By Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently interviewed leaders from independent schools, and our own Blair Overstreet, history department chair, was chosen to participate and share her leadership journey. Ms. Overstreet was one of 13 leaders approached to record a video out of 200 attendees at a leadership conference this summer that was made possible thanks to professional growth funds raised at Blue Bash, an annual fundraising event.
In addition to serving as history chair, Ms. Overstreet teaches Grades 9–10 World History, is the new faculty coordinator and is a member of the Diversity Advocates team. In her eight years with LJCDS, Ms. Overstreet has led in numerous capacities, including coordinator for the Oral History Project and four years as freshman dean.
Watch the video below to see what Ms. Overstreet shares about making mistakes.
NAIS is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.