2019 Academy Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Lindsay
President, Gordon College
Session Titles:
A Legacy of Influence: Developing the Next Generation of Christian Leaders
Managing Institutional Change for Greater Fruitfulness

General Session Speakers:

Dr. Jon Eckert
Professor, Copple Chair of Christian School Leadership, Baylor University
Session Title: Leading Together: Improving Student Outcomes

Dr. Jay Ferguson
Head of School, Grace Community Tyler
Session Title: On Bended Knee: The School Leader’s Pastoral Role

Dr. Thomas Kidd
Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University
Session Title: Ben Franklin, George Whitefield and How to Maintain a Christian Commitment in Christian Education

Dr. Matt Thomas
Executive Director, The Center for Christian Education at Baylor University
Session Title: The Indispensable Mark of Christian Leadership

Breakout Session Speakers

Greg Davis/Michele Tigelaar
Associate Vice President for Development, Baylor University
Director of Development, School of Education, Baylor University
Session Titles: 
1. Igniting Your Team for Engagement Fundraising
2. Next Steps: Getting Where You Need to be From Where You Are

Michelle Huse
Director Human Relations Consulting, Baylor University,
School Board Member, Live Oak Classical Academy
Session Titles:
1. Human Resources Best Practices: Supporting the Mission of Your School
2. Practical Tools for Developing and Implementing a Compensation Strategy for Sustainability

Bill McGee
Head of School, Legacy Christian Academy
Session Title: Governance and Leadership in the Christian School

Dr. Leanne Messer
Head of School, Hyde Park Christian School
Session Title: The Role of Authenticity in Christian School Leadership

Dr. Dan Peterson 
Head of School, Regents School of Austin
Session Title: Excellence Defined: Are We Half-hearted Creatures?

Dr. Matt Thomas
Executive Director, The Center for Christian Education
Session Title: Spiritually Healthy Schools: Christ-Centered Outcomes

Dr. Tim Van Soelen
Professor of Education, Dordt University
Session Title: Teaching for Transformation

Panel Discussion

Panel Topic: Lessons Learned: Transformational Leadership in Practice

Amy Cozby
Head of School, Faith Academy Marble Falls

Bill McGee
Head of School, Legacy Christian Academy

Dr. Leanne Messer                                                                           
Head of School, Hyde Park Christian School

Dr. Dan Peterson
Head of School, Regents School of Austin

Dr. Beth Riley
Head of School, Weatherford Christian School

Dr. Tim Van Soelen
Professor of Education, Dordt University