Even when school staff and faculty know that making a change will most certainly advance the mission of the school, many are resistant. Change can incite anger, resentment, gossip and challenges to attrition, or alternatively lead to improved student growth, professional satisfaction, school culture and organizational reputation, especially when change incorporates innovation. How do school leaders, and particularly those in the business office, know when it is time to initiate change? What role does school counsel play? Dive deeply into one school’s approach, from identifying the need for change through execution and adoption by the school community.
Michael Dyson, PsyD, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Gladwyne Montessori School
Susan Guerette, JD, Partner, Fisher Phillips
Carrie Kries, MS, Head of School, Gladwyne Montessori