CCIS Trustee Webinar: Governance Now
With Mike Vachow
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October 26, 4:00-5:00pm
Mike is a Managing Director at Gowan Group, a full service consultancy to independent schools based in Connecticut. Before becoming a consultant, Mike worked in independent day schools for 30 years. Mike began his career as an English teacher and coach at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans before moving on to administrative roles there. He continued in school leadership as a division director at Lake Forest Country Day School, and for ten years as Head of Forsyth School in St. Louis, and as Interim Head at Peoria Academy. Mike also maintains his own consulting brand, Knuckleball Consulting, for small projects and from which he publishes his monthly newsletter, Ahead in the Count. During his years serving independent schools in the Midwest, Mike chaired the board of the Independent Schools of St. Louis, and served ISACS as a member of the Accreditation Review Committee, and as an accreditation team leader and mentor in the New Heads Network. Mike's consulting work has focused on enrollment strategy, strategic planning, governance and leadership searches. He has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MA from Middlebury College.