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The Academy for Transformational Leadership

Each summer, The Center for Christian Education (CCE) hosts a three-day academy featuring nationally known scholars and practitioners in the field of Christian Education.

Under the direction of Dr. Matt Thomas and the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership, the future of this Academy will develop an advanced degree program and academy institutes related to the unique leadership roles within a P-12 Christian school.

Dr. Thomas has said, “Our chief desire is to create a program and a place where leaders of Christian schools can participate in a rigorous and distinctively Christian training program. It is our mission to assist both current and aspiring leaders to lead Christian educational institutions with Christ-honoring excellence that advances the work of God’s Kingdom.”

The 2019 inaugural academy will feature:

  • Dr. Michael Lindsay, President, Gordon College
  • Dr. Thomas Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University
  • Dr. Jon Eckert, Professor of Education, Wheaton College
  • Dr. Jay Ferguson, Head of School, Grace Community School
  • Dr. Dan Peterson, Head of School, Regents School of Austin
  • Dr. Bill McGee, Head of School, Legacy Christian Academy
  • Michele Tigelaar, Director of Development, Baylor University School of Education
  • Dr. Tim Van Soelen, Professor of Education, Dordt University