling our mission in service and Noblesse Oblige Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  15. 15. Discussion: Reflections of You1. What information was new, interesting, or enlightening to you?2. What aspects of your school would be conducive to developing in-house trainers?3. What aspects of your school would make developing in-house trainers challenging? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  16. 16. Beginning the Process Identify and Encourage Offer In-House Opportunities Support in External Opportunities Be Extra Generous with Early Collaborators Support Continued Professional Development Leverage the School’s Business Infrastructure Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  17. 17. Qualities in a Outreach Leader  Experience in a Field  Continuous Learning  Presentation Skills  High Autonomy  Creativity  Multi-Tasking  Communication Skills  High Integrity Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  18. 18. Innovating a New Vision Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  19. 19. Questions and Comments Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  20. 20. Presenter InformationMaryknoll SchoolBetsey GundersonPrincipal, High School DivisionBetsey.Gunderson@maryknollschool.orgKapono CiottiAcademic Dean, High School DivisionKapono.Ciotti@maryknollschool.orgSeattle Girls’ SchoolRafael Del CastilloHead of Schoolrdelcastillo@seattlegirlsschool.orgRosetta Eun Ryong LeeFaculty and Professional Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (