Volume 3, Issue 4 - December 2023


Become Your School's NCAIS Liaison:
We Need Your Help!


  • To learn more about the responsibilities of and opportunities for School Liaisons, CLICK HERE. If interested, please speak with the Leadership Team at your school.
  • For Heads/Administrators: Please complete THIS FORM to indicate who will serve as your School Liaison.

Upcoming Events

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. For more information, simply click on each of the images below. For a full list of PD offerings, click here, as we continually update our website with event information.


Emerging Trends in Coaching Cultures

In last month’s newsletter, I discussed the power of group coaching for transforming organizational cultures to nurture collaboration and feedback. A recent report from the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) shares extensive research on coaching cultures, exploring themes such as coaching and employee engagement, professional development for managers, and coaching's role in leadership development and change management.  They found that as workplaces globally underwent profound transformations due to the pandemic, coaching cultures remained resilient. Despite challenges such as burnout, employee turnover, and the rise of remote work, coaching cultures thrived... to read more, CLICK HERE.

Items of Note

Educator Appreciation is back at
Bank of America Stadium!

Join the Carolina Panthers for our annual Educator Appreciation game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 17, at 1PM

Please click the image to the left to reserve your tickets if you have not already. Tickets are $70 and come with a Panthers educator-themed T-shirt. (T-shirts are only redeemable when purchased through the link to the left.)

Group tickets are available for groups of 10+ and include additional perks. Please reach out to Hannah Satero directly for more information.

We appreciate all you do for our community and look forward to seeing you in December!
2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Competition

The International and Foreign Language Education team in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Post-Secondary Education is excited to announce the launch of the FY 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad competition. The Seminars Abroad program provides short-term study abroad opportunities for groups of U.S. educators in the arts, social sciences, and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. This summer the Seminars Abroad program will host a seminar to Finland for K-8 educators, one to Thailand for 9-12 educators, and a seminar to Colombia for postsecondary educators and administrators. For more information, click the image to the right.


Palisades Episcopal School Breaks Ground on the Williams Building

PES hosted a groundbreaking celebration on a new 14,500-square-foot academic building on Tuesday, November 28. This new state-of-the-art facility, designed by architect Brian Gaddis, will allow PES to remove its modular classrooms and move all students into permanent facilities. It will also provide PES with the much-needed room to grow enrollment.

"I've had the pleasure of serving as Head of School since PES's inception in 2007, and I have seen firsthand the incredible growth of this school," said Palisades Episcopal School Head of School Kerin Hughes. "It's such an exciting time! PES has blossomed over the past 17 years from a school of 25 to a flourishing community of 270 students today."

Last month, Kerin Hughes announced that Palisades Episcopal School Board Chairman John Williams and his wife Andromeda's transformational gift to the Room to Bloom Capital Campaign will allow PES to name the new facility the Williams Building. John and Andromeda are significant benefactors to various organizations that better the lives of others. They support Camp Blue Skies Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities; the Allegro Foundation, which teaches children with disabilities and improves their quality of life; and the Charlotte Symphony, contributing to the cultural richness of our community. John has been a Trustee and Board Chair at PES since 2013. "PES's new facility is about so much more than just bricks and mortar," said PES Board Chairman John Williams. "It's about nurturing young minds and providing them with the tools and environment they need to thrive while creating a space where the values we hold dear, like the Christ-centered classical education that supports and inspires a joyful love of learning, can flourish."

Sponsor Spotlight

Many thanks to Silver Sponsor, BrownEdwards,
and Gold Sponsor, DAST Consulting,
 for their support of NCAIS.

With a history of 50 years in the industry, Brown Edwards has grown into one of the largest locally-owned regional firms in the U.S. The firm offers traditional accounting services, but the size and diversity of our practice allows us to have specialists with extensive experience in specific industries, such as education services. Education is a core focus of our firm, and the experience and knowledge of these specialists, we are able to provide a wide range of services.

DAST Consulting is unlocking the financial resources so that every single child in America can have access to a Christ-centered education. We do this by helping secure funding from various federal and state programs as well as launching work-based learning programs that draw funding from local businesses. The money can be used to pay for educating students in traditional PK-12, microschool, and home education environments.