MANCHESTER - Maple Street School has announced that their Head of School, Dr. Fran Bisselle, has been named to the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

NAIS is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U. S. NAIS serves as the national voice of independent education, advocating on behalf of its members. The association offers research and trend analysis, leadership and governance guidance, and professional development opportunities for school and board leaders.

Dr. Fran Bisselle will serve a three-year term and stated, "It is a privilege to serve independent schools in this way.

Helping NAIS think strategically about how schools can best serve its students and families, and how inspirational teachers can use new techniques and research to further teaching will be a wonderful experience. I look forward to learning from best practices around the country, and sharing what Maple Street School does so well with others."

Maple Street School is an independent day school serving children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information about the school, call Admissions Director Jeff Barclay at (802) 362-7137 or visit on the web at www.maple