Are You Thinking of Your Parents as Partners? [Ep.110]

Please join us for a conversation with Renee DuChainey-Farkes. Renee was most recently the head of school at The Woodward School just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining The Woodward School Renee was the founding head of school at Kingsley Montessori School in Boston which started with 65 students and grew to an enrollment of more than 325.

Renee is now working as a coach, consultant, and advisor to independent schools, both private and Montessori, looking at ways to further partner with parents in school communities. She also wrote ‘Learning From Home’ for the fall 2020 issue of The Yield.

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Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Peter Baron is EMA's chief member relations officer, responsible for the creation and oversight of our external programs as well as our membership promise. He oversees marketing and communications, member recruitment and retention, and outreach functions, as well as leadership training programs, research, and other related strategic initiatives. With a career spent in product development, sales, relationship development, and marketing, Peter's success has been built on listening to schools' and families' needs. Hans Mundahl is EMA's director of professional development and has been an educator since 1995, when he first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then, Hans has taught in a variety of settings, including as an Outward Bound instructor, classroom teacher, house parent, and in higher ed. Hans has served in just about every role possible in an independent school including as an admission officer, program leader, trustee, and head of school.

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