2018 FCIS Convention

 

 

2018 FCIS CONVENTION
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
November 15-16

 

 

Speaker Presentations


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14


Assess Your Admission and Enrollment Management Operations: Part I
   > PowerPoint
   > Admission and Enrollment Management Assessment
   > The ISM Stability Markers: The Fifth Iteration
   > Purpose and Outcome Statements
   > ISM Purpose & Outcome Statement Workshop Sample Agenda
   > Portrait of the Graduate Sample Workshop Agenda
Assessing Your Marketing Communications Operations: Part II
   > PowerPoint
   > Marketing Communications Assessment
   > Capitalizing on Word-of-Mouth Marketing
   > For Parents to Trust You With the Big Things, First Take Care of the Little Things
Presenter: Amy Riley, ISM Consultant



ADMINISTRATOR DAY: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15


Transforming School: The Urgency and the Possibility
Keynote Speaker: Ted Dintersmith, PhD, Leader in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Education
   > Most Likely to Succeed (film)

Please note: Ted Dintersmith has made this film available for FREE until December 31.


What Makes the Great Teams Great
Luncheon Speaker: Don Yaeger
Executive Coach and Team Culture Expert

For a copy of Don Yaeger’s presentation slides from the Administrator Day Luncheon, please call the FCIS office at 813-287-2820.


Engineering in Humanities Within a MakerSpace:  From Pop-Ups to Light-Ups
Presenters: Sarah von Bremen, English Teacher, Pine Crest School;
Bethany Pedraza, iLab Specialist, Pine Crest School;
Nancy Mularky, Middle School English Teacher, Pine Crest School


Your Most Important Message:
   > PowerPoint
   > ISM Purpose Outcome Statements
Assess the Success of Your Development Operations:
   > PowerPoint
   > ISM Development Operations Assessment​​​​​​
   > The Donor Cycle
Presenter: Paula Schwartz, EdD, IAP-L, ISM Senior Consultant


Technology Best Practices: A Guide for School Leaders
Presenter: Denise Musselwhite
Board Member, ATLIS; Director of Technology, Trinity Preparatory School


Admissions Tests by the Numbers
Presenter: Akil Bello
Educational Access Consultant


The Most Effective Way to Market Your School: The Parent Ambassador Concept
The Qualities Most Needed in a Board Chair
   > Developing the Board
The Power of the Board/Head Relationship
Presenter: John Littleford, Littleford & Associates


Implementing a School-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program in Elementary School
Presenters: Lily Medina, Director of Counseling, St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School;
Lauren Kohlhoff, Curriculum Coordinator, St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School


The Ever-Elusive Financial Dashboard
Presenters: Mary Kay Markunas, Director, Research and Member Resources, NBOA;
Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA​, Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs, NBOA

For a copy of this presentation, please contact Mary Kay Markunas at marykay.markunas@nboa.org.


The Big "L" of Leadership
Presenter: Janice Crampton, Executive Director, AISAP


The Brave New World for Charitable Giving
Presenter: Clay B. Tousey III, Shareholder, Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball


Growing Together: Faculty Development, Evaluation, and Compensation
Presenters: Eric Johnson, Head of Upper School, Community School of Naples;
Brooks Fleming, US Dean of Academics, Community School of Naples;
Betsy Lewton, Science Department Chair, Community School of Naples


Are Your Admissions Practices Consistent with Your Obligations Under the ADA?
Presenter: Suzanne Bogdan, Chair of Education Practice Group and Lawyer, Fisher & Phillips LLP


Communication Comparisons: Teaching Your Faculty to Write with a Purpose
Presenters: Evelyn McCulloch, Innovation Coach, Park Maitland School;
Davina Spillman, Dean of Students and Faculty, Park Maitland School


Give Them Goosebumps: Tips for New and Aspiring Administrators
Presenter: Peggy Campbell-Rush, Head of Lower School, The Bolles School


Leveraging Data to Drive Strategic Decision-Making
Presenter: Amada Torres, VP of Studies, Insights, and Research, NAIS


Trust, Commitment, Care: Leadership Development in the Upper School
Presenter: Henry Heil, Head of Upper School, The Episcopal School of Dallas


Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration
Presenters: Jennifer Baselice, Mathematics Instructor, Lake Highland Preparatory School; Jennifer Hencken, Professional Development Coordinator, Trinity Preparatory School


Usher in a Culture of Reading
Presenters: Reba Gordon, Director of Rich Library; Jennifer Hencken, Professional Development Coordinator, Trinity Preparatory School


Diversity: Opening the Door for Meaningful Dialogue
Presenters: Jan Reeder, Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Counselor, Riverside Presbyterian Day School; Donette Snyder, Learning Specialist, Riverside Presbyterian Day School


Creating a Proficiency-based System of Instruction and Assessment
Presenter: Joanie Silverman, Middle School Principal/Director of Curriculum & Instruction, David Posnack Jewish Day School


Time to Build! What to expect on your upcoming design and construction journey
Presenters: Christopher Allen, AIA, Director of Design, Haskell; 
Ken Boeser, AIA, Director of Project Development, Municipal/Education Division, Haskell


Capital & Endowment Campaigns: Best Practices for Accounting & Collaboration
Presenters: Dean Quiambao, Partner, Armanino LLP;
Jeff Owens, Partner, Armanino LLP


Changes to FASB Reporting for Private Schools
Presenters: ​​​​Jeff Owens, Partner, Armanino LLP;
Dean Quiambao, Partner, Armanino LLP


Accommodations in College: What is Student Support Like at the Next Level?
Presenters: Jennifer Gonzalez, Associate Director of Disability Resource center, University of Florida; Amy Perkins, Director of Student Services, Episcopal School of Jacksonville


The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and Independent Schools: Fostering a Partnership for the Future
Presenters: Melissa Alton, Director of Accreditation, FCIS; Craig Damon, Associate Director of Compliance and Eligibility, FHSAA; Justin Harris, Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services, FHSAA


30 Perspectives, Ten Years of Learning, and Strategic Conversations to Drive Sustainability
Presenter: Dr. Spencer Taintor, Director, Center Academy


Making Yours the Only Choice: Strategic Brand-Building for Double-Digit Growth
Presenter: Jennifer Holland, President and Certified Brand Strategist, Holland People + Brands



FACULTY DAY: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16


Morning Keynote: Transforming Education Together
Keynote Speaker: Max Ventilla, Founder and CEO, AltSchool


Chemistry: It's Not as Scary as You Think
Presenter: Susan Bickel, Science Coordinator and Department Chair, The Benjamin School


Curiosity, Creativity, Innovation, and the Young Mind
Presenters: Christina Romero, Teacher, Gulliver Schools;
Shelley Roy, Pedagogical Coach, Gulliver Schools


The Power of Picture
Presenter: Shelley Roy, Pedagogical Coach, Gulliver Schools


The Wheels on the Bus...Are Falling off!
Presenter: Peggy Campbell-Rush, Head of Lower School, The Bolles School


Perfecting Reading and Writing Skills in the World Language Classroom
Presenters: Lucia Allen, Spanish Teacher, Episcopal School of Jacksonville;
Carolina Collins, Spanish Teacher, Episcopal School of Jacksonville


Bullying: What Are We Missing and What Do We Do about It?
Presenter: Jan Reeder, Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Counselor, Riverside Presbyterian Day School


Designing a Design Thinking Course
Presenter: Kris Swanson, Innovation Specialist, Pine Crest School


Star Wars, Snapchat and Me: Cultivating Intrinsic Value in Students
Presenter: Laurie Coburn, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Maclay School


Why Mistakes Make Students Better
Presenter: Daniel Fisher, Math Teacher, Berkeley Preparatory School


Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language through Accelerated Integrative Method (AIM)
   > Click here to access additional resources for Accelerative Integrated Methodology( (AIM).
Presenters: Claudia Willis, Spanish Teacher, Maclay School; Hilal Peker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Fulbright Alumna, Bilkent University (Turkey)


Expecting Great Sportsmanship!
Presenter: Jacob von Scherrer, Director of Athletics, Maclay School


Medieval Maker Spaces: STEM & the Middle Ages
Presenters: Dr. Vivienne Carr, Director of Learning and Technology, Community School of Naples; and Deborah Lefebvre, Middle School History Teacher, Community School of Naples

Convention Photos

Welcome Letter from Convention Co-Chairs

Dear FCIS Member Schools and Colleagues,

As your 2018 FCIS Convention Chairs, we are so looking forward to personally welcoming you to Jacksonville for the FCIS Annual Convention on November 15-16, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront. As the pace of the school year and professional demands increase, the tremendous value of taking time for professional development and collaboration with our peers cannot be underestimated. Spending these few days with Florida’s leading independent school representatives provides value to all our institutions.

This year’s Convention theme challenges us all to focus on Reimagining Education: Education for the Next Generation. This is a timely topic for our various institutions as we know that the landscape is changing at a pace that requires us to consistently reimagine, reinvent, and practice being as nimble and responsive as possible.

This year’s Convention Steering Committee has compiled a program that will offer a meaningful professional development experience for individuals in any role at your institution. We will be featuring Pre-Conference Workshops for heads of schools, administrators, advancement professionals and business officers on November 14th. Administrator Day is Thursday the 15th, and Faculty Day is Friday the 16th.

Pre-Conference ISM (Independent School Management) Workshop

Session I • From Best Practices to Results: Assessing Your Admission and Enrollment Management Operations

Session II • From Best Practices to Results: Assessing Your Marketing Communications Operations

Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop

The Composite Financial Index (CFI): Core Ratios for Financial Health
Presented by individuals from the National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

Nationally-Recognized Keynote Speakers

Click here for the bios and more information about each of the keynote speakers featured during the Convention.

  • Ted Dintersmith, Ph.D., one of America's leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, and education
  • Joy Purdy, News Anchor, WJXT
  • Max Ventilla, Founder and CEO of AltSchool
  • Don Yaeger, nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Bestsellers

For more information on the broad range of sessions and speakers planned for the Convention, please explore the FCIS website, which will be updated over the next months. As we get closer to November, a mobile app for the Convention will also be available, where you will find the most updated information.

We are both looking forward to seeing you at the 2018 Convention and look forward to an inspiring and productive event ahead.

Warmly,

Kim Bednarek, Head of School, The Discovery School
James Milford, Head of School, Maclay School

2018 FCIS Convention Co-Chairs

Registration Information

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


It may be helpful to appoint a Convention Coordinator from your school to complete the online registration form.

Please refer your faculty and staff to the Thursday and Friday programs online. Advise everyone who will be attending that there will be no printed program distributed at the Convention. They will be able to access the program with mobile devices by using a QR code or by downloading the Convention app.

Your school should submit ONE registration that includes ALL attendees from your school. When registering, please include an email address for every attendee. Important information will be sent out closer to the Convention.

Member Schools Registration: $425 for 1 person, $100 for each additional person up to a maximum of $2925 for 26 registrants and above. This caps the registration fee at $2925 regardless of the number of registrants. (This does not include tickets for special events.)

Non-Member Schools Registration: $595 for 1 person, $100 for each additional person. (This does not include tickets for special events.)

Special Events: Sign up on the registration form.

Business Officers' Dinner: $55 Administrators' Dinner: $55
Admission Directors' Dinner: $55 Episcopal Breakfast: $30
Administrators' Luncheon: $45 Faculty Luncheon: $45
   

Payment Options:

1) Register by Credit Card:
Visa and MasterCard are accepted, not American Express.
2) Register by Check: Once registration has been completed online, please mail check to:

FCIS — Convention ’18
1211 North Westshore Blvd., Suite 612
Tampa, FL 33607

Note: Check must be received in FCIS Office by October 16 or a late fee will apply.


PLEASE MAKE SURE THE NAMES OF ATTENDEES ARE CORRECT AS THIS LIST IS USED TO MAKE NAME TAGS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL.

Registration is complete once FCIS receives payment.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018. There will be a $150 late fee for all registrants not received or entered online by October 16.

