Annual Meeting – National and international leaders.

John Chubb (President of NAIS), Charlotte Vere (Executive Director of the Girls’ School Association in the UK), Bessie Speers (President of THE HEADS NETWORK), and John Gulla (Executive Director of the E. E. Ford Foundation).

The next Annual Meeting is February 22-24, 2015 in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, where we are just steps from Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk.

President Bessie Speers, Vice-President Mark Stanek and Randie Benedict say – Join us!

Seminar at Hamlin School – 2013.  See total participant list under ‘Seminar’.

Annual Meeting – Time to Interact with colleagues.

The Head of School and a second member from the same school may attend.  Great mentoring.

Annual Meeting – Visit with Speakers.  Questions for Dr. Jon Isham – Middlebury College – 2014 Speaker

Honorary Members are special guests: Joan Twaddle, Diana Beebe and Blair Stambaugh.

Annual Meeting – Visit with friends

Annual Meeting – Together – Hearing our speakers.

At the Seminar – Practicing a simulated administrative meeting.

Women’s Leadership Seminar: Opening dinner with your Mentee group and Mentor. 800+ participants since 1985.

Welcome to 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.

Heads Network Annual MeetingTraditionally 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”.
Heads Network Leadership SeminarLed 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 900 women have participated, and many graduates are now Heads of schools around the world.
Heads Network MembershipTHE 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.

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