Amakuru? Nimeza!

November 16, 2018Director's Blog

This has been a most exciting week! I was invited to Kigali, Rwanda by the Head of School there, Dr. Ben Thomas, to help train administrators, many of whom did not have the privilege of any formal training. They came from East Africa, Indonesia, and even Asia. Dr. Thomas’ vision is to use trained administrators … Read More

Where Am I?

November 9, