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PoCC 2019: Our role in building an equitable community​

In December 2019, the CalWest team attended the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference (PoCC) in Seattle, WA. We met hundreds of independent school educators, soaked in the words of many powerful speakers, and ended on a high note hosting Club PoCC to crowd of more than 1,000 attendees.

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CalWest at NAIS 2020

Philadelphia, PA: February 26 - 28 Pennsylvania Convention Center If you are attending the NAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA February 26 - 28, 2019, we invite your school to take advantage of our latest service – a personalized Recruiting Strategy Session. CalWest, our focus is finding and connecting our partner schools with talented and experienced educators to join their school community. We feel NAIS is the right time to...

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  • “CalWest is very different. We tried other approaches, but nothing was providing talent pools that we needed to ensure the quality of candidates with the unique temperament and qualifications that Bridges Academy requires. 

    CalWest does pre-discussion and pre-vetting with us to find the right people for the wide range of positions we need to fill…It definitely saved me time and also gave me a better result.

    CalWest brought me higher quality candidates, and … ensured that we got teachers who had personal missions that were more aligned to us. 

    CalWest has an excellent handle on the personalities of schools, the communities within and around them, the outlook that different schools bring to the world and their culture…I would particularly recommend CalWest for schools that are looking for something specific in the character, quality or background of their teaching and administrative staff. 

    CalWest’s level of attention can better find the right people.”

    Carl Sabatino

    Head of School at Bridges Academy
  • “I worked with Lois and she spent a lot of time combing through candidates for me. She was very attuned to the kind of candidates I was looking for. I’ve worked with other search firms where that was not the case.

    CalWest asked great questions and was a good listener. Lois repeated back to me what she heard and summarized it at the end to ensure that we were on the same page. It was incredibly supportive for me because I knew she was going in the direction I wanted her to go. 

    After I interviewed each candidate, she would check in with me to hear how it went and how CalWest was doing in terms of matching what I was looking for.

    They listen well, we were able to adjust as we went, and we were very pleased with the candidates we received.” 

    Andrew Slater

    Head of School at Marin Primary and Middle School
  • Beau Lindsay

    Assistant Principal for Milken Community Schools