The Head Support and Evaluation Committee is the place where the strategic Board, as boss of its one employee, interacts with the operational Head. A poorly functioning HSEC inevitably builds frustration on both sides of this interaction. In this session Heads and Board Members will be challenged to think beyond a formulaic and too often perfunctory Head Support and Evaluation Committee. We will explore why a Head should want a meaningful HSEC, how the Head should use it proactively to give the Board comfort about the operations of the school, and why this will reduce the Board’s temptation to step out of their strategic role. Board members will asked to think beyond the fact that they have “only have one employee” to discover what it takes to be a good boss to the most crucial person on campus: the Head. Target audience: Heads and Board members
Leslie Moeller is the current Chairman of the Board of the Society for Classical Learning, former Chairman of the Board of the Geneva School of Boerne, current Board member of New Covenant Schools, former Head of Upper School at The Covenant School, and former Head of School at Geneva School of Boerne. Leslie has used her broad experience in teaching, administrative, and governance of classical, Christian schools as the basis for her consulting work with boards across the nation over the past 12 years.