January 29 – 31, 2020 • Boca Raton, Florida
This long-running workshop is designed to engage the more seasoned residential life professional team, for both leaders and members. TABS Lab: ResLife Leadership occurs over three concentrated days, away from the daily demands of school life, to help administrative teams develop and refine a functional residential life mission and strategy for your school. Explore how to create an intentional community and a life skills curriculum that will enhance the dormitory, boost faculty expertise and retention, and elevate your entire institution and community.
Each school will receive individualized attention working directly with experienced faculty, with each school’s own materials, as well as through group discussion and interaction on contemporary and structural residential life issues. Return to your school with a comprehensive residential life mission and working strategies, that support your residential curriculum, your school mission, and the co-curricular development of your students.
Much more valuable and effective for school teams – we highly recommend that you come as a team to get the most out of this workshop!
Save $100 off each registration when registering 2 or more from the same school at the same time.
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Fees include instruction, resource materials, lunches and breaks. Participants must make their own hotel arrangements (see Hotel Information in left column).
To cancel your registration, email your request to Samantha Bailey, Bailey@TABS.org or Liz Verhalen, Verhalen@TABS.org, before January 5, 2019. Please confirm that you are requesting a refund (each registration refund will be made less a $100 processing fee) or you may transfer your registration to another staff member of your school. No refunds will be made if received after midnight on January 5, 2019 and no weather-related refunds will be granted.
If you have additional questions, please contact the TABS office at 828-258-5354 and ask for Samantha Bailey or Liz Verhalen.
Brian P. Easler
Head of School
Wilbraham & Monson Academy, MA
Brian Easler considers it an honor and a privilege to have served since 2014 as the Head of School for Wilbraham & Monson Academy, a remarkable boarding and day school for 430 girls and boys in grades 6-12, where he has been since 1998. For most of that time Brian served as the Dean of Students & Associate Head of School, a role he found exceptionally rewarding, and he has also enjoyed being a dorm parent for male and female students of various ages, teaching trimester ethics electives to seniors, occasionally doing a little coaching and leading student trips to remote locations like the southern Amazon basin. Brian is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in English and Philosophy and earned a Master of Education in Experiential Education from Springfield College and a Master of Arts in Independent School Leadership through the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to his work in education, Brian served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division, as a Sergeant, Airborne Ranger and Team Leader in the Long Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Detachment. Brian enjoys leisure time with his wife and dogs at their cabin in Vermont, reading, hunting and hiking.
Deputy Headmaster and Dean of Students
Kings Academy, Jordan
A lifelong New York resident, Julianne Puente joined King’s Academy in 2009 as dean of students and deputy headmaster as well as a faculty member in the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and Religion (EPR), where she teaches world religions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in American studies from Columbia University. Having attended the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York for her secondary school education, Ms. Puente returned to her alma mater to work as a teacher, administrator and coach for 14 years prior to joining King’s. At Hackley, Ms. Puente worked in admissions and college counseling, served as a dean of students and as a history teacher, in which capacity she developed several new courses, including one on world religions. A passionate and dedicated coach, she was at the helm of the varsity girls’ soccer and softball teams that won numerous league and state championships during her tenure at the school. She was also a faculty member of the performing arts department teaching a music course in addition to providing guitar and drum accompaniments for various student and faculty performances.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the reduced rate of $199 a night at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel, located at 1950 Glades Road in Boca Raton. This hotel is conveniently located near Boca Raton’s Town Center.
Hotel reservations can be made online by visiting: Wyndham Boca Raton or if you prefer, call 888 404 6880 and refer to the TABS 2019 Group: code 02046745TA_001. It’s wise to book your reservations early. If you have any problems reserving space, please contact us!
Sam Bailey: 828 785 5147 or Bailey@TABS.org
Liz Verhalen: 828 785 5148 or Verhalen@TABS
Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel From Ft. Lauderdale Airport