A hot topic at our Small School Leaders meetup - what to post on social media over the summer??
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Repurpose school year posts or by featuring Throwback Thursdays or Flashback Fridays every week.
- Highlight new and returning faculty members using photos and,...
At our last Small School Leaders meet-up, an interesting question arose. What is a small school?
"I'm not sure this gathering is for me,'" said a colleague from a school with 400 students. This came after a school with 75 students commented that a school of 300 seemed large. Another colleague...
This November, December, and January is the ultimate time to showcase your value proposition!
Yes, that's right, we're in gratitude season. Some of these strategies may seem like a given, but it's so easy to let many of these easy practices fall off your plate.
Today I'm sharing some admissions & retention strategies to keep families at your school! These came from our most recent Small School Leaders meetup, where we heard some inspiring tips that you can use at your school.
1. Shift the mindset. This means showcasing from the...
Today, I have some great retention tips for you to start on NOW and into the summer. By implementing these now, you will set your school up for success in the fall. This is especially important for all of the new families who haven't yet seen what a "normal" school year looks...
Today I'm joined by two of my favorite small school leaders, Kira Dickson & Christine Hickey from St.Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal School. Kira is the Director of Admissions & Athletics and Christine is the Director of Development & Marketing.
I want to bring up the difference between healthy and toxic school competition.
I see this all the time! While it's important to monitor your competition, it's not a good idea to model the other school simply because you want to jump on a new trend, or adapt what looks...
Today I'm joined by Andrea Bateman, Director of Marketing & Enrollment at St. Philip Lutheran School, to discuss how she builds community and family interaction at her school.
In the past year, we've seen a complete shift in community-building strategies in schools. With safety regulations,...
Yes. You heard it. (I know it's the Nike slogan, but that doesn't mean it doesn't apply to schools!)
Just do it.
What do I mean by this? I challenge you to stop procrastinating and making excuses for not making progress.
Maybe you're putting off picking a...
Are you a small school admission director, marketing director, or head of school?
If so, stick around, because I'm here to announce our Small School Leaders Program for 2021!
We created this program last year out of a need for professional development for small schools. ...
Today I am here with my daughter to take a moment to show my appreciation for all the women leaders and administrators in small schools who I have seen do incredible work, especially during this difficult time!
You are such a joy to work with!
You have inspired me to...
I'm here today to discuss a huge issue I'm seeing right now that is killing your enrollment efforts!
Let me start by asking you to do a quick exercise: look at another school's homepage photos right now. What do you see? What is your initial reaction?
Probably, what you're...