Debra joined SAIS as President in July 2019. She grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from Williams school, an independent school located on the campus of Connecticut College. Debra received her B.A. in English from Sewanee, The University of the South, and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. She previously served as general counsel for NAIS for 19 years. In additional to her role as chief legal officer, she has presented to school leaders around the country and abroad, including at many SAIS events. Before joining the NAIS staff, Debra was a tax litigator at the Department of Justice. She is an avid reader, photographer, and cook, and loves to be outdoors in the low country of South Carolina.
Debra Wilson of SAIS
Independent schools are challenged today to demonstrate their distinctive value and to meet the needs of post-millennial students. In this conversation with Summit attendees, President of SAIS, Debra Wilson, will describe these challenges and the ways schools can address them.