Session Schedule

Driving Directions
(Knollwood Drive Entrance)
Sponsored by:

September 21, 2019
Saturday, 9 - 4
Annual Conference

on Governance
A conference for Trustees, Heads, Business Managers and Senior-Level School Administrators Interested in Governance

Tim Fish, Chief Innovation Officer, National Association of Independent Schools
Tim serves as chief innovation officer at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Prior to joining NAIS, Tim was associate headmaster at McDonough School (MD), where he led the advancement of strategic initiatives and oversaw admission, technology, student services, diversity, and service learning. Tim is the coauthor of an NAIS book on technology leadership and has consulted for more than 50 schools and organizations. From 2011-13, Tim served as the founding president of the FolioCollaborative, a nonprofit community of more than 85 independent schools working together to improve teaching by inspiring informed conversations for growth. Tim is passionate about transformative teaching, technology integration, enrollment management, and big ideas. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Francis University and a Master of Education in instructional technology from George Mason University.

Shanelle Henry, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Greens Farms Academy
Shanelle is the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Greens Farms Academy, a co-ed, Pre-K through grade 12 independent school located in Westport, Connecticut. In her role, Shanelle works with students, faculty, administrators, parents and Trustees to provide strategic vision and leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the school community. Shanelle comes to GFA (and Connecticut) from Friends Academy in Long Island, New York where she served for 7 years as Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in addition to being a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Diversity Committee.
A graduate of Smith College (Northampton, MA), and the esteemed Social Justice Education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Shanelle has nearly 20 years of experience teaching classes, designing workshops and facilitating training on implicit bias, microaggressions, anti-bias education, equity and social justice for corporations, non-profits, community and government agencies, schools, colleges, and universities.
Shanelle is also a regular presenter at the NAIS People of Color Conference and contributor to the revised edition of the book REEL DIVERSITY, by Brian C. Johnson (Peter Lang Publishing, 2015), an instructional resource guide for educators seeking to integrate film into their curriculum content about diversity and social justice.

Registration fees BEFORE September 15th:
$162 for each school's initial registrant
$108 each for registrants 2-6 from the school
$90 each for registrants 7 and beyond from the school
Registration fees AFTER September 15th:
$180 for each school's initial registrant
$120 each for registrants 2-6 from the school
$100 each for registrants 7 and beyond from the school