CDS educators from across divisions attended the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) annual educators' conference, the largest annual event for independent school educators in the state. The CDS contingent included Alison Mayer, David Broshar, Margee Husemann, Sandy Pyeatt, Jan Brabham, Rebecca Weston, Elaine Dephouse, Meera Shah, Margot Moses, and Kirk Duncan (NCAIS board of directors). "I appreciate that CDS gives us this time to connect with other educators, said Rebecca Weston. "My students have taught me so much about how they learn best, and I'm happy to be able to share this knowledge with other educators."
The following CDS educators were conference presenters:
Elaine Dephouse and David Broshar
Session Title: Deep Roots: A Family History Project
Session Title: Creating A Culture of Readers
Session Title: Interactive Practice and Reinforcement of Math Concepts
Session Title: Web Tools for Teaching Writing and Literature
Meera Shah and Jan Brabham (pictured below)
Session Title: Culture Ninjas: Change Leadership in Teaching and Learning
Margot Moses and Isaac Rankin (Christ School)
Session Title: Constructing Servant Leaders: The Blueprint for Developing Service Partnerships Between Independent Schools
The North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) is an association of more than 80 independent schools across the state, with over 3,800 teachers serving approximately 38,000 students. The Association provides a wide variety of professional learning opportunities, encourages and facilitates communication among member schools and cohort groups, and serves as a liaison with regional and national accrediting agencies, and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Professional development at Carolina Day School engages our teachers in the most up-to-date best practices for teaching and learning. Excellent schools attract outstanding faculty members who are highly knowledgeable and passionate about their disciplines and who derive energy and excitement from engaging with students and collaborating with colleagues. At Carolina Day School, professional development is recognized as a key component in delivering excellence in education to every student.
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