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From the ED 3.3.16

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the first edition of The Pulse, MISBO’s newly rebranded professional development newsletter delivered the first Thursday of each month. The Source, our newly rebranded newsletter for vendor news and updates, is delivered on the third Thursday of each month.

I returned late last Friday night from San Francisco where I was attending the NAIS Annual Conference. Congratulations to NAIS Interim President Donna Orem on an amazingly successful event. The highlight for me, other than the opportunity to see so many friends and colleagues, was listening to Bryan Stevenson’s keynote address. Mr. Stevenson is the Executive Director of the Equity Justice Initiative. Take a look at some of the important and world-changing work that this group is accomplishing. Mr. Stevenson has a great personal story to tell, but it is his passion for helping others that is the message I felt when I walked out of the room filled with nearly 5,500 educators, all of whom I believe felt the same. How can I do more? To learn more watch his TED Talk here.

The opening keynote of the conference was Randi Zuckerberg (think Facebook). Ms. Zuckerberg was entertaining and provided much food for thought, especially around trends within technology and how they might impact our schools and our students in the years to come.

As with most events, spending time talking with colleagues from around the country provides an enormous amount of thought provoking discussion; some led by speakers, some just about what it takes to keep our schools functioning on a daily basis. MISBO knows from asking our members that the networking and collaboration time during our conferences are incredibly valuable. We have two opportunities in the near future which you should explore:

Most of you know that MISBO has recently gone through a re-branding which was launched recently. You may have noticed that our website, blog, twitter page, etc. have all been updated with our new logo and new colors. However, the most important part of the process has been that we have a new, restated mission. This is what we have been doing all along and will continue to do into the future.

MISBO connects independent school professionals
and delivers exceptional value to enrich learning.

There are three key components of our work and how we serve our member schools.

Purchasing Consortium + Professional Development + Networking

We will continue to do this work as we have for the last 40 years. Thank you all for your support. I, along with the entire MISBO staff and board, am very proud to serve all of you.


Marc Levinson
Executive Director, MISBO

We power independent schools.™

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