Cancellations, Refunds & Changes: Requests for changes of name or participation in special events cannot be honored after November 2, 2018. Convention refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to: kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 processing fee through October 9, 2018, with no refunds after this date.

PLEASE NOTE:

• If you are registering more than 10 people, click on the "+" button until you have enough spaces for the number of people you are registering. Then, enter the name and email address for each person.
• If you are registering more than 20 people, before you start the registration process, call Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820.
• If you register your school and later need to make changes to your registration, contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office by email at acarlson@fcis.org.

If you click on the "Register Here" bar below and do not see the registration form or if you begin the process and en error message appears, try a different browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.).

When you are entering attendees, DO NOT click on the "Quick Add" button or "Login" link that appear under the first and last name fields:

Register Here

Registration Form

CLICK HERE FOR STEP-BY-STEP REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:


Hotel Information

HOTEL INFORMATION AND PARKING


Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

All guest room reservations should be made directly with the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Room rate is $169, single or double, plus applicable taxes. The easiest way to make your reservation is to use this weblink:
HYATT RESERVATIONS. This weblink was designed especially for FCIS attendees and includes the Convention rate of $169, plus applicable taxes.

You may also call the hotel and make your reservations by phone. The hotel reservation number is: 1-888-421-1442. You will need to identify yourself as an FCIS member and ask for the special rate. Reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. Any cancellations received after this date will be charged one night's room and tax.

The deadline for the guaranteed Convention rate is Friday, October 12, 2018, based on availability. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at the group rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 PM

Please note that FCIS is not using a housing bureau for hotel reservations. You will not receive a call from FCIS or the hotel asking you to make reservations over the phone. If you receive this type of phone call, it is likely a scam. Please make your reservations online or by calling the hotel directly.

PARKING:

Self-parking overnight rate = $12 | Valet parking overnight rate = $25
Self-parking day rates are based on posted hourly rates.

It is strongly suggested that schools arrange for carpools or bus drop-off. Bus drop-off is at the hotel entrance on Newnan Street. Click here for a map of the location for bus drop-off and pick-up. 

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 15.1 miles from the Hyatt.
Click here for custom driving directions.

NURSING MOTHERS:
On the third floor of the hotel, Client Office 3 is a private space for nursing mothers. Click here for a map.


 

 

Thursday Keynote and Luncheon Speakers

THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 15 | 8:30AM

TED DINTERSMITH, Ph.D.
Leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, and education

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TED DINTERSMITH, Ph.D. is one of America's leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, and education.

Ted's professional experience includes two decades in venture capital, including being ranked by Business 2.0 as the top-performing U.S. venture capitalist for 1995-1999. He served on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association, chairing its Public Policy Committee. From 1981 to 1987, he ran a business at Analog Devices that helped enable the digital revolution. In the public sector, he was a staff analyst in 1976-78 for the U.S. House of Representatives, and was appointed in 2012 by President Obama to represent the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly. Ted earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford University and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, with High Honors in Physics and English.

Ted has become one of America's leading advocates for education policies that foster creativity, innovation, motivation, and purpose. He knows what skills are valuable in a world of innovation, and how we can transform our schools to prepare kids for their futures. His contributions span film, books, philanthropy, and the hard work of going all across America. He's funded and executive produced acclaimed education documentaries, including Most Likely To Succeed, (Sundance, AFI, and Tribeca). With co-author Tony Wagner, he wrote Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era. During the 2015/16 school year, he went to all fifty U.S. states, meeting with governors, legislators, educators, parents, and students, and encouraging communities to work collectively to re-imagine school and its purpose. Learn more about his work from his website or by following him on Twitter @dintersmith.

Ted speaks frequently at major events and conferences, delivering a vision of what our schools could - and need to - be. Drawing on inspiring examples garnered during his fifty-state tour, he can articulate the conditions required to let our students, teachers, and schools race forward. Recent keynotes include state superintendent meetings in Virginia and North Dakota, the annual meeting of the Coalition for Access (several hundred top college admissions officers), the annual Jobs for America's Graduates conference, and a plenary session of the Finnish parliament. In addition to his keynotes, Ted is often asked to also screen his film and lead a post-film discussion.

To learn more about Ted Dintersmith, click here.



THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 15 | 12:10PM

DON YAEGER
I
nspirational Speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and Author

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DON YAEGER is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated.

As an author, Don has written books with, among others, Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden, baseball legends John Smoltz and Tug McGraw, and football stars Warrick Dunn and Michael Oher (featured in the movie The Blind Side). He teamed with Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade to pen the 2013 best-seller George Washington’s Secret Six, a look at the citizen spy ring that helped win the Revolutionary War and then again in 2015 for Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History, and in 2017 for Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that Shaped America’s Destiny.

Don left SI in 2008 to pursue a public speaking career that has allowed him to share stories learned from the greatest winners of our generation with audiences as diverse as Fortune 10 companies to cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. More than a quarter-million people have heard his talks on “What Makes the Great Ones Great.” He collaborated with the Florida State University School of Business’s Continuing Education Program to build a corporate webinar program focusing on lessons building a culture of success within an organization. This naturally led to another keynote speech on “What Makes the Great Teams Great.” The release of his tenth New York Times best-seller, Teammate, was the inspiration for his newest keynote on “What Makes a Great Teammate: Becoming Invaluable Without Being Most Valuable."

To learn more about Don Yaeger, click here.



Friday Keynote and Luncheon Speakers

FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 16 | 8:30AM

MAX VENTILLA 
Founder and CEO
AltSchool

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MAX VENTILLA is Founder and CEO of AltSchool. Max's career has focused on creatively using technology to enrich daily life. He founded Krypteian Systems (acquired in 2001) and the social search company Aardvark (acquired by Google in 2010). At Google, he was part of the founding team of Google+ and then served as the Head of Personalization across Google products. Max earned a bachelor’s degree in Math and Physics and an MBA from Yale University.

To learn more about Max Ventilla, click here.


