Heather Hoerle Receives NBOA Sarah Daignault Outstanding Support of Independent Schools Award

EMA Logo(Skillman, New Jersey, January 24, 2023) – Enrollment Management Association (EMA), a nonprofit organization supporting over 1,300 private schools and 80,000 families, announced today that Heather Hoerle, Executive Director and CEO, is the recipient of the 2023 Sarah Daignault Outstanding Support of Independent Schools Award from the National Business Officers Association (NBOA).

NBOA is the only national nonprofit membership association focused exclusively on supporting finance and operations professionals in independent PK–12 schools, with chief business officers being the leading senior staff member in a school charged with advancing school business.

The Sarah Daignault award honors one person each year who consistently shows generous support of NBOA and independent school business officers. This could be through their thought leadership, participation in NBOA programs, and/or financial and practical support of the national independent school business officer community.

“Heather is an extraordinary leader who has transformed EMA into a national player on independent school enrollment management,” wrote her nominator, who cited her dedicated work to strengthen the partnership between EMA and NBOA and concomitantly the partnership between the business and enrollment offices, which is essential to financially healthy schools. “Her passion for independent schools is unmatched given her own independent school experience and her dedication to the sector for decades.”

The award will be presented at the 2023 NBOA Annual Meeting in February in Los Angeles.

“I’m stunned and looking forward to celebrating with National Business Officers Association (NBOA), Jeff Shields and Rose Neubert in Los Angeles on the association’s 25th anniversary. I was at NAIS in the “association liaison” role when NBOA was founded, so this feels full circle and I am glad to know Sarah Daignault (founding executive) will be there to celebrate!,” said Hoerle.

For more information about the award, visit https://www.nboa.org/about-nboa/awards/outstanding-support-award  

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About Enrollment Management Association
The Enrollment Management Association (EMA) is a nonprofit organization providing support, advocacy, and smart enrollment tools to more than 1,300 schools and over 80,000 families annually. EMA’s offerings include the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), the gold standard in cognitive admission assessment, and the Character Skills Snapshot, an innovative measure of student preferences, attitudes, and beliefs toward seven character skills. The mission of EMA is to provide unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of schools, students, and families.

About The National Business Officers Association 
The National Business Officers Association (NBOA) is the only national nonprofit membership association dedicated to developing, delivering and promoting best business practices to advance independent schools. The association has over 1,500 member organizations, including over 1,300 independent schools from the United States and 26 other countries around the globe. NBOA offers national conferences, online professional development, original research and an award-winning magazine.


Jennifer O’Brien
Enrollment Management Association

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