2019 FCIS Convention

 

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Administrator Day | Speaker Presentations

KEYNOTE: How Can Schools Develop Caring and Thriving Students?
Keynote Speaker: Richard Weissbourd, Ed.D., Senior Lecturer, Director of Making Caring Common, and Co-Director of the Human Development and Psychology Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Administration is NOT for the Faint of Heart!
Presenter: Peggy Campbell-Rush, Head of Lower School, The Bolles School


Annual Fund Panel Discussion
Presenters: Sarah Evans, Senior Consultant, Winkler Group; Jay Goulart, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Gulliver Schools; and Eric Zaytzeff, Director of Advancement, Trinity Preparatory School


Bold Moves: Co-Teaching Is Not Just for Special Ed. (Scroll to the bottom to find link to download.)
Presenters: Felix Jacomino, Director of Technology; Joy McIntosh, Assistant Head of School; and Mercedes Gonzalez, Literacy Coach, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School 

Crafting a Strategy With Your (External) Financial Team
Presenter: David Adams, Director, Stifel; and John D. Lynch, SVP, Education Industry Manager, SunTrust Bank

Cultivating Experiential Learning Through Immersive and Interest-Based Experiences
Presenters: Paul Cornett, Co-Lower School Immersion Coordinator & Lower School Teacher; and Charity Cox, Co-Lower School Immersion Coordinator & Lower School Teacher, Saint Andrew's School

Cultural Development of an Athletic Department
Presenter: Chris Lavoie, Director of Athletics, Tampa Preparatory School

Data Is Not a Four Letter Word!
Presenter: Eric Johnson, Community Day School of Naples

Disrupting School, Making Connections, and Transforming Cities
Presenter: Laura Deisley, President & CEO, Lab Atlanta, Inc.

Diversity: Opening the Door for Meaningful Dialogue
Presenter: Jan Reeder, Riverside Presbyterian Day School

Driving K-12 Innovation: Accelerators, Hurdles & Enablers
Presenter: Susan Bearden, CETL, Chief Innovation Officer, Consortium for School Networking (COSN)

Effective Management for Smaller Business Office
Presenter: Tori Lehman, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Getting the Board on Board: Motivating Board Members to Both Give and Get During Annual and Capital Campaigns
Presenter: Joseph W. Seivold, Headmaster, Berkeley Preparatory School

How to Create the Right Strategic Mindset for Your School and Plan that Gets off the Shelf and into Action
33 Days of Strategy
Presenter: Christina Drouin, President, Center for Strategic Planning

How to Shift the Needle Toward a More Philanthropic Culture in Your School Community
Presenters: Kathy Hanson, Senior Consultant and Principal, Marts & Lundy, Inc.; and Mike Mersky, Head of School, Saint Edward’s School

Inspiring Growth Through Goal Setting and E-Portfolios
Presenters: Genevieve Hoppe, Assistant Head of School; and Alex Birchenall, Middle School Principal, North Broward Preparatory School


Is Your Retirement Plan Best In Class?
Presenter: Mark Ries, Retirement Plan Advisor, Cafaro Greenleaf/Carroll Consultants

Key Planning Considerations for Developing New Campus Facilities
Presenters: Matt Bleakley, LEED AP+ BD+C, Senior Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; David Mahler, Head, The Out-of-Door Academy; Michael Wiener, Partner, Holland & Knight; and Christopher Wienk, Principal, Wye River Group

Leading Innovation-The Mastery Transcript (MTC)
Presenter: Benjamin Rein, Senior Director of Outreach & Partnerships, Mastery Transcript Consortium


Leveraging Your Planning Study for Campaign Success
Presenters: Steve Higgins, President, Carter; and Susan Clayton, Vice President of Advancement, Lake Highland Preparatory School


Maximizing Our Impact: School and Technology Leaders United
Presenters: Jennifer Baselice, Technology Integration Specialist, Lake Highland Preparatory School; Chad Lewis, Director of Technology, Tampa Preparatory School; Jody Moore, Director of Technology, Canterbury School of Florida; and Peter Stejskal, Director of Technology, Maclay School

Memoirs, Memes and Memories: Writing Personal Narratives for College Applications
Presenters: Alison Bell, Director of College Counseling; Melissa Euziere, College Advisor; Jo Pagan, Associate Director of College Counseling; Stefanie Pedicini, English Department Chair; Holy Trinity Episcopal School

NCAA Initial Eligibility and College Admissions Process
Presenters: Paul Kilgas, Assistant Director of Compliance; and Selma Abdul, Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Central Florida

Parents Get Fit at Social Media Bootcamp
Presenters: Evelyn McCulloch, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Davina Spillmann, Dean of Students and Faculty, Park Maitland School


Preparing for the School of 2024: AI, Machine Learning, VR and AR
Presenters: Sean Tibor, Computer Science / Technology Integration Specialist; and Kelly Schuster Paredes, Computer Science / Technology Integration Specialist, Pine Crest School

Students Helping Students Create Balanced Lives
Presenter: Rita Feild, School Counselor, Palmer Trinity School

The Minds of Boys and Girls
Presenter: Sarah Rech, School Counselor, LCC Day School

The State of the Independent School Admission Industry
Presenter: Christina Dotchin, Director of Membership & Business Development, The Enrollment Management Association

