Note from the Editor:
Most of our readers know that NAIS is searching for a new President. We would like the search to be a more open process, therefore subject to questions from independent school constituents. Consequently, we will publish a series of articles with one question each to candidates for the next NAIS President. Four of those articles have been committed and will appear in August. This is the first. We welcome other articles with a discussion of a key question. If you are interested, let me know. We are also more than willing to publish the views of applicants if they wish—our audience reaches deeply into the independent school teacher and administrative circles with 80,000 active users since our launch 18 months ago.
August 3, 2022
By Sanje Ratnavale, President OESIS Network
The new President of NAIS will begin their job at a moment not dissimilar to the predicament of Pope Leo X five hundred years ago when he received the letter of Martin Luther justifying a different view on the source and validity of Christian knowledge. For Leo X, (as for all of us today in independent schools—perhaps all schools), the nature of…