ASN 2021 Summer Leadership Retreat

Breathe, Share, Exchange


We’re excited to welcome you back. It’s been a long time. 

Our summer retreats have always been a place to unwind, rejuvenate, and share.
A small group of school leaders coming together to dream big, challenge themselves, and
grow professionally in an accepting and open environment.


This year, we head to Dallas, TX to reflect on 2020
Take what we have learned, and grow into 2021.


Open, confidential discussions, opportunities to innovate and engage with peers, and
even some time to just be with friends and colleagues await you.


We hope you’ll join us!

Wednesday, July 14 - Friday, July 16, 2021


Booker T. Washington High

School for the Visual and

Performing Arts, Dallas, TX

Dr. Scott Rudes, Principal



Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Guests arrive


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Continental Breakfast/Mingling

Welcome & Introductions

SEL Guest Speaker

SEL and Cultural Intelligence


Crisis Confidential

Reception & Gathering of Friends @ Ellie's Terrace


Friday, July 16, 2021


Continental Breakfast/Mingling

Session 3:  Best Practices for Arts Schools 

Table Top Discussions

Share-out and Final Thoughts

Lunch - Retreat Ends

Afternoon On-Your Own / Tours of the Arts District



ASN Members:  $250

Airfare and hotel are not included.


Cancelation Policy

All cancelations must be received by July 1, 2021, for a full refund.



Please book your stay at the award-winning Hall Arts Hotel.

Located in the spectacular Dallas Arts District—the largest contiguous arts district in the country – HALL Arts Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton embodies the vibrancy and culture that define this international artistic destination. Just steps away from Pritzker Prize-winning architecture, exceptional artwork of every kind, and the area’s renowned restaurants—the hotel enjoys a special relationship with this one-of-a-kind neighborhood. 

Special room rate of only $179/night by using our booking link: 

Book Your Room



Your health and safety are our priority, and Arts Schools Network adheres to current CDC guidelines as well as local and state restrictions and recommendations when it comes to COVID-19. 

*We highly recommend that anyone attending the summer retreat is fully vaccinated.

*If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or generally feel under the weather, we advise you to stay home.

*Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.  



Please contact our Managing Director, Melissa Brookes at

[email protected] 

P: 773.315.1118