Associate Director of Programs, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
Nancy Dickson is the Associate Director of Programs at the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), where she develops and offers professional development programming for six thousand educators within CAIS member schools. Prior to working at CAIS, Nancy spent one year as Associate Director of Accreditation Services at the Association of Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS). Nancy has spent over twenty years in education in a range of roles from teaching to senior leadership. After earning her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, she began her professional life as the second employee at The Bay School of San Francisco, where she eventually served as Founding Director of Admission. After earning an MA in Private School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, Nancy taught English at The Berkeley Carroll School and at The Nightingale-Bamford School, both in NYC. She then served as Upper School Principal at The Park School of Baltimore for four years. A mother to three children, ages 2, 6 and 8, Nancy took extended family leave after the birth of each child and has continually made professional choices based on her perpetual search for the mythical work-life balance.