 

FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 16 | 1:00PM

JOY PURDY
News Anchor
WJXT

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JOY PURDY was born and raised outside Trenton, N.J., where her parents nurtured her inquisitive nature by having her watch and relay to them the morning weather report from the Today Show as they prepared for work each day. Joy's television career began shortly after graduating from Villanova University with a B.A. Degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Education.

With an internship at Philadelphia's "Channel 6 Action News" under her belt, Joy joined public TV's New Jersey Network News producing and airing news updates on the radio. Joy quickly became one of NJN's main TV news reporters, helping cover big stories like the inauguration and new administration of New Jersey's first female governor (Christine Todd Whitman), and interviewing prominent figures like the late Civil Rights leader Coretta Scott King, then U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and then tennis superstar Pete Sampras.

Joy's strong journalistic reputation and contagious energy led her to Jacksonville, Florida as a Weekend News Anchor and "Police Beat" Reporter for then CBS-affiliate WJXT from 1995 to 2000. For five years, Joy tenaciously covered countless big stories on the First Coast including the $20 million Loomis Fargo robbery (considered the largest robbery in U.S. history), Jacksonville's first black sheriff (Nat Glover), and the Jaguars historic inaugural NFL season. She even flew with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. Joy was awarded the Associated Press' Individual Achievement Award for her work in Jacksonville.

Her talents quickly took her to the bright lights of the "Magic City" in 2000, trading her Jaguars jersey for a Dolphins decal. Before long, bigger markets began calling and Joy accepted a noon and 5 p.m. anchor position with CBS-owned WFOR in Miami; a position she maintained during her nearly seven years. Known in the news biz as the nation's breaking news capital, Miami TV coverage sharpened Joy's journalistic skills. She reported from the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas as Category 4 Hurricane Frances passed directly over her. She traveled to the Kennedy Space Center to cover the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She also reported on the infamous 2000 presidential election from downtown Miami, when she would find 'hanging chads' stuck to her shoes at the end of each day.

After getting married in the spring of 2006, Joy returned to Jacksonville in September of 2007 to be with her new husband; what she calls part of God's perfect plan for her life. Joy left WTLV early in 2013 shortly after giving birth to their second child to spend time with her young children. At the end of the summer, she was ready to get back into the professional world and was happy to return to her first family in Jacksonville at WJXT.

Joy, her husband and children enjoy going to the beach and Jags games, and they all love to travel.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE
*Please note: This schedule is subject to change. See APP for detailed and most up-to-date information.*

Wednesday, November 14

9:00-4:00
St. Johns
   

 

Pre-Conference Workshop with ISM
1:00-5:00
Orlando
 

 

Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop
1:00-5:00
Clearwater
 

 

FCIS Board of Directors’ Meeting
3:00-5:00
Sky Bridge
3rd Floor
 

 

Registration Open
5:30-6:30
River Terrace 3
  Welcome Reception
6:00
Hyatt Regency:
Acosta Room
  Business Officers' Dinner
6:30
Episcopal School
of Jacksonville
  Admission Directors' Dinner

Thursday, November 15

7:30-11:30
Sky Bridge
3rd Floor

 

Registration Open
7:30-4:00
Conference Center
 

 

Vendors/Exhibits Open
8:30-9:30
Grand
Ballrooms
5-8
 

 

Welcome & Keynote Address: Ted Dintersmith
9:30-10:00  

 

Coffee by the Exhibitors
10:00-10:55
Breakout Rooms
 

 

Session I
11:05-12:00
Breakout Rooms
 

 

Session II
12:10-1:40
Grand
Ballrooms
6-8
 

 

Luncheon & Speaker: Don Yaeger, Speaker
1:40-1:55
Conference Center
 

 

Visit the Exhibitors
2:00-2:55
Breakout Rooms
 

 

Session III
3:05-4:00
Breakout Rooms
 

 

Session IV
4:10-5:10
River Terrace 2
 

 

FCIS Annual Business Meeting
All schools should have a representative.
5:30-6:30
River Terrace 3
  President's Reception for Heads
7:00
River City Brewing Company
  Administrators' Dinner

Friday, November 16

7:15-8:15
City Terrace 11
 

       

Episcopal Schools’ Eucharist & Breakfast
7:30-10:00
Sky Bridge
3rd Floor
 

 

Registration Open
7:30-2:30
Conference
Center
 

 

Vendors/Exhibits Open
8:30-9:30
Grand
Ballrooms 5-8
 

 

Welcome & Keynote Address: Max Ventilla
9:30-10:00  

 

Coffee by the Exhibitors
10:00-10:50
Breakout
Rooms
 

 

Session I
11:00-11:50
Breakout
Rooms
 

 

Session II
12:00-12:50
Breakout
Rooms
  Session III
1:00-2:30
Grand
Ballrooms 5-8
  Luncheon & Speaker: Joy Purdy

Convention Program and Mobile App

CONVENTION PROGRAM AND MOBILE APP
* Sessions are subject to change. Download the full program and/or the mobile app closer to the Convention for the most updated information. *


Mobile App

Download the free FCIS Convention app for the most up-to-date information!

1) Visit eventmobi.com/app/fcis-conv18.
2) Tap the “Get The App” button.
3) The app will automatically download from your app store and launch the event!

 

 

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

Below are steps to create and edit your profile in the app.
Creating a profile will allow you to customize your schedule, receive notifications with updates, and participate in feedback surveys.

Step 1: Click the Login icon in the top-right corner to open the Login pane.
Step 2: Enter the email address you used to register for the event.
Step 3: Click the Profile button in the top-right corner to see your profile page.
Step 4: Enter your profile information then, click Save your Profile at the bottom of your profile page.


Full Program

To access the full program:  
1) Download a QR barcode scanning app onto your phone and/or tablet.
2) Open the app and point the camera at the code below.
3) The program will appear on your device.


