Supporting small school board members to be “lifelong learners” through board orientation, retreats, training, & assessment

Board Duties and Responsibilities Cheat Sheet

Download this guide to your board's primary duties, responsibilities, and conditions for effective governance.

Download the Cheatsheet

Acies Strategies approaches board professional development, orientation, retreats, and assessment with great respect and admiration for the strengths and gifts that small school board members bring. We recognize that you are looking for meaningful, relevant, hands-on training that is respectful of your limited time and budgets, and that provides information not only about what board members should be focusing on and doing, but also how to accomplish your governance responsibilities.



Strategic Small School Governance: An Online Course for Board Members

 Relevant for all boards, yet with specific attention to issues facing small school boards, this online course provides a step-by-step process with tools and resources board leaders can use to train and lead board members in effective, strategic board governance.

Now enrolling!

Learn More Here

Small School Board Evaluation

Small school boards need a personalized, comprehensive evaluation process that results in specific data and recommendations for your board.


Personalized Workshops:

 Acies Strategies provides individualized workshops, retreats, and board orientation for small school boards that are tailored to their current needs.  

Training on topics such as roles and responsibilities, onboarding new members, thinking strategically, financial oversight and foresight, etc.

Schedule a Workshop


“Brooke understands the teaching/learning dynamic and is an expert at leading school boards of directors/trustees into unchartered territory. She guides as well as leads. No one is left out. Her intelligence and warmth and knowledge push all of us in this group toward new understanding and the courage to try more successful strategies than the ones we currently use.”

Linda S. Friends Meeting School Board Member

“Her professionalism, experience, engagement and knowledge base were nothing short of remarkable, and I would give Dr. Carroll my highest recommendation to any school in need of recruitment services, or for consulting services in area of school governance and leadership.”

Scott Reeder, Board member, Madison Country Day School

Are you ready to help your board learn and grow?

Schedule a free information session with Brooke here!

Contact Brooke