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New Heads Institute - January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL

On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, as part of the New Heads Institute, please join your colleagues for reception and dinner on the eve of the start of the 2011 Heads of School Conference. Preregistration for this event was required as part of the New Heads Institute.

Please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244 if you have questions regarding the New Heads Institute.

This event is part of a year-long opportunity and support system for new heads of school. Events take place:
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Chicago, IL
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Chicago, IL
  • Monday, June 20-Tuesday June 21, 2011 in St. Louis, MO
For more information on the New Heads Institute including who should attend and goals and objectives, please click here.

New Heads Institute Faculty
Thomas Hoerr, PhD is head of New City School in St. Louis, MO. He has led schools for 30 years, and has written extensively on leadership, faculty collegiality, and multiple intelligences. Tom is the author of School Leadership For The Future, The Art of School Leadership and Becoming A Multiple Intelligences School. Tom writes a bi-monthly column for Educational Leadership, "The Principal Connection," has authored more than 60 articles, and has presented at conferences around the world.

Keith Shahan, EdD is President of ISACS and past head of John Burroughs School in St. Louis for 23 years. Keith will have visited every ISACS school by the end of the 2010-11 school year and plans to visit all ISACS new heads in the fall of their first year. Prior to his Burroughs headship, Keith held posts in international and public education. He writes to ISACS heads throughout the year to update them about happenings around the region, ISACS, and education in general.

Program for Wednesday January 26, 2011
Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Reception and dinner on the eve of the start of the heads conference
  • Meet with Mentors
  • Sessions included in the heads conference program specifically for new heads
Hotel Accommodations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.

January hotel accommodations
Swissotel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

ISACS has secured a discounted rate of $129/night as part of the Heads Conference. To reserve a room, please do so for at least two nights and stay for the heads conference, call (312) 565-0565 and request the group code "INDE0111" by January 7.

Hotel Directions and Parking
Swissotel Chicago: Click here for directions and parking information for the Swissotel.

Registration Fee
A new head must be registered for the entire New Heads Institute to attend on Wednesday evening January 26th.

We also encourage the new head to attend the 2011 Heads Conference. If a new head is registered for the New Heads Institute, the head will receive a 50% discount on the 2011 annual heads of school conference registration fee for January 27-28 (New heads must register for heads conference separately). Click here for information on the 2011 Heads of School Conference.


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