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Pre-Conference ISM Workshop

PRE-CONFERENCE ISM WORKSHOP
Wednesday, November 14
Session I: 9:00AM-12:00PM | Session II: 1:00-4:00PM


Session I > From Best Practices to Results: Assessing Your Admission and Enrollment Management Operations

Effective admission and enrollment management operations are essential to private- independent schools’ ability to sustain excellence in student programs and deliver their mission with distinction. Accountable and results-oriented offices must evaluate how well their operations reflect best practices and whether objectives are being achieved. Standard metrics make this evaluation possible. Join us as we guide you through ISM’s Admission and Enrollment Management Assessment Instrument—which will serve as a framework for appraising your performance and reviewing the practices that define enrollment success. Analyze the state of your operations and establish a baseline from which to measure the effectiveness of your plan strategies. The assessment is intended to help you reflect on your school’s recruitment and re-recruitment efforts to identify areas that, when well-attended to, will result in enrollment demand in excess of supply and high rates of retention. We’ll offer best practices instruction and guide you through the creation of a three-part action plan designed to enhance your school’s enrollment operations based on the findings of your assessment.

Session II > From Best Practices to Results: Assessing Your Marketing Communications Operations

Wouldn’t you like to know what REALLY matters conceptually when crafting your school’s more tactical marketing communications strategy? In this innovation era, the convergence of the educational, marketing, and generational paradigm shifts is creating the perfect storm of opportunity for private-independent schools. This pre-conference workshop is meant to give you a big picture view of the factors most impacting your hard and soft income bottom line: your market position, your school culture, and the way you take care of your key constituents/clients. Join us as we guide you through ISM’s Marketing Communications Assessment Instrument—which will serve as a framework for appraising your performance and reviewing the practices that define marketing success. Analyze the state of your operations and establish a baseline from which to measure the effectiveness of your plan strategies. The assessment is intended to help you reflect on your school’s marketing communications efforts to identify areas that, when well-attended to, will result in enrollment demand in excess of supply, high rates of retention, and inspirational giving. We’ll offer best practices instruction and guide you through the creation of a three-part action plan designed to enhance your school’s enrollment operations, based on the findings of your assessment.

*Please note that attending both will result in unique content/experiences in each session.

Who should attend? Heads of School, Trustees, Admission Directors, and Marketing and Communications Directors.

Presenter: Amy Riley, IAP-S, ISM Consultant

Amy Riley, IAP-S, ISM Consultant

Amy Riley has been a member of the ISM team since 2011, when she joined the faculty of ISM’s Advancement Academy. In 2013, she joined ISM as a full-time Consultant and has served as Academic Dean of ISM’s International Advancement Certification Program. She earned the Leader (IAP-L) designation through this program.

Amy has served educational institutions for more than 15 years. She spent five years at The Heritage School, GA, a private-independent PK4-12 school, working in all aspects of advancement—admission, marketing communications, and development. Previously, she served as an educator at the public secondary and post-secondary levels.

Her responsibilities at ISM continue to focus on the advancement sector and include:

conducting on-site consulting services in the areas of admission, enrollment management, marketing communications, constituent relations, customer/client service, and school culture;
writing for ISM’s advisory letter Ideas & Perspectives, distributed to school leaders in almost 1,000 schools;
leading marketing and enrollment management workshops and Webinars; and
offering ISM content, quick tips, and tools via LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.

She holds a number of K-12 education credentials:

  • Educational leadership and secondary English education certification, with gifted education endorsement
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) High School Journalism Institute Fellow
  • Amy earned an EdS in educational leadership, a master’s degree in English, and grades 6-12 teaching certification from the University of West Georgia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University. Amy has led workshops on behalf of CASE-NAIS, FCIS, NCAIS, AMS, ACIS, EMA, and AISGW.



    Workshop Cost: $225 (Members) | $325 (Non-Members)

    Bundle the Pre-Conference ISM Workshop, Session I, with the Business Officers' Pre-Conference Workshop:
    $325 (Members) | $425 (Non-Members)
    * The bundled option can be used for ONE participant only.

    If you plan to attend the Convention, you need to register for one or both Pre-Conference Workshops as part of the Convention registration. Click here to go to Convention registration.

    To register for one or both of the Pre-Conference Workshops ONLY, click here:

    Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop

    PRE-CONFERENCE BUSINESS OFFICERS' WORKSHOP
    Wednesday, November 14
    1:00-5:00PM


     

    The Composite Financial Index (CFI): Core Ratios for Financial Health

    The Composite Financial Index (CFI) is a sophisticated tool designed to help you think strategically about your school's overall financial health. In this workshop, participants will:

    • Calculate your school’s CFI using audited financials
    • Interpret the results of your CFI
    • Learn how your CFI results can help you present complex financial information in a more easily understood form to key constituencies
    • Apply your CFI score over an extended period to provide a more stable long-term view of your school's financial performance

    Click here for more information.

    Who should attend? Heads of School, Trustees, and Business Officers

    Presenters: Jennifer Osland Hillen, Mary Kay Markunas, and Nancy Greene

     

    Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs, National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
    Jennifer graduated in the top 7% of her class, magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Spanish, and business. She studied abroad at St. John’s College of Oxford University in 2004.

    A Certified Public Accountant, Jennifer worked in assurance and advisory services for international “Big 4” public accounting firm, Ernst & Young, before joining Harpeth Hall School as controller in 2009 followed by associate director of finance and operations. In 2017 she was named director, accounting, finance & tax programs and later in the year served concurrently as interim director, professional development for the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), a national not-for-profit membership association that serves all business operations (including finance, HR, facilities, IT, security, regulatory compliance, etc.) for nearly 1,400 independent schools in the US and several other countries. In 2018 she was named to a senior leadership role as vice president, professional development and business affairs, overseeing all aspects of NBOA’s programming and serving as a content expert on independent school business operations, in addition to acting as the liaison to the board’s strategic initiatives committee.

    Having served as the Junior League of Nashville’s first executive vice president in 2015-16, she accepted the nomination and was slated by the membership to serve in the role of president in 2018-19, the JLN’s 97th year. In this position, she is honored to be a member of the Leadership Nashville class of 2018 and serves on the board of the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from 2017-2019. Her favorite non-board JLN positions have included serving as the inaugural chair of the Mentor Program, which recommended to the board that the League eliminate the sponsor requirement to join. Additionally, she chaired the Community Impact Committee that selected the League’s first-ever multi-year community focus/impact model of childhood obesity. Jennifer is an alumna of the Young Leaders Council and has served on advisory councils for W. O. Smith School as well as LEAD Public Schools. She was also a 30 Under 30 honoree of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    Jennifer wrote and illustrated the bestselling book, GOODNIGHT, NASHVILLE, giving a portion of each sale to a local non-profit.


