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New Heads Institute - June 20-21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011 9:30 am - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:00 pm

New City School
5209 Waterman Avenue
St. Louis, MO

On Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 as part of the New Heads Institute, please join your colleagues for a two day program in St. Louis, MO. 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 Monday June 20 and Tuesday June 21, 2011

New City School
5209 Waterman Avenue
St. Louis, MO
Time: Starts 9:30 am on June 20 and ends 3:00 pm on June 21
  • Sharing of first year experiences among the group
  • Sessions led by experienced heads, board members
  • Planning for the future
On Monday, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. On Tuesday, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Hotel Accommodations

Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.
June hotel accommodations:
The Chase Park Plaza - Saint Louis
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

ISACS has secured a discounted rate of $139/night for the nights of Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20. To reserve a room, please call (314) 633-3000 and request the ISACS group code by May 19.

Directions and Parking

New City School
Click here for directions to New City School from the Chase Park Plaza hotel.

Chase Park Plaza
Click here for directions and parking information from the St. Louis Airport to the Chase Park Plaza.

Registration Fee
A new head must be registered for the entire New Heads Institute to attend the June 20 and 21, 2011 program. Please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244 if you have any questions.

This event is open to participants from ISACS member schools only.


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