2021 Human Resources Intensive

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Monday, June 14, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Event Details

Back by popular demand! The only one of its kind, this program provides collaboration opportunities and valuable sessions specifically designed for HR professionals in independent schools.

Human resources should be designed to help achieve the goals and business objectives of an organization, and a school is no exception. The independent school HR professional does this through excellent communications and use of efficient processes, while supporting a sustainable information security and privacy strategy. This will add value, assist in making your school more competitive, and allow you to become a strategic partner.

Build your own skills and that of your team while you collaborate and share with your peers, leaving with valuable takeaways to assist you in the daily tasks that are critical to the success of your school.


  • Human Resources Directors and Managers
  • Business Officers and other roles with HR responsibilities
  • Those in an HR role who are new to independent schools

Session Topics Include:

  • Creating high performing employees
  • Understanding medicare and SS for aging employees
  • Crisis response planning
  • Impacts of biases in the workplace
  • Records management and retention
  • Ethics in independent schools
  • ...and more!

Session CPE Information


Pre-Sale (through 3/5):  $175
Early Bird (3/6 - 5/21):  $225
Regular (after 5/21):  $275
*Additional attendees from the same school:  $125

Early Bird (3/6 - 5/21):  $275
Regular (after 5/21):  $325
*Additional attendees from the same school:  $175

HRCI Credit

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


Session CPE Information

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.

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Adell Neal
Adell Neal Asst. Controller/HR Diversity & Inclusion Assoc. University School of Nashville
Amanda Dykes
Amanda Dykes HR Director and Assistant to Head of School Christian Heritage School
Andrea Stidham
Andrea Stidham Director of Human Resources St. Francis Episcopal School of Houston
Anita Pittman
Anita Pittman Director of Human Resources Carrollwood Day School
Ann Marie Gerard
Ann Marie Gerard Director of Human Resources St. Agnes Academy
Ansley Kriz
Ansley Kriz Controller St. Mary's Episcopal Day School
Beth Lucas
Beth Lucas Director of Human Resources Charlotte Latin School
Beverly Hew
Beverly Hew HR/Payroll Coordinator Palmer Trinity School
Binh Vong
Binh Vong Payroll/HR Specialist University Preparatory Academy
Callie Cable
Callie Cable Human Resource Specialist Spartanburg Day School
Caprice Pine
Caprice Pine Human Resources Manager University Preparatory Academy
Carol Lewis
Carol Lewis Director of Human Resources St. John's School
Catiria Llanos
Catiria Llanos Human Resources Manager Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Cheryl Goode
Cheryl Goode IT/Database Manager MISBO
Chorlana Francis
Chorlana Francis Human Resources Director The Lovett School
Damian Kavanagh
Damian Kavanagh President MISBO
Dana Kardon
Dana Kardon Manager of Human Resources The Epstein School
Deborah Parsons
Deborah Parsons Human Resources Director St. Anne's Belfield School
Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas Director of Professional Development MISBO
Dwyla Beard
Dwyla Beard Director of Human Resources Harpeth Hall School
Elizabeth Fox
Elizabeth Fox HR Oxbridge Academy
Eric Price
Eric Price HR Covenant Day School
Erin Meadows
Erin Meadows CEO Cause Collaboration, LLC
Genie Tanner
Genie Tanner Human Resources Director University School of Nashville
Gina Christian
Gina Christian Assistant Business Manager Lausanne Collegiate School
Jamie Forbes
Jamie Forbes CEO Learning Courage
Janet Graham
Janet Graham Director of Human Resources McDonogh School
Jenny Cannon
Jenny Cannon Human Resources Generalist Saint Patrick Catholic School
Jodi Davidson
Jodi Davidson Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Sodexo
Jose Chao
Jose Chao CFO / CPA, SHRM-SCP Palmer Trinity School, Inc.
Karen Coia
Karen Coia Account Executive, Medicare My Benefit Advisor, LLC
Karen Gilbert
Karen Gilbert Director of HR Whitefield Academy
Kavita Vasil
Kavita Vasil Head of School Highlands School
Kim Sansone
Kim Sansone Employee Resource Manager Marist School
Kristen Welborn
Kristen Welborn HR Payroll Specialist Westminster Schools of Augusta
Laura Kimbrough
Laura Kimbrough Director of Human Resources Trinity Preparatory School
Laurie Valentine
Laurie Valentine Human Resources Manager Fort Worth Country Day School
Lee Arledge
Lee Arledge Senior Employee Benefits Consultant USI Insurance Services
Lee Boisseau
Lee Boisseau Assistant Director of Finance & Operations The New Community School
Lianne Mash
Lianne Mash Payroll & Benefits Administrator Ensworth School
Lindsay Cuppia
Lindsay Cuppia Program and Event Manager MISBO
Lisa Lawrence
Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager St. Joseph's Catholic School
Megan Brookhart
Megan Brookhart Human Resources Specialist GRACE Christian School
Meredith Pearson
Meredith Pearson Director of Human Resources Randolph School
Michael Sollberger
Michael Sollberger Director of Human Resources Ensworth School
Michelle Shea
Michelle Shea Vice President MISBO
Paige Barnes
Paige Barnes Human Resources Manager Franklin Road Academy
Pam Schlief
Pam Schlief Asst to the Head of School for Communications/HR Duchesne Academy
Paul Ibsen
Paul Ibsen Former Assistant Head of School
Robbi Stiell
Robbi Stiell Vice President, Business Development and Community Sodexo
Robert McGehee
Robert McGehee Assistant Head of School Highlands School
Scott Barron
Scott Barron Founder & CEO School Growth
Shelli Greaves
Shelli Greaves Director of Human Resources Saint Edward's School
Sherry Ephraim
Sherry Ephraim National, Dir of Business Development & Retention Sodexo
Susan Flanagan
Susan Flanagan Consortium and Member Engagement Manager MISBO
Suzette Fandino
Suzette Fandino Business Manager Saint Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Tiffany Kouns
Tiffany Kouns Human Resources Assistant Fort Worth Country Day School
Tinelle Davies
Tinelle Davies Director of Human Resources Congressional School
Tracy Crosby
Tracy Crosby HR Coordinator Lakeland Christian School
5 Other Registered Attendees