    Mary Kay Markunas, Director, Research and Member Resources, National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
    Mary Kay Markunas is NBOA’s Director, Research and Member Resources. She leads the research efforts for the organization, including the ongoing development of NBOA’s data collection platform Business Intelligence for Independent Schools (BIIS). She also supports the membership by developing and delivering professional development content, as well as assisting members find and utilize the NBOA resources. Before joining NBOA, Markunas served as the Director of Finance and Operations at The Avery Coonley School for 12 years, and prior to that, in various financial and operational roles at Motorola, Inc. as well as a short stint in engineering consulting. She holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.



    Nancy Greene, Vice President for Finance and Operations / CFO, Pine Crest School
    Nancy Greene joined Pine Crest School in June 2018 as Vice President of Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Nancy brings to Pine Crest an extensive depth and breadth of finance and operations experience, including public accounting and healthcare administration. She has served independent schools for the past 24 years.

    Prior to Pine Crest, Nancy was the Chief Finance and Operations Officer for The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., a 1,650 student, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day/boarding school with four campuses. At Bolles, Nancy oversaw finance, risk management, transportation, insurances, human resources, technology, facility maintenance and construction, food services, ancillary revenues, and, for one year, residence life.

    A well-respected and knowledgeable independent school finance executive, Nancy is involved in a number of state and national associations, including the Florida Council of Independent Schools, Florida Independent School Business Officers, Florida Independent College and Universities Risk Management Association, National Association of Independent Schools, INDEX, United Educators, and Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools. She is a current board member of the National Business Officers Association, where she is the immediate past chair of the Strategic Initiatives Committee.

    Nancy is a Certified Public Accountant and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Florida.


     

    Workshop Cost: $225 (Members) | $325 (Non-Members)

    Bundle the Pre-Conference ISM Workshop, Session I, with the Business Officers' Pre-Conference Workshop: $325 (Members) | $425 (Non-Members)
    * The bundled option can be used for ONE participant only.

    If you plan to attend the Convention, you need to register for one or both Pre-Conference Workshops as part of the Convention registration. Click here to go to Convention registration.

    To register for one or both of the Pre-Conference Workshops ONLY, click here:

    In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, registering your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk.

    View Complaint Resolution Policy

    For any questions or more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or acarlson@fcis.org.


     

    FCIS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.


    Special thanks to FACTS for their contribution to this event and
    their support of FCIS.

    Thursday, November 15 | Administrator Day Sessions

    ADMINISTRATOR DAY SESSIONS
    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Sessions are subject to change.
    Download the full program and/or the app closer to the Convention for the most updated information.


    WELCOME AND KEYNOTE • 8:30-9:30AM
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    Ted Dintersmith, Ph.D., Leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, and education

    Transforming School: The Urgency and the Possibility

    Without profound change in traditional education, most of our current students will be at risk in a world defined by innovation. It doesn't have to be this way. Dintersmith draws on his trip to all fifty states during the 2015-16 school year to highlight conditions that lead to exceptional student learning. He goes on to identify change models that enable a school, district, or even a state to effectively transform classrooms at scale.


    SESSION I • 10:00-10:55AM
    Click here to download the app.


    • Small Steps Leading to Big Change –– The Innovation Playlist
    • What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Students
    • Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Social Media: Promoting Positive Participation Online
    • Beyond the Checked Box: Practical Steps to an Inclusive Campus
    • The Most Effective Way to Market Your School: The Parent Ambassador Concept
    • Development and the Generations: How the Differences Affect You
    • 15 Absolutely Essential Employment Law Considerations for 2018 *earn CPE credits
    • The Ever-Elusive Financial Dashboard *earn CPE credits
    • Admissions Tests by the Numbers
    • Sustaining Growth: Our TOP TEN List of Brand-driven Student Retention Strategies
    • Responding to a Hurricane Disaster at Your School
    • The "Silent Epidemic"
    • Time to Build! What to expect on your upcoming design and construction journey
    • Leveraging Data to Drive Strategic Decision-Making
    • Physical Computing: Promoting Movement with Virtual Technologies and Scratch
    • Engineering in Humanities within a Maker-Space: From Pop-ups to Light-ups

    SESSION II • 11:05AM-12:00P
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    • Sexting, Digital Dating Abuse, and Other Online Relationship Issues
    • Growing Together: Faculty Development, Evaluation, and Compensation
    • Composition 101 for Administrators: Purpose, Process, and Potential
    • Cultivating Leadership in and out of the Classroom!
    • A Curriculum Mapping Model for the Independent School (PreK-12)
    • The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and Independent Schools:
      Fostering a Partnership for the Future
    • Diversity: Opening the Door for Meaningful Dialog
    • Your Most Important Message
    • Brave New World for Charitable Giving
    • Utilizing "Kaizen" in Schools *earn CPE credits
    • Capital & Endowment Campaigns: Best Practices for Accounting & Collaboration *earn CPE credits
    • The State of Our State: Admission to Florida Colleges & Universities Today
    • Behind the Hype: Inbound Marketing Strategies for Your Admissions, Marketing, and Fund-Raising Goals
    • Accommodating Student Disabilities: The Most Common Mistakes Private Schools Make and How to Avoid Them
    • The Qualities Most Needed in a Board Chair
    • Guide Student Learning with the Classroom App on iPad

    LUNCHEON • 12:10-1:40PM
    Click here to download the app.


    Don Yaeger, Inspirational Speaker, former Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and New York Times Best-selling Author

    What Makes the Great Teams Great

    The Great Teams Understand “The Why”. They are connected to a Greater purpose. Learn how to constantly remind your players and employees of who they are in service of while being acutely aware of downstream beneficiaries. The more a company creates “mission moments” for employees and team members to understand that Greater purpose, the better off the team will be when it comes to enduring any challenges along the way to achieving its goal. In this captivating session, Don Yaeger shares his findings from interviews with Olympic Gold Medal winners like USA Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, and USA Basketball CEO Jerry Colangelo, as well as 4-Time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, brilliant thought-leader Simon Sinek and longtime Medtronic CEO Bill George.


