One of the first things Head of School Rik Dugan implemented when he arrived at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart was a comprehensive retention strategy.
Released February 27, 2019
Whether it’s a personal greeting from him at the door each morning or an internal plan to identify students at risk of leaving, the school is serious about ensuring every student knows he is valued. Dugan explains why this effort is so vital and talks about how it has evolved over the years.
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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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