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Unsung Hero: James Miller, Pembroke Hill School

Leadership | A model for servant leadership, Miller makes time to lend a hand to students, family and staff alike. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify exceptional integrity, knowledge...


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After School: The Home and the World

Leadership | Twenty years of working and living abroad provided endless opportunities to explore. Article by William Scarborough, formerly at Canadian Academy From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: Scarborough's photo of Angkor Wat, a temple in...


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Unsung Hero: Michael McKitish, The Peddie School

Leadership | An adapt budgeter and mentor to many, McKitish is a trusted steward of The Peddie School’s facilities and grounds. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify exceptional...


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Battling Back COVID

CEO Notebook | Independent schools have an advantage when it comes to reopening campus safely, but we must remain on our toes — and make every dollar spent count. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Perhaps the most challenging school year on record has begun....


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Unsung Hero: Christy Horn, Milwaukee Jewish Day School

Leadership | Horn’s proactive project management skills have helped Milwaukee Jewish Day School increase enrollment, grow the endowment and innovate the financial aid program. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to...


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Unsung Hero: Julia Gabriele, St. Luke’s School

Leadership | Gabriele has modernized everything from campus facilities and risk management to human resources and benefits – all while making time for the students she used to teach. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary...


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In the Face of the Unknown, Know Your Leadership Style

CEO Notebook | This fall, you will be called on to perform at the top of your game. Knowing how you tend to lead can help you meet the challenges ahead. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we approach one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable school years...


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Unsung Hero: Cynthia Fanikos, St. John’s Prep

Leadership | Fanikos helped restore the school’s financial health while advancing diversity, social justice and equity at St. John’s Prep. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify...


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Tackling Technology Concerns Mid-Pandemic

Technology | As schools address new needs in technology budgeting and privacy, the business officer-technology leadership partnership is more critical than ever. An interview with Christina Lewellen, executive director of ATLIS. Interview by Tara Kosowski Christina Lewellen is...


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Unsung Hero: Michael Dyson, Gladwyne Montessori School

Leadership | After stepping into his father's role at Gladwyne Montessori School, Dyson has helped strengthen community connections and establish a standard for business excellence. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary...