I hope this email is met with a flurry of out-of-the-office replies, meaning many of you are still enjoying summer. For those of you back (or still) in the office, I hope that you’re gearing up for a new senior class and a new year in the ACCIS fold. My own year begins in awe of the role that I’ve stepped into in this association, and with gratitude to all of those who balance tireless work for ACCIS with ever demanding day jobs. It cannot be said enough how much thanks we owe to the leadership of Eric Monheim (St. Mark’s School) over the last three years. To underscore the sizeable shoes left to fill, the job Eric had was wisely divided into three positions going forward, and I am lucky to be joined by Marie Bigham (Greenhill School) and Gavin Bradley (Pace Academy) as vice-chairs. ACCIS is also led by a sage and strong Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Chair Sam Moss (Darlington School) and Chair-elect Tamar Adegbile (Harvard-Westlake School). It’s going to be a great year.
The 2013 ACCIS Election results are in! We are pleased to announce that Larry Momo and Ari Worthman have both been elected to the Board of Trustees for 2013-2016. Jenny Rickard’s appointment to the Board of Trustees for a full term as a non-counselor/outside expert has also been affirmed by the membership. Finally, changes to the by-laws have been overwhelmingly approved. Certainly, we thank all who ran and look forward to strong leadership by these new trustees on the Board as well as active involvement by the entire membership. The challenges we face in meeting the needs of our independent school students while working as an active voice in a much broader way in education world-wide are great. Building on the strong foundations laid since ACCIS was established, we look forward to an exciting future.