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New Heads Network - June 18-19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012 9:30 am - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:00 pm

New City School
5209 Waterman Avenue
St. Louis, MO

On Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19 as part of the New Heads Network, 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 Network.

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

This event is part of a year-long opportunity and support system for new heads of school. Events take place:

  • Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Chicago, IL
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Chicago, IL
  • Monday, June 18-Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in St. Louis, MO

For more information on the New Heads Network including who should attend and goals and objectives, please click here.

New Heads Network 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 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 18 and Tuesday, June 19, 2012
New City School
5209 Waterman Avenue
St. Louis, MO
Time: Starts 9:30 am on June 18 and ends 1:00 pm on June 19

  • 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 $145/night for the nights of Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18. To reserve a room, please call (314) 633-3000 and request the ISACS group code, :10K113" or "ISACS"  by Monday, May 28.

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 Network to attend the June 18 and 19, 2012 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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