DD-5 Women in Leadership (complimentary to TABS Member Schools)

“The story of your life is not your life. It is your story.” Novelist John Barth 

Where are you on your journey toward authentic leadership? Ahead of TABS Annual Conference, join veteran boarding school heads, aspiring boarding school leaders, and experts from Carney, Sandoe & Associates for a three-hour workshop.

Inspired by Elena Aguilar’s values work and “Discover Your True North” by Bill George and through fireside chats, small group discussion and sharing, and personal reflection, the goals and outcomes of this workshop are to:

1. Explore the unique landscape women in boarding schools navigate as they prepare for, embrace, and reflect upon leadership opportunities and challenges.

2. Build connections with other current and aspiring boarding school leaders in addition to a team of Carney Sandoe consultants.

3. Reflect on and clarify your professional journey, leadership values, and leadership principles.

4. Practice articulating your leadership story, principles, and values.



Nov 11 2021

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 11 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Amie Creagh
    Amie Creagh
    Assistant Head of School for Student Life, Deerfield Academy

    Amie graduated from Andover in 1991 and Haverford College in 1995, majoring in Political Science, minoring in Russian and playing both field hockey and lacrosse. She then spent a year living in Novosibirsk, Siberia and teaching English before going to Andover to teach Russian and coach. Amie also taught middle school Spanish and Russian at the Friends School of Baltimore before coming to Deerfield in 1999. She has worked in Deerfield’s Admission and Student Life Offices and now serves as a Spanish teacher and Assistant Head of School for Student Life. Amie is an assistant with the girls varsity lacrosse team.

  • Barbara Landis Chase
    Barbara Landis Chase
    Senior Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

    Barbara is a senior consultant with Carney, Sandoe & Associates running leadership searches and consulting with schools. From 1994 to 2012, Barbara served as head of school and instructor in history at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. Prior to that, she led the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore for 14 years. Barbara started her professional life as a third grade teacher at Moses Brown School in Rhode Island. After that, she worked at the Wheeler School, also in Rhode Island, where she taught music, English, and history, and served as director of admission. Barbara has served on numerous boards over the years, including NAIS, AIMS, School Year Abroad, Brown University, Tower Hill School, Pike School, and more. In addition, she has chaired several visiting committees for accreditation formed under the auspices of the Middle States’ Association of Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Emily Jones
    Emily Jones
    Head of School, The Putney School

    Emily is the Head of School at The Putney School, a coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in Putney, Vermont. Emily started her education career at the Maru a Pula school in Gaborone, Botswana. After an interval in the U.S. (studying at Yale and teaching at the Taft School), she and her husband founded the American Pacific International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Immediately prior to coming to Putney, Emily headed the upper school at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon.

  • Heather Flewelling
    Heather Flewelling
    Chief Talent Officer, Search and Consulting Service, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

    In addition to conducting retained searches and engaging in consulting work, Heather plays a major role in the recruitment of diverse candidates for the firm’s Leadership Search Practice. Prior to Carney Sandoe, Heather served as Director of Multiculturalism and Community Development at Milton Academy (MA). In her role at Milton, which she held for 15 years, Heather drove diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives, oversaw the expansion of student orientation and affinity programs, doubled the faculty of color percentage, refined critical policies, partnered with human resources, and facilitated faculty development workshops. Heather also served as Director of Student Multicultural Programs and a counselor while at Milton.

  • Lisa Parsons
    Lisa Parsons
    Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

    Lisa is a search consultant with Carney, Sandoe & Associates who is deeply involved in key administrator and head of school searches. Lisa has a vast knowledge of independent schools, having spent the past 30 years living on the campuses of several exceptional learning communities while also holding multiple roles within those schools. Lisa started her career in the Development Office at Harvard University before transitioning to admissions work in the independent school world, holding positions at Phillips Exeter Academy (NH), The Groton School (MA), and Loomis Chaffee School (CT). In addition to her career in independent school admissions, Lisa took on a variety of roles throughout her career, including stints as a college counselor, Director of the Annual Fund, Head Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Student Council advisor, dorm resident, and adjunct writer for the College Counseling Office.

  • Pamela Jordan
    Pamela Jordan
    President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation

    Pamela was appointed President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in 2014. In 2016, she also assumed the role of Head of School of Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California. Prior to joining IAF, she worked at Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) for 23 years, serving as Head of School for 13 years. Pamela received a Bachelor of Music from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma and a Master of Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She has served on the boards of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools, is the immediate past president for the Board of Arts Schools Network, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Independent Schools. Pamela has served as a resource panelist to the School of the Arts, Singapore where she also delivered the keynote address for the school’s first bi-annual Arts Forum.