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2022 MISBO Annual Conference

2022 MISBO Annual Conference

Bridge to the Future

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 to Friday, October 28, 2022

Event Details

The 2022 MISBO Annual Conference – Bridge to the Future is designed for the operational leaders in independent schools.

The independent school community continues to evolve, proving time and again the resiliency of our school leaders. This conference will provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills while you expand your knowledge and professional network when learning from education industry leaders and peers. Connect with your colleagues in beautiful Savannah, GA, a city known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages, and a historic district filled with cobblestone squares, surrounded by exceptional restaurants and exciting nightlife!  

Join your colleagues and work together to reimagine the potential of tomorrow’s education landscape, take lessons learned, and build a Bridge to the Future – one our schools, parents, and students want and need for tomorrow.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business and Operations Officers
  • Business and Operations Staff
  • HR Directors
  • Technology Directors
  • Facilities Directors
  • Auxiliary Programs Directors
  • Heads of School
  • Other Administration and School Leaders

Earn CPE credits attending this event!

Pre-Conference Workshop

Included with conference registration! Please sign up when you register.

"Silos are Good for Grain, Not for Teams"

Dave Michelman, Michelman Consulting

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi
Dave Michelman
Schools are made up of many teams: the leadership team, departmental teams, divisional teams, grade-level teams, and others. In order for a school to excel, its teams must excel. Yet, precious little time is spent on helping teams understand how to function at a high level. It is not surprising so many teams fail to reach their potential.

In this session, we will focus on why teams are so important to a school’s success, the dynamics of successful teams, and some structures to improve team dynamics and performance. The information presented will be helpful in running the teams that report to you and to the teams to which you belong.

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson

Wednesday, October 26
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lunch will be provided.

Registration required.


Pre-Sale (through 3/31):  $395
Early Bird (4/1 – 5/31):  $450
Regular (6/1 - 10/4):  $550
Late (after 10/4): $650

Early Bird (4/1 – 5/31):  $550 
Regular (6/1 - 10/4):  $650 
Late (after 10/4): $750

Hotel & Travel

This event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. View hotel & travel details.

**PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of rooms are still available at the host hotel! If you cannot reserve a room for the dates you want, we have secured the Hotel Indigo as the overflow hotel.


Earn CPE credits at this conference! 

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:

