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New Heads Network - June 17 & June 18, 2013
Tom Hoerr and Keith Shahan

Monday, June 17, 2013 9:30 am - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:00 pm

New City School
5209 Waterman Avenue
St. Louis, MO

On Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 as part of the New Heads Network, please join your colleagues for a two day program at New City School, 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:
  • Friday, September 21, 2012 in Chicago, IL
  • Wednesday, January 30 2013 in Chicago, IL
  • Monday, June 17-Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in St. Louis, MO
For more information on the New Heads Network including who should attend and goals and objectives, please click here.

Click here for a copy of the 2012-13 New Heads Network brochure.

New Heads Network Faculty

Thomas Hoerr, PhD is head of New City School in St. Louis. He has led schools for 34 years, and has written extensively on leadership, faculty collegiality, and multiple intelligences. He initiated and taught in the Non-Profit Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Tom is the author of three books, School Leadership For The Future (published by NAIS), The Art of School Leadership and Becoming A Multiple Intelligences School (both published by ASCD). Tom writes a monthly column for Educational Leadership, “The Principal Connection,” has authored more than 90 articles, and has presented at conferences around the world. His current interest is looking at the notion of “grit,” and how it can be developed and supported in schools. 
Keith Shahan, EdD is President of ISACS and past head of John Burroughs School in St. Louis for 23 years. Keith has visited every ISACS school and visits 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 with thoughts on the headship, happenings around the region, ISACS, and education in general.
Program for Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, 2013
New City School
5209 Waterman Avenue
St. Louis, MO
Time: Starts 9:30 am on June 17 and ends 1:00 pm on June 18
  • Sharing of first year experiences among the group
  • Sessions on the headship, business officers, development and board relations
  • Planning for the future
On Monday, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. On Tuesday, breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Tom and Keith will gather for dinner on Sunday evening for an informal dinner for those who are in already in St. Louis (at your own expense).
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 $149/night at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel which is just a few blocks from New City School. To make a reservation, please call 1-877-587-2427 and request the Independent Schools of the Central States room block in order to receive the discounted rate. The discounted rate will be available until May 17, 2013.
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 17 and 18, 2013 program. Please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244 if you have any questions.


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