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Testimonials from Past Participants

The New Heads Network was a vital tool in my first year of headship. There’s such value in the ability to hear from experts in the field, and in creating the dedicated time to connect to others in this same position. That first year can be hard – this program always made me feel like I had the support I needed to succeed. I would absolutely recommend it for any new head.

Administrative Director, Chicago Waldorf School (IL)

This course was so amazing and valuable as a new Head of School. It was so helpful to connect with other new Heads of School. I learned so much about this new role, the importance of teamwork, how to be a strong visionary leader and how to approach essential conversations. It was also invaluable to have additional regular mentoring sessions with Mary and Lou. I would not have had such a successful year without this cohort and guidance. This professional development is a must do in your first year as a Head of School.

Head of School,
Athena Academy (CA)

2023-24 Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

First page of the PDF file: ISACS 2023 Annual Conference Exhibitor & Sponsor Fact Sheet
2023-24 NHN Tag Art

Registration is Closed

If you are interested in participating in the 2024-25 New Heads Network,
please contact Karen Zeitlin at


The New Heads Network (NHN) is dedicated to your success. The program provides professional development and personal support for heads of school in their first two years of headship. The New Heads Network primarily serves ISACS member schools. 

NHN is a mostly virtual program for 2023-24. The program will begin in August 2023 and continue through May 2024, and include eight, 90-minute Zoom meetings, ten 30-minute thought-partner sessions, with the exception of December 2023.


  • Heads in their first two years of headship
  • Heads with prior headship experience, who are new to their current school and/or new to ISACS
  • Interim Heads & Heads Elect
  • Heads who participated in the ISACS 2022-23 New Heads Network also may register to participate in the 2023-24 New Heads Network. Please see below for more details.

Faculty, Presenters & Sessions Details

How to Register for the New Heads Network

To register for any ISACS event, you MUST be logged into your contact record in the new system. 

Registration Fees & Details

Cancellation & Questions?

Cancellation Policy 
No refunds will be provided for the 2023-24 New Heads Network.    

Questions? Contact Karen Zeitlin, Director of Programs at