After School  

  • Leadership

After School: A Passion for the Pitch 3 min read

Coaching youth soccer has helped this chief financial officer forge deeper connections with his colleagues and students.

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Culture

New (Fiscal) Year, New Mindset 5 min read

If we want to power forward with change and innovation, as we learned we could last year, we might try thinking more like a scientist.

5 Minutes with  

  • Crisis Management
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

5 Minutes with Chris Lukach: Pivotal Moments 8 min read

When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done.
  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Developing Future Leaders from Within 5 min read

Succession planning and opportunities for internal advancement can make for smooth transitions and sustained leadership.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Back in Action at BOI 2 min read

Last week, from June 21-24, 50 new and relatively new business officers met to learn and connect during NBOA’s first virtual Business Officer Institute. While the program was concentrated compared to previous years, to m
  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Award Winner Spotlight: Quentin Voyles, Saint Edward's School 2 min read

Voyles has formed strong and trusting relationships with faculty, which has led to piloting new classroom technologies and continual improvements in delivering education.

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Until We Meet Again 3 min read

The next generation of business officers is making connections virtually this week. How will we be meeting and learning from each other next year?
  • Leadership
  • | Pandemic

Post-Pandemic Opportunities 20 min read This item is protected.

School business leaders have learned and innovated their way through the pandemic. Now they are looking ahead to how that experience helps shape the “next normal.” Which changes to school business and operations are here
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Jennifer Cody Murphy, Hilton Head Preparatory School 2 min read

Cody Murphy played a foundational role in the development of business office practices that have helped her school grow over the past three decades.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Sue Pacini, Ruffing Montessori School 2 min read

Throughout her 35-year career, Pacini has strived to create best-in-class financial policies and practices at her school.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Jayme Karolyi, The Shipley School 2 min read

Continuously stretching her limits, Karolyi has lent a hand in nearly every aspect of business and operations at The Shipley School.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

The Cost of Perfectionism 5 min read

Delegating can expand your strategic capacity and promote creativity and skill development among your team.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Patricia Licari, Friends Academy 2 min read

Licari developed policies and programs to support institutional and strategic goals related to employee relations, well-being and job satisfaction.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Christina Goodrich, The Lawrenceville School 2 min read

Goodrich has always been interested in bringing new ideas and concepts to the school with an eye to improve planning and making the student experience better.

Mission & Motivation  

  • Communication
  • | Leadership

Mission & Motivation: You Can Only Change Yourself 5 min read

This year’s recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award shares her journey of life lessons, balanced priorities and personal growth.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Liane Faermann, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 2 min read

Faermann helped smooth out differing processes and build a cohesive, healthy school culture following a merger at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Deirdre Demasi, St. Andrew's School 2 min read

Demasi developed a degree of proficiency that contributes to the school's operations and financial health in many tangible and intangible ways.

CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

What the Chauvin Verdict Means to Me 4 min read

To eradicate persistent racial inequities, we need transformative solutions. Many are already in motion, but more needs to happen.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Scott Cohen, The Madeira School 2 min read

Cohen streamlined business office practices and strengthened financial governance at The Madeira School.
  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Brenda Bullied, Pomfret School 2 min read

As an integral member of her school's COVID-19 task force, Bullied has helped to advance campus growth in the midst of uncommon circumstances. 



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