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Annual Conference

Monday, October 20, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Baltimore Convention Center

The AIMS Annual Conference provides teachers, administrators, and trustees in Maryland and DC with outstanding and affordable professional development in a day-long format that is both intensive and efficient. The event also brings educators together as a community to promote networking among peers and ongoing conversations about teaching and learning. The Annual Conference includes a full complement of educational exhibitors. Learn more here.



Trusteeship 101

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Linden Hall in Ellicott City, MD

Participants in this popular annual fall workshop have the chance to work with one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on nonprofit governance and on independent school governance in particular. Mary DeKuyper has worked with more than fifty independent schools and is associated with BoardSource and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Author of the NAIS Trustee Handbook, Mary is the former Board chair of The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and was National Chair of Volunteers of the American Red Cross. She currently serves on the Board of Enoch Pratt Free Library. This interactive workshop for new and nearly-new trustees will shed light on the critical topics faced by today’s Trustees, including their roles and responsibilities and the Board’s relationship with the Head of School.  Learn more here.


Graduate Studies Scholarships
at the University of Pennsylvania

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania has made available two $25,000 scholarships for AIMS-member faculty and staff to attend the School Leadership Program at the Graduate School of Education. Learn more and how to apply here.


Executive Director Search

Appointment will be effective July 1, 2015

In December, Ron Goldblatt announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2014-15 school year. The AIMS Board of Trustees has begun a search for the next AIMS Executive Director. Learn more here.

 

Journal of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools

The Journal of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS) is a digital publication and online forum focused on teaching and learning at all grade levels in independent schools. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of interests: scholarly articles, reports about action research, reflective pieces about classroom experiences, book reviews, and exemplary lesson plans. See Current Issue.

Highlighted Events 2014-15  
   
Trusteeship 201
Linden Hall
February 11, 2015

Annual Heads Conference
Loews Annapolis Hotel
April 23-24, 2015
 
 

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