Best Practices and Innovative Staffing Models

The “triple threat” model has a long history in boarding school staffing structures, but more and more schools are exploring new ways to imagine staffing structures to serve student needs, promote health and balance for team members, and better align with missional and strategic initiatives. This session will host conversation about staffing structures and descriptions of key roles and invite you to share your own.

Speaker

  • Jackie O'Rourke
    Jackie O'Rourke
    Educational Consultant, Outermost Education Services MA

    A veteran English teacher, dorm parent, field hockey and ice hockey coach, Jackie O’Rourke opened her consulting firm, Outermost Education Services, in 2018 after serving as the Dean of Residential Life and Leadership at Tilton School. A graduate of Cushing Academy, O’Rourke earned her BA and played ice hockey at Williams College, then added her MAT in Secondary Education from Boston University. After beginning her career at Berkshire School in Massachusetts as the Director of Student Activities, O’Rourke taught English for a semester at Boston Latin School before venturing overseas to teach English, coach soccer and serve as a dorm parent at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan. She later returned to Berkshire to teach, coach and advise. O’Rourke now lives and works on Cape Cod with her husband, Devon, and daughter, Finny.

Date

July 28 2021

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: July 28 2021