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Biennial Conference 2018

Wednesday, November 7 - Friday, November 9, 2018

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE [map]
Atlanta, GA 30303



Schedule of Sessions and Special Events



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Wednesday November 07, 2018

12:00 pm - 06:00 pm NAES Hub - Imperial Registration Area
Registration - Imperial Registration Desk
12:30 pm - 04:00 pm National Center for Civil & Human Rights Group Tour ($) - SOLD OUT - Meet and Walk to Museum for 1:00 Tour
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights harnesses Atlanta’s legacy of civil rights to strengthen the worldwide movement for human rights. Atlanta played a unique leadership role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Through harnessing Atlanta’s legacy and galvanizing the corporate, faith-based, public-sector and university communities, The Center serves as the ideal place to reflect on the past, transform the present and inspire the future.
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Called to Chaplaincy: The NAES Workshop for New Chaplains - M102
NAES welcomes all new school chaplains, as well as those eager to renew and expand their understanding of this ministry, to this program. Five experienced chaplains will share their vision and offer insights into the process of undertaking this important role in Episcopal schools.
 
The Rev. John E. Bellaimey
Upper School Chaplain
Breck School
The Rev. Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez
Chaplain
St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
The Rev. Kate E. Kelderman
Chaplain
Kent School
The Rev. David W. Wagner
Chaplain
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
The Rev. Dr. Dorothy A. White
School Chaplain and Teacher of Religion and Philosophy

Episcopal Urban School Alliance Meeting - M105
Invitation only.
Into the Whirlwind: The NAES Workshop for New Heads - M103
Join five current school heads as they explore the distinctive challenges and opportunities that Episcopal school headship provides. Participants will have ample time to raise their own questions and concerns, as best practices and wisdom learned through experience are shared.
 
Mr. Paul A. Barton
Headmaster
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Luis A. Ottley Ed.D.
Head of School
St. Martin's Episcopal School
The Rev. Scott J. Brown
Headmaster
TMI Episcopal
Mrs. Suzanne Walker Buck


Mr. J. Ross Peters
Head of School
St. George's Independent School
Leading Together: The NAES Workshop on Church-School Relations - M104
Join two pairs of seasoned parish day school rector-head teams for an in-depth exploration of church-school relations, including governance and lines of authority, the rector-head relationship, and managing both the day-to-day and longer-term needs of church and school. The session is designed for rectors, heads of school and early childhood education directors, and school board members who want to mature their church-school relationship, governance practices, and operations; and leaders new to Episcopal parish day schools, such as new or interim rectors and newly appointed directors and heads of school.
 
The Rev. Benjamin W. Maas
Rector
Saint James' Episcopal Church
Ms. Stacey Irvin
Head of School
Saint James' Episcopal School
The Rev. Stephen C. Britt
Rector
San Jose Episcopal Church
Mrs. Lori Menger
Head of School
San Jose Episcopal Day School
01:30 pm - 04:30 pm Atlanta Historical and Civil Rights Tour ($) - Meet on the International Level by the Escalators to be escorted to the Motorcoach
Led by a 'Presenting Atlanta' tour guide, we will travel down Auburn Avenue, and proceed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District where Dr. King was born, grew up, preached, and was buried. We will stop at the National Park Service Visitors Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change where his grave site is located. From there, you will see Ebenezer Baptist Church and the birth home of MLK. This area, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other areas of interest will include a drive through the campus of Atlanta University, Edgewood Avenue, and through the heartbeat of Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park noting the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and the Center for Human and Civil Rights Museum.
St. Anne's Day School Tour ($)
Saint Anne’s Day School has been a thriving mission of St. Anne's Episcopal Church since 1966. In 1994, the school learned of the world-renowned preschools and infant-toddler centers in Reggio-Emilia, Italy. Being intrigued with how the values of the schools in that Italian municipal system resonated with their own beliefs about young children’s learning, Saint Anne's Day School began a journey of studying, collaborating on, and interpreting the Reggio-Emilia Approach in the context of Saint Anne's Day School. They have become an inspired leader to the Reggio-Emilia approach through Project Infinity, connecting to other schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Tour this thriving early childhood and after-school program campus in the woods of Buckhead, where the rich environment will introduce you to a true application of Reggio-Emilia!
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Sung Evening Prayer Service - St. Luke's Episcopal Church - 435 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta (10 minute walk from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis)
Join us for an evening prayer service as we close our day of deep dives and tours, and prepare for an exciting two days ahead. Our preacher will be The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta. Please feel welcome to bring additional guests to this service, but please indicate how many when registering.
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm Muhlenberg & Friends Reception - A602
Invitation only.

