Jonathan T. Glass Institute for New Heads 2019

Wednesday, October 2 (3pm) - Friday, October 4, 2019 (1pm US/Eastern)

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street [map]
Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events

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Wednesday October 02, 2019

03:45 pm - 04:00 pm Institute Registration - Potomac Foyer
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Welcome and Introduction - Potomac Room
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D. photo The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D.
Executive Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm What Every New Episcopal School Head Should Know - Potomac Room
Reflections from an Episcopal school head
Ms. Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn photo Ms. Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn
Head of School
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
06:30 pm - 07:15 pm Refreshments & Cocktails - Potomac, Private Dining, & Courtyard
07:15 pm - 08:30 pm Seated Dinner - Private Dining Room

Thursday October 03, 2019

08:00 am - 08:45 am Breakfast on Your Own
09:00 am - 10:15 am The Head as Carrier of School Culture - Potomac Room
Explore the role of the head as the bearer, embodiment, and upholder of each school's particular culture and Episcopal identity.
Ms. Ann Mellow photo Ms. Ann Mellow
Associate Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
10:30 am - 11:45 am Promoting Positive Church-School Relations - Potomac Room
Every Episcopal school has a relationship with the Episcopal Church, be it a parish, cathedral, diocese, or bishop. How can the head best understand and steward these relationships?
Mrs. Jennifer S. Danish photo Mrs. Jennifer S. Danish
Head of School
Grace Episcopal Day School
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch - Private Dining Room
01:30 pm - 02:45 pm Navigating the Various Relationships of a Head of School - Potomac Room
The Rev. George E. Conway D.Min. photo The Rev. George E. Conway D.Min.
Independent Educational Services
03:15 pm - 04:30 pm Burning Issues & Conversations - Potomac Room
Q&A and conversation with Dan Heischman, Ann Mellow, and George Conway about the burning issues surrounding headship and Episcopal schools.
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Reception
Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres as we wind down the day with socializing and meaningful conversation. We will also welcome Dr. Ross Kane from Virginia Theological Seminary.

Sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary
The Rev. E. Ross Kane Ph.D. photo The Rev. E. Ross Kane Ph.D.
Director of Doctoral Programs and Assistant Professor of Theology
Virginia Theological Seminary
07:00 pm - 08:30 pm Dinner on Your Own

Friday October 04, 2019

08:00 am - 08:45 am Breakfast on Your Own
09:00 am - 10:15 am The Episcopal School Head as Spiritual Leader - Potomac Room
Too often, school leadership thinks the spiritual life of the school is the sole purview of the chaplain. Not so! The head of school has responsibility for this as well. Learn why from Dan Heischman, NAES Executive Director.
10:30 am - 11:30 am Priorities and Next Steps - Potomac Room
Participants will identify key take-aways from the institute and develop an action plan to bring back to their school.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist - Potomac Room