2020 MISBO-SAIS Academy: Operational Leadership

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Sunday, January 26, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346
United States

Event Details


An inside look at the what and the how of the business of leading schools. These informative and engaging sessions will provide opportunities to discuss and reflect as you make sense of the business and operational aspects of a school’s life cycle. Designed for senior administrators and emerging leaders from both the academic and operational sides of the school. This program is offered in partnership with SAIS.

Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits at this event!


Senior administrators and emerging leaders from both the academic and operational sides of the school.


Register for the conference!

  Member School Non-Member School
Through November 1 $425 $479
November 2 - December 6 $445 $499
December 7 - January 10 $465 $519
After January 10 $485 $539



- MISBO members must log in to receive member pricing.

- The member rate applies to both MISBO and SAIS member schools. If you are an SAIS member but not a MISBO member, or if you're not sure, contact Cheryl Goode at cherylgoode@misbo.com or 404-921-3814 for a code to purchase at the member price.

- Vendors are not permitted to register for the conference unless attending as an exhibitor. For more details, contact Dianne Sagaas at diannesagaas@misbo.com or 404-921-3812.

Hotel Information

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Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

Rate:  $169/night + tax
Parking:  $10/night (discounted)
Cutoff:  January 3, 2020


Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Ground Transportation: The hotel is located 30 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please see the hotel's maps & transportation page.


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MISBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.


Allison Barham
Allison Barham Principal Chattanooga Christian School
Beth Pollard
Beth Pollard Ass't Head of School for Finance & Operations Darlington School
Chip Barber
Chip Barber Director of Operations Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Cindy Trask
Cindy Trask US Division Head The Westminster Schools
Clint Jones
Clint Jones Senior Accountant Atlanta International School
Jamey Wood
Jamey Wood Business Officer/Academic Dean The King's Academy
Jeff Role
Jeff Role Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer The Bolles School
Joan McCabe
Joan McCabe VP Finance / Secretary Board of Directors Pinecrest Academy
Jonathan Day
Jonathan Day Head of Upper School 1973
Keith Rice
Keith Rice Academic Dean UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Kendall Terry
Kendall Terry Assistant Director Clayton-Bradley Academy
Kristoffer Kennedy
Kristoffer Kennedy Finance Director The Bedford School
Mia Nichols
Mia Nichols Accountant / Support Group Coordinator Charlotte Country Day School
Michael Mallett
Michael Mallett US Principal St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Pat Cuneo
Pat Cuneo Director of Academic Affairs Athens Academy
Sabrina McAllister
Sabrina McAllister Business Manager The Bright School, Inc.
Saily Eidizadeh
Saily Eidizadeh Senior Manager of Accounting Atlanta International School
Tammy Fleming
Tammy Fleming Business Manager The King's Academy
Timothy Kiene
Timothy Kiene Chief Financial Officer Savannah Country Day School
Todd Morris
Todd Morris Finance Director UMS-Wright Preparatory School
William Turner
William Turner Principal - Middle School Mill Springs Academy
3 Other Registered Attendees


January 26
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception Exhibits Open
January 27
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Exhibits Open
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM "Balancing Budget & Program" Toni Boyd, VP for Finance and Operations, The Westminster Schools
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break Exhibits Open
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM "External Financials & Dashboards" David Adams, Senior VP, Stifel
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM "The Intersection of Leadership Styles & Shaping School Culture" Patrick Schuermann, Director, ISL Master's Program, Vanderbilt University | Peabody College
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Break Exhibits Open
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM "Capital Renewal & Replacement" William Dillard, Director of Marketing, Building Solutions & Dennis Palmer, Senior VP and COO, Building Solutions
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Break Exhibits Open
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Q&A / Table Top Discussions
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reception Exhibits Open
January 28
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM "Internal Dashboards" Damian Kavanagh, Executive Director, MISBO
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM "Addressing Enrollment Issues" Dave Taibl, Director of Business Development, The Enrollment Management Association & Kristen Carey Power, Senior Director of Membership and Business Development, The Enrollment Management Association
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns / Grab & Go Snack
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For More Information:

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812