A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm

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“Endurance is not a desperate hanging on but a traveling from strength to strength. There is nothing fatigued or humdrum in Isaiah, nothing flatfooted in Jesus, nothing jejune in Paul. Perseverance is triumphant and alive.” – Eugene Peterson In a time where transience is the norm and contentment seems illusive, perhaps one of the most crucial jobs of school leaders is to endure, simply and excellently. Enduring leaders must manage the tension of looking back to lead the way forward, serving as the Chief Reminding Officers of their schools. This session will explore several leadership principles gleaned from Eugene Peterson’s book “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” and offer practical applications, both personally and organizationally, for those that have been called to the “long obedience” of classical, Christian school leadership.

Dusty Kinslow

Mrs. Kinslow served as the founding Head of Austin Classical School (ACS) for 5 years before stepping into the role of Assistant Head to allow for more time with her husband and 3 children. Prior to her time at ACS, Mrs. Kinslow spent several years as a high school English teacher and girls' coach. Mrs. Kinslow holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Texas State University and continues to be amazed at the complexity and beauty of leading a school. Her favorite part of each campus school day is worshiping with students and faculty as she leads chapel. She is an avid college basketball fan and loves American literature, especially Cather and Steinbeck. Mrs. Kinslow enjoys connecting with other like-minded educators. You can reach her at dusty.kinslow@austinclassical.org .