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Advanced Trusteeship

For: Independent School Board Members with more than three years of experience




Tuesday, March 1, 2022

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.


This session is part of the NJAIS series, Seminars for Ongoing Learning in School Governance. Learn more about other program offerings by clicking here:


This session will briefly review the responsibilities of Trustees to effectively address the fiduciary and strategic levels of governance. Discussion will focus primarily on the generative level of a Trustee’s role. Examples of generative thinking will be examined and contrasted to different problem-solving strategies and perspectives. How to create a productive agenda, and how to use your committee structure efficiently and wisely will also be examined.



Presented by:

Carole Everett became the Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) in July 2010. Her prior career in independent schools included teaching Latin, music, and public speaking, serving as the Director of College Counseling, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Diversity Coordinator, Director of Development, Assistant Head for External Affairs, and Head of School. She also worked in college admissions at Barnard and was the Director of Admissions at The Juilliard School, overseeing college and graduate school admissions for dance, drama, and music. Schools she has served include Birch Wathen, Calhoun, Nightingale-Bamford, St. Luke’s in Greenwich Village, and the Good Hope School in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. As an international educator, Mrs. Everett co-founded and was the Co-Director for 17 years of the Spoleto Arts Symposia, a series of summer workshops in Spoleto, Italy, that included an opera master class, writing program, cooking school, jazz program, and kids camp. Simon and Schuster/Arco published her first book, The Performing Art Major’s College Guide, that went to three editions and was published in several languages, and Random House published the next version, The Guide to Performing Arts Programs. She serves on the Board of Trustees for The Episcopal New Yorker, CSEE, ICAISA, and the Advisory Board for Noodle.com. Prior Board experience includes serving the Greenwich Philharmonic Orchestra, and as Vice-President on the Spoleto Arts Symposia Board. Carole Everett earned her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University, and holds an advanced degree from the Universita di Siena, Italy.




Program Fee

Individual Session Fees include a $25 per person discount for schools that participate in Trustee Enrichment Day on Sunday, November 14, 2021

$50 per registrant, Member Schools that Attended Trustee Enrichment Day

$75 per registrant, all other Member Schools

$150 per registrant, Non-Member Schools








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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.