Monthly Archives: October 2015

BE SMART > Interview With Author of RIISE Roadmap to Independent School Success & Beyond

Wife, mom, writer, and businesswoman Gina Parker Collins bravely subjected herself to a unique experience at the RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment event: being interviewed by her two children in front of a packed auditorium of about 150 people. [Related: The Price We’ll Pay for Our Children’s Education: Are There Better Options?] Her daughter, Elon, a […]

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{Nov. 7} Young Womyn of Strength3 – Establishes 21st Century Leadership Paradigms

Young Womyn of Strength No, not a typo, but intentional. wom·yn ˈwimin/ noun nonstandard spelling of “women” adopted by some feminists in order to avoid the word ending -men. Embarking on it’s third annual conference at Brooklyn Friends School, we asked founder Orinthia Swindell, Director of Diversity and Institutional Equity at BFS, about the beginnings and […]

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REPOST – Ten Tips for Leaving a Good Impression at an Independent School Interview

REPOST from 2013 RIISE blog…. We have many themes leading into our diversity recruitment event, Sunday, October 6, like: Awareness, Application, Access Luck favors the Prepared RIISE Lifestyle Straight, no Chaser! But, there is one blog that really captures the theme, Straight No Chaser. Not for the faint of heart, and certainly not meant to […]

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Thank you! Diversity Recruitment + Book Launch A Success!!

  Posted by RIISE on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Great day of recruitment & book launch! Check out our Facebook photo album here –  

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New Member Spotlight: Fessy | Boarding | Boys of Color | Mbakwe Okafor

What brought you to Fessy? As someone that worked in the charter school sector for nine years, I truly believe in education reform and 21st Century learning. When I worked at the high school level, I noticed that some boys were not striving as well as the girls. It was not that their current schools […]

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