The governing board is not typically recognized or credited as a reason for school growth. But if reflecting on a few of the more important responsibilities of the board, then the correlation becomes apparent. Without question, among the most valued roles of the board is to work together as a team to support the head of school. The meaningful acceptance and understanding of these two factors cannot be over-estimated. And yet, schools often fail to see the warning signs of how discord, poor performance, lack of knowledge regarding best practices and failure to adequately support the head of school can lead to negative consequences, including no growth or declining enrollment. This session will explore the correlation between a healthy board of trustees and a thriving school.