Net Assets Podcast

Net Assets PodcastNBOA’s Net Assets podcast delves into today’s most pressing issues in independent school business and operations. Episodes are inspired by popular articles in Net Assets magazine and feature school leaders that appear in the latest issue. In each thought-provoking exchange, hosts Jeff Shields, NBOA president and CEO, and Howard Teibel, president of Teibel Educational Consulting, tease out the human stories behind the printed story. Chief financial and operational officers alongside other leaders of school business share what inspires and challenges them as well as their approaches to problem solving and innovation.

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Episode 2: Growing Campus, Navigating Community

When Louisville Collegiate School was offered a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand its campus within a tight urban landscape, school leaders rejoiced. CFO Deana Paradis shares how the business leader played an important role managing change.

Episode 1: The Teamwork Behind a Turnaround

Episode 1 highlights the head of school-business officer partnership behind a remarkable enrollment turnaround at Lakefield College School, a day/boarding school in Lakefield, Ontario. Head of School Anne-Marie Kee and CFO and Tim Rutherford are guests.

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About the Hosts

Jeff Shields

Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE

President and CEO


Washington, DC

Jeff Shields, FASAE, CAE, has served as president and CEO of the NBOA since March 2010. NBOA is the premier national association serving the needs of business officers and business operations staff at independent schools. Shields, an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, has been recognized as an ASAE Fellow (FASAE) and earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation. His current board service includes serving as a director for AMHIC, a healthcare consortium for educational associations in Washington, DC, as well as a trustee for the Enrollment Management Association. Previous board service includes serving as a director for the American Society of Association Executives, as a director for One Schoolhouse, an innovative online school offering supplemental education to independent schools, and as a trustee for Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. Shields holds a BA from Shippensburg University and an MA from The Ohio State University.

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Howard Teibel

Howard Teibel

President and Founder

Teibel Education Consulting

Louisville, CO

As founder and president of Teibel Education Consulting, Howard Teibel has built a team that partners with independent schools and colleges to transform how faculty, administration and boards work together to accomplish their mission and accelerate culture change. Teibel Education leads team-building retreats, strategic planning programs and an online leadership program. A frequent public speaker and writer for education associations, Teibel contributes to the national discourse on emerging education trends. For more than 10 years, his podcast “Navigating Change” has brought together thought leaders to explore innovations that transform how teams in education and business work together. Teibel is a graduate of the University of Binghamton. He is also a co-founder of Fathers Forever, an organization dedicated to creating fellowship among men who have experienced the death of a child.

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