Greetings from the ISD Board of Trustees, who spent last weekend together at our Annual Retreat.
The Annual Retreat is an opportunity for board members to:
Receive governance training so that we have the right skills to undertake our work
Discuss in-depth some of the important issues for the school
Develop our board goals
Assign the director’s goals for the year ahead
Form committees to work towards achieving those goals
Deborah Welch joined us this year to facilitate our three-day program. Deb is the Executive Director of the Association of International School Heads and has extensive experience working with international school boards and facilitating board retreats.
During the course of the retreat, she has led us to review ISD’s Governance Agreements and to exchange on best practices in board governance through case studies and group generative conversations.
We also discussed the evaluation tool for our current Strategic Plan and explored elements of effective strategic planning for the next 5-year plan.
Finally, we have determined Board and Director goals for 2019-2020, elected Board officers and formed committees, where the bulk of the Board’s work will take place.
The 2019-2020 committee chairs are:
Finance: Molly Glenn, Treasurer
Buildings & Grounds: Aylin Karahan, Trustee
Inclusion & Diversity: Thiaba Camara Sy, Chair
Policy/ Governance and Development: Maureen Cunningham, Trustee
Strategic Plan: Stephane Rosenberg, Trustee
If you are interested in learning more about the committees and their work, please contact the Committee Chairs via our email address: email@example.com.
Our next Board meeting will be held in the ISD Admin Conference Room on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 6.00 pm (refreshments served at 5.30 pm). As always, parents and guardians of current ISD students, and faculty are welcome to attend as observers.
Questions and comments can be sent to the ISD Board email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, which is checked regularly by our Secretary, Sadia Asim.
We hope that you have had a great start to the school year and we look forward to serving you in the months ahead.
Thiaba CAMARA SY
Chair, ISD Board of Trustees