    SESSION III • 2:00-2:55PM
    Click here to download the app.


    • The Case for Executive Coaching
    • Communication Comparisons: Teaching Your Faculty to Write with a Purpose
    • Trust, Commitment, Care: Leadership Development in the Upper School
    • Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration
    • How to Evaluate Teaching and Innovation with Practical Cognitive Science
    • Designing a Strategic Auxiliary-Programs Plan
    • All Voices: Bringing All Students along the Journey of Inclusivity
    • The Big "L" of Leadership
    • Inbound Marketing: Bringing Them In!
    • Changes to FASB Reporting for Private Schools *earn CPE credits
    • Storytelling & Data in College Counseling Board Reports
    • Managing the Self-Study Process
    • 30 Perspectives, Ten Years of Learning, and Strategic Conversations to Drive Sustainability
    • Accommodations in College: What is Student Support Like at the Next Level?
    • The Power of the Board/Head Relationship
    • Technology Best Practices: A Guide for School Leaders

    SESSION IV • 3:05-4:00PM
    Click here to download the app.


    • Give Them Goosebumps: Tips for New and Aspiring Administrators
    • Cultivating Critical Thinkers with Apple's Learn to Code
    • Usher in a Culture of Reading
    • How to Create Student-centered Learning in a Distracted, Digital Age
    • Creating a Proficiency-based System of Instruction and Assessment
    • A Conversation about Athletics in Independent Schools
    • Supporting Yourself and Your Faculty's Heart, Mind and Soul the Points of You® Way
    • Are Your Admissions Practices Consistent with Your Obligations Under the ADA?
    • Making Yours the Only Choice: Strategic Brand-Building for Double-Digit Growth
    • New Metrics to Accelerate Your Fundraising
    • Learning to Love Compliance - Avoiding Common Pitfalls *earn CPE credits
    • Roundtable: Topics in College Counseling
    • Implementing a School-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program in Elementary School
    • Learning Diversity: Why Schools Need to Acknowledge and Provide Supports
    • Becoming a Master Storyteller
    • Innovation Studio Iterations 3.0

    * CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SESSIONS FOR BUSINESS OFFICERS TO EARN CPE CREDITS.

    Friday, November 16 | Faculty Day Sessions

    FACULTY DAY SESSIONS
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Sessions are subject to change.
    Download the full program and/or the app closer to the Convention for the most updated information.


    WELCOME AND KEYNOTE • 8:30-9:30AM
    Click here to download the app.


    Transforming Education Together

    How do we transform education? It starts with collaboration between educators, engineers, and learner-centered schools who are proving success with innovative practices. Max Ventilla, AltSchool Founder and CEO, will discuss the importance of these partnerships in co-creating a platform that supports and advances personalized, whole-child, student-driven education.

    Speaker: Max Ventilla, Founder and CEO of AltSchool


    SESSION I • 10:00-10:50AM
    Click here to download the app.


    • "Why Won't Students Just Pay Attention?": Solutions from Cognitive Science
    • Perfecting Reading and Writing Skills in the World Language Classroom
    • Chemistry: It's Not as Scary as You Think
    • More than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel
    • Makerfication!
    • Teaching Writing Like an Expert by Doing Just One Thing
    • This is Your Brain on Art
    • Is Nearpod Really so Far?
    • Harkness in History: Using Primary Sources to Prompt Student-led Discussion
    • School Climate 2.0: Fostering Positive Student Relationships Offline and Online
    • Providing Quality Feedback to Enhance Student Learning in HS Math
    • Digital Citizenship: How Am I Supposed to Teach This?
    • Not Your Grandpa's PE Class
    • Opening the Door to Collaboration
    • Using Design Thinking to Spur Innovation in Your STEAM Curriculum
    • Curiosity, Creativity, Innovation, and the Young Mind
    • Admissions Tests by the Numbers
    • Got Alchemy? Add Magic to Your Advisory Time
    • Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation

    SESSION II • 11:00-11:50AM
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    • The Wheels on the Bus…Are Falling off!
    • Star Wars, Snapchat, and Me: Cultivating Intrinsic Value in Students
    • STEM Projects for Elementary Students
    • The Past in Paint: Teaching Historical Thinking through Art
    • Real-World Tools: Reframing World Language Education
    • Middle School Math Lessons: Real Life, Real Easy
    • Engaging Young Writers: An Integrated Curriculum Approach
    • Harnessing Student Interest in Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Aspiring Administrators: Cultivating Your Leadership Capacity
    • Celebration of the Arts: Connecting as One School
    • The Science of Happiness, a New Understanding: How to Foster Flourishing in Schools
    • 21st Century ED in a 19th Century GE System
    • The Power of Picture
    • From Small PIP's - Big Things Grow!
    • Designing a Design Thinking Course
    • Expecting Great Sportsmanship!
    • AP Teaching Strategies that Encourage Learning through Competition
    • Programming and Coding and Robotics, Oh, My! Computer Science for Beginners!
    • Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation

    SESSION III • 12:00-12:50PM
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    • The Google Infused Classroom: Curation and Reflection Using Digital Portfolios
    • Baby Boomers and Selfie Groomers: Processing Generational Gaps through Creative Writing
    • Why Mistakes Make Students Better
    • Are You Prepared? Adding First Aid and CPR to your Curriculum/Community
    • Vibrancy in Literature: Cultural and Global Literacies
    • Real Science / Real Benefits: Student / Scientist Partnerships
    • Medieval Maker Space: STEM & the Middle Ages
    • Using Mindfulness in the Classroom
    • Place-based Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
    • Mapping Your Ancestry Using Google Tour Builder
    • Build Your Army-TNT (Teachers Need Teachers)
    • Bullying: What Are We Missing and What Do We Do about It?
    • EASE (Everyday Arts for Special Education)
    • Meaningful Educational Travel
    • Finding Value in the Imperfect Performance
    • The Mind, the Media, and the Message
    • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language through Accelerated Integrative Method (AIM)
    • Hands on, Minds on Learning in Science Labs
    • Serving on an FCIS Evaluation Team

    LUNCHEON • 1:00-2:30PM
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    Speaker: Joy Purdy, News Anchor, WJXT

    Teach On!

