ATLIS Professional Development
Fall 2020 

Fall 2020 Archive

ATLIS Summits on special topics invite members of the community to share insights and innovations in an informal panel format. 

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  • Reinventing the Wheel -- New Systems & Processes Under COVID-19  
Technology leaders thrive in a world of systems and processes. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to rethink, reinvent, or totally create new ways to address how technologies are integrated into the way a school works. Topics/Panelists include: 
Tracking Attendance Revisited -- Vinnie Vrotny, Director of Technology, The Kinkaid School, TX
Google Solutions for Dismissal and Calendar Integrations -- Richard Anderson, Director of of Academic Technology, Washington International School, DC; Eileen Ford, Educational Technology Specialist, Trinity Valley School, TX; Nicholas Marchese, Director of Academic Technology, Emma Willard School, NY
Policies and Procedures for Teaching from Home -- Anne Sena, Director of Technology, St. David’s School, NC
Access the October Summit Archive


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December Summit: Leading Together -- Why Administrative Partnerships Matter

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave its mark on our schools, technology leaders have risen to prominence as key figures to rely upon for determining how to manage in the crisis and meet the missions of the schools they serve. The success of their partnerships with colleagues across the administrative team has depended upon openness, transparency, and collaboration to serve the mission of the schools they serve. Guests panelists Janice Crampton from AISAP and Damian Kavanagh from MISBO join ATLIS Executive Director Christina Lewellen to share important ways for technology leaders to team up with Admissions and Finance officers to help their schools thrive amidst the pandemic and beyond.



Janice Crampton, Executive Director/CEO, Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)
Damian Kavanagh, President & CEO, Mid-South Independent School Business Officers (MISBO)
Christina Lewellen, Executive Director, ATLIS


Access the December Summit Archive

Ongoing Programs

ATLIS Reads bannerATLIS Reads 2020-2021: Year-Long Book Seminar Technology Thought Leaders

Includes registration for 4 webinar conversations focusing on leading schools amid rapid change
and a reflective micro-course (with video archive of past sessions)

August 5: Teach Boldly by Jennifer Williams (Bonus Webinar Preview)
September 23:
Positively Resilientby Doug Hensch; conversation led by Connie White, Woodward Academy, GA
November 18: SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland; conversation by Jason Kern, All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler, TX
January 27: Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code; conversation led by Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy, MA 
March 24: Radical Candor by Kim Scott; conversation led by Ethan Delavan, The Bush School, WA

All webinars at 1 pm Eastern
Registration required: $129 Non-members; ATLIS Members FREE

We have selected four leadership-intensive books to be featured on live webinar conversations with thought leaders from the ATLIS community. Our focus on leading schools amid rapid change will provide a structure for extending your thought leadership in the coming months. Our year-long book tour of leadership required during challenging times will provide a much-needed structure for developing your thought leadership with professional colleagues in the coming year. Learn more and register for the complete series


ATLIS Virtual Town Halls and Office Hours

Whether you are back at chool in a socially-distance configuration, a hybrid model, or a distance learning schedule, ATLIS is here for you! We continue to host virtual town hall meetings so the community can come together to share ideas and support one another.  View the Virtual Town Hall Archives.

We also recognize your needs and desires to connect and share with other thought leaders in a low-key setting. ATLIS Office Hours are open to all registrants for ATLIS Virtual Town Halls.

Virtual Town Hall Schedule

  • January 13: Virtual Town Hall: Special Focus on Tech Team Rock Stars
  • February 10
  • March 10

1 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Office Hours Schedule

  • TBD

Drop in! 1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Virtual Town Halls/Office Hours
Free and open to all:
 registration required. 
If you have registered previously, you will automatically receive an invitation to future events.

For more information on professional development at ATLIS contact [email protected].