This 3-day professional development opportunity is designed to help sitting ADs in independent schools enhance their program and hone their leadership. Our experienced presenters and staff lead workshops addressing best practices, legal considerations, and practical methods for program improvement.
Breakout sessions following presentations allow for the development of ideas through conversation and space for networking.
The AD Retreat is open to sitting Athletic Directors, and others with special approval.
Successful completion of the Retreat will earn a certificate for 22 Continuing Education Credits—attendees can determine application for these CECs.
The 2024 AD Retreat will be held at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. This unique opportunity commences with an evening reception Monday, June 17, and concludes Thursday, June 20.
Registration is limited to 50 participants. The registration form serves as your application and participants will be notified of their selection by email and will then have 30 business days to pay the registration fee. No refunds will be issued.
The registration fee is $1,295. This fee will cover most meals. Registration is not complete until registration fee payment has been received.
The Retreat will be held at the Galt House in Louisville.
Dinner* & Presentation
Breakout Session 1
Working Buffet Lunch*
Breakout Session 2
Networking Dinner* at Patrick O'Shea's
Breakout Session 3
Working Buffet Lunch*
Current Hot Topics
Ice Cream Social
Free for Dinner & Networking
Presentation schedule coming soon.
Meals marked with asterisk are included with your registration fee!
Dr. Tim Green serves as Southern Teachers' Director of Athletics and is the creator of this AD Training Camp, our AD Mentoring Services, and our School Athletics Assessments. During his 32-year career in schools, Tim served as a teacher, coach, P.E. Department Chair, and Director of Athletics. His successful record of independent-school athletics leadership includes oversight of teams, coaches, budget development, athletics facilities, mentoring programs, coaching staff evaluations, professional development, and athletics capital improvements. He has served on countless collegiate and independent-school committees and is certified at the highest level (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) by the NIAAA.
Angela has 15 years combined experience as an Athletic Director at the Walden School and Assumption High School before starting her current position as AD at Mercy Academy. She has also been involved in sports administration outside independent schools, spending 5 years as the Assistant Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. She also chaired the National Federation of High School Officials Committee, and served on the National Federation of High Schools Field Hockey Rules Committee and the University of Louisville Sports Administration Program Advisory Committee, among others. In 2020, she was voted Kentucky's Athletic Director of the Year by her peers.
Larry has 28 years of experience in athletic leadership and is in his 8th year as Athletic Director at Porter-Gaud in Charleston, SC, where he oversees 60 teams in 25 sports run by approximately 100 coaches. During his tenure, Porter-Gaud students have won 50 state championships and the program has won 4 consecutive President's Cup awards for being top athletic program in SCISA. Before he became an AD, Larry spent 20 years in the classroom and 24 years as a track and cross-country coach, during which time his teams won 16 state championships.
After 10 years as the Director of Athletics at Princeton Day School, Tim recently moved to the University School of Milwaukee where the athletic program consists of 75 teams participating in 25 sports and run by over 100 coaches. He also served as Vice President of the New Jersey Independent School Athletic Association and President of Women's Ice Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic. As a coach and then as an AD, Tim has been repeatedly successful in raising athletics participation rates and expanding programs to middle schoolers, opening to door athletics for ever more students.
"The Southern Teachers AD Retreat format provides so much learning and networking. The key differences compared to most AD conferences that make the Retreat such a worthwhile investment are -1) the focus on independent school leadership in athletics, 2) the informative, relevant, and brief presentations, and 3) the time spent learning from the other attending ADs. The wealth of experience among the group was inspiring and impressive. The takeaways and ideas that could immediately be implemented were fantastic. I appreciate Tim Green's leadership and vision for this Retreat and how he facilitates the program. The AD Retreat is the best conference that I have attended in my 23 years as an independent school AD."
St. Catherine’s School
"The Southern Teachers AD retreat was an incredible opportunity to learn and discuss the ever-changing trends of independent school athletic administration. Tim Green and his staff did an outstanding job making the presentations and experiences impactful for new and seasoned professionals."
"It was such a pleasure to attend the Southern Teachers AD Retreat this summer. It provided excellent opportunities for networking and sharing resources, ideas, and experiences. Thanks for making this event possible for everyone to make valuable connections and friends for life."
Miami Country Day School
"Attending Southern Teacher's Athletic Directors Conference was a fantastic experience. Spending 4-5 days with like-minded ADs allowed me to make connections and, more importantly, better understand issues and trends unique to independent schools. The session speakers and topics were applicable to our everyday interactions with student-athletes, coaches, teachers, administrators, and parents. I really appreciate the opportunity to attend the ST Conference in Charlottesville. It provided me the "shot in the arm" I needed to prepare for and begin the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you, Tim Green, for your great vision and leadership!"
Lab School of Washington
"The Southern Teachers Athletic Directors Conference was one of the better professional development experiences I have had in my ten years as an independent school athletic director. The conference was full of highly talented administrators from independent schools around the country who are committed to leading highly organized, competitive, mission aligned athletic departments. The level of expertise in the room, accompanied by high-quality presentations and valuable time to network with colleagues, proved to be an excellent way to recharge, learn, and reflect on the job at hand. I look forward to attending this conference in the future. Many thanks to Tim Green and Southern Teachers for this wonderful learning opportunity."
Isidore Newman School
Southern Teachers is assisting Porter-Gaud in the search for its next Athletic Director. Founded in 1867, Porter-Gaud is an Episcopal, co-educational day school serving more than 1,000 students in grades 1-12.
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