Advance your career and equip yourself with the essential tools needed to cultivate a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for your students with this comprehensive, real-time virtual program for boarding school professionals.
Through cohort-based learning, TABS Foundations of Care and Practice Credential guides boarding school professionals to develop foundational insights essential to providing the best care for students
You will learn from experienced faculty from TABS member schools and build relationships to your professional growth.
The TABS Foundations of Care and Practice Credential is a comprehensive professional development program that provides boarding school practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to provide the best possible care for their students.
The program covers a wide range of topics, including mission and purpose, safety, health, and wellness, cultivating inclusivity and belonging, and advising and supervising adolescents. Participants will learn from experienced faculty and build a community with other boarding school professionals committed to their professional development and providing the best possible care for their students.
Caring for yourself is essential to caring effectively for students and colleagues in your boarding school community. Reflect on strategies that support your health, examine pitfalls in managing relationships and responsibilities in a boarding environment, and develop a self-care action plan.
Explore an array of mission, purpose statements, and origin stories of boarding schools — including your own — and examine ways in which the shared commitment to vibrant residential life programs comes to life in the daily experience of the people — students, teachers, and parents — who embark on this unique educational journey.
Boarding school educators are in a unique position to help students develop lifelong healthy habits. Explore research and current trends around student health, data collection tools, and strategies for defining and prioritizing health and wellness goals for their community.
Examine the most common mental health challenges our students may face, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, bullying, and self-harm. You’ll learn how to identify and support students with mental health concerns, create safe and supportive school environments, and approach a student in crisis.
In this trauma-informed training led by RAINN, gain an understanding of the foundations and complexities of sexual misconduct, trauma and its impact on survivors, how to respond in trauma-informed ways, and how to identify and reinforce healthy boundaries for yourself, students, and others in your community.
The opportunity to develop relationships with caring and supportive adult mentors is a key reason families choose boarding schools. Explore ways to empower students as leaders within the boarding setting, set and maintain healthy boundaries, and balance your role as advisor and supervisor of boarding school students in a variety of on-campus settings.
When students live where they learn, cultivating inclusive communities of belonging is critical. Explore the wide array of lenses through which we can understand diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging on our campuses, reflect on your own identity and experience, and develop strategies for supporting inclusivity and belonging in your sphere of influence.
With up to 30% of boarding school students enrolling from beyond North America, understanding the unique needs of international students is essential to building supportive communities where students thrive. Explore the typical emotional journey of a student attending boarding school in a foreign country, cultural insights and understandings caring for international students, and strategies for challenges you and they may face during the educational journey.
One-hour live virtual modules taught by boarding school faculty experts.
Cohort meetings with your fellow cohort and cohort advisor to unpack your learning and insights.
The Foundations of Care and Practice is a complimentary, in-depth professional development program for TABS members, with a limited number of spots available.
Patricia previously served as the Head of the Upper School at the Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida. She also worked at the Loomis Chaffee School as a dean of students and was heavily involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school. Prior to Loomis Chaffee, Patricia worked at The Madeira School in several roles, including as a major gifts officer, director of student activities, special assistant to the head of school on diversity, and the assistant dean of students for residential life.
Before transitioning into education, Ms. Sasser worked at ESPN as an associate producer, where she was a two-time Emmy® nominee and a 2006 Emmy® award winner.
Raquel Majeski began working at Lawrence Academy in 2017 and is the Assistant Head for Equity and Community Life. She has a BA from Eckerd College in communications and human development and an MA from Nova Southeastern University in reading and special education. Raquel lives in Brazer with her two children, Lauryn and Wade. She loves spending time with the students at LA, participating in book clubs and bible study groups, and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts. Raquel is also the Chair of the diversity task force for the town of Groton.
Marquis Scott joined The Lawrenceville School in 2018 and has made significant contributions in various leadership roles. He has implemented a technology-focused strategic plan to enhance cyber security practices, improve employee portal utilization, and streamline campus-wide technology support. Marquis has also played a pivotal role in advancing the School’s initiatives on diversity, equity, and inclusion, implementing best practices and leading senior staff efforts in this area. Additionally, he has led strategic communication and institutional marketing committees, ensuring consistent communication, website strategy, and brand identity aligned with the School’s mission. Marquis has been instrumental in the marketing and branding of Lawrenceville’s Gruss Center for Art & Design and collaborates with the Lawrenceville community to prioritize and execute strategic projects.
In addition to his role as the assistant head of school, Marquis has successfully undertaken various acting leadership positions, including chief technology officer, director of communications and external affairs, dean of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement, and director of human resources. Currently, he leads a student-centered Wellness Team, working collaboratively with the medical director, dean of students, and dean of campus well-being to prioritize a holistic approach to student well-being.
Scott holds a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University’s School of Business in Newark, NJ, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa, with an anticipated completion date of Winter 23-24. Scott recently completed the National Association of Independent Schools’ Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads. He is an alumnus of the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Hotchkiss Board of Governors.
Courtney is an educator and DEI practitioner who currently lives in Connecticut at The Loomis Chaffee School, where she serves as the Director of Gender and Sexuality, English teacher, and dorm head. Courtney is an alumna of The Peddie School in New Jersey, earned her BA in Philosophy from Lehigh University, where she also was a member of the Women’s Soccer team. She earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, where she studied gender and sexuality, and a Master in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied diversity, equity, and inclusion more broadly. Courtney enjoys spending time outside with her dog, reading memoirs, running, cycling, and sipping coffee.