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Be the Change: How Administrators Can Shift Culture in Schools
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When: 11/13/2019
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Highlands School
2409 Creswell Road
Bal Air, Maryland  21015
United States

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Category: Direct Instruction


Be the Change:  How Administrators Can Shift Culture in Schools


Recent research and collective experience have demonstrated the impact culture has on all areas of functioning, performance, and outcomes for organizations. We know that parent culture, student culture, and faculty & staff culture all influence many factors in our schools. Yet there is little guidance as to how to measure or describe school culture, or once articulated, how to change school culture. 


In this workshop Brooke Carroll and Jen Cort (both of whom are educators, clinicians, and consultants) will guide administrators to
  1. understand the elements of culture and climate that impact schools
  2. clarify your own and your school’s values
  3. identify those areas that need to be addressed at your school
  4. learn ways to shift aspects of culture and climate in your school
  5. establish connections and networks with others
  6. develop a plan for change at your school
Administrators will leave this workshop with tools and strategies for addressing specific elements of culture and climate in their schools and will feel confident that they can create change.

AIMS Members: $65 (through October 30th) or $75 (After October 30th)
NON AIMS Members: $130 (through October 30th) or $140 (After October 30th)


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after November 3rd.




Jen Cort's career blends her experience as a clinical social worker and educator.  Her educational administrative experiences are as an assistant head of lower school, head of a middle school and senior administrator.  Jen's therapy background includes serving as a counselor in lower, middle and upper schools as well as private practice.  Jen went into consulting after seeing a need for supporting schools to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion such that students can be seen and heard while learning to be visible and use their voices in productive ways. 


Jen works with schools around the country and in Canada. She is host of the internally syndicated podcast “Third Space with Jen Cort” with leading thinkers and doers on equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in schools as guests. 


Brooke Carroll, Ph.D. is Principal Consultant and Coach at Acies Strategies, supporting small schools and nonprofits in leadership development, Board development, and strategic thinking and planning. Dr. Carroll holds a doctorate in educational psychology and has over 20 years of experience leading schools and nonprofits. She has served on several Boards in various roles.


Prior to consulting and coaching, Dr. Carroll was Head of School for 9 years at Seneca Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School. 



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