When Schools Close Their Doors - Strategies for Moving Forward [Podcast Ep.19]

January 22, 2019 Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Peter and Hans talk with Amy Jolly, former head of school at Maine Girls’ Academy, about the process of closing the school and finding new homes for its students.

Released January 22, 2019

When a school faces closure, how can administrators and admission professionals align to ensure pieces of its heritage are preserved and students have a place to go? It’s an unfortunate reality for some schools, but there are strategies you can implement to ensure the process goes smoothly.

About the Author

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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