Fast Facts About ADVIS:
Over 130 Member Schools in the tristate, 13 county Greater Delaware Valley region…
 
Educate nearly 50,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school; 31% students of color
 
Employ over 11,000 faculty, administrators, and staff
 
Award nearly $325,000,000 in need based financial aid to 36% of students
 
Represent more than 500,000 alumni
 
Collectively have an annual operating budget greater than one billion dollars!

Myra A. McGovern    
Senior Director of Public Information National Association of Independent Schools
Myra McGovernMyra A. McGovern has worked for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) since 1999. As the senior director of public information, she oversees the association’s public relations program, speaking on behalf of the association and independent schools, developing statistical resources, information, and referrals for reporters and editors across the country and around the world. She also leads the association’s advocacy team, working to promote independent education nationally. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Education Week, The Phi Delta Kappan, The New York Times, The Washington Times, Washington Post, CASE Currents, and others.
 
Prior to joining the NAIS staff, McGovern worked with a nonprofit group in Cork, Ireland, that provides visual and performing arts programs for disadvantaged children. She earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and a Master’s in Strategic Public Relations from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

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