Thursday November 08, 2018

07:00 am - 06:00 pm NAES Hub - Imperial Registration Area
Registration - Imperial Registration Desk
07:30 am - 08:00 am Morning Prayer - M101
08:00 am - 08:30 am First-Time Attendee Orientation - M102
08:00 am - 08:45 am Morning Coffee • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
Thursday Morning Coffee sponsored by Thursday Morning Coffee sponsored by Incarnation Center - Seward Outdoor School">Steward Outdoor School">
08:00 am - 06:00 pm Haiti School Partnership Program Table - Across from Registration Desk
Stop by for conversation and information about Episcopal School Partnerships in Haiti. If you are from one of the more than 70 schools with established partnerships, please update us on your recent trips and projects, and if you aren't part of a partnership, ask how you can further explore this opportunity for friendship, global understanding, and mutual benefit.
08:45 am - 10:00 am OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Keynote Speaker — How Love Heals: Becca Stevens - Imperial Ballroom
 
Becca Stevens photo Becca Stevens
Founder & President
Thistle Farms
Biography
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am ━━━━ WORKSHOPS 'A' ᴀɴᴅ FEATURED SPEAKER ━━━━
*Featured Speaker* — A Way Forward: The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
 
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright photo The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
Bishop of Atlanta
The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Biography
Ambassador and Advocate: The Head as Spiritual Leader of an Episcopal School - M102
Character Education: A Value(s) Proposition - M304
Cultivating Civil Humans: Changing the Narrative - M103
Designing A Just Environment: A Design and Asset-based Approach to Justice - M105
Episcopal School Identity, Social Justice, Embracing Diversity, and Creating a Community of Belonging - M104
Ethnography, Identities, and Global Citizenry: A Pedagogical Approach at Secondary Level - M107
Making Episcopal Identity Central in a Strategic Plan: One School's Experience - M106
New Frameworks for Teaching about Religion Amid Rising Religious Intolerance - M302
You’re Hardwired To Get Hiring Wrong: A System to Reduce Bias, Increase Fairness, and Strengthen Outcomes - M202
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
12:00 pm - 01:15 pm AWARDS LUNCHEON: Keynote Speaker — Appreciating Neurodiversity: A Compassionate Lens for Supporting Student’s Optimal Development: Mona Delahooke - Imperial Ballroom
Included with full conference registrations, come hear Mona Delahooke and celebrate our Ruth Jenkins Award and John D. Verdery Award recipients, Doreen S. Oleson, Ed.D., and The Rev. Canon Preston B. Hannibal.
 
Mona M. Delahooke Ph.D. photo Mona M. Delahooke Ph.D.
Clinical Child Psychologist

Biography
Doreen S. Oleson Ed.D. photo Doreen S. Oleson Ed.D.
Consultant
Resource Group 175
Biography
The Rev. Canon Preston B. Hannibal photo The Rev. Canon Preston B. Hannibal
Trustee
The Church Farm School
Biography
01:15 pm - 01:45 pm Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
01:45 pm - 02:45 pm ━━━━ WORKSHOPS 'B' ᴀɴᴅ FEATURED SPEAKER ━━━━
*Featured Speaker* — Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion: Tommy Walker
Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
 
