Welcome to THE HEADS NETWORK
Founded as NAPSG, the National Association of Schools for Girls (1920), THE HEADS NETWORK welcomes Independent schools in the United States and Canada as members. Our Mission is to promote active collaboration and professional growth for independent school heads and leaders who care about the education of girls and advancing women’s leadership. Programs include an Annual Meeting in a unique venue, mentoring seminars for aspiring women leaders, and professional networking for all member schools. If you are part of an Independent school in North America, including single-sex and coed schools of any grade configuration, we invite your school to participate in the activities and programs of THE HEADS NETWORK.
Traditionally held in February on the days just prior to the annual activities of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the meeting affords both the Head of the School and the school’s designated second member an opportunity to attend an outstanding program of speakers and activities. The “most spouse/partner-friendly of all my meetings”.
Led by a faculty of female Heads, the Seminar admits women from member schools. While at the three-day weekend event, they explore and expand their leadership capabilities through presentations and mentoring with an experienced Head of School. Over 850 women have participated, and many graduates are now Heads of schools around the world.
THE HEADS NETWORK welcomes new members. A one-page application and a small brochure are required, as is a support letter from a current member. For additional information or assistance feel free to contact the national office. A recent attendee at the Annual Meeting: “I learned so much and was stretched to consider innovative points of view.