Big Back Pack LLC

Big Back Pack provides consulting services in Specialized Leadership Search, School Safety & Security, and Human Resources.

The Walker School (Marietta, GA) is seeking a new Director of Communications & Marketing. Big Back Pack is recruiting candidates as part of a national search. Interested candidates should contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

Bolles School (Jacksonville, FL) is seeking a new Director of Safety, Security, and Transportation. Big Back Pack LLC is recruiting candidates as part of a national search. Interested candidates should contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

Thank you AISNE for inviting Steve Mandell to present "How Schools Can Build a Culture of Preventing Child Sexual Abuse" at this year's conference. Great group all focused on how we can keep kids safe by working to stop this most prevalent health issue. #d2l #aisne

Big Back Pack is helping to recruit candidates for the Chief Financial Officer position at the Metropolitan Montessori School in New York City. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Steve Mandell at [email protected] or Lauren Dean at [email protected].

I am pleased to announce that Big Back Pack is helping to recruit candidates for the Communications and Marketing Specialist position at Charleston Day School right here in the "Holy City".

Charleston Day School seeks a creative and energetic Communications & Marketing Specialist (CMS) whose primary responsibility will be to “tell the story” of the School to both current and prospective families.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Steve Mandell at [email protected] or Lauren Dean at [email protected].

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The Galloway School (Atlanta, GA) is seeking a new Marketing Communications Manager. Big Back Pack is helping to recruit candidates as part of a national search. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Strategic Management, the Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for a range of internal and external marketing and communications functions with a focus on content marketing, inbound marketing, publications, creative direction and graphic design. Interested candidates should contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

Westchester Country Day School (High Point, NC) is seeking a new Director of Communications and Marketing. Big Back Pack is recruiting candidates as part of a national search. The Director of Communications and Marketing is a 12-month, administrative position charged with planning and executing programs that enhance the visibility and public perception of the school as well as organizing activities that support the admissions, marketing, and development objectives of the school. Interested candidates should contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

Big Back Pack is proud to announce the placement of Ms. Maggie McVicar as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Seven Hills School In Richmond, VA. Prior to accepting this new post, Maggie has been working as Assistant Communications Director at Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC. Maggie is an exceptional communications professional with a deep backpack of tools and skills ranging from publications to social media to website design. She is tech strong and knows how to use all of the necessary tools well. Congratulations Maggie and Seven Hills!

Big Back Pack is proud to announce the placement of Mr. Ryan Cook as the new Upper School Dean at Charleston Collegiate School. Prior to accepting this new post, Ryan has been serving as the Principal at the Baton Rouge International School. Ryan is a connector and collaborator, always looking to connect students with people “out in the real world”. He believes that young people should have a broader understanding of how things really are after high school. Congratulations Ryan and Charleston Collegiate!

The Anne & Nate Levine Academy in Dallas seeks applications for a new Director of Finance & Operations. The school has retained Big Back Pack to execute this national search. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected]. Levine Academy is an inclusive, dynamic, Jewish day school which fosters leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and Jewish values while empowering its students with integrity, self-confidence, and intellectual curiosity. Super leadership and a history of success! This is a wonderful opportunity in one of America's great cities.

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Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by Training Your Faculty and Staff.

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Mandell on Safety and Security is launched. Join the community for the next five months at no cost to your school. No Commitment. No Credit Card. Just Community. Check out https://lnkd.in/etjbQzd to learn more.

Go to https://lnkd.in/e-CbP2F to get that free membership for your school.

bigbackpack.org Mandell on Safety and Security is a member site focusing on a proven success path.  Join the conversation by contacting [email protected]

Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA), serving students and families across the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, seeks applications for a new Business Manager. For administrative and support staff, CBA is a collaborative, welcoming environment where students, parents, and staff work together to achieve success. Their staff play a key role in fulfilling CBA’s mission.

The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Business Manager. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

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There Are Other Threats Out There

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School Safety and Security Learning Community

In case you missed it! Together we will make our schools more safe and secure! My mission in launching this site is to build a community of schools that want to engage in continued dialogue about safety and security.

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Big Back Pack (www.bigbackpack.org) just launched its 20th Leadership Search including the 12th Finance and Operations position in our first year. It has fast become our specialty, due in part to our innovative research & recruiting practice, extensive network of prospective candidates, and a well-designed process in partnership with schools. Our fees are very competitive. Our search methodology is different. We also offer a one year guarantee. #whoyougoingtocall?

The Maclay School in Tallahassee, Florida seeks a new Chief Financial Officer. The school has retained Big Back Pack to execute a national search for its next Chief Financial Officer. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

The Maclay School is an independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on 100 beautiful acres in northern Tallahassee, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building. It is dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop their inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom. The 2018-19 school year will be the 51st year for Maclay, now under the leadership of James Milford who is in his fifth year as Head of School.

High Meadows School in Atlanta, Georgia seeks a new Business Manager. The school has retained Big Back Pack to execute a national search for its next Business Manager. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

"High Meadows School offers a kaleidoscope of experiences set against the backdrop of a stunning natural setting and brought to life by caring teachers, engaged students, and dedicated families. Everything we do is by design, guided by a set of operating principles that keeps us true to our history but with an eye to the future."

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Hacker steals 10 years worth of data from San Diego school district | ZDNet

More lessons learned. Hacker Steals Ten Years' Worth of Data From School District. "The hacker used "phishing" tactics to access staff credentials — which were then used to steal information including birth dates, Social Security numbers, and other identifying information..":

zdnet.com Officials said the hacker made off with the personal information of over 500,000 student and staff.

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Seven Big Takeaways From Trump Commission's School Safety Report

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blogs.edweek.org The Federal Commission on School Safety wants to get rid of Obama-era school discipline guidance, encourage districts to arm certain school personnel, make schools "harder" targets, and more.

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Praised NY Doctor May Have Abused Over 1,000 Victims

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campussafetymagazine.com Reginald Archibald, a revered doctor, likely sexually abused more than 1,000 of his child patients at Rockefeller University Hospital.

Charleston Collegiate School (Charleston, SC) seeks a full-time Dean of Upper School (Grades 9-12). The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Dean of the Upper School. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

Charleston Collegiate School (Charleston, SC) seeks a full-time Dean of Upper School (Grades 9-12). The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Dean of the Upper School. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected].

24% of school personnel have never received any oral or written guidelines on the mandated reporting requirements of their state. Make sure your school is prepared & educated to prevent and report abuse. Learn more: https://www.d2l.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/D2L-Educator-Stats-Infographic-2017-v5.pdf

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Reporting Child Sexual Abuse - Darkness to Light

Did you know school personnel identify 52% of all identified child abuse cases? Children see educators as someone they can trust and look up to which is why as educator's we not only have a moral obligation but a legal one to report abuse. Find out more about mandatory reporting below. https://www.d2l.org/get-help/reporting/

d2l.org Maybe you have a suspicion that a child is being abused based on something you’ve witnessed, or a child has told you that abuse is happening. Either way, it’s your responsibility to report it to the authorities. You do not need to have proof that abuse is occurring to make a report, only reasona...

Your school's safety and security...Why face it alone? Join a community of school leaders that want to learn more, engage more, and be more prepared. Mandell on Safety and Security is a membership site focusing on a proven success path. Join the conversation. #schoolsafety #schoolsecurity

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Big Back Pack is proud to have placed Robert Moye as the Chief Financial Officer at Oak Hall School. Mr. Moye has enjoyed a distinguished career as a leader in both independent school and higher education.

Big Back Pack is proud to have placed Yvonne Barhight as the new Lower School Dean at Charleston Collegiate School. Ms. Barhight has enjoyed a distinguished career as a leader in the Baltimore City schools.

Big Back Pack is proud to have placed Merle Henkel as the new Director of Finance and Business Operations at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, AL. Mr. Henkel has enjoyed a long career in school leadership, finance, and banking.

Big Back Pack is proud to have placed Casey Bell as the new Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Spartanburg Day School. Ms. Bell spent the past thirteen (13) years at Linfield Christian in Southern California.

The Children's School (Atlanta, GA) has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Director of Finance & Operations. For more information or to request a complete position profile, contact Steve Mandell at [email protected]. The mission of The Children’s School is to enrich minds and inspire dreams. Their joyful and nurturing campus in the heart of Midtown Atlanta supports students to take risks and challenges them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

Big Back Pack is proud to have placed Anne Wiles as the new Director of Finance and Business Operations at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Wiles spent the past ten years at De La Salle Collegiate High School in Detroit as their VP of Finance and Operations.

Big Back Pack LLC is recruiting candidates as part of a national search for Norfolk Collegiate School’s next Director of Finance & Operations. For more information contact Steve Mandell at [email protected]ck.org.

True school safety and security starts on the inside with child protection and social-emotional health. Thrilled to back at Heathwood Hall (Columbia, SC) for a few days working with the staff on an updated assessment. Like so many of our independent schools, Heathwood has that inside-out part nailed down. #leadwithheart

Big Back Pack welcomes Dallas McKinney to our team as a safety and security analyst. He worked for 25 Years as Police Officer, Investigator, School Resource Officer as well as 30 Years as Firefighter. Dallas has 100 plus certifications in Law Enforcement, Safety, and Risk Management. He has instructed and supervised Active Shooter Response Drills, working at all educational levels, K12 to College.

Big Back Pack LLC is recruiting candidates for Tampa Preparatory School (FL) as part of a national search for a new English/Yearbook Teacher. Interested people should contact Steve Mandell at [email protected] or Lauren Dean at [email protected] for more information. #indyschools

Smaller independent schools offer their own uniquely connected approach to caring for their students and teachers. Thank you Westchester Country Day in North Carolina for engaging our Big Back Pack team to complete a safety and security assessment on your campus. Loved being in Wildcat Country!

Wrapping up a safety and security assessment at a most special school, Sandhills School, in Columbia, South Carolina. These heroes care for their students and teachers in every way. Honored that Big Back Pack could be on the journey with them.

Thanks to NBOA for publishing this article by our Founder Steve Mandell about how to best "off-board" employees leaving your school.
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Welcome Sharon L. Sellers as a Human Resources Consultant to Big Back Pack. Sharon will focus on helping schools be great places to work. Learn more about Sharon below:

30 years of experience in Human Resources and Management

Certified Senior HR Professional through SHRM (SHRM-SCP)

Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)

M.A. in Management (Webster University)

B.S. in Psychology (College of Charleston)

Adjunct faculty member at Trident Technical College

In addition to being on the Big Back Pack team, Sharon has led her own consulting firm since 2004. She is a business executive with thirty years experience in the human resources and management field. An effective trainer and motivational speaker, Sharon is a recognized author and subject matter expert in the areas of employee staffing, anti-harassment training and investigations, employee development, employee relations, strategic planning and risk management. A life-long community leader and SHRM advocate, Sharon Sellers can help schools with a world of issues.

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