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NESA Fall Leadership Conference 2019

David Chojnacki, Rick Detwiler & Teresa Arpin

Consultant, Governance & School Board Training

NESA Governance Initiative

DAVID CHOJNACKI (pronounced “hoy-NOT-ski”) has had a lifetime of engagement in, leadership of and networking with independent schools around the world. His headships include stints at the International School of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (1981-1984); Karachi American School (1984-1988); The American Embassy School in New Delhi (1988-1992); and Cairo American College (1992-1996).

Consultant on Governance & Boardmanship

NESA Governance Initiative

RICK DETWILER has worked with school boards as head of five international schools over the past 25 years, including three NESA schools. Born and raised in upstate New York, Mr Detwiler earned his BA at Dartmouth followed by graduate work at Tufts and the University of Vermont.

Mr Detwiler will also facilitate a Preconference: "Fundamentals of Trusteeship in an International School" (for new trustees), Wednesday, October 23.


Transformation Systems

TERESA ARPIN is the President of Transformation Systems, working with educational organizations both nationally and internationally since 1996. She specializes in leadership development, governance, strategic planning and organizational transformation.