Faculty Day | Speaker Presentations

2019-20 Changes to AP: A Path to Success for All Students
Presenters: Kevin Maloney, Associate Director; and Ree Zeigler, Director, College Board Florida Partnership

Authentic Audiences In, Out, and Beyond the Classroom
Presenters: Andres Joubert and Evelyn McCulloch, Park Maitland School

Building Effective Social-Emotional Learning Strategies into Your Classroom!
Presenter: Kate Fierce, Shorecrest Preparatory School

Clothing the Next Generation of Actors
Presenter: Jennifer Hudson, Providence School


Conferring with Writers in a Digital Age
Presenter: Melanie Perkins, St. Mark's Episcopal School

Curating Character
Presenters: Georgia Parker and Rylan Smith, Trinity Preparatory School

Curriculum Design and Instruction: Deepening Assessment by Making Thinking Visible
Presenter: Cristen Magaletti and Allison Garrett Navas, Saint Andrew's School


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work of an Independent School in Florida
Presenter: Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Shorecrest Preparatory School


Embedding eMpathy in Students Using Community Outreach Through the Arts
Presenters: Kim Daniel; Kaitlyn Dressel; Cathy Hicks; and Kyle Maurey, Maclay School

Empowering Students as Discussion Leaders in the World Language Classroom

Accompanying Documents
Presenters: Parthena Draggett, Community School of Naples

Escape ARTist: Learn the Keys to Creating Effective Educational Escapes
Presenter: Heather McGrath, LCC Day School

Financial Literacy in the Classroom
Presenter: Matt Kretzman, Providence School


Finding Your Squad: The REAL Personal Learning Network
Presenters: Natalie Galed, Reba Gordon, and Jennifer Hencken, Trinity Preparatory School

Flip or Blend with Explain Everything
Presenter: Pilar Taylor, North Broward Preparatory School

Inter-School Collaboration on Equity and Inclusion
Presenters: Enaye Englenton, Tampa Preparatory School; 
Roderick Fludd, Shorecrest Preparatory School; and Veronica Guinazu, Saint Andrew's School

Let’s Talk: A Discussion About Diversity
Presenters: Jan Reeder and Donette Snyder, Riverside Presbyterian Day School

Movin’ and Groovin’ – Getting MS/US Students to MOVE!
Presenter: Kristine Walsworth, Montverde Academy

Student Focused, Flexible, Adaptable
Presenters: Chris Harrison, Jamie Morris, and Kristi Combs, Pine Crest School

Teaching Kids about Their Brains
Presenters: Jane Boarman and Sarah Palazzolo, Shorecrest Preparatory School


Tools Cool for School
Presenter: Felix Jacomino, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

Using Rubrics to Help Students Internalize Quality Standards
Presenter: Kendall Didsbury, The Benjamin School


Won't Anyone Help? Success for Struggling Learners
Presenter: Peggy Campbell-Rush, The Bolles School

Convention Program and 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!

IF YOU DO HAVE THE EVENTMOBI APP ON YOUR DEVICE:

1) Open the app and enter the code: fcis-conv19.
2) Select "Launch App" on the 2019 FCIS Convention button.
3) The app will launch the event!


Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE EVENTMOBI APP ON YOUR DEVICE:

1) Visit eventmobi.com/app/fcis-conv19.
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

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


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Welcome from Convention Co-Chairs

Dear FCIS Member Schools and Colleagues, 

As your 2019 FCIS Convention Chairs, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Orlando for the FCIS Annual Convention, November 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.  We are sure that all will agree that coming together as a community of Florida educators will generate great value to all of our institutions.

This year’s Convention theme challenges us all to Learn Today, Learn Tomorrow. Maintaining our focus on the needs of today’s learners, while looking forward to what the next version of independent school will resemble, is critical to our individual and collective success as school leaders and educators. We have been working hard to meet the goals of the conference-goers while provided a wonderful venue for learning (and playing).

Our Convention Steering Committee has compiled a program that will offer an engaging, informative, and meaningful professional development experience for individuals in any role at our institutions. We will be featuring Pre-Conference Workshops for heads of schools, administrators, advancement professionals, and business officers on November 6. Administrator Day is Thursday, November 7, and Faculty Day is Friday, November 8.

Pre-Conference ISM (Independent School Management) Workshop
Facilitator: 
Terry L. Moore, BCP-E, Executive Consultant, ISM
Session I • Strategic Financial Planning
Session II • Financial Aid – Understanding Need 

Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop
Facilitator: 
Gigi Chinisci, Retired Assistant Director of Admission, Albuquerque Academy
Bringing Disney’s Philosophy to Your School 

Nationally-Recognized Keynote Speakers
Click here for the bios and more information about each of the keynote speakers featured during the Convention.

  • Richard Weissbourd, Ed.D., Senior Lecturer & Director of Making Caring Common, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Co-Founder, Challenge Success

Luncheon Speakers

  • Michael J McCulley, Astronaut
  • Dr. Jeff Duke, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

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, we will convey the most updated information in our Annual Convention mobile app.

We are both looking forward to seeing you for an inspiring three days at the 2019 Convention.

Warmly,
Cynthia Lane, Head of School, Sweetwater Episcopal Academy
Byron Lawson, Jr., Head of School, Trinity Preparatory School
2019 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:
1 registrant = $425
2-26 registrants = $100 for each registrant
27 registrants and up = $10 for each registrant

(This does not include tickets for special events.)

