We all have a lot on our plates and it feels like time away is just not possible, yet this gathering is rejuvenating and inspiring and can help bring new energy to your work.

Caring for the SELF while caring for the Whole School

Heads Assistants Peer Network Gathering

Head's assistants are the face/voice of the school, serving as organizers, schedulers, educators, thought partners, boundary keepers, hosts, and caregivers. The job is without end, and the duties and systems are ever-changing.

Guest speaker: Irene McHenry Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, former Executive Director of Friends Council on Education, Program Director for Friends Council's Institute for Engaging Leadership for Friends Schools, a founder of Greenwood Friends School, founding head of Delaware Valley Friends School, and executive coach for Vector Group Consulting. Irene understands how vital the head's assistant is to the entire school community. She will lead us in a fun workshop-style morning with hands-on, practical techniques for stress management and tips for communication flow in difficult situations.

Join your colleagues for a day of refreshment and revitalization. 

Gathering Highlights
  • Caring for the SELF while caring for the Whole School session with Irene McHenry
  • Get to know you exercise
  • Tour Friends Select School w/new STEAM building
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Discussion with Friends Council's DEI Coordinator Nic James
  • Hot Topics
  • A chance to add to your Friends school support team
Dates & Details

November 10, 2023
Friday [9:00am - 3:00pm EST]
Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia


Jan Burns, Friends Select School
Felicia Taylor, Greene Street Friends School


$80 pp [includes programs & meals]

“be the calm eye of the storm where nothing phases you, focus on your centre to remain balanced, let your life flow like a stream of wind”
― Jay Woodman

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