Working Groups

Healthy Opening
& Operation

As schools enter a “post-lockdown, pre-vaccine” world, the most immediate and pressing questions for 2020-21 concern whether, when, and how schools can reopen and operate their campuses safely. TABS is focused on developing tools, resources, and guidelines schools can use to navigate the unique health considerations for residential life and 24/7 academic communities.

Enrollment &
Business Resilience

School leaders are facing historic levels of uncertainty across a multitude of dimensions, including profound financial unpredictability. Almost all schools are beginning to develop various financial scenarios for 2020-21, 2021-22, and beyond. During this period of “creative destruction,” TABS will help accelerate, enrich, and support scenario-planning and adaptive strategic thinking.

Working Group Updates

June 30 2020

The newest survey results on TESTING PROTOCOLS are available now in our Searchable Data Table for School Opening Plans. It will refresh with new entries, and new content each week.

Exploring the idea of connecting a working group of boarding school Heads with college and university Presidents.

June 17 2020

To address fall enrollment issues, a Summer Family Webinar Series, hosted by heads, will be instituted to engage families interested in the boarding option. The webinars will occur Monday evenings at 7pm ET, beginning June 29 and concluding August 10. Please contact Daniel Gentle or Sheila Mitchell if you’re a head of school and interested in participating or hosting. 

Watch for periodic, brief surveys coming your way, the results of which will load to a Searchable Data Table on this site. New data will be published often.

We are collecting COVID-19 Policies and Plans to be published in TABS Policy Exchange (PE). To share yours for loading and tagging, please send to

The news and reports are flying at us so quickly that we can’t keep up nor catch up. So we’ll boil it down for you each week in the News section of this site.

Healthy Opening &
Operation Team

Dr. Adrianna Bravo, Episcopal High School

José de Jesús, Lake Forest Academy

Kathleen Giles, St. Paul’s School

Christopher Gunnin, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

Jeff Hooper, The Thacher School

Tyler Montgomery, Woodberry Forest School

Ryan Pagotto, Blair Academy
Adria Pavletic, St. Mark’s School
Dr. Davis Smith, Westminster School
Rachel Stone, Canterbury School


Rohan Arjun, George School
Peter Becker, The Gunnery
Rachel Connell, Chatham Hall
Mo Copeland, Oregon Episcopal School
Jill Duncan, New Hampton School

Adriana Hauser, The Masters School

Bud Patel, Brentwood College School

Taylor Stockdale, The Webb Schools

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