During the National Association of Independent Schools’ Annual Conference, Ross Peters, head of school at St. George’s Independent School, was voted to the organization’s board of trustees. Peters is one of 20 leaders in the independent school landscape to be named to the board, which represents more than 1,800 schools internationally.
“It’s an honor to collaborate with incredible educators as we seek to enhance the independent schools experience for students across the globe,” Peters said. “At St. George’s, we follow closely the recommendations set forth by NAIS’ leadership, and our students and families have reaped the benefits. As a newly appointed member of the NAIS board, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to support the proliferation of forward-thinking operational and educational practices for which NAIS is known.”
NAIS’ mission is simple – it seeks to empower independent schools and the students those schools serve. To achieve this mission, NAIS provides vital resources in alignment with its four key values: excellence, equity, efficiency and emotion. Its board of trustees serves a number of fiduciary, strategic, and generative duties. Members of the board hail from across the country and the world, each providing unique cultural insight that is essential for promoting equitable policies.
“Ross leads St. George’s with wisdom and care, seeking input from school leaders when it will make our school stronger, and providing support to other schools when they might benefit from his ideas,” said Will Bladt, associate head of school at St. George’s. “We’re thrilled that Ross will be able to contribute to the governance of NAIS, and I know his contributions will be felt throughout the independent school community.”
Peters also serves on the boards of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools and Bridge Builders USA.
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