What School Leaders are Saying

Bill did an outstanding job leading our board in a governance workshop. Each trustee was given a copy of his book, Healthy Boards - Successful Schools, prior to the workshop, which enabled Bill to establish credibility with the trustees even before he began the workshop. His knowledge of how boards should function for success is invaluable. It was incredibly helpful for our trustees to have a refresher course on their role as trustees and how we can all be successful together.
Debbie Russell, Head of School, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Suffolk, VA

Bill Mott understands the critical role that trustees play in independent schools: Healthy and sustainable schools have healthy and sustainable board cultures. He recognizes that board actions today set the path and the tone for the school's future. His experience in working with boards is extensive; and his advice is practical, clear, and very wise. 
R. Kirk Walker, Jr., Ph.D., President Emeritus of SAIS
Atlanta, GA

Because all leadership is reflective, the health of the board is on full display throughout every aspect of the school. Solomon said, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” (Proverbs 19:18, The Message) Healthy Boards - Successful Schools is a very practical guide for board members and school leaders to gain a better understanding God’s plan for the school and how to implement it. Dr. Mott’s use of Case Stories is simply masterful! Working through these together will allow the board to become proactive instead of reactive; ready to overcome difficult challenges and embrace strategic opportunities to fulfill God’s purpose for the school.
Stephen G. Reel, Ph.D., Head of School, Mitchell Road Christian Academy, Greenville, South Carolina
Colorado Springs, CO

Bill Mott continues to exhibit a depth of insight when it comes to Independent School governance. Through anecdotes and case stories, he is able to break down the complex nature of Board/Head of School dynamics and provide clarity around what is most important for the healthy functioning of a school. From when I first met Bill as a new Head of School, to subsequent work that he has done with our Board, I can attest to the value of his perspective and the effectiveness with which he is able to communicate it.
David Braemer, Head of School, Kent Denver
Denver, CO

Bill Mott is arguably the leading expert in governance in independent education, as Healthy Boards-Successful Schools so well demonstrates. No relationship in independent schools is more important than that of the Board and head. Dr. Mott offers wise insight to ensure the relationship is strong and generative. This book should be required reading for all new members of Governing Boards and new heads of school. Many current board members and longstanding heads would benefit from reading it, as well.
F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D., President, Woodward Academy
Atlanta, GA

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