Mr. Thomas Walker photo Mr. Thomas Walker
Producer & Partner, Kaleidoscope

Biography
Common Prayer, Not Common Politics - M304
Compassion, Respect, Hope, Empathy, and Service Are More than Simply Nice Ideas! - M105
From Community Service to Service Learning: The Challenges and Benefits of Making the Move - M202
In Tandem: Possibilities and Power when Chaplains and Diversity Practitioners Collaborate - M103
Marketing to Millennials and Educating Gen Z: The Changing Faces of K-12 - M102
Safe Environments for our Children: What Does that Mean in 2018? - M104
Supporting Children and Teens with Behavioral Challenges: Relationships, Love, and Neuroscience - M303
Teaching Positive Character Traits with Intention - M106
The Use of Fictional Narratives in the World Religions Class - M107
Working as One: the Diocese and Schools Collaborate for Ensuring Justice
02:45 pm - 03:30 pm Afternoon Refresher • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Church Publishing Incorporated
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm ━━━━ WORKSHOPS 'C' ᴀɴᴅ FEATURED SPEAKER ━━━━
*Featured Speaker* — Someday a Bell Tower (For Now A Bird House): Ketch Secor
 
Mr. J. Ketcham M. Secor photo Mr. J. Ketcham M. Secor
Chairman of the Board
Episcopal School of Nashville
Biography
Becoming Beloved Community in Schools - M104
Enterprise Development and Service Learning - M103
Environmental Justice as Social Justice: Doing Right by our Planet and Each Other - M104
Inclusive Classroom Communities: Teaching Students for Global Civil Society - M105
La Feria de la Hispanidad - M106
Legal Tips and Tricks for Episcopal Schools - M304
Navigating Churches and Schools, Vestries and Boards: The Ministry of Rectors with Parish Day Schools - M107
Our PLC Journey: Experiences and Lessons Learned from Four Divisions Implementing Professional Learning Communities
Recruiting and Onboarding a New Chaplain: A Short Workshop for Heads of School - M302
The Strategic Focus of Episcopal Identity - M303
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Conference Eucharist - Imperial Ballroom
Join the celebration! Our celebrant and preacher will be The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, in his first visit with NAES. Bishop Curry is known as an inspiring preacher, a great supporter of Episcopal schools, and a champion of social justice. Our worship will be enhanced by offerings of local student musicians from Episcopal schools in the Atlanta area.
 
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry photo The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
06:30 pm - 07:30 pm Conference Reception • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Marquis and Imperial Ballroom Lobby
Sponsored by TIAA

Friday November 09, 2018

07:00 am - 03:00 pm NAES Hub - Imperial Registration Area
Registration - Imperial Registration Desk
07:30 am - 08:00 am Morning Prayer - M101
08:00 am - 09:00 am Morning Coffee • Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
Friday Morning Coffee sponsored by Resource Group 175
08:00 am - 04:00 pm Haiti School Partnership Program Table - Across from Registration Desk
Stop by for conversation and information about Episcopal School Partnerships in Haiti. If you are from one of the more than 70 schools with established partnerships, please update us on your recent trips and projects, and if you aren't part of a partnership, ask how you can further explore this opportunity for friendship, global understanding, and mutual benefit.
09:00 am - 10:00 am ━━━━ WORKSHOPS 'D' ᴀɴᴅ FEATURED SPEAKER ━━━━
*Featured Speaker* — Katrina Browne: Walking Sacred Ground - My family’s journey to face our ancestors’ and the North’s complicity in slavery and what I’ve learned about teaching slavery and race in schools
 
