A magnificent learning opportunity and one that affords Country Day the chance to contribute to the advancement of independent schools in a meaningful and exciting way.
Metairie, La. (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
Carolyn B. Chandler, Head of School at Metairie Park Country Day School, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Chandler, the only NAIS trustee from Louisiana, was appointed Head of School in 2006 during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Under her leadership Country Day has returned to its pre-Katrina enrollment, added a Pre-Kindergarten program, and paid off its bond debt six years in advance. Chandler calls her NAIS board service “a magnificent learning opportunity and one that affords Country Day the chance to contribute to the advancement of independent schools in a meaningful and exciting way.”
The NAIS provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S. The 22-member NAIS board provides leadership and strategic direction for the organization and ensures that the association fulfills its mission and operates in a fiscally and ethically sound manner. The NAIS board recruits leaders who possess a vision for the future of independent education and the future of NAIS.
As Patrick Bassett, the president of NAIS, notes, “The latest group of NAIS trustees is extremely creative and solution-driven. They know how to ask generative questions that spur innovation. I feel confident that their work will add enormously to NAIS and the independent school industry as a whole.”
Chandler joined Country Day as Assistant Head of School in 2003. She was named a Klingenstein Fellow for the Head of School Program in 2010 and holds several awards for excellence in teaching. She received a BA from Vanderbilt University and a MA in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
For more information about NAIS, visit http://www.nais.org.
For more information, please contact Calais Hurst, Director of Public Relations, at (504) 849-3113 or calais_hurst(at)mpcds(dot)com. Visit http://www.mpcds.com for more on Metairie Park Country Day School.