Giving tours to prospective families is time-intensive for an already busy admission staff. What if you had a group of dynamic parents coordinating and leading tours for you? A parent tour guide program will renew your current parents’ love of the school while giving an authentic voice to your admission and marketing messages. This session gives you the framework to organize your own parent tour guide program that fits the needs of your school. Presenters will discuss how to choose your parents, how to manage expectations and how to keep messaging intact. Learning Objectives
- Determine feasibility of implementing a parent tour guide program
- Outline steps for implementation
- Track data to measure for success
- Entering (0-2 Yrs)
- Emerging (3-4 Yrs)
- Advancing (5-9 Yrs)
- Balances Stakeholders
- Communicates Effectively
Continuing Education Credits:
- This course is eligible for 1 hour of AISAP Continuing Education Credits
- Credits will apply towards your CAEP re-certification.
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Rebecca Malotke-Meslin became the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at The Avery Coonley School in 2013. The Avery Coonley School serves academically gifted and talented students in PreK – 8th grade in the suburbs of Chicago. Before arriving at ACS, she was the Director of Admissions at Da Vinci Academy in Elgin, IL, and also served as the Director of Admissions at The Lewis School of Princeton in Princeton, NJ. Mrs. Malotke-Meslin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is passionate about bringing diversity to independent schools and helping families of gifted and twice-exceptional students understand their educational options.
Mrs. Malotke-Meslin is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS). She also serves as the Chair of the Women in Business Committee of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC).
Lisa Psarouthakis is the Director of Admissions at Emerson School, in Ann Arbor Michigan. She joined the staff of this K-8 school serving gifted and academically talented children in 2006, and took on the role of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in 2015. In her tenure at Emerson, Lisa has worked for three Heads of School, and can honestly say she has enjoyed almost every day at work. A nearly lifelong resident of Ann Arbor, and a public school kid herself, Lisa was a convert to the positive impact of an Independent school education after her first few weeks at Emerson, and hopes to continue to spread the news one family at a time. Lisa holds a Bachelor of General Studies and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is married to a wonderful guy, and the mother of three adult children and one fur baby, named Zeus.