Example:  30 registrants = $2,965
                    40 registrants = $3,065

Non-Member Schools Registration:
1 registrant = $595
Each additional registrant = $100

(This does not include tickets for special events.)


Special Events: Sign up on the registration form.

Business Officers' Dinner: $55 Administrators' Dinner: $45
Admission Directors' Dinner: $55 Episcopal Breakfast: $38
Technology Directors' Dinner: $55 Faculty Luncheon: $45
Administrators' 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 ’19
1211 North Westshore Blvd., Suite 612
Tampa, FL 33607

Note: Check must be received in FCIS Office by October 4 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: Friday, October 4, 2019. There will be a $150 late fee for all registrants not received or entered online by October 4.

Cancellations, Refunds & Changes: Requests for changes of name or participation in special events cannot be honored after October 23, 2019. Convention refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to: kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 processing fee through September 27, 2019, 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


CLICK BELOW FOR STEP-BY-STEP REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Hotel and Parking Information

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
>> The FCIS room block is SOLD OUT at the $189 rate. There are still rooms available at $329, plus applicable taxes. Use the weblink below to make a reservation online. 

All guest room reservations should be made directly with the Hyatt Regency. Room rate is $189, 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 $189, plus applicable taxes.

You may also call the hotel and make your reservations by phone. The hotel reservation number is: 407-825-1234. You will need to identify yourself as an FCIS member and ask for the special rate. 

The deadline for the guaranteed Convention rate is Friday, October 4, 2019, based on availability. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at the group rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 PM

>> Below are several HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS in the area. FCIS does not have a room block, so there is no group rate available. The Convention hotel is location in the Orlando International Airport.  There are many hotels in the area, so please feel free to search Orlando International hotels.  Most Orlando airport hotels will have a shuttle to the airport/Convention venue. 

Hyatt Place Orlando Airport
5435 Forbes Place
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone: 407-816-7800  

Courtyard Orlando Airport
7155 North Frontage Road
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone: 407-240-7200

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
5460 Gateway Village Circle
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone: 407-857-2830 

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 day rate = $4 | Valet parking day rate = $7
Self-parking overnight rate = $12 | Valet parking overnight rate = $16

> Directions to Self-Parking:
Go to TERMINAL B at Orlando Int’l Airport and after taking a parking ticket from the gate machine, drive up and around the ramp to the THIRD level. Follow the BROWN sign to the Hyatt Terminal Top Parking. At row C, cross over the ramp and park on any level 4-10. Take ELEVATOR BANK B to LEVEL 4 to enter the hotel. To receive the discounted parking rate for your event do NOT use the e-pass lane.

> Directions to Valet Parking: Go to TERMINAL B at Orlando Int’l Airport and stay to the RIGHT side of the road. Follow the BROWN sign to the Hyatt Valet Parking. The entrance is on the LEFT side, IMMEDIATELY past the large fountain.

Bus Drop-off: It is strongly suggested that schools arrange for carpools or bus drop-off. For bus drop-off, follow these directions:
• Go to TERMINAL B at Orlando Int’l Airport and stay to the RIGHT side of the road.
• Follow the BROWN sign to the Hyatt Valet Parking.
• The entrance is on the LEFT side, IMMEDIATELY past the large fountain. 

NEW MOTHERS:

On the ninth floor of the hotel, Clipper is a private space for nursing mothers. Click here for a map.
Please note: All guests going up to the 9th floor need a key for elevator access. Keys will be available at the Convention registration desk and at the hotel's front desk. 


Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

Keynote Speakers

THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 7 | 8:30AM

RICHARD WEISSBOURD, Ed.D.
Senior Lecturer, Director of Making Caring Common, and Co-Director of the Human Development and Psychology Program,
Harvard Graduate School of Education

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RICHARD WEISSBOURD is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he co-directs the Human Development and Psychology Program, and the Kennedy School of Government. His work focuses on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood and effective schools and services for children. He directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice and other key moral and social capacities. He is currently working with numerous college admissions offices to elevate and more effectively assess ethical character, to reduce excessive achievement pressure and to increase equity and access in the college admissions process. He is also conducting research on how older adults can better mentor young adults and teenagers in developing caring, ethical, mature romantic relationships.  

He is a founder of several interventions for at-risk children, including ReadBoston and WriteBoston, city-wide literacy initiatives led by Mayor Menino. He is also a founder of a pilot school in Boston, the Lee Academy, that begins with children at 3 years old. He has advised on the city, state and federal levels on family policy and school reform and has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and blogs, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR.  He is the author of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America’s Children and What We Can Do About It (Addison-Wesley, 1996), named by the American School Board Journal as one of the top 10 education books of all time.  His most recent book, The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development (Houghton Mifflin 2009), was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 24 books of 2009.


 

FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 8 | 8:30AM

DENISE POPE, Ph.D. 
Senior Lecturer,
Stanford Graduate School of Education;
Co-Founder, Challenge Success

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DENISE POPE, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003-2008. 

She is the author of, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001, and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called “School’s In.” 

Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is a 3-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award and was honored with the 2012 Education Professor of the Year "Educators' Voice Award" from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Prior to teaching at Stanford, Dr. Pope taught high school English in Fremont, CA and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University. 

THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 7 | 12:10PM

MICHAEL J. MCCULLEY
Astronaut


 

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Having been part of the U.S. Navy, MICHAEL J. MCCULLEY became a test pilot, flying over 50 aircraft types and logging more than 5,000 hours of flying. Mike was selected by NASA for training as a pilot on Space Shuttle flight crews. After completing a variety of assignments and leading the Astronaut Support Team at the Kennedy Space Center, he was pilot on mission STS-34 and logged a total of 119 hours and 41 minutes in space. As he continued his NASA career, he was part of the crew aboard Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis and successfully deployed the Galileo spacecraft on its journey to explore Jupiter.

Following his time at NASA, he was employed by Lockheed Martin Space Operations and served as Launch Site Director at Kennedy Space Center. Mike was named President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance.

With a belief in the value of education, he has served on the curriculum advisory committee for the Purdue University College of Engineering. He was also awarded the Child Advocate of the Year Award for the state of Florida.


 

FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 8 | 1:00PM

DR. JEFF DUKE
Coaching Specialist,
College of Health Professions and Sciences, University of Central Florida

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Dr. Jeff Duke is a leading expert regarding the cultural influence in the sport coaching profession on society’s mores. He has developed and authored the “Three Dimensional Coaching” curriculum that has revolutionized the sport coaching landscape. His methodology allows coaches to discover a style that produces the ultimate athlete performance. He titles his workshop, “How to Capture the Body, Mind and Spirit of the 21st Century Athlete”.  

Dr. Duke has coached 5 different sports and directly supervised 200 plus coaches in seventeen different sports. His coaching experience encompasses the youth level through the professional ranks, coupled with a multi-year stint with the legendary football coach, Bobby Bowden. He is highly sought after to lead workshops, seminars, and training on the “cultural influence of the sport coach”. Dr. Duke spent ten (10) years developing an international expertise on elite coaching education. This includes extensive travels throughout Europe and the Americas. His Doctoral research (Florida State University) created baseline data on how to analyze proficient elite level coaching methods.

Today, you will find Dr. Duke serving as the coaching specialist/ lecturer for the Sport and Exercise Science degree program at the University of Central Florida and the National Coaches Ministry Training Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.   He travels extensively throughout the United States and world-wide, leading and facilitating workshops with the sport coaching culture on creating eternal legacy through the significant influence of the coach.  

Throughout his career, Dr. Duke has also developed an expertise in the area of facility development including professional staffing and operational structure.  As of this date, he has collaborated as project manager and senior consultant for a wide array of sport construction projects. These projects include new construction, renovation, and/ or Olympic training venues of twenty three different sports, i.e., archery, badminton, baseball, diving, equestrian, football, table tennis, taekwondo, track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, triathlon, volleyball and weight lifting.

Dr. Duke has been married for 43 years to his beautiful wife Dana, and is a proud father of four sons (Bo, Cameron, Matt & Mark). He enjoys many outdoor & recreational pursuits and his classes and workshops are taught with this same fervor and passion. Dr. Duke creates a collaborating learning environment of student engagement, industry experience and qualitative research.  

Overall Schedule

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


Wednesday, November 6


9:00-4:00
Continental Ballroom
5 & 6

    Pre-Conference Workshop with ISM
1:00-5:00
Continental Ballroom
7 & 8
 

Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop

1:00-5:00
Regency D
 

FCIS Board of Directors' Meeting

3:00-5:00
Lobby North - Upper Level

  Registration Open

5:30-6:30
Continental Ballroom
1 & 3

  Welcome Reception
     
     
     
     
     
     

Thursday, November 7


7:30-11:30
Lobby North -Upper Level

    Registration Open
7:30-4:00  

 

Vendors/Exhibits Open

8:30-9:30
Continental
Ballrooms

 

 

Welcome & Keynote Address
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
Continental
Ballrooms

 

 

Luncheon & Speaker
1:40-1:55  

 

Visit the Exhibitors

2:00-2:55
Breakout Rooms

 

 

Session III

3:05-4:00
Breakout Rooms

 

 

Session IV
4:10-5:10
Briefing Room
 

 

FCIS Annual Business Meeting
All schools should send a representative.

5:30-6:30
Pool Deck
 

President's Reception for Heads

     
     

Friday, November 8


7:15-8:15
Regency EF
 

       

Episcopal Schools’ Eucharist & Breakfast

7:30-10:00
Lobby North - Upper Level

 

 

Registration Open
7:30-2:30  

 

Vendors/Exhibits Open

8:30-9:30
Continental
Ballrooms

 

 

Welcome & Keynote Address
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
Continental
Ballrooms

  Luncheon & Speaker
     
     

 

Pre-Conference Workshop with ISM

PRE-CONFERENCE ISM WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6


SESSION I: Strategic Financial Planning
9:00AM-12:00PM

One of the most critical functions for Board and leadership teams is the creation and utilization of a Strategic Plan.  In this session, we will explore the two types of Strategic Planning and help you choose the best model for your school.  Further, we will teach the basic sustainability variables that must be considered by every independent school when creating their Strategic Plan.  Moreover, the strategic plan is never complete without a financial plan, and tuition impact estimates.  We will also fully explore tuition setting policies so that your Strategic Plan can be fully implemented.  Make sure to bring your computer, as Mr. Moore will walk us through how to create a basic financial planning model using Excel, which you will be able to take back to your school.
Please note: A computer is highly recommended for full participation in this session.

