2019-2020 Guiding Question: How Might We Explore the Potential of Independent Schools' Public Purpose?
NWAIS is exploring how we can help our schools deepen their work around defining, living and assessing the impact of independent schools’ public purpose. While we as a region (and beyond) have struggled to find a shared interpretation of this phrase, we would like the fellowship team to go further than simply developing a common definition of public purpose. We challenge the team to assess the landscape of the different interpretations, create a product to help schools move forward in their understanding, their programming, and their impact.
To accomplish this exciting and perhaps daunting task Fellows will be teamed with a group of other big thinkers in the community to utilize a design-thinking approach.
Congratulations for the 2019-20 Team of Fellowship Awardees:
Associate Head of School, Oregon Episcopal School (Portland, OR)
Upper Elementary Division Head, Epiphany School (Seattle, WA)
5/6 Language Arts Teacher, Westside School (Seattle, WA)
Junior high teacher, Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Foothills School of Arts and Sciences (Biose, ID)
Director of Learning and Support, The Little School (Bellevue, WA)