2019 Academy Schedule

Sunday, June 23

4-6 p.m. — Registration

6 p.m. — Dinner

7:30 p.m. — Session 1:
"Leading Together: Improving Student Outcomes"
Dr. Jon Eckert, Professor of Education, Wheaton College


Monday, June 24

7:30 a.m. — Coffee

8 a.m. — Session 2:
“The Indispensable Mark of Christian Leadership”
Matt Thomas, Executive Director, The Center for Christian Education

9:30 a.m. — Breakout Sessions

  • Interest: Heads of Schools and Board Members
    “Governance and Leadership in the Christian School”
    Dr. Bill McGee, Head of School, Legacy Christian Academy
  • Interest: Division Leaders and Directors of Academics
    “Teaching for Transformation”
    Dr. Tim Van Soelen, Professor of Education, Dordt University
  • Interest: Directors of Marketing, Advancement and Admissions
    “Strategic Fundraising and Development”
    Michele Tigelaar, Director of Development, School of Education, Baylor University
  • Interest: Directors of Spiritual Life and Formation
    “Spiritually Healthy Schools: God-Centered, not Student-Centered”
    Dr. Matt Thomas
  • Interest: Operations and Human Resources (@CRT)
    Michelle Muse, Director HR Constulting at Baylor University

11 a.m. — Session 3:
“Ben Franklin, George Whitefield and How to Maintain a Christian Commitment in Christian Education”
Dr. Thomas Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University

12:30 p.m. — Lunch

1:30 pm — Session 4:
“World Vision”
Dr. Michael Chen, Head of School, Pacific Bay Christian School

2:30 p.m. — Break

2:45 p.m. 
“Legislative Update”
Laura Colangelo, Executive Director, Texas Private Schools Association

3:30 p.m. — Free Time
Team Focus
Campus Tours

7 p.m. — Dinner
“A Legacy of Influence: Developing the Next Generation of Christian Leaders”
Dr. Michael Lindsay, President, Gordon College


Tuesday, June 25

7: 30 a.m. — Coffee

8 a.m. — Breakout Sessions:

  • Interest: Heads of Schools and Board Members, Division Leaders and Directors of Academics
    “Excellence Defined: Are We Half-hearted Creatures?”
    Dr. Dan Peterson, Head of School, Regents School of Austin
  • Interest: Directors of Marketing Advancement and Admissions
    Baylor University Admissions
  • Interest: Directors of Spiritual Life and Formation
    “Teaching for Transformation”
    Dr. Tim Van Soelen
    “Strategic Fundraising and Development” 
  • Interest: Operations and Human Resources (@CRT)
    Michelle Muse, Director HR Constulting at Baylor University

9:30 a.m. — Panel Discussion
“Lessons Learned: Transformational Leadership in Practice”
Panel Participants:
Amy Cozby, Head of School, Faith Academy, Marble Falls
Dr. Leanne Messer, Head of School, Hyde Park Christian School
Dr. Beth Riley, Head of School, Weatherford Christian School
Bill McGee, Head of School, Legacy Christian School
Dr. Tim Van Soelen, Professor of Education, Dordt University
Dr. Dan Peterson, Head of School, Regents School of Austin

10:30 a.m. — Break

11 a.m. — Session 5:
“On Bended Knee: The School Leader's Pastoral Role”
Dr. Jay Ferguson, Head of School, Grace Community School

12: 00 p.m. — Lunch

1:30 p.m. — Session 6:

“Managing Institutional Change for Greater Fruitfulness”
Dr. Michael Lindsay, President, Gordon College