Who should attend?
Heads, Board Members, CFO’s,
and anyone interested in learning about independent school strategic planning
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SESSION II: Financial Aid – Understanding Need
1:00-4:00PM

Effective Financial Aid Programs begin with a school understanding what financial aid is––and what it is not.  In this fast-paced workshop we will begin by defining NEED at your school.  This will involve consideration of Financial Aid Policies, Awarding Strategies, and Need Assessment Protocols necessary for effective program management.  The goal of this workshop is to demystify need, and to provide effective strategies so that you can be confident in your financial aid decisions. 

Who should attend?
Heads, CFO’s, Admission Directors, Board Members,
and anyone interested in understanding the complex world of Financial Aid

Workshop Facilitator: Terry L. Moore, BCP-E, Executive Consultant, ISM

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Workshop Facilitator

Terry L. Moore, BCP-E
Executive Consultant, ISM


 Terry Moore has been with ISM since 2002. He recently completed a two and a-half year assignment at St. Mary’s School, Aliso Viejo,
CA. He served as the Head of Finance, Operations, and Advancement. During that assignment, he continued to consult
with ISM.

He consults with schools in the areas of:
• Strategic planning/strategic financial planning
• Strategic Performance Analysis (full-school assessment)
• Effective school operations
• Fundraising
• Faculty evaluation and compensation
• Financial aid

He has served more than 200 schools onsite since 2002, many multiple times. He also:
• Leads the annual ISM Business and Operations Academy, which he founded
• Writes for ISM’s publications, including Ideas & Perspectives
• Created the ISM FAST program (ISM’s cutting-edge financial aid tool)
• Speaks at various conferences including NBOA, NYSAIS, CAIS, FISBO, and AISNE
• Leads ISM Workshops and webinars

  - Leading the Effective Business Office
  - Attracting, Evaluating, Rewarding & Developing Faculty in the 21st Century
  - Financial Aid—Affordability and Accessibility


Terry has over 30 years of experience in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. His professional background includes expertise in all financial matters of independent schools. Further, he specializes in many aspects of operations, safety and security, marketing, and fundraising. Because of the specialized niche of independent schools, he enjoys helping schools explore their mission statement articulation.

Terry’s professional experience includes work at two independent schools. In addition to St. Mary’s School, Terry was also at Trinity Academy of Raleigh, NC where he was a founder and served on the Board of Directors for six years, after which he was asked to become the Director of Administrative Services. Additionally, Terry has served on the Board of several non-profits and the Vestry of two Episcopal Churches. He earned a B.S. from East Carolina University, and has done graduate work in finance at Regis University. He has earned the Executive designation through ISM’s Business Certification Program. In his spare time he is an accomplished organist.


 

Schedule

9:00AM-12:00PM
Stability and Strategic Planning – Charting Your School’s Course
Using ISM’s self-scoring instrument, this workshop will lead participants through the creation of a Strategic Financial Plan. Participants will need to bring financial information to the workshop.


12:00-1:00PM 
Lunch

1:00PM-4:00PM
Financial Aid 
This workshop will help participants overhaul their financial aid program from top to bottom. We will explore financial aid policies and awarding practices.


 

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.

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2019

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

REGISTER 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.

Pre-Conference Business Officers' Workshop

PRE-CONFERENCE BUSINESS OFFICERS' WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6


Bringing Disney’s Philosophy to Your School

Independent schools are facing more competition than ever before. Our energies are divided between not only our current families, but also our co-workers, alumni and even our potential families. By looking at Walt Disney’s business philosophy and exploring the science of positive psychology, this workshop will show simple practices that will help set your school apart from the crowded field.  

• How can your school deliver exceptional service to its families?
• When does your disposition maximize your potential? 
• What are the proven strategies in handling negative people?

This interactive workshop will answer these questions and many more.  Walt Disney developed a basic business credo that has carried the Disney Corporation to the top of the Forbes 500 list consistently year after year. 

This four-hour workshop will be divided into three sessions:
> Be Our Guest; Disney’s Philosophy of Customer Service
> Disney’s Leadership Techniques Can Work for You
> Attitudes have Outcomes


These techniques and principles can easily be incorporated at your school, in your career and
in other aspects of your life.

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

Workshop Facilitator: Gigi Chinisci, Retired Assistant Director of Admission, Albuquerque Academy

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Workshop Facilitator

Gigi Chinisci worked in admission for over 11 years before retiring as the Assistant Director of Admission for Albuquerque Academy. Previous to being an admission officer, she had a 27-year career as a dental hygienist in California and New Mexico.

Her deep interest in human behavior led Gigi to return to school as a psychology major, while still working full-time in admission. Her focus is in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on positive psychology. She has been a national speaker and workshop presenter since 2012. Gigi is married and has three grown children. The hobbies that keep her occupied are golf, gardening, cooking and reading.


 

Schedule

1:00-2:15PM
Be Our Guest; Disney's Philosophy of Customer Service

2:15-2:30PM 
Break

2:30-3:45PM 
Disney's Leadership Techniques Can Work for You

3:45-4:00PM 
Break

4:00-5:00PM
Attitudes Have Outcomes


 

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.

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2019

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

REGISTER 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.

Administrator Day Sessions | Thursday, November 7

ADMINISTRATOR DAY SESSIONS
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sessions are subject to change.
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WELCOME AND KEYNOTE • 8:30-9:30AM
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Richard Weissbourd, Ed.D.  |  Senior Lecturer, Director of Making Caring Common, and Co-Director of the Human Development and Psychology Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

How Can Schools Develop Caring and Thriving Students?

