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Unsung Hero: Chad Stacy, Dunn School 2 min read

Stacy’s financial management skills helped the Dunn School eliminate structural deficits, grow the endowment and remodel the school’s budget process.
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Unsung Hero: Laura Placio, John Burroughs School 3 min read

For over three decades, Placio has established and maintained firm financial practices at John Burroughs School while taking time to mentor other business officers in the region.
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Unsung Hero: Vipada Musick, Evergreen School 2 min read

Musick led an extensive update to the Evergreen School’s employee handbook, which helped the school manage HR issues handily during the pandemic.
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Unsung Hero: Graeme McWhirter, The Pennington School 2 min read

McWhirter’s discretionary financial planning skills have helped The Pennington School reduce debt, grow the endowment and strengthen the advancement office.
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Unsung Hero: Dave Mancos, Charlotte Country Day School 2 min read

Mancos led Charlotte Country Day School through three capital campaigns that enabled the construction of 12 buildings. He now serves as interim head of school.
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Unsung Hero: Mary Maisano, Garden School 2 min read

Maisano bolstered the school’s financial health while managing a successful head-of-school transition at the Garden School.
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Unsung Hero: Carol Lyon, St. Johnsbury Academy 2 min read

Lyon’s financial savvy has helped St. Johnsbury Academy secure emergency funds and emerge from the pandemic with a balanced budget.
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Unsung Hero: Christie Holman, The Walker School 2 min read

Holman's leadership skills and in-depth business experience have made The Walker School a top independent school in the region.
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Unsung Hero: Alex Heiberger, The Madeira School 2 min read

A generative and strategic thinker, Heiberger's shorter- and longer-term decisions at The Madeira School have secured the school’s financial health. 
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Unsung Hero: Lisa Dwelle, The Steward School 2 min read

Dwelle’s strategic financial planning and thoughtful board work have helped The Steward School emerge stronger through the pandemic.
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Unsung Hero: Jill Duncan, New Hampton School 2 min read

Duncan’s generative thinking and collaborative leadership style have helped launch a successful health insurance consortium.
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Unsung Hero: James Cooper, Sequoyah School 2 min read

Through concerted efforts at the board level, Cooper is helping to significantly advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Sequoyah School.
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Announcing the 2021 NBOA Will J. Hancock Unsung Heroes 1 min read

The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the 2021 recipient
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NBOA's 2021 Annual Meeting Charts a New Strategy for the Future 7 min read

The trends and events of this past year reminds us that change is a constant in our profession and across the educational, social, economic, and political landscape.

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Announcing the 2021 NBOA Award Recipients 4 min read

This year’s recipients have dedicated years of service to the profession, our association and to schools far and wide.
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NBOA 2020: A Year in Review 4 min read

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, here's how NBOA adapted quickly to meet its priorities and accomplish operational excellence over the past year. 

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Honoring This Year’s Efforts and Outcomes 3 min read

Let’s take a moment to recognize the herculean changes our schools have made this calendar year — and learn from them and from our fellow school leaders.
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Unsung Hero: Debra Mitchell, Ruffing Montessori School 3 min read

Mitchell managed several construction projects and set a standard for sustainability, which helped Ruffing Montessori School become the first LEED certified building in their city.
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Unsung Hero: James Miller, Pembroke Hill School 3 min read

A model for servant leadership, Miller makes time to lend a hand to students, family and staff alike.
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Unsung Hero: Michael McKitish, The Peddie School 2 min read

An adapt budgeter and mentor to many, McKitish is a trusted steward of The Peddie School’s facilities and grounds.

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