CS&A News and Events

October 7: Lawrence Alexander Featured on NPR

Lawrence Alexander, CS&A's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and leader of our DEI Consulting Practice, was interviewed on WBUR, Boston's NPR station, regarding the recent Harvard University discrimination case and about bias in the college admission process. Listen to the full interview here.

He was also interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education on the same topic. Congrats to Lawrence on being contacted to weigh in on this important topic!


September 30: Announcing a Partnership with TABS

Today, TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) announced its Boarding School Alliance Partnership program with CS&A as one of its inaugural Alliance Partners. Through this new venture, TABS will be engaging with industry leaders to pursue novel analysis and research, co-produce white papers, offer best practice guidance, and collaborate on other special projects. CS&A is joined by Community Brand and Marts & Lundy in multi-year cooperative agreements as Boarding School Alliance Partners (BSAPs). This new program will bring innovative thought leadership across a variety of areas important to the health and vitality of boarding schools. Watch this video to learn more about the program.


September 26-28: Strong CS&A Presence at NACAC

Search consultants Ben Bolté, Jennifer Christensen, Tom Marlitt, and Lawrence Alexander, along with Placement Counselor Diana Zito, will be attending and exhibiting at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National Conference in Louisville on September 26-28. They look forward to connecting with college counseling and college admission professionals from across the country. Be sure to stop by booth #755 to chat with the team!


September 25-27: Calling all Math Teachers Attending NCTM!

Math Placement Associate Beth McArdle can't wait to talk with math and other STEM educators at the NCTM Regional Conference in Boston. If you're attending, Beth will be at the CS&A table in the exhibit hall, booth #115. She would love to learn about your job search goals, or the hiring needs of your school.


September 10-14: Making Connections at EMA

Search Consultants Jennifer Christensen and Lisa Parsons will be attending the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the admissions and enrollment searches they run, stop by table 30 during the event.


September 1: Focus on Leadership Transition

This summer, as schools are preparing to welcome their new leaders, we are sharing thought leadership around an area we believe that schools, and school leaders, would be well-served to invest significantly more time and energy into: the transition phase of leadership. Check out our series of stories and articles from industry and education experts.


July 24-26: CS&A at the STEM Forum & Expo

Beth McArdle, Placement Associate for mathematics and member of our STEM Placement Team, will be at the STEM Forum & Expo hosted by the National Science Teachers Association in San Francisco. She'll be at booth #528 ready to chat with anyone interested in finding a teaching job in all STEM (and STEAM!) areas.


July 18-21: CS&A at the IB Global Conference

To enhance our work with IB schools and educators, CS&A will be exhibiting at the 2019 IB Global Conference in New Orleans. Stop by our booth for some cool swag and to learn more about our work with IB practitioners and the unique schools that follow the mission of the International Baccalaureate.


July 8: Focus on Women in Leadership

This past spring, CS&A shined a spotlight on women in school leadership. Members of our Search and Consulting Group, as well as current female heads of school, shared their stories of leadership, mentorship, and their professional journeys, and offered advice and tips on preparing for leadership roles. We hope educators everywhere are inspired and motivated by these individuals and that schools continue to attract, nurture, and retain female leaders. See the full series here.


July 4: CS&A Closed for the Fourth of July

CS&A will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July on Thursday, July 4. Office hours will resume the following day.


June 24-26: CS&A Sponsors and Presents at 2019 NCGS Conference

CS&A is delighted to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 NCGS (National Coalition of Girls’ Schools) Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, & Entrepreneurs, which will take place at Westridge School in Pasadena on June 24-26.

On Monday, June 24, several members of CS&A’s Search and Consulting Group will be leading a compelling and interactive three-hour pre-conference workshop designed to prepare and empower emerging female leaders and aspiring school heads to pursue administrative positions in their schools. The workshop, “Answer the Rising Call for Women’s Leadership in Independent Schools,” will be facilitated by Bill Christ, Ann Teaff, Jennifer Christensen, Karen Neitzel, and Karen Whitaker.

Additionally, members of CS&A's Search and Consulting Group will be presenting at several others sessions during the conference. Check out the full story here.


May 30: CS&A at NEACAC

Senior Consultant and Placement Associate for Admissions, represented CS&A at the New England Association for College Admission Counseling Annual Conference at The University of Rhode Island. Ben participated in the event's Career Center which offered resume reviewing, general career coaching, and informational, informal interviews for those working in the college admission space.


May 14: Webinar with CCS

Jonathan Ball, Placement Associate for development jobs and Director of External Relations and Strategic Partnerships, co-hosted a webinar with CCS Fundraising, a strategic fundraising consulting firm, on May 14. Together with Suzanne Eden, CCS Senior Vice President, and Bob Weston, CCS Director of New Business Development, Jonathan discussed identifying, cultivating, and strategically managing talent within an educational institution.


April 24: Announcing CS&A's 2019 Women's Institute

The shortage of women in the leadership pipeline in the education sector is alarming. Sound the alarm at this event designed to encourage more women to see themselves as leaders and to address the challenges faced by women in education. Whether coming as a veteran leader interested in mentoring, an attendee at the early stage of your career looking for guidance, or an ally for the feminist movement, our Women's Institute has value for everyone. We encourage both women and their allies in the education community to attend our third-annual event.


March 20-23: CS&A at The White Privilege Conference

Several CS&A staff members will be at The White Privilege Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA. We are excited that CS&A Consultant Lawrence Alexander, who leads our DEI Consulting Practice, will be presenting at the event. His session is titled “Toxic Feminism: When Intersectionality Isn't Enough.”


March 11-14: Meet Us at the California Charter Schools Conference

We hope you'll be at the California Charter Schools Annual Conference in Sacramento…because we'll be there! As our partnerships with charter schools continue to expand, we look forward to connecting with new schools out West to assist them with their hiring needs.


February 26: Let's Chat at the NAIS Annual Conference!

We're headed to Long Beach for the NAIS Annual Conference, as well as to hold our own hiring event at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Stop by booth #580 in the Expo at the NAIS Conference or connect with us next door where we're hosting FORUM@NAIS, a hiring event for CS&A candidates and schools.


January 31: Read a Recap of FORUM/Diversity 2019

Our fifth-annual FORUM/Diversity featured two keynote speakers — Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Peggy McIntosh — and a group of well-known diversity practitioners. Read a recap of the two-day event.


January 18: CS&A Closed on MLK Day

CS&A will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume business the following day.


January 7, 2019: FORUM/Diversity Speakers and Sessions Announced

In addition to two keynote speakers, we're pleased to share the speakers and session schedule for the professional development symposium at FORUM/Diversity on January 25 and 26 in Philadelphia. We've gathered a group of renowned diversity practitioners, school leaders, and consultants to lead world-class sessions on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools. Learn more and register today!

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