HRCI Credit

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

Alan Stob
Alan Stob Chief Operating Officer Grandview Preparatory School
Alene Arenas
Alene Arenas Controller Riverside Military Academy
Allison Pearson
Allison Pearson Accounting Manager Woodward Academy
Anita Pittman
Anita Pittman Director of Human Resources Carrollwood Day School
Ann Gushue
Ann Gushue Business Office Accountant St. Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Benjamin Johnson
Benjamin Johnson Controller The Frances Xavier Warde School
Beth Lucas
Beth Lucas Director of Human Resources Charlotte Latin School
Beth Pollard
Beth Pollard Chief Financial Officer Darlington School
Betsy Fanning
Betsy Fanning Head of School Trident Academy
Byron Lawson
Byron Lawson Head of School Trinity Preparatory School of Florida
Camille Pope
Camille Pope Chief Financial Officer Savannah Country Day School
Carrie Gordon
Carrie Gordon Accounting Manager Woodward Academy
Charles Maumus
Charles Maumus Asst. Head of School for Finance and Operations Harding Academy
Chorlana Francis
Chorlana Francis Human Resources Director The Lovett School
Christie Holman
Christie Holman CFO The Walker School
Christy Browne
Christy Browne Associate Vice President, Human Resources Woodward Academy
Connie Steinmetz
Connie Steinmetz CFO Father Ryan High School
Courtney Barbito
Courtney Barbito Director of Auxiliary and Volunteer Services Mount Paran Christian School
Cristy Walden
Cristy Walden Chief Financial Officer Cornerstone Christian Academy
Crystal Brown
Crystal Brown Director of Accounting Battle Ground Academy
Dan Maples
Dan Maples Director of Operations Cannon School
Dana Holbrook
Dana Holbrook Business Office Coordinator The Howard School
Dana Meyer
Dana Meyer Controller/HR Savannah Country Day School
Danielle Welsh
Danielle Welsh Accountant The Walker School
Dave Michelman
Dave Michelman Former Head of School at Duke School
David Mitchell
David Mitchell Systems Administrator The Frances Xavier Warde School
Diana Tagliarini
Diana Tagliarini Controller Carrollwood Day School
Don Swanson
Don Swanson Head of Finance Pulaski Academy
Donna Novell
Donna Novell HR/Benefits Coordinator Shorecrest Preparatory School
Donna O'Connell
Donna O'Connell Controller St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Ellie Begley
Ellie Begley Chief Business Officer Redlands Christian School
Eric Karkau
Eric Karkau Chief Technology Officer Columbia Academy
Felix Jacomino
Felix Jacomino Director of Technology St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Florence Calhoun
Florence Calhoun Chief Financial Officer Episcopal School of Jacksonville, St. Marks Campus
George Leicht
George Leicht Director of Technology Out-of-Door Academy
Jamey Wood
Jamey Wood Business Officer/Academic Dean The King's Academy
Jamy L. Juhan
Jamy L. Juhan Director of Summer Programs Woodward Academy
Janet Fulbright
Janet Fulbright Director of Business and Finance Mount Paran Christian School
Janet Graham
Janet Graham Director of Human Resources McDonogh School
Jeff Ambrose
Jeff Ambrose Director of Finance and Operations Trinity Preparatory School of Florida
Jeff Role
Jeff Role Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer The Bolles School
Jennifer Mayser
Jennifer Mayser Business Manager Trident Academy
Jennifer Reed
Jennifer Reed Disbursement Manager Oglethorpe University
Jennifer Wyly
Jennifer Wyly Chief Financial Officer Maclay School
Joan Hollifield
Joan Hollifield Information Services for Advancement Shorecrest Preparatory School
Jodee Foster
Jodee Foster Director of Human Resources Mount Paran Christian School
Jodi Maslaney
Jodi Maslaney Controller Shorecrest Preparatory School
Joe Cordero
Joe Cordero IT Director Mt. Paran Christian School, Inc.
Joe Sharp
Joe Sharp CFO/COO Jewish Leadership Academy
Joy Buzzard
Joy Buzzard Director of Finance & Operations The New Community School
Julie Burke
Julie Burke Controller McDonogh School
Julie Ray
Julie Ray Chief Financial Officer Mount Paran Christian School
Karen Moore
Karen Moore Chief Financial & Operations Officer The Frances Xavier Warde School
Kathleen McCooK
Kathleen McCooK Managing Director, Murray Art Center Mount Paran Christian School
Katrine Trantham
Katrine Trantham Director of Summer and After School Programs Galloway School
Kerrie Thigpen
Kerrie Thigpen Business Office Mount Paran Christian School
Krista Webb
Krista Webb Director of Finance & Operations Christian Academy of Knoxville
Kristi Allen
Kristi Allen Business Office Controller Father Ryan High School
Kristoffer Kennedy
Kristoffer Kennedy Finance Director The Bedford School
Kyle Brown
Kyle Brown Educational Technology Specialist Trident Academy
Kyron Buckner
Kyron Buckner Financial Services Director University School of Nashville
Lacey Dapore
Lacey Dapore HR Assistant Carrollwood Day School
Lance Knight
Lance Knight AVP of Campus Operations Oglethorpe University
Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman Chief Financial Officer Carrollwood Day School
Laura Maxwell
Laura Maxwell Chief Financial Officer Riverside Military Academy
Laura Turner
Laura Turner Associate Head of School for Finance & Operations Franklin Road Academy
Lee Conner
Lee Conner Vice President for Operations & Auxiliary Services Woodward Academy
Lisa Lawrence
Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager St. Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Lisa Wylie
Lisa Wylie Chief Financial Officer Shorecrest Preparatory School
Louis Tullo
Louis Tullo Chief Technology Officer Ravenscroft School
Louise Mann
Louise Mann Chief Financial Officer Woodward Academy
Mark Vosskamp
Mark Vosskamp Chief Financial Officer Girls Preparatory School
Mary Cummings
Mary Cummings Technology Services Director St. Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Megan Jurick
Megan Jurick Director of Finance Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Meredith Pearson
Meredith Pearson Director of Human Resources Randolph School
Meredith Pennington
Meredith Pennington Director of Finance & Operations Deerfield-Windsor School
Michael Westover
Michael Westover Director of Facilities Christian Academy of Knoxville
Michelle Hines
Michelle Hines Director of Business Affairs Whitefield Academy
Michelle Kunz
Michelle Kunz Accounts Payable Specialist, Purchasing Carrollwood Day School
Natalie Ferguson
Natalie Ferguson Controller Darlington School
Phylicia Moye
Phylicia Moye Assistant Controller University School of Nashville
Pierce Wolfinbarger
Pierce Wolfinbarger Auxiliary Programs Director Carrollwood Day School
Rachel Deems
Rachel Deems Head of School Spartanburg Day School
Rebecca Sargent
Rebecca Sargent Controller Randolph School
Richard Swindell
Richard Swindell Director of Business Operations Sidwell Friends School
Robert McArthur
Robert McArthur CFOO Charlotte Latin School
Ryan Hudak
Ryan Hudak Chief Financial Officer The Schenck School
Sandy Michaud
Sandy Michaud Controller Marist School
Sara Rubinstein
Sara Rubinstein Head of School Carrollwood Day School
SCOTT CARLSON Chief Financial Officer Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Shanna Morales
Shanna Morales Business Manager Palisades Episcopal School
Shelley Kinder
Shelley Kinder CFO/COO Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Tara Morris
Tara Morris Human Resources & Payroll Manager Christian Academy of Knoxville
Tara Murphy
Tara Murphy Controller Franklin Road Academy
Teresa Standard
Teresa Standard Chief Financial Officer University School of Nashville
Todd Morris
Todd Morris Finance Director UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Tommy Akridge
Tommy Akridge Facility Manager UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Tracie Catlett
Tracie Catlett Head of School Greensboro Day School
Valiere Gamble
Valiere Gamble Director of HR Battle Ground Academy
Veronique Kessler
Veronique Kessler Chief Financial Officer Galloway School
Victor Panchuk
Victor Panchuk Director of Campus Facilities The Westminster Schools
Wendy Barnhart
Wendy Barnhart Interim CFO Randolph School


October 26
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop RSVP with Registration
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM New Attendee Welcome
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Opening Reception
October 27
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
7:45 AM - 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Chair's Welcome
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Session
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break with Sponsors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Plated Lunch & State of the Association
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM General Session Sourcing Solutions
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Break with Sponsors
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break with Sponsors
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM General Session
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM MISBO On Tap | Beer Tasting Event
October 28
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM President's Address
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Conclusion / Grab & Go Lunch

For More Information:

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


Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Dianne Sagaas for more information.

MISBO On Tap | Beer Tasting Event 

Back by popular demand! All three Beer Bros will be in the house! Join Russ, Lowell, and Mike as they walk us through different styles of beer, teaching us the intricacies of hops and fermentation styles.

New this year! This event will be complimentary with conference registration. Simply RSVP when you register.

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