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

Whether you are a first- or second-year Episcopal school head or preschool director, this conference is for you. Come together with colleagues to reflect on the unique dimensions of Episcopal school leadership beyond the usual topics addressed at other independent school leadership institutes.

New and seasoned Episcopal school heads and NAES leaders will lead you through aspects of Episcopal school headship including: Episcopal identity, the spiritual life of a school, the head as bearer of school culture and spiritual leader, and the relationship between a school and a parish or diocese.

You will leave the conference ready for the joys and challenges of headship common to all independent schools and unique to Episcopal schools.

The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D.
Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools

Ms. Ann Mellow
Associate Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools

Ms. Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn
Head of School, Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School

Mrs. Jennifer S. Danish
Head of School, Grace Episcopal Day School

The Rev. George E. Conway, D.Min.
President, Independent Educational Services

What Prior Attendees Are Saying:
"The small group was effective in making everyone feel comfortable in sharing his/her needs or ideas"

"The ability to meet other Heads of School and NAES team members was so extremely helpful. We had so much time to connect and I needed every minute of it."

"From the first welcome to the final goodbye, the conference was excellent. Thanks for the preparation in making this experience so enjoyable."

"I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to speak with each head in order to find out how he/she accomplished the amazing things in his/her school."
Registration Deadline:
5:00 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, September 18, 2019. On-site registration will not be available for this conference.

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all conference materials, reception and dinner on Wednesday, and lunch and social gathering on Thursday.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/18/2019
Name Price Available To
Member $525.00   Members
Non-member $625.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by email,, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT), Friday, September 20, 2019, are entitled to a full refund less a $75 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EDT), Friday, September 20, 2019 or by any means other than fax or email will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

All registrations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

General Hotel Information:

Please remember that registration does not include hotel reservations.

To make your reservation at the Sheraton Suites Alexandria Old Town, please visit or call (703) 836-4700. The deadline for reservations is 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The room rate is $159 plus tax, per night. Our contracted block is "NAES New Heads Institute 2019."

Travel Information:

For information about transportation options, go to Visit Alexandria.

For hotel parking and shuttle service information, go to Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria.

Follow the Conference on Social Media:
Be sure to follow us soon social media before, during, and after the Institute using #episcopalschools.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Heather Elise Zrubek
Member Services & Events Coordinator
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Phone: (212) 716-6309
Fax: (212) 286-9366