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Vision, Values, & Feedback: A Master Class in Transforming School Culture

Vision, Values, & Feedback: A Master Class in Transforming School Culture

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM (EDT) to Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

This two-day workshop is aimed at school leaders looking to improve their school culture and teamwork using the Ubuntu philosophy — the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. This practical workshop focuses on real-world applications of feedback and conflict resolution to create a supportive, high-performing school environment. Participants will engage in direct, scenario-based activities and group discussions to develop effective leadership strategies tailored to their unique school contexts. The goal is to leave with a clear, actionable plan to implement these principles in your school, promoting unity, respect and shared success.

Workshop participants will be able to attend the SAIS Summer Conference keynotes and network with conference attendees during meals and receptions. 

SAIS Member Non-Member School
$650 $779
Hotel – Renaissance Asheville Downtown

    • Group rate: $216
    • Cut-off date: Monday, June 3, 
      or when the block is full.

      NOTE: SAIS does not utilize the services of a housing vendor for any events. Neither SAIS nor the hotel will call you to make reservations over the phone. Please use the above hotel links to secure your reservation directly with the hotel.

      If you receive an error message or if the block is full, please contact to request that rooms be added to the block.


      Lauren EvansLauren Evans
      Lower & Middle School Division Head, Carolina Day School

      Lauren Evans stands at the forefront of educational innovation, particularly renowned for her dedication to transforming learning environments into spaces where equity, empathy, and leadership flourish. As the lower and middle school division head at Carolina Day School, Lauren has spearheaded pivotal curriculum reforms that have significantly enriched academic and social-emotional learning landscapes. Her unwavering commitment to professional and community development has instigated profound, transformative changes in educational methodologies and practices.

      With a deeply rooted background in special education and school administration, Lauren offers invaluable perspectives on crafting inclusive, student-centered educational experiences. Her approach integrates mindfulness, empathetic leadership, and a staunch commitment to social justice.

      Lauren EvansMeera Shah
      Executive Director, Trey Education

      Meera Shah started her career as a rookie science instructor but quickly fell in love with the art of teaching and science of learning; she went on to serve several independent schools as a department chair, academic dean, director of studies, and associate head of teaching and learning. With over twenty years as an independent school academic leader, Meera has mentored teachers, overseen the professional growth of faculty at the department and all-school level, run leadership teams, and shepherded curricular and programmatic change in schools. Meera loves to connect the big ideas in school redesign with the practical realities of running a school. She founded Trey Education to support visionary school leaders who are committed to moving their faculty and programs forward. Meera partners with schools with the belief that change, growth, and empowerment are intertwined, and thus prioritizes authentic relationships, responsive design, and collaboration in her work.

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