SAES 2017
60th Anniversary
Biennial Conference

The Rev'd. David A. Madison, D. Min.

Dear Friends:

It is my honor to invite you to the 2017 SAES Biennial Conference taking place at the JW Marriott Galleria in Houston on October 26-27, 2017.  

Sixty years ago, the Texas Association of Episcopal Schools was formed for the purpose of supporting the work of Episcopal schools in the Lone Star State. Throughout the years, this ministry grew to work with eleven dioceses in six different states. In the 1980s, SAES answered the call to begin providing accreditation services to help our schools participate in a reflective process of self-improvement. Through our workshops, conferences, consultations services, and dedication to our schools, we continue the legacy of being the premier professional organization for Episcopal schools in this region. I am humbled that I have been called to continue this great work. My hope is that you will be able to join us in Houston as we celebrate the   sixty years of ministry of SAES.

Also, I am happy to announce that Brené Brown will serve as the keynote speaker for our time together. Brené is a passionate   supporter of Episcopal education and will share inspiring words on the impact that our schools can have on young people. She will encourage us to be our best so that we can, in turn, serve our students in a way that will prepare them to enter the world and change lives for the better. I am also excited to welcome Donna Orem, president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), to our conference. I know that our heads of school will look forward to her remarks concerning trends in independent education. 

In addition, our celebration will also include honoring the four inaugural winners of the Connie Wootton Excellence in Teaching Award.  Due to the generosity of long-time friends of the association, SAES has honored my predecessor with a series of teaching awards that bear her name. These five thousand dollar prizes will be given to four SAES teachers whose dedication to their work in the classroom deserves recognition. I can’t think of a better way to honor Connie or the teachers in our classrooms.

In closing, thank you for all that you do to serve students in your communities. I look forward to seeing you in Houston!

Yours in Christ,

The Rev. David A. Madison, D. Min.

Executive Director


Hotel Information

SAES has secured lodging for $119.00 per night at the JW Marriott Galleria, Houston, Texas.  To receive the SAES group rate, reservations must be made no later than OCTOBER 4, 2017. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant and can be made on line at:

SAES 60th Anniversary Celebration

You may also call the hotel's reservation desk at (713) 961-1500. Be sure to mention that you are with the SAES group.

Parking Rates:

     Self-Parking Tiers:

  •  0-2 hours       $5.00
  •  2-6 hours       $7.00
  •  6-12 hours      $9.50
  •  12+hours       $12.50

 All rates are subject to 8.25% tax.

Please note: Valet parking is not included in the discount.

For directions to the hotel and airports, visit:



    • ThuOct26 SAES 2017 Biennial Conference Houston, TX
    • FriOct27 SAES 2017 Biennial Conference Houston, TX
    • FriNov03 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • WedNov22 Office Closed
    • ThuNov23 Office Closed
    • FriNov24 Office Closed
    • FriDec08 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • TueDec26 Office Closed
    • WedDec27 Office Closed
    • ThuDec28 Office Closed
    • FriDec29 Office Closed
    • SatDec30 Office Closed
    • MonJan01 Office Closed
    • FriJan12 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • MonJan15 Office Closed
    • SunJan21 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • MonJan22 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • TueJan23 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • WedJan24 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • SunJan28 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • MonJan29 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • TueJan30 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • WedJan31 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • SunFeb04 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • MonFeb05 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • TueFeb06 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • WedFeb07 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • SunFeb11 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • MonFeb12 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • TueFeb13 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • WedFeb14 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • FriFeb16 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • SunFeb25 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • MonFeb26 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • TueFeb27 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • WedFeb28 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • ThuMar01 Webinar: "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity" with David Allen 9:00 AMWebinar
    • FriMar02 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • SunMar04 Christ Church PV OSV
    • MonMar05 Christ Church PV OSV
    • TueMar06 Christ Church PV OSV
    • WedMar07 Christ Church PV OSV
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