    The impact teachers have in the lives of their students and their families as well as the community they serve requires teachers to be “on” at every moment. It is not just a job, but a life and a passion.

    Social Events

    SOCIAL EVENTS
    * Please note: This schedule is subject to change.
    Download the mobile app closer to the Convention for the most updated information.


    Wednesday, November 14

    5:30-6:30PM    Welcome Reception
    River Terrace 3   Join friends and colleagues to kick off the Convention! All  FCIS member schools and event sponsors are welcome. Special thanks to ICUBA and Balfour Yearbooks for their contribution to this event and their support of FCIS. Name tag required.
    6:00PM  

    Business Officers' Dinner

    River Terrace 2

    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
      The Business Officers' Dinner will take place in the River Terrace 2 room at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Business Officers will enjoy a salad with Boston bibb, arugula, and red oak lettuce, carrot, cucumber, and tomato with white balsamic and citrus basil yogurt dressings. The entrée is brioche and Italian parsley crusted chicken, with tomato shallot salsa, Chef's choice of starch, and seasonal vegetables. Dessert is a blueberry lime cheesecake. Coffee and tea will be served with dessert. Please note: There will be a cash bar available. Special thanks to CliftonLarsonAllen LLC for their contribution to this event and their support of FCIS. Ticket required.
    6:30PM  

    Admission Directors' Dinner

    Episcopal School of Jacksonville

    * Pick-up time will be at 6:30PM at the South Newnan Street entrance to the hotel.

      The Bearded Pig will cater a southern BBQ for Admission Directors at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Admission Directors will enjoy appetizers, including jalapeno poppers and pimento cheese with crackers. Entrées will include brisket, pulled pork, and smoked chicken and will be served with mac n' cheese, baked beans, collard greens, and rolls. For dessert, there will be chocolate chip cookies. A cash bar will be available. Please note: Transportation will be available to and from Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Pick-up time will be at 6:30PM at the South Newnan Street entrance to the hotel. Special thanks to Association of Independent School Admission Professionals for their contribution to this event and their support of FCIS and to Episcopal School of Jacksonville for hosting this event. Ticket required.
         

    Thursday, November 15

    12:10-1:40PM    Administrators' Luncheon
    Grand Ballrooms
    1-4
      Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Feta Crumbles and Citrus Vinaigrette; Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef, Mushroom Demi; Chef’s Choice of Accompaniments; and Bread Presentation. Cheesecake with Fresh Berries, and Coffee and Tea. Vegetarian option: Toasted Barley with Balsamic Artichokes, Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Cheese Fondue. (For vegetarian option, this must be indicated on registration form.) Ticket required.
        Speaker:

    Don Yaeger, I

    nspirational speaker, Longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and Author

    5:30-6:30PM   President's Reception for Heads of School
    River
    Terrace 3
      Special thanks to ISM and to Carney, Sandoe & Associates for their contributions to this event and their support of FCIS. (By invitation only)
    7:00PM  

    Administrators' Dinner

    River City Brewing Company

    * Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 to take a shuttle to the restaurant.
      River City Brewing Company features the best views in Downtown Jacksonville and a casually elegant atmosphere. Administrators will enjoy a choice of house or Caesar salad. The selection of entrées will include bacon-wrapped chicken breast served with a Granny Smith Apple gastrique; crabmeat-stuffed flounder oven baked and served with a lobster brandy sauce; and grilled NY strip steak with wild mushroom demi-glace. The dessert selection will include Key lime pie, NY-style cheesecake, chocolate torte, and apple torte. Coffee will be served. Please note: There will be a cash bar available. Transportation will be available. Attendees should meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm to take the shuttle to the restaurant. Special thanks to School Outfitters by Lands' End for their contribution to this event and their support of FCIS. Ticket required.

     


    Friday, November 16

    7:15-8:15AM    Episcopal Schools' Eucharist & Breakfast  
    City
    Terrace 11
     
    Selection of Chilled Juices, Freshly Scrambled Eggs, Crisp Bacon, Signature Breakfast Potatoes and Roasted Tomato, Assorted Breakfast Pastries, Freshly Brewed Coffee and Tazo Tea. Hosted by Episcopal School of Jacksonville at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Ticket required.
     
    1:00-2:30PM   Faculty Luncheon  
    Grand Ballrooms
    1-4
      Tomato Soup, Southwest Chicken Salad: Bed of Romaine and Mixed Greens, Sliced Grilled Chicken Breast, Corn, Crispy Tortilla Strips, Sprinkled with Grated Jack Cheese, Black Beans, Chipotle Ranch and Citrus Lime Vinaigrette. Key Lime Tart, and Coffee and Tea. Vegetarian option: Seared Tofu and Garlic Spinach Tortilla Wrap with Roasted Garlic Peppercorn Sauce. (For vegetarian option, this must be indicated on registration form.) Ticket required.  
        Speaker:

    Joy Purdy, News Anchor, WJXT

     

     

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    CONVENTION ADVERTISEMENTS


     

    Convention Sponsors

    CONVENTION SPONSORS


    Special Thanks To Our Gracious Convention Sponsors

    Balfour  |  Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association
    Co-Sponsors of the Welcome Reception


    Carney, Sandoe & Associates  |  Independent School Management
    Co-Sponsors of the President's Reception


    Association of Independent School Admission Professionals
    Contribution to the Admission Directors' Dinner


     

    Lands' End
    Contribution to the Administrators' Dinner

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    CliftonLarsonAllen LLC
    Contribution to the Business Officers' Dinner


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    FACTS
    Contribution to the Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop


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    Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association
    Contribution to the Board of Directors' Dinner


     


    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
    225 East Coastline Drive
    Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202