Today’s culture as well as parents and schools tend to be intensely focused on children’s happiness and achievements. But the preoccupation with these two goals—and the constant praising of kids that goes with it—can undermine children’s capacity to care for others and their investment in the common good. Focusing so much on achievement and happiness also risks making kids not only less caring, but ironically, less happy and less likely to achieve at high levels. In the current socio-economic climate, where decency and empathy seem to be in short supply, it’s more important than ever to help children develop concern for others and our collective well-being. This talk will explore these current trends and provide concrete strategies that schools can utilize to develop empathic, caring, justice-minded children who are also happy and able to pursue meaningful achievement. 


SESSION I • 10:00-10:55AM
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  • Opening Doors: Creating a Community Focused Center for Excellence
  • Is Your Retirement Plan Best in Class?   *earn CPE credits
  • You've Admitted Me. Now Help Me Stay: Creating a Transition Program for Non-Traditional Students and Families 
  • Financial Implications of Security at Private Schools  *earn CPE credits
  • Annual Fund Panel Discussion
  • Creating a Volunteer Service Culture
  • Driving K-12 Innovation: Accelerators, Hurdles & Enablers  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work of an Independent School in Florida
  • Learn to Start: A Solution for 21st Century Learning
  • Cultural Development of an Athletic Department 
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • How Can I Help? Supporting Recruited Athletes through the College Process 
  • Your Board’s Role in a Successful Campaign 
  • Peace and Justice Principles: Leading the Way
  • Leading Innovation:  The Mastery Transcript
  • Cultivating Experimental Learning Through Immersion and Interest-Based Experiences 
  • New Administrators: Cultivate Their Leadership Capacity, and Support Their Transition
  • Transitioning to College: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies 
  • Disrupting School, Making Connections, and Transforming Cities
  • Checking in with Prospective, New and Nearly New Heads

SESSION II • 11:05AM-12:00PM
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  • Key Planning Considerations for Developing New Campus Facilities   *earn CPE credits
  • The Convergence of Health and Wealth in Benefits Plans   *earn CPE credits
  • Pressures and Fears of Gen Z’s; How Educators and Parents Can Help Gen Z’s Cope and Build Resilience
  • The 2019 Admission Toolbox 
  • Getting the Board on Board: Motivating Board Members to both Give and Get During Annual and Capital Campaigns
  • Global Fluency: The Essential Playbook for Global Citizens
  • Empowering the Next GenHERation
  • Emerging Trends in Global Education
  • Maximizing Our Impact: School and Technology Leaders United
  • NCAA Initial Eligibility and College Admissions Process
  • Coaches Corner: Hazing and Sexual Assault Prevention in the Post #metoo World
  • Hiring Top Talent: Building an Evidence-Based Process for Faculty Hiring
  • Application Trends in College Admissions
  • Students Helping Students Create Balanced Lives
  • Seven Vital Tactics to Energize Employees and Improve Performance and Retention
  • G Suite Best Practices Panel: Let our powers combine!
  • BIG RESULTS on a Small School Budget: How to Translate Your Brand into an Effective Online Presence
  • Students with Anxiety in the Classroom
  • When Incremental Change Isn’t Enough: Disrupting the Status Quo by Thinking Like a Start-up
  • Diversity: Opening the Door for Meaningful Dialog 

LUNCHEON • 12:10-1:40PM
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Michael J. McCulley   |  Astronaut

Space Talk (Astronaut Selection to Flying In Space) 

Each of us builds the story of our life. Today’s students are currently building theirs without knowing where it will lead. How do we prepare our current students to be able to live out their dreams? 

The importance of the right kind of education and cultivating ambition to search for opportunities is crucial. Be ready for anything, accept challenges, be curious, build the basics. The importance of STEM as preparation will be shared through inspirational stories from an astronaut’s point of view. Educators change lives. What you do with students now influences where they can go tomorrow.


SESSION III • 2:00-2:55PM
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  • How to Shift the Needle Toward a More Philanthropic Culture in Your School Community
  • Gifts That Keep Giving:  Make the Tax Code Work for Your School   *earn CPE credits
  • Leveraging Your Planning Study for Campaign Success 
  • Continuous Enrollment from a Practical Point of View 
  • The State of the Independent School Admission Industry 
  • How to Create the Right Strategic Mindset for Your School and Plan that Gets off the Shelf and into Action
  • "Making the Case" with Assessment-Based Analytics
  • Diverse Communication for All
  • Cybersecurity Workshop for Independent School Administrators
  • Transforming the Antiquated, Cultivating the Contemporary
  • Round Table/FHSAA Updates
  • The Big Four: State University “Florida Flagships” Dean’s Panel  
  • Learning and the Brain: What Administrators and Counselors Need to Know!
  • The Value-Add of a Semester Away 
  • Crafting a Strategy With Your (External) Financial Team
  • Bold Moves: Co-Teaching Is Not Just for Special Ed. 
  • Data Is Not a Four Letter Word! 
  • Managing the Self-Study Process
  • Implementing a School-wide Enrichment Program: One's School's Story 
  • How to Grow a Green School Culture 

