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Events Around the Region

On this page you will find a list of upcoming regional events hosted by ISACS member schools or other organizations which may be of interest to ISACS member schools. If you have an event that the ISACS community would benefit from, please complete this short Events Around the Region Submission Form and send the appropriate event logo to Jacob Isaac ( Only those events submitted from ISACS member schools and mission aligned organizations are eligible for posting on the ISACS website. ISACS reserves the right to select, edit, and refuse submissions. If you have any questions, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 and ask for Jacob Isaac, Coordinator of Programs and Technology.

2017-18 Regional Meetings: Heads of ISACS Member Schools
with Claudia Daggett, ISACS President

Meetings will include an ISACS update, presentation of data trends in ISACS schools, and discussion of issues raised by participants.

Independent Schools Association of St. Louis (ISSL)
Thursday, February 15, 4:30 PM CST
Community School
RSVP: Jamie Driver, Executive Director,

Indiana Association of Independent Schools (IAIS)
Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM EST
Sycamore School, Indianapolis
RSVP: Diane Borgmann, IAIS President,

Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS)
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 PM CST
Friends School of Minnesota, Saint Paul
RSVP: Nansee Greeley, MAIS Executive Director,

Kentucky Association of Independent Schools (KAIS)
Friday, March 16, 9:00 AM EDT
Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville
RSVP: Debbie Houston, KAIS President,

Iowa & Quad Cities
Friday, April 6, 3:00 PM CDT
Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA
RSVP: Thomas Weber, Head of School,

Kansas City Independent School Heads Association (KCISHA)
Tuesday, April 10, 11:30 AM CDT (new date)
Topeka Collegiate School, Topeka, KS
RSVP: Suzanne McCanles, KCISHA President,

Arkansas & SW Missouri
Thursday, April 12, 1:30 PM CDT
The New School, Fayetteville, AR
RSVP: Dennis Chapman, Head of School,

Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS)
Monday, April 16, 1:30 PM EDT
Sheraton Capitol Square, Columbus
RSVP: Dan Dodd, OAIS Executive Director,

Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS)
Monday, May 7, 7:30 AM EDT
Gilmour Academy
RSVP: Alison McCloskey, Executive Director,


Parents of Students of Color in Chicago Independent Schools are invited to:

An Evening with Rodney Glasgow

"Parenting in Troubled Times:
How to Help Your Kids Make Sense
of the World around Them"

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.


Rodney Glasgow is a facilitator in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice. He is one of the founding members and now chair of the National Association of Independent School’s (NAIS) Annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, while also having served as a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the vice president of equity and justice for NAIS. A graduate of Harvard University with a joint degree in Afro-American studies and psychology, and holding a master of arts in organization and leadership from Columbia University, he is also an independent school alum, having graduated from Gilman School. He founded the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, an intensive professional development program for diversity practitioners in independent schools. Glasgow has been the diversity coordinator at Graland Country Day School, assistant head of upper school and director of diversity for Worcester Academy, and is currently the head of middle school and chief diversity officer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland.

If you have any questions, please contact to Lauren Collins with Near North Montessori at


Upcoming Events at the Francis Parker School

January - April, 2018
330 W Webster Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614


The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) Scholars Program

The application to apply to become a STEM Scholar is now open! Click here to apply. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) would like to introduce you to the National STEM Scholars program and ask you to share this information with any middle school STEM teachers you think would like to apply!

The NSCF supports peer-reviewed research and clinical trials in the field of adult stem cell and regenerative medicine technologies in four primary focus areas: Neurodegenerative Disease, Autoimmune Disease, Regenerative Repair and Rare Childhood Disorders. Equally crucial to our efforts, our Program Track in Education funds scholarships for middle school science teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) pioneers and our Program Tracks in Patient Advocacy connect children with limited resources to cutting edge clinical trials accelerating access to scientific breakthroughs now.

NSCF partners with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University to fund 10 scholarships each year for middle school teachers who will inspire the next generation of STEM pioneers. Students who get excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects in middle school often go on to take those courses in high school and major in them at the college level. NSCF developed this opportunity as a result of the lack of researchers needed in the U.S. for the advancement of medical and healthcare breakthroughs.

STEM Scholars receive advanced education in the development of STEM projects for their classrooms and spend a full day with a national thought leader in STEM education (the 2017 speaker was Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University). Students of National STEM Scholar teachers will work with providers of space technology and education. Additionally, through the NSCF’s relationship with Space Tango (microgravity research & design), NASA is investigating an opportunity for astronauts on the International Space Station to talk directly with the classrooms of our STEM Scholars.

The application to apply to become a STEM Scholar is now open – just click here. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

Please contact me if you would like more information, or if you have any questions - Maria McGary, National Stem Cell Foundation, Chief Administrative Officer, National Stem Cell Foundation, 502-379-8544.


Please check back often as events are added! 

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