NAIS Member Voices Podcast Archives: Season 3

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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Season 3 Episodes: 2019-20

Daphne CarrEpisode 39: Daphne Carr, Associate Director of Advancement, Campbell Hall

Topic: Fund the Future
Daphne shares how she and her team had to pivot to virtual events when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, how they’re reimagining their fundraising efforts for next year, and how she won both of her Emmys.
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Liz MorrisonEpisode 38: Liz Morrison, Head of School, Antilles School

Topic: Manage a Crisis

Liz discusses what it's been like managing two crises—a hurricane and the current pandemic—at her school in a short amount of time and what lessons she's learned.

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Rob PhillipsEpisode 37: Rob Phillips, Head of School, Seattle Academy

Topic: Create Inspiring Places to Learn
Rob shares his school’s approach to asynchronous and synchronous online learning, what it was like working in one of the first cities where COVID-19 hit, and how he feels his unique life experience helped prepare him for this moment.
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Marjie MurphyEpisode 36: Marjie Murphy, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Sacred Heart Schools

Topic: Build an Effective Team
Marjie discusses her school's unique instructional coaching program, how she's developed her "empathy muscle," and shares a few reading recommendations.
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Mark DeveyEpisode 35: Mark Devey, Head of School, Perkiomen School

Topic: Lead Through Change
Mark tells us what it was like being a headmaster's son, what he thinks schools aren't doing well, and an important lesson he learned from his students.
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Christina PommerEpisode 34: Christina Pommer, Library Director, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

Christina takes us inside the library and discusses its value, how technology has changed her role, and why you shouldn't use pepperoni as a bookmark.
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Mark SilverEpisode 33: Mark Silver, Head of School, Hillbrook School

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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Shanelle HenryEpisode 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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Rebecca Malotke-MeslinEpisode 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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Logan BowldsEpisode 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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Scott EricksonEpisode 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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