Supporting small school leaders and board members to lead and govern with clarity and success.
Communication Clarity Worksheet
This worksheet, designed for heads and board chairs of small schools, provides facilitated conversations to help understand communication styles and preferences and provide a foundation for your professional working relationship.
(This is useful for anyone in a professional work relationship!)
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Hello small school leader!
You work SO hard every day to ensure that you are leading your school to thrive. Yet-have you ever felt like available resources and advice don’t fully fit with your small school experience? That some folks don’t “get” that you are unique- with your wonderfully close-knit community, hardworking faculty, staff, and board (all who wear “many hats”), and limited financial resources? Imagine that you had the knowledge, resources, and strategies, tailored for small schools, that would ensure your success!Meet Brooke
Acies Strategies understands that small schools are unique. We believe that small schools need specific strategies and resources that take into account the tremendous strengths found in small school communities.
Our MISSION is simple: to support leaders and governors of small schools to thrive.
We work collaboratively with school leaders and board members to identify and articulate their community’s opportunities, needs, and challenges and then develop customized strategies for success. We listen closely, pay attention to details, and develop practical, cost-effective solutions to address the unique circumstances presented by each small school.
"Brooke has a depth of knowledge about independent schools and healthy board governance. Our board has benefited tremendously from her wisdom!"
Chris Kimberly, Head of Friends Meeting School
“Brooke’s communication skills are excellent. She truly understood the needs of our small independent school and consequently found the ideal HOS for us.”
Gretchen Patrakis, Board Member and Co-Chair of the Peoria Academy Search Committee