SESSION IV • 3:05-4:00PM
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  • Blended and Online Teaching and Collaboration
  • Effective Management for A Smaller Business Office   *earn CPE credits
  • Foundation Grants
  • How to Turn Your Website into an Enrollment Engine
  • Jill of All Trades: Strategies for Small MarComm Shops 
  • Inspiring Growth Through Goal Setting and E-Portfolios
  • FCIS: The State of the Association
  • Cultivate Diversity and Inclusivity: Creating Mirrors and Bridges for ALL
  • Preparing for the School of 2024: AI, Machine Learning, VR and AR
  • Administration Is NOT for the Faint of Heart! 
  • How to Develop, Grow, and Sustain an Athletic Program that Is Right for Your School
  • Memoirs, Memes and Memories: Writing Personal Narratives for College Applications
  • Mission Statement Revision Committees 
  • The Minds of Boys and Girls 
  • Converting the Reluctant Solicitor into a Dynamic Fundraiser 
  • Parents Get Fit at Social Media Bootcamp
  • Marketing to Millennials... and Gen Z! 
  • 2019-20 Changes to AP: A Path to Success for All Students
  • Building a Student Life Program: Lessons from Ground Zero
  • International School Connection (ISC) and You! 

Annual Business Meeting • 4:10-5:10PM


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

Faculty Day Sessions | Friday, November 8

FACULTY DAY SESSIONS
Friday, November 8, 2019

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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Teaching for Healthy, Engaged Students in a Fast-Paced World
In a high-stakes, high-pressure culture, parent and school expectations may have unintentional but damaging effects on student well-being and engagement with learning. This presentation examines the latest research on academic pressure and the tension that parents, students, and teachers often experience over issues such as homework, grades, college admissions, and the culture of competition. Dr. Pope will offer concrete strategies and tools for creating a healthier and more productive school environment without sacrificing achievement.

Speaker: Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Co-Founder, Challenge Success


SESSION I • 10:00-10:50AM
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  • Authentic Audiences In, Out, and Beyond the Classroom 
  • LAUNCHing a Design Thinking Cycle in Your Classroom
  • Won't Anyone Help? Success for Struggling Learners
  • Please Help Me Organize My Life 
  • Building Effective Social-Emotional Learning Strategies into Your Classroom! 
  • Journalism: The New Civics
  • Adolescence and Mental Health: Trends, Issues to Consider, and What to Look for
  • Engagement Strategies 
  • Learning and the Brain: Why Teachers are Actually “Neuro-sculptors”
  • Technical Research Samples Create an Intrinsic Studio Experience 
  • Growing the Student Mindset Through Gardening 
  • Make Magic Happen   
  • STEM Activities for the Pre-K Student  
  • Buncee: A Terrific Transdisciplinary Tool
  • Rediscover Your Passion for Teaching through Reflective Practices
  • Finding Your Squad: The REAL Personal Learning Network 
  • Curating Character  
  • Past to Present: Using Technology to Make the History Relevant 
  • Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation
  • Empowering Students as Discussion Leaders in the World Language Classroom

SESSION II • 11:00-11:50AM
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  • 2019-20 Changes to AP: A Path to Success for All Students
  • Teaching Kids About Their Brains
  • Student Focused, Flexible, Adaptable
  • Escape ARTist: Learn the Keys to Creating Effective Educational Escapes
  • Flip or Blend Your Classroom with Explain Everything!
  • Financial Literacy in the Classroom
  • Tools Cool for School 
  • #BEYONDCODE  
  • Inter-School Collaboration on Equity and Inclusion 
  • Clothing the Next Generation of Actors 
  • Ideas, Ideas, and More Ideas: How to Integrate Technology Into Your Pre-k - Grade 2 Readiness Curriculum 
  • Embedding eMpathy in Students Using Community Outreach Through the Arts 
  • Using Rubrics to Help Students Internalize Quality Standards
  • The Nuts and Bolts of MakerEd 
  • VR Gaming in the Science Classroom
  • Curriculum Design and Instruction: Deepening Assessment by Making Thinking Visible 
  • Listen to Me 
  • SAMR: Building Blocks to Big Ideas 
  • Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation
  • Rediscover the Magic of Nursery Rhymes

SESSION III • 12:00-12:50PM
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  • Creating Classroom Culture  
  • Conferring with Writers in a Digital Age   
  • Creating a Mock Interview Program for High School Students
  • Leveraging Formative-Assessment to Reduce Grading Workload and Improve Knowledge Retention
  • Engaged & Enthused: Creative Classroom Constructed with Students in Mind 
  • Engage Your Students with Augmented & Virtual Reality 
  • Physical Computing: Promoting Movement with Virtual Technologies and Scratch 
  • Student-Paced or Teach-Led: NearPod to the Rescue!
  • Playing with a Full Tech: Intentional Integration of Edtech Toys 
  • PE and Recess Games that Keep Kids Moving and Having Fun! 
  • Food Waste Sustainability Project 
  • Creating a Theme-Based Curriculum In An Early Childhood Classroom 
  • Movin’ and Groovin’ – Getting MS/US Students to MOVE! 
  • Meeting the Needs of Introverts in the Collaborative Classroom 
  • Beyond Gamification: Immersive Roleplaying in the Classroom 
  • Personalized Learning: Outside of the Classroom and into the World!
  • Standard-Based Grading in the World Language Classroom 
  • How to Reimagine Your Library Space and Transform Student Learning
  • Serving on an FCIS Evaluation Team
  • Let’s Talk: A Discussion About Diversity

LUNCHEON • 1:00-2:30PM
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Speaker: Dr. Jeff Duke, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Capturing the Heart of the 21st Century Student
In today’s culture of data collection & analytics how do you get the student to ‘measure up’? It begins with the strategy to capture their ‘heart’.

