Most sessions will include a recorded presentation available to all Conference attendees throughout the Conference until the end of December 2020

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TimeMonday, December 7Tuesday, December 8Wednesday, December 9Thursday, December 10
11:00am ET Conference Kickoff
11:30am ET
Sponsorship Networking Sponsorship Networking Sponsorship Networking
Expo Hall Open Expo Hall Open Expo Hall Open Expo Hall Open
12:00pm ET Spotlight Speaker
Rodney Glasgow
Spotlight Speaker
Rosetta Lee
Spotlight Speaker
Lawrence Alexander

Spotlight Speaker
Duke Greenhill
Heads Forum
The State of the Boarding School Headship:
Designing for Sustainable
Headship in a Time of Crisis
1:00pm ET Deep Dive
1:30–3:30pm ET
Implicit and Unconscious Bias:
Bridging the Distance
Between Professed Values
and Daily Behaviors

Rosetta Lee
Featured Session: Marts & Lundy
When a Wing and a Prayer
Isn’t Enough: A Case Study on
Shifting Advancement Strategy
During Challenging Times
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Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
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Roundtable Discussions
Featured Session:
Community Brands

Trends in Admission and
Enrollment for 21-22
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Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
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Roundtable Discussions
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
2:00pm ET Deep Dive
1:30–3:30pm ET

Protecting Students from
Educator and Peer
Sexual Misconduct –
An Interactive Workshop

David Wolowitz
Megan Mann
Constance Neary
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
3:00pm ET Deep Dive
1:30–3:30pm ET

Trust, not Trouble:
Nurturing Healthy Bonds
with Students

Christopher Thurber
Brooklyn Raney
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
Concurrent Sessions
& Discussions
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Roundtable Discussions
4:00pm ET Summer Session Reunions

TABS Connect Office Hours
Spotlight Speaker
Dr. Lisa Damour

Featured Session
International Perspectives
on COVID
Unconference
Discussion Groups
Conclusion & Preview
of TABS Spring
Opportunities

Daily Schedule

Monday, December 7

TimeEventSpeaker
11:00am ET Expo Hall Open – Engage with Sponsors to Win Big Prizes in TABS Giveaway!
11:30am ET Conference Kickoff
12:00pm ET Spotlight Speaker #BlackAtBoarding: The Journey Toward Racial Justice in Boarding School Dr. Rodney Glasgow
1:30pm ET Deep Dive: Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between
Professed Values and Daily Behaviors
Rosetta Lee
Deep Dive: Trust, Not Trouble: Nurturing Healthy Bonds with Students Chris Thurber
Deep Dive: Protecting Students from Educator and Peer Sexual Misconduct – An Interactive Workshop David Walowitz, Megan Mann, Constance Neary
4:00pm ET TABS Connect Office Hours
Summer Session Reunions

Tuesday, December 8

TimeTrackSession NameSpeaker
11:00am ET Expo Hall Open – Engage with Sponsors to Win Big Prizes in TABS Giveaway!
Sponsorship Networking
12:00pm ET Spotlight Speaker Cultural Competency in Boarding Schools:
What Leaders Need to Know
Rosetta Lee, Seattle Girls' School
1:00pm ET Featured Session When a Wing and a Prayer Isn't Enough:
A Case Study on Shifting Advancement
Strategy During Challenging Times
Karen Callahan, Senior Consultant & Managing Principal, Marts & Lundy
Jennifer Zaccara, Head of School, Vermont Academy
Health & Wellness Roundtable Discussion Lessons Learned and Innovations
that Will Endure Beyond 2020
Chris Button, Associate Head of School, Virginia Episcopal School
Nolan LaVoie, Dean of Students, Woodberry Forest
Caroline Baum, Associate Head of School, Oldfields School
Amy Kolman, Dean of Students, Virginia Episcopal School
Ryan Pagotto, Associate Head of School, Blair Academy
Academic Administration Learning for the Long Term from COVID-19 Gwyneth Connell, Director of the Grauer Institute, Pomfret School, CT
Donald Gibbs, Assistant Head of School, Pomfret School, CT
Tie Watkins, Director of Technology, Pomfret School, CT
Residential & Student Life Connecting Across Distance Amber Goupil, Director of Student Life Programs, Perkiomen School, PA
Shaun Yorgey, Director of Strategic Innovation, Perkiomen School, PA
Admission, Fin. Aid &
Enrollment Management
How to get the most out of your interviews-
learning and best practices
Cerise Santoro, VP of US & Global Partnerships, Vericant, CA
Heads & Senior Mgmt Head to Head Partnership David Perfield, Head of School, Oldfields School, MD
Peter Curran, Associate Head of School, Blair Academy, NJ
Andrew Menke, Head of School, Waterford School, UT
Jeff Leahy, Head of School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, CO
2:00pm ET Heads & Senior Mgmt Crisis Prevention & Response Morgan Paul Rueckert, Attorney, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, CT
Chris Tennyson, Communications Consultant/Author,
Tennyson Communications, NY
Admission, Fin. Aid &
Enrollment Mgmt
Is it Time to Rethink the Independent
School “Business” Model?
Peter Baron, Chief Member Relations Officer,
The Enrollment Management Association, NJ
Derek Krein, Dean of Professional and Programmatic
Growth, Tabor Academy
Diversity/Multiculturalism The Boarding School Reality
for Black and Brown Faculty
Edward Carson, Dean of Multicultural Education,
The Governor's Academy, MA
Dr. James Greenwood, Dean of DEI, Western Reserve Academy, OH
Faith Kagwa, Associate Dean of Students, The Governor's Academy MA
Residential & Student Life Integrated Student Responses:
How Asheville School seeks to identify
and support students of concern
Ben Williamson, Asst Head of School for Student Life,
The Asheville School, NC;
Megan Grant, Director of Residential Life, The Asheville School, NC
Academic Administration Creating Curriculum That Creates Character Sam Silver, Upper School Head, Delphian School, OR
Financial Mgmt &
Sustainability
Resetting Tuition Christopher Brueningsen, Headmaster, The Kiski School, PA
Adam Schapiro, Associate Headmaster, The Kiski School, PA
3:00pm ET Marketing & Communication Authentic Storytelling: How Video Can
Promote Connection and Reflection
Jacob Geiger, Dir. of Strategic Communications, Woodberry Forest School, VA
Tyler Campbell, Asst. Dir. of Communications, Woodberry Forest School, VA
Development & Advancement Long-term Disruption: Making Plans for a Bright Future
through Smart, Strategic Advancement
Ann Snyder, Director, Independent Schools, CASE
(Council for the Advancement and Support of Educaiton), DC
Diversity/Multiculturalism The CORE of Community: Restorative
Justice in Boarding Schools
Rachael Jennings, Director of Equity, Justice, and Belonging, Assistant Dean of Students,
English Instructor, Dublin School, NH
Brooks Johnson, Dean of Students, Dublin School, NH
Residential & Student Life Pre-Arrival Learning for International Students Thomas Christensen, Executive Director, Vital English, BC
Lauren Johanson, Int'l Program Coordinator, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, MA
Academic Administration Partnership for Professional Learning Jessica Catoggio, Dir. of Educator Dev., World Leadership School, CO
Dr. Sarah Morrison, Director, Learning, Teaching, and Research, Appleby College ON
Heads & Senior Mgmt
Health & Wellness
Viruses, Vaccines, Pandemics & Mold: Stopping the
Spread and Managing Legal Risk
James Keller, Chair, K-12 Schools, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, PA
Kathryn Beaumont Murphy, Counsel, K-12 Schools, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, PA
4:00pmET Spotlight Speaker Moving from Coping to Adaptation: Helping
Adolescents (and Adults!) Manage the Anxiety
and Stress of 2020
Dr. Lisa Damour, Psychologist
Heads & Senior Mgmt The International Boarding Landscape:
Responses to Covid and Market
Opportunity Abroad
Robin Fletcher, CEO of the Boarding Schools’ Association (UK)
Dee Guillemot-Rodgerson, Nat'l Coord. of the NZ Board Schools’ Association
Richard Stokes, CEO of the Australian Boarding Schools Association

Wednesday, December 9

TimeTrackSession NameSpeaker
11:00am ET Expo Hall Open – Engage with Sponsors to Win Big Prizes in TABS Giveaway!
Sponsorship Networking Diversity/Multiculturalism Navigating Difficult Conversations as a School Community:
Deepening the Discussion About Race
Holly Hinderlie, Director of Wellness, Choate Rosemary Hall, CT
Eliza Alexander, Interim Executive Director,
Independent School Association of Northern New England, ME
12:00pm ET Spotlight Speaker 1 Racial Justice and Inclusion in Boarding Schools:
Engaging the Conversations We're Not Having
Lawrence Alexander, Carney Sandoe & Associates
Spotlight Speaker 2 Cultivating Creativity in Critical Moments Duke Greenhill, Savannah College of Art & Design
Residential Life Roundtable Discussion Lessons Learned and Innovations that Will Endure Beyond 2020 Jennifer Rundles, Associate Director of Upper School, Darlington School
Paul Organ, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Boardingware
Mandy Griffin, Director of Residential Life, Indian Springs School
Tim Healy, Dean of Students, Saint Mary's School
Finance and Operations Roundtable Discussion Lessons Learned and Innovations that Will Endure Beyond 2020 Peter Curran, Incoming Head of School, Blair Academy
Jed Wartman, Dean of Students, Governor’s Academy
Katie Titus, Head of School, Mercersburg Academy
Wendy Skinner, Dean of Student Life, Western Reserve Academy
Dominique Green, Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator,
National Management Resources Corporation
1:00pm ET Featured Session Trends in Admission and Enrollment for 21-22 Community Brands
Admission, Fin. Aid
& Enrollment Mgmt
When Virtual is the Norm: Five Ways to Humanize
Relationships with Prospective Families
Ryan Bowse, Executive Vice President,
Major & Independent School Markets
Jess Creach, Customer Success Manager, Ravenna Solutions
Academic Administration Welcome to Our World: Creating a Mission-Aligned Teacher Orientation Marianne van Brummelen, Math Teacher and
Pedagogical Coach, The Masters School, NY
Jason Hult, Director of Learning Initiatives, The Masters School, NY
Development & Advancement Design Thinking for Philanthropy Felicity Meu, Director, Partner Success, GiveCampus, DC
Sponsorship Networking Diversity/Multiculturalism Navigating Difficult Conversations as a School Community:
Deepening the Discussion About Race
Holly Hinderlie, Director of Wellness, Choate Rosemary Hall, CT
Eliza Alexander, Interim Executive Director,
Independent School Association of Northern New England, ME
Health & Wellness What Can We Do? Pathways to Understanding Youth Suicide Hannah Mariotti, Educational Consultant,
BEACON Coaching & Consulting, NH
2:00pm ET Academic Administration Proficiency Ed Update: The Death of Measuring Seat-Time Mark Siegel, Asst Headmaster, Delphian School, OR
Admission, Fin. Aid &
Enrollment Mgmt
A Student in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush:
Retention Initiatives that Deliver
Elyn Roberts, VP of Strategy and Innovation, SchoolAdmin, TX
Development & Advancement Passing the Baton: Fundraising Success During Transition Andy Hamlin, Former Assistant Headmaster of Advancement,
The Hun School of Princeton, NJ
Alexis Alcantara Brock, Director of Advancement,
The Hun School of Princeton, NJ
Jackie Sullivan, Senior VP, Graham-Pelton, NY
Financial Mgmt
& Sustainability
Updating Your Enrollment Contract In The Time Of Coronavirus Brian Garrett, Partner, Schwartz Hannum PC, MA
Sarah Fay, Attorney, Schwartz Hannum PC, MA
Residential & Student Life Curbing HR Headaches in Residential Life Amber Stockham, SPHR, Director, Human Resources Programs,
National Business Officers Association, DC
Grace Lee, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP, DC
3:00pm ET Admission, Fin. Aid
& Enrollment Mgmt
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain! Kathy LaBranche, Director of Admissions, Trinity College School, Ontario
Diversity/Multiculturalism Being White In An Age of Color Sam Osherson, Faculty, Stanley King Counseling Institute, MA
Heads & Senior Mgmt Managing Risk In Employee Separations Matthew Batastini, Managing Partner, Schwartz Hannum PC, MA
Chuck McCullagh, CFO, The Williston Northampton School, MA
Health & Wellness When It Comes to Our International
Students Well Being Where Do We Begin?
Jacqueline Yamada, Consultant, Educator, ISM, DE
Marketing & Communications How Do You Deliver an Immersive Marketing Experience? Simon Noakes, Founder & CEO, Interactive Schools, Bucks
Lauren Castagnola, Director of Communications & Community
Residential & Student Life Engaging Residential Students When You Have No Residents:
Programming in the Midst of COVID-19
Max Taylor, Residence Director, Bard Academy at Simon's Rock, MA
Mafalda Gueta, Residence Director, Bard Academy at Simon's Rock, MA
Development & Advancement;
Heads and Senior Leadership
People First: Tending the Most Critical Internal
Relationships in the Time of COVID
Taylor Stockdale, Head of Schools, The Webb Schools
Alison Holt, Senior Consultant, Marts & Lundy
and Managing Director, Offord Group
Jim Zimmerman, Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts&Lundy
4:00pm ET Unconference Discussion Groups

Thursday, December 10

TimeTrackSession NameSpeaker
11:00am ET Expo Hall Open – Engage with Sponsors to Win Big Prizes in TABS Giveaway!
Sponsorship Networking
12:00pm ET Heads Forum The State of the Boarding School Headship: Designing for Sustainable Headship in a Time of Crisis
1:00pm ET Heads & Senior Mgmt Heads & Chairs Panel On Market Position, Student Population
And Financial Sustainability (Or Why Net Tuition Revenue Is Not
“The Only Number That Matters”)
William Kummel, Principal, Rational Partners, NY
Randy Bertin, Head of School, Cushing Academy, MA
Bart Griffith, Head of School, Shady Side Academy, PA
Academic Administration Change Management in the Competency Movement Mike Peller, Asst Head for Teaching & Learning,
The White Mountain School, NH
Matthew Williams, The White Mountain School, NH
Sam Talcott, The White Mountain School, NH
Financial Mgmt
& Sustainability
Better Together – Building an Effective Partnership
between Admissions and the Business Office
Amy Graham, Director of Enrollment Management, Pomfret School, CT
Ed Griffin, Chief Financial Officer, Pomfret School, CT
Residential & Student Life Social and Emotional Learning and the Chaplain: An Underutilized Asset William Whitmore, School Minister, Mercersburg Academy, PA
Development
& Advancement
Advancing the Mission Through Turbulent Times Karyn Vella, Assistant Head for Development, Peddie School, NJ
2:00pm ET Heads & Senior Mgmt The New Talent Profile: Hiring for Boarding Schools in a Post-2020 World Suzanne Buck, Head of School, Western Reserve Academy, OH
Financial Mgmt
& Sustainability
Storytelling: The Power of Data Visualization Tanner Baker, Research & Analytics, Rational Partners, NY
Marketing &
Communications
Test Your Crisis Readiness with Case Studies Jim Hulbert, Esq., Partner, The Jane Group, IL
Karen Joostema, Dir. of Communications, The Madeira School, VA
Diversity/Multiculturalism Transgender Athletes: "What is the right way to set the rules so
everybody has a fighting chance?"
Christopher Brigham, Shareholder, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., CT
Meera Viswanathan, Head of School, The Ethel Walker School, CT
Kati Eggert, Director of Athletics, The Ethel Walker School, CT
Health & Wellness The Student Mental Health–Nutrition Link. How Boarding Schools Can Help Sherry Ephraim, National Director of Business Development
Jane Segale, Chief Financial Officer, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, MA
Peter Walker, General Manager, Walnut Hill School,
Master Trainer, AllerU, Sodexo, GA
Quintina Reddington, National Manager of Nutrition, Sodexo
Development
& Advancement
Assessing Impact: The Value of the Alumni Perspective Byron Hulsey, Headmaster, Woodberry Forest School, VA
Craig Goebel, Principal, Art & Science Group, MD
3:00pm ET Diversity/Multiculturalism Past Meets Present: Indigenous Land Acknowledgements Susanna Waters, Academic Dean, Brooks School, MA
Amanda Nasser, History Faculty, Brooks School, MA
Admissions,
Marketing &
Communications
Roundtable Discussion Lessons Learned and Innovations
that Will Endure Beyond 2020
Dan Thompson, Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing,
Fork Union Military Academy
Academic Administration Roundtable Discussion Lessons Learned and Innovations
that Will Endure Beyond 2020
Mark Seigel, Assistant Headmaster, Delphian School
Residential & Student Life Re-Centering Residential Life At a Small Boarding School Stacey Jones Lee, Associate Dean of Students/Director of
Residential Life, St. Mark's School, MA
Development &
Advancement
Building a Strong Parent Giving Program Newell Grant, Dir. of Advancement, Westminster School, CT
Shannon O'Shaughnessy, Dir. of Advancement Operations,
Westminster School, CT
3:15pm ET Heads & Senior Mgmt Futurecast: On the Next Ten Years Sue Cunningham, President and CEO, Counsel for Advancement
and Support of Education (CASE)
Heather Hoerle, Executive Director and CEO, Enrollment Management
Association (EMA)
Donna Orem, President, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Jeff Shields, President and CEO, National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
Peter Upham, Executive Director, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
4:00pm ET Conclusion of Conference & Preview of TABS Spring Opportunities

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