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Head of School Conference

For: Heads of School




Thursday, May 6, 2021;

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Connection to Self: Guided Meditation

Facilitated by: Erin Galbraith


4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Keynote Presentation

Featuring: Garrison Keillor


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lessons Learned and Shared Through a Challenging Year

Presented by: Rodney De Jarnett, Head of Dwight-Englewood School


4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Cocktails and Tributes to Retiring Heads of School

Help us honor: Peter Caldwell, Anne Glass, Corinne Gungor, Marilyn Larkin, Peter Lewis, Sr. Mary Louise Miller, Tom Nammack, Tom Postema, Tim Saburn, Mary Sciarillo, Adam Shapiro, and Sr. Fran Sullivan




Program Fee:

$75 per registrant, Member Schools

$150 per registrant, Non-Member Schools



About the Presenters:

Erin Gailbraith has been a yoga teacher in the Princeton area for nearly a decade. She has taught a range of workshops, including workshops for teachers and retreats for private clients. Erin holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and a yoga certification from Kripalu in Lenox, MA.

Rodney V. De Jarnett is entering his 14th year as the Head of School for Dwight-Englewood School. He has taught and coached in public schools, as well as independent boarding and day schools. Rodney taught mathematics, held the position of Chair for integrated mathematics and science departments in two schools before serving as the Academic Dean at St. Paul’s School (NH). He consulted to the University of Chicago’s School Mathematics Project and Texas Instruments, and presented these institutions’ findings from international research on learning mathematics at national and international conferences. His role as a Pre-K-Grade 12 mathematical sciences department chair and his work with the Coalition of Essential Schools together resulted in a local school to be the first in the nation to adopt a block schedule and regionalize curriculum content. As an 'integrationist,' he continues to encourage the development of integrated humanities and sciences programs. Dr. De Jarnett holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Kutztown University, master’s degree in natural sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Beyond his avid interest in all things teaching and learning, Rodney enjoys cultivating his English garden, and charting new courses off the coast of Maine together with his wife, son, and daughter.

Garrison Keillor is an American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality. He is best known as the creator of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion, that he hosted from 1974 to 2016.




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MEMBER INFORMATION: If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program. You may transfer your registration to a colleague in your school at no cost.