Parent Association Meeting: Lunch and Learn with Tim Fish - February 9
The St. Andrew's Parent Association invites you to a Lunch and Learn with Tim Fish, Chief Innovation Officer for the National Association of Independent Schools on Tuesday, February 9 at 12:15 - 1:15 pm on Zoom.
Join us as one of the country's leading experts education discusses how school innovation prepares students for the future. The meeting will be moderated by Upper School Head, Ben Courchesne with remarks from SAS Directors of Curriculum and Instruction Mily Perez, Mark Richards, Geoff Harrison and Dr. Alexandra Baird. There will be a live Q&A session following the conversation for parents to participate in.
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an interesting, educational and engaging conversation with Mr. Fish. You can read more about his work and background below.
Tim Fish was appointed as the first Chief Innovation Officer at NAIS on July 1. He has deep roots in the independent school community and a long history at McDonogh School (Maryland). Most recently, he was the school’s associate headmaster and served as interim CFO. During his time at McDonogh, he also oversaw the K-12 admissions and financial aid process, the academic program, facility development, technology, diversity, and strategic planning. Fish was also the founding president and CEO of the FolioCollaborative, a nonprofit community of more than 125 schools around the world focused on working together to build a flexible faculty/staff development process that is grounded in strong relationships and meaningful conversations. From 2011 to 2013, Fish managed the growth of the collaborative, seeing it through from its start-up roots to become the full-fledged community of independent schools that it now is. In his new role at NAIS, Tim is leading the information technology team, ensuring its focus on both infrastructure and innovation, as well as the innovation, DASL, and research teams. He is also responsible for creating processes and frameworks for discovering new solutions and approaches to old problems, nurturing practices for creative thinking throughout the organization, and monitoring research and development in the field to spot trends in innovation and supplement research findings in the K-12 education landscape. Tim is the co-author of the book Leadership and Technology at Independent Schools. He started his career as a 4th-grade teacher and has served as a founder, board member, and consultant for a variety of education- and technology-related schools, organizations, and companies. Tim has an undergraduate degree from St. Francis University and a Masters from George Mason University. He is also the father of four children ranging in age from 21 to 12.