Our School at the NAIS Annual Conference

Each year, the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS) hosts an Annual Conference. This year’s conference is taking place in San Francisco, and the theme is “What’s Your Story? The Power of Trailblazers, Catalysts, and Calamities.”

All of our faculty and staff will be attending the conference on Friday, February 26th (school will be closed for a Professional Development Day). In addition, Sea Crest is benefitting from several exciting opportunities:

On Wednesday, February 24th, our SoundWaves and Middle School choirs are performing in the lobby of the Moscone Center for all registrants.

On Thursday and Friday, Innovation Lab Manager Patrick Neary will be showcasing Sea Crest’s iLab as one of only five Bay Area makerspaces featured at the conference.

On Thursday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Head of School Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise and Board Chair Amy Ramsey are leading a session titled Supporting Heads: Sustaining a Flourishing Leadership Partnership. Based on a survey of more than 250 heads of school and trustees, this presentation will examine how trustees can best nurture mutually beneficial relationships and sustain heads in their positions for the long term. The session will take place in Room 3003 of the Moscone Center for conference attendees.

On Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Dr. Pernambuco-Wise will also be leading a session titled Herstory: Behind, in Front of, and Next to Every Female Leader, There is a…. Her co-presenters are Penny Bach Evins, St. Paul’s School for Girls (MD); Stephanie Balmer, Harpeth Hall School (TN); and Ann Klotz, Laurel School (OH). Dr. Pernambuco-Wise will discuss how to encourage, celebrate, and cultivate future and current leaders. Conference attendees will be able to attend this session in Room 2007 of the Moscone Center.

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