Heads of School

Strength in Diversity

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Heads of School & Boards Sponsored by CiRCE Institute Session Recording This workshop will help you understand how diversity in your student body, faculty, staff, and administration makes you a better and stronger school. This session will highlight how experience with diversity helps students to develop better cultural competence and ultimately better results in their work. This presentation will also… Read More »Strength in Diversity

Rapid Fire Roundtable on COVID: How Various Heads of Schools are Planning

Friday, June 26 | 2:30-3:15pm Heads of School & Boards Session Recording Rapid Fire Roundtable on COVID: How Various Heads of Schools are Planning led by David Seibel, Katharine Savage, Travis Koch, and Peter Baur. Download Josh Dyson Handout Download David Nees Handout Download Katharine Savage Handout Josh Dyson Josh Dyson is Head of School at Classical School of Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. Before his… Read More »Rapid Fire Roundtable on COVID: How Various Heads of Schools are Planning

Panel on Contracts during Covid, Gender Legislation, and Sexual Abuse, Oh My!

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Heads of School & Boards Session Recording The multiplication of legal risks facing classical schools has accelerated in recent years as states pass gender laws, Covid-19 upends our classrooms and our enrollment, and awareness of sexual assault increases in the post #metoo world.  Attorneys Andrew Graham of First Liberty Institute and Gregory Love of Ministry Safe and the law firm of Love, Norris,… Read More »Panel on Contracts during Covid, Gender Legislation, and Sexual Abuse, Oh My!

Communicating In The Midst of Chaos

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Heads of Schools & Boards Session Recording This workshop is about the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examining The New Normal in Classical Christian Education — Logic, Contradiction, and Seeking Shared Understandings. Gordon Pennington Gordon is a cultural commentator, lecturer, consultant, and advisor to organizations, corporations, governments around the world. He has a broad perspective on history and global experience gained from travels… Read More »Communicating In The Midst of Chaos

Beyond Surviving to Thriving: The Importance of a Classical Aesthetics

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm Heads of School & Boards Session Recording Classical schools seek to cultivate wisdom and virtue through the contemplation of truth, goodness, and beauty and the acquisition of the liberal arts. Curricula and instructors impact students’ love of learning and challenge their thinking beyond the lessons. But how do spaces within schools help us achieve our mission? The classical classroom requires… Read More »Beyond Surviving to Thriving: The Importance of a Classical Aesthetics

Clarity is King

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Heads of School & Boards Session Recording One of our greatest challenges is to develop a clear and easy to implement definition of Christian classical education. In 2014, Faith Christian School initiated a yearlong process that resulted in a clear consensus of what Christian classical education would look like at Faith. This process has led to core “Basic Understandings” that… Read More »Clarity is King

Classical Christian Education in Dallas/Fort Worth

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Heads of School & Boards Session Recording This panel is reserved for leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to make regional plans and discuss DFW issues in Classical Christian Education. Eric Cook Eric Cook is from Lexington, Kentucky, but worked in schools in Ohio and Virginia before joining Covenant Classical School in 2009. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary… Read More »Classical Christian Education in Dallas/Fort Worth

Overwhelmed? Key Elements to Managing Stress

Thursday, June 25 | 4:30-5:15pm Heads of School & Boards Session Recording This Patio Q&A will allow for conversation about the stress inherent in school leadership. Have a few questions about how to manage stress and or principles for good self care? Sharing individual experiences and stories and getting seasoned perspective could go along way in helping you to better understand how to take the… Read More »Overwhelmed? Key Elements to Managing Stress

Principles for Practical Stress Management

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm Heads of School & Boards Session Recording In normal times as a school professional you often face challenging and emotionally charged situations that involve staff, parents and/or students. In addition, the relentless nature of your work requires you battling the constant challenge of having to take on, “Just one more thing.” A pandemic as the “just one more thing” was… Read More »Principles for Practical Stress Management