Putting It Together: Building Shared Ownership with Others in Our Schools

Starts:  Apr 9, 2018 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Apr 10, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)



Host School: 

Porter-Gaud School
300 Albemarle Rd
Charleston, SC 29407


Registration Fee

$295 AISAP Member 

$325 Non-Member* 

Fees include:

  • Education materials
  • Planned meal functions listed above


Putting It Together: Building Shared Ownership with Others In Our Schools

Description: How does the admission professional work with others in their schools? From administration, to marketing & communications, to parent’s groups, to faculty and more, there are many pathways to improved communication that intersect these constituencies.  This workshop will take a three-fold approach. We will:

1. Facilitate conversations that uncovers challenges, constraints, while championing our efforts to work and play well with others.

2. Employ a learning assessment that allows participants to explore their communication styles so as to improve their communication competence.

3. Review operational tools and strategies that can augment communication thereby building shared ownership with the many involved in the admission process in our schools.

Participants will walk away with tools, techniques, and insights that can be utilized to enhance the communication among and between all the areas of the school’s administration.  



Sunday, April 8
All Day Out of Town Arrivals
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner hosted by Porter-Gaud
Monday, April 9
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Discussion and Understanding of Roles and Relationships
Presenter: Patrick Schuermann
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learning Tools and Techniques of Effective Communications.
Presenter: Dayle Savage, EdD
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Reception hosted by Porter-Gaud
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner at 39 Rue De Jean
Tuesday, April 10
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Applying Tools and Techniques
Presenter: Janice Crampton



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Patrick J. Schuermann is a research assistant professor of educational leadership and public policy at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.  Patrick has authored numerous articles, commissioned reports and books on leadership. Successful School Leadership: Planning, Politics, Performance and Power is the anchor text in the Peabody Instructional Leadership Series. Leading Schools to Success: Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning Cultures is used in schools, districts and graduate programs across the country.  Most recently, Data Fluency is a practical text that seeks to help leaders empower their organizations with effective data communication.  

Patrick served as the founding co-editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Education Online and in 2014 won an Emmy Award for Best Educational Piece for his documentary “A Matter of Principles” – a piece that sought to tell the story of effective school leadership in a more compelling manner than traditional print form.  He has also received several Telly Awards for short films about his recent work developing school leaders in Abu Dhabi. 

Patrick created and directs the new Master’s in Independent School Leadership program at Peabody College – an innovative program that draws on experts across the higher education and independent school community in Tennessee and beyond. Patrick developed the Peabody Professional Institutes to offer intensive one-week professional development during the summer for new and aspiring independent school teachers and leaders.

For the past four years, Patrick has served as the director of Vanderbilt’s Abu Dhabi Leadership Development project, and founded the Tennessee / Shanghai shared leadership initiative.  He is a member of the Gates Foundation project studying the ways leaders use teacher effectiveness data to make critical human capital decisions and has developed several policy manuals and practical tools to support this work.

Prior to these international leadership development projects, for 5 years Patrick served as the policy director and director of technical assistance for the National Center for Educator Compensation Reform (CECR), the comprehensive assistance center for Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant.  In this capacity, Patrick coordinated support to states, districts and schools in domains such as communication planning, data quality, the evaluation of teachers and principals, utilizing value-added measurement to assess teacher and school effectiveness, the alignment of professional development to performance award programs, and fiscal and programmatic sustainability.

Before arriving in Nashville, Patrick served as a teacher, tutor, coach and program leader at the elementary, middle and high school levels at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC and Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, FL.  Patrick holds BS and MA degrees from Furman University and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Vanderbilt University. 


Dayle A. Savage, EdD, lives her life at the intersection of leadership and learning. She lives in Nashville, where she practices in the fields of talent management, learning and development, change leadership, and executive coaching. Currently, through her firm spiraLearning, LLC, she is supporting individuals and teams in her work as a certified executive coach and as consultant working specifically with the international admissions and enrollment management association, AISAP, as the Director of Learning and Development.

Dayle recently retired from Vanderbilt University. During her tenure, she was the Program Director for the Leadership and Organizational Performance graduate program and created/implemented a career center for the 600+ graduate students on Peabody College’s campus. Prior to her work in higher education, Dayle was employed as the VP of HR and Chief Learning Officer at Saint Thomas Health. To realize, value, and inspire the possibilities held by the human spirit is her passion.


Janice Crampton – In July 2007, AISAP Board of Directors appointed Janice Crampton to serve as their Executive Director. She brings more than 35 years of experience in school and university experience to the organization. AISAP is a global association whose mission and vision is to support and advance those involved in admission and enrollment management in their responsibilities for advancing institutional mission and financial sustainability.

Under Janice’s leadership, AISAP has issued guidelines and parameters for professionals and their schools though the adherence of Ethical Behavior & Best Practices in Admission and Enrollment Management as well as Standards & Competencies for Admission & Enrollment Management. In addition, she has led AISAP to create and implement the Certification for Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals, CAEP ©, and many other programs and services that continue to advance, educate, and advocate for the profession around the world. In her executive director role, she speaks on topics related to admission and enrollment management, sharing her insight, passion, knowledge and understanding of the strategic, as well as operational needs and strategies involved in admission and enrollment management.

A graduate of Bucknell University, Janice began her professional career in the university’s Office of Admission, traveling throughout the United States as well as internationally working with international and transfer students. Janice also served with the State of New Jersey Department of Higher Education, working for the Assistant Chancellor, and as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Gill St. Bernard’s School, a prekindergarten-grade 12 school in New Jersey. Returning to her college admission and placement roots, she Janice was Director of College Counseling at Francis Parker School in California, followed by Greenwich Academy and The Williams School in Connecticut, before her arrival to The Country School located in Madison, Connecticut. Janice has served on the board of directors for local charities and several independent schools.


Event Parking

Please use Lot 27 in front of Building 1 for parking.  Here is a link to the campus map for more details.


Meeting Room

Specific meeting room details will be shared closer to the event dates.


Hotel Options

You are more than welcome to book your own hotel reservation.  Here are a few nearby hotels that we would recommend.


Airport Details

  • Charleston Airport (CHS) is approximately 20 minutes or 12 Miles from Porter-Gaud School
  • Uber or Lyft rates average $25 one way from the airport.
  • Taxi and rental cars options also available at the airport.

*To view our Cancellation and Substitution Policy, please click HERE.


Porter-Gaud School
300 Albemarle Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
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Stephanie Orr, Director of Events
(203) 421-7051 Ext. 108