Serving, Connecting, Leading

Reflections on my responsibility to education.

Who am I, and why am I here?

In my college dorm room in 1993 I decided education was how I wanted to change the world. Over the last 20 years in education I feel God has been shaping me to prepare me for bigger and bigger roles in the world of education. Teaching, Mentors, TFG, all led me to DBU three years ago. This process has continued to affirm God's hand on my life.

My Philosophy of Education

James 1:22-24The Message (MSG)

22-24 Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.

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Southwest Christian School 2015

Competency 4 - Director Selected

The principal knows how to facilitate the design and implementation of curricula and strategic plans that enhance teaching and learning; ensure alignment of curriculum, instruction, resources, and assessment; and promote the use of varied assessments to measure student performance.

SCS Minimester - Diversity in action

I am the coordinator of our school's Minimester program that takes place the week before Spring break each year. During this week our entire high school student population has the chance to choose "experiences" that range from local missions, internships, domestic and international mission trips, or educational trips. This program is one of the signature pieces in our school's curriculum that really engages our student body in diverse opportunities around the globe.

Jamaica, Kenya, South Africa oh my!

Competency 5 - Student Selected

The principal knows how to advocate, nurture, and sustain an instructional program and a campus culture that are conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.

Serving Others Is A Part Of This Journey

What is next?

Final Thought

Be intentional in our individual relationship and how we grow our groups. People are far more willing to follow a servant minded leader who models for them encouragement, consistency, good listening, and appropriate accountability. Relationships and groups don't grow by accident. The model we have been given by Jesus Christ is of a completely selfless leader who understood all of this. Because of this example, I don't feel like I have any excuse, other than to be intentional.

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