August 15, 2015

Threading the Needle: Addressing Faculty Compensation Challenges While Avoiding Major Risks

A new client decided twenty years ago to adopt the salary scale of a local US public school system. At the time it seemed like a […]
August 1, 2015

Performance Pay Can Work In Independent Schools

The Best of Times For Independent Schools Independent schools are experiencing the best of times. Fund raising as well as tuition are going up steadily. Most […]
August 1, 2015

Faculty Salary Systems: Rapid and Systematic Changes in Schools Worldwide

State schools, public schools, independent schools and international schools throughout the world are studying and undertaking dramatic changes in teacher salary systems and structures. These changes, […]
August 1, 2015

The Professional Growth "Trap"

A common misconception among heads of school and teachers in US and international schools is that professional growth and teacher accountability are either incompatible objectives, or […]
August 1, 2015

Trends from the Trenches – Patterns in Faculty Benefits

In a time of economic uncertainty and an anticipated teacher shortage, independent schools are searching for ways to attract and retain quality teachers. One way is […]
August 1, 2015

The Faculty Salary Challenge: Not Just How Much, But How?

Ladder, Band and Range Considerations and the School’s Philosophy of Compensation In independent schools, the four key elements of compensation planning are: the philosophy of compensation; […]
August 1, 2015

When And Why Teachers Decide To “Organize”

The key to independent school quality has been strong leaders, committed faculty, healthy boards and the ability to adapt to changing markets and educational directions. The […]
August 1, 2015

Mission And Money: Or How To Make The Most With What You Have

The Key Connection One New England boarding school with limited resources has an excellent tradition of recruiting young male teachers from the Ivy League colleges to […]
August 1, 2015

Designing A Politically Safe Process For Changing Faculty Compensation Systems

Changing a salary system involves risks. Sometimes they are enormous. However, the process of exploring options can be invigorating, intellectually exciting, and can be community building. […]
August 1, 2015

Update on Performance Pay: Gaining National Attention

A May series of three articles in the San Jose Mercury News reported on the movement towards performance pay in California and Denver’s progress on this […]