Ms. Katrina Browne photo Ms. Katrina Browne
Consultant, Becoming Beloved Community Initiative
The Episcopal Church
Biography
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) - M202
Called to Be More: Building a Healthy Church-School Partnership through Social Engagement - M102
Developing Beloved Community Consciousness Before College - M103
Episcopal High Schools and the Mastery Transcript Consortium - M105
Examining the Board-Head Partnership - M106
Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of Adults in Schools - M302
Rethinking Student Council and Leadership in the Elementary Grades - M107
Surviving the Storm: How To Adjust to a New "Normal" Following a Natural Disaster - M303
Weaving in Diversity and Inclusion: A Multi-grade Approach to Teaching Social Justice - M304
Working Towards Diversity and Inclusion: Living Vision Over Ideology - M104
10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am ━━━━ WORKSHOPS 'E' ᴀɴᴅ FEATURED SPEAKER ━━━━
*Featured Speaker* — The WONDER Story: Dede and Peter Dankelson
 
Mr. Peter Dankelson photo Mr. Peter Dankelson
Ambassador
Children’s Craniofacial Association
Biography
Mrs. Dede Dankelson photo Mrs. Dede Dankelson
Board Member
Children’s Craniofacial Association
Biography
Church and School: Forging a More Constructive Partnership
Early Childhood Chapel Challenges: One Question at a Time - M102
How to Teach Fishing: Empowering Minority Students to Be Their Own Advocates - M303
Leadership Coaching: A Powerful Practice to Support the New Head of School - M107
Moving from the Intuitive to the Intentional: Building Towards a Multicultural Curriculum - M103
Poverty Does Not Equal Underprivileged: Lessons from the Episcopal Urban School Alliance
Teaching Slavery and Racial Awareness: Lessons from Traces of the Trade and Episcopal Academy - M106
Telling Your Story: Marketing Your Message - M104
The Bucks Stop Here: Restoring Integrity to the Financial Aid Process - M202
What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The Essential Work of Maintaining our Episcopal Identity in the Face of a Changing World - M304
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Exhibitor Meet & Greet - Imperial Ballroom Foyer
12:00 pm - 01:15 pm Administrators Luncheon ($) - International Salon 4-5
Chaplains & Teachers of Religion Luncheon ($) - SOLD OUT - International Salon 1-2
Sponsored by Living Compass
Diversity Practitioners Luncheon ($) - International Salon 4-5
Faculty Members Luncheon ($) - International Salon 4-5
Heads of School & ECE Directors Luncheon ($) - International Salon 6-7
Sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary
Rectors Luncheon ($) - International Salon 4-5
Trustees & Vestry Members Luncheon ($) - International Salon 4-5
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm ━━━━ WORKSHOPS 'F' ᴀɴᴅ FEATURED SPEAKER ━━━━
*Featured Speaker* — Models of Christian-Muslim Relations - Past, Present, and Future: The Rev. Dr. Deanna Ferree Womack
 
The Rev. Dr. Deanna Ferree Womack photo The Rev. Dr. Deanna Ferree Womack
Assistant Professor of History of Religions and Multifaith Relations
Candler School of Theology
Biography
A Change is Gonna Come: Musical Journeys through American Race Relations - M102
Creating an Inclusive School: How to Support Students with Learning Disabilities in a Rigorous Academic Environment - M302
Episcopal Identity and the Admissions Office: Talking to Families About What It Means to be an Episcopal School - M304
Grow Beyond Event-Driven Fundraising - M303
It Takes a Village: A Community Development Model for Diversity & Inclusion - M103
Mosaic: An Inclusivity Curriculum - M104
Supporting Males of Color To and Through College - M105
Teaching Ethics in Middle School - M106
What You Measure is What You Get - M202
02:45 pm - 04:00 pm CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Keynote Speaker — Grandson of a Canon in the Segregated South - How Episcopal Day School Prepped Me for Broadway: Russell Joel Brown - Imperial Ballroom
Topic: Grandson of a Canon in the Segregated South - How Episcopal Day School Prepped Me for Broadway
 
Mr. Russell Joel Brown photo Mr. Russell Joel Brown
Alumnus, Former Student
Episcopal Day School
Biography
Biennial Conference 2018: NAES