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Have you made hires brand new to boarding school? NowBoarding will get your new hires up to speed and ready to make an impact in your boarding community!
NowBoarding is a rich, interactive on-boarding into the complex world of boarding school life for employees in any functional role in a boarding environment. From understanding “in loco parentis” to building communities of belonging to promoting a culture of safety, participants will engage in training, case studies, discussions, and mentorship equipping them to ask the right questions and hit the ground running from day one.
Participants will dive into topics including:
• Becoming a student of your school’s culture and traditions
• Unpacking the responsibilities of “In Loco Parentis”
• Mental health and wellness
• Student safety, boundaries and trust
• Building equitable and inclusive communities of belonging
• Organizational strategies
• Tackling the “tricky questions” of living on campus
Monday–Tuesday, July 24–25
Any employee or volunteer new to the boarding school environment
DR. JAMES GREENWOOD
Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Western Reserve Academy OH
Director of Admission, The Bement School MA
An alumna of the Loomis Chaffee School, Kim has an intimate knowledge of boarding schools from multiple perspectives. During her 17 years of school admissions at Gould Academy and Oldfields School, Kim’s responsibilities included serving as director of financial aid, website manager, international student coordinator, publications coordinator, residential dorm parent, and student advisor. In 2008, Kim became director of admission at The Bement School, a junior boarding school, where she oversees admission and communications for kindergarten through grade 9. As a current parent of a rising senior at a boarding school, she says, “it was interesting to see admissions from the parent’s perspective.” Kim has 28 years experience working in admissions and this will be her 20th summer teaching at TABS Admission Academy. “It is incredibly rewarding to work with new professionals as they embark on admission and boarding school careers.”
Dean of Students, Choate Rosemary Hall CT
Mike is entering his 18th year at Choate Rosemary Hall. He currently serves on the school’s senior administrative team in his role as Dean of Students. In recent years, he taught AP/Honors US History, Honors World History, Classical History, and a senior elective on the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. During Choate’s high school and middle school-aged Summer Programs, he served as Dean of Students, Middle School Dean, Athletic Director, and taught economics and English courses in addition to various history classes. He’s resided in dorms of all grade levels, as well as Choate’s all-gender house, while advising both boarding and day students. After five years advising Student Council, he became a form dean for the Classes of 2015, 2018 and 2022. He is an assistant boys’ varsity ice hockey coach and spent nine years as the head varsity lacrosse coach, assistant varsity football coach, and six years as assistant varsity water polo coach. His goal for the students is to make the experiences that they share fun, fulfilling and applicable to their continued growth as global citizens with strong social-emotional skills.
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