Dartmouth Associates

How ISCA meets the crucial needs of board chairs…how boards can best work with Admission offices…Trust your “knowing”… Continua con la forza (Go forward with strength).

Show Tracks:

3:04 New ISCA services

9:46 Top three new chair challenges

13:31 New board configurations

19:00 How to manage board expectations

24:27 How boards can best work with admissions

30:00 Personal and Professional organization…Dance, Tennis and Italian cooking

36:00 Favorite travel spots

39:00 Founding a perfume company

45:01 Stopping Hunger

46:39 What the world needs more of

50:21 One of my greatest challenges

58:20 How my husband and I met

Show Notes

Bethany Di Napoli is the Executive Director of the Independent School Chairpersons Association.  She helps provide independent school chairs with the resources, education and support they need to be successful in their role as board chair.  As a former independent school board chair and member of ISCA, she understands first hand the challenges and rewards of serving in that role and also benefited from the tremendous support ISCA provided to her when she was board chair.


Bethany’s professional background is in public health and nutrition having worked at the RI Department of Health for many years before leaving her position to care for her four school age children.


Her involvement with her children’s independent school lead to her being appointed Board Chair of St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, RI where she served in that role for 5 1/2 years.  Bethany has served as Executive Director of ISCA since August of 2017 and has had the honor and pleasure of connecting ISCA members with experts in respective disciplines related to the board’s work including governance, legal, financial and diversity experts.  She has been proud to see the organization grow and serve more board chairs under her leadership.


Bethany also serves on the board of directors for a professional contemporary ballet company in Newport, RI where she lives with her husband and 4 children.

Bethany can be reached via email at bethany@iscachairs.org or by phone at 401-216-8079.





This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.


IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.


Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!


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This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

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This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org


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