June 14
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Welcome & Opening Activity Damian Kavanagh, President & CEO, MISBO
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM The Anatomy of Happy, High-Functioning Teams Erin Meadows, Founder & CEO, Cause Collaboration
June 15
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Preparing the Employee Handbook in a Post-Pandemic World Jason Taylor, Senior Attorney, The Krizner Group
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Open DEI Discussion Around Your School's Contracted Partnerships Sherry Ephraim, National Director of Business Development & Retention, Sodexo Independent Schools (Facilitator); Jodi Davidson, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo; Robbi Stiell, Vice President of Business Development and Community Engagement, SodexoMagic
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Elevating HR as a Strategic Contributor Scott Barron, Founder & CEO, School Growth
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Social Event
June 16
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Understanding Medicare from an HR Perspective Karen Coia, Account Executive, Medicare, My Benefit Advisor, LLC
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Refine Your Crisis Response Plan to Include a Survivor-Focused Response Candace Collins, Director of Education, Praesidium & Jamie Forbes, CEO, Learning Courage
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ethics in Independent Schools Beth Lucas, Director of Human Resources, Charlotte Latin School & Paul Ibsen, Former Assistant Head of School for Finance and Management, Providence Day School

For More Information:

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

Here's what past attendees have said...

"These conferences are by far the best that I have ever attended. The small size and the relevant topics make the time away from the office well worth the time."

"I love that it is HR that is specific to what we do. It's hard to find info directly related to independent schools!"

"It was specific and had takeaways that can be implemented right away."