Social Events

SOCIAL EVENTS
* Please note: This schedule is subject to change.
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6


5:30-6:30PM  |  Welcome Reception  | Continental Ballrooms 1&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  |  McCoy's Restaurant, Hyatt Regency

The Business Officers' Dinner will take place at McCoy's Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Business Officers will enjoy a choice of appetizer: soup of the season or roasted garlic hummus; a house salad: baby iceberg, tomato, cucumber, lemon vinaigrette dressing; a choice of three entrées: coconut lime salmon, pasta caprese, or pork chop; and a dessert: classic house-made key lime pie. A cash bar will be available. Special thanks to CliftonLarsonAllen LLC for their contribution to this event and their support of FCIS. Ticket required.


6:00PM  |  Administrators' Dinner  | Bonefish Grill

The Administrators' Dinner will take place at Bonefish Grill. Administrators will enjoy an appetizer of bang bang shrimp, followed by a choice of salads. The selection of entrées will include: grilled Atlantic salmon or Ahi tuna with a choice of signature sauces; chicken grilled over a wood burning grill with goat cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, and lemon basil sauce; grilled sirloin steak; and a vegetarian rice bowl tossed with broccoli, asparagus and red peppers. All entrees, except rice bowl, will be served with a fresh seasonal side plus your choice of one additional side item: garlic whipped potatoes, potatoes au gratin, herbed jasmine rice, or steamed haricot verts. A cash bar will be available. Please note: Participants will meet at 5:30PM in the hotel lobby to carpool to the restaurant. Special thanks to School Outfitters by Lands' End for their contribution to this event and their support of FCIS. Ticket required.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7


12:10-1:40PM  |  Administrators' Luncheon  |  Continental Ballrooms

Churrasco Salad: Chimichurri Grilled Strip of Beef on a Bed of Rustic Winter Greens with Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Potatoes and Corriander Dressing. Orange-glazed Cheesecake: Brown Sugar Crust, Candied Orange, White Chocolate Pearls, and Freshly Brewed Torrefazione Italian Coffee, Decaf and Hot Tazo Tea. Vegetarian option: Roasted Vegetable Tart, Puff Pastry, Goat Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Zucchini, Onion, and Tomato. (For vegetarian option, this must be indicated on registration form.) Ticket required.
Speaker: Michael J. McCulley, Astronaut


5:30-7:30PM  |  Technology Directors' Dinner  |  Topgolf

The Technology Directors' Dinner will take place at Topgolf. Technology Directors will enjoy the Fajita Fiesta, which includes: chicken fajitas with peppers, steak fajitas with peppers, cilantro savory rice, chipotle braised black beans, chips & house salsa, flour tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream & shredded cheese. Fountain soda, iced tea, and coffee and water will be available. Dessert will be chocolate chip cookie bites. Technology Directors will also have the option of participating in unlimited Topgolf Play. Transportation will be provided. Participants will meet in the hotel lobby at 4:45pmSpecial thanks to IndigoVision and Smart Security Consulting for their contributions to this event and to CJS for providing transportation. Ticket required.

5:30-6:30PM  |  President's Reception for Heads of School  |  Pool Deck


Special thanks to ISM and to Carney, Sandoe & Associates for their contributions to this event and their support of FCIS. (By invitation only)

6:00PM  |  Admission Directors' Dinner  |  McCoy's Restaurant, Hyatt Regency


The Admission Directors' Dinner will take place at McCoy's Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Admission Directors will enjoy soup of the season or roasted garlic hummus as an appetizer, a house salad, and a choice of entrées: BBQ Glazed Salmon with roasted lime potatoes, corn purée, and sweet and tangy BBQ sauce; Caribbean Chicken with buttered mushroom couscous, harissa honey lime asparagus, and sweet sherry wine reduction, or Palmetto Creek Grilled Pork Chop with sweet potato purée, southern-style kale, and kale pesto. The dessert will be Classic House-made Key Lime Pie. A cash bar will be available. Ticket required.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8


7:15-8:15AM  |  Episcopal Schools' Eucharist & Breakfast  |  Regency Ballrooms EF

Selection of Orange, Apple, and Grapefruit Juices; Chef's Choice of Two Daily Pastry Creations; Cage-free Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese; Chef's Selection of Hot Sauces; Natural Bacon; Roasted Potatoes; and Freshly Brewed Coffee and Tazo Tea. Hosted by Sweetwater Episcopal Academy at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Ticket required.

1:00-2:30PM  |  Faculty Luncheon  |  Continental Ballrooms

Baby Kale and Spinach Salad with Roasted Grapes, Sun-dried Apricots, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Chèvre, and Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette; Seared Natural Breast of Chicken with Wild Mushroom Sauté and Heirloom Tomato Chutney; Yukon Gold Truffled Mashed Potatoes; and Sautéed Green Beans. Gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Whipped Cream and Fresh Raspberries, and Coffee and Tea. Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Vegan option: Lemon-infused Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Baked in Red Sweet Pepper with Swiss Chard, Toasted Pine Nuts and Chives. (For vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan option, this must be indicated on registration form.) Ticket required.
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Duke, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

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


IndigoVision  |  Smart Security
Contribution to the
Technology 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

 

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