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  • Leadership | McWhirter’s discretionary financial planning skills have helped The Pennington School reduce debt, grow the endowment and strengthen the advancement office. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our schools will need strong business office leadership far beyond our current crises. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s widely understood that the future of independent ...

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  • Human Resources | Increased communication about school planning, newly adjusted leave policies and wellness services are some of the ways schools seek to mitigate burnout this year. After more than a year and a half ...

  • Leadership | Mancos led Charlotte Country Day School through three capital campaigns that enabled the construction of 12 buildings. He now serves as interim head of school. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is ...

  • Leadership | Results from a recent survey suggest business office staffing is based on number of responsibilities more than budget size. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the September/October 2021  Net Assets ...

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  • Leadership | Maisano bolstered the school’s financial health while managing a successful head-of-school transition at the Garden School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have ...

  • Technology | An effective approach considers data, devices, software, employee training, backup systems and crisis management. Article by Lynda Sailor, Aspen Academy From the September/October 2021 Net Assets ...

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  • Leadership | How to build consensus, maintain energy and remain mission-aligned when your school faces questions regarding its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Article by Casper Caldarola, Pollyanna Inc. ...

  • Leadership | Lyon’s financial savvy has helped St. Johnsbury Academy secure emergency funds and emerge from the pandemic with a balanced budget. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • Projections | School will likely look different in coming years, in everything from our markets to our staffing approach to the ubiquitous touch of technology on and off campus. From the September/October 2021 Net ...

  • CEO Notebook | We would do well to continue some aspects of digital meetings developed earlier in the pandemic — but not all of them. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO 2020 may well be known ...

  • Human Resources | Schools are not obligated to automatically renew telework accommodations, but they must engage in an interactive process. Article by Grace H. Lee, Venable LLP From the July/August 2021   Net ...

  • Leadership | Holman's leadership skills and in-depth business experience have made The Walker School a top independent school in the region. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who ...

  • Financial Management | With careful planning, a mostly remote audit can improve teamwork and more meaningful communication between auditors and school staff. By Sarah Reichling, CliftonLarsonAllen From the September/October ...

  • Facilities | Schools looking to reduce energy consumption can begin conservation measures now with low-hanging fruit, and extend their savings with a well-conceived plan. By Wayne Johnson, Duke Energy Sustainable ...

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  • Leadership | A generative and strategic thinker, Heiberger's shorter- and longer-term decisions at The Madeira School have secured the school’s financial health.  The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • CEO Notebook | We are facing another tenuous school year with the spread of the Delta variant, but we can lean on each other for support — and new ideas — to help our schools thrive.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

  • Risk Management | A self-evaluation process can help inform decisions and navigate new restrictions.  By Clare Sisisky, Global Education Benchmark Group Many schools have signature or well-loved programs that ...

  • Leadership | Dwelle’s strategic financial planning and thoughtful board work have helped The Steward School emerge stronger through the pandemic. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • Leadership | Coaching youth soccer has helped this chief financial officer forge deeper connections with his colleagues and students. Article by John Harrington, Pingree School From the July/August 2021   Net ...

  • Financial Management | To mitigate financial risk, focus on closing, rather than filling, the gap. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the July/August 2021   Net Assets magazine The published tuition price at ...

  • Leadership | Duncan’s generative thinking and collaborative leadership style have helped launch a successful health insurance consortium. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have ...

  • Risk Management | Strong emergency communications and visual alerts helped one school manage a safer return to campus. Article by Joseph Shanahan, The Episcopal Academy From the July/August 2021   Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Recruitment and retention efforts are vital in a hot labor market. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with business officers in educational ...

  • Human Resources | Sustainable investing based on environmental, social justice and ethical corporate governance principles can mean higher returns and a better fiduciary future. Article by Doug Lynam, LongView Asset ...

  • Leadership | Through concerted efforts at the board level, Cooper is helping to significantly advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Sequoyah School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • Leadership | As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors. Article by Matt Rosen, Friends Select School ...

  • Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the ...

  • CEO Notebook | If we want to power forward with change and innovation, as we learned we could last year, we might try thinking more like a scientist. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I think ...

  • Risk Management | When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done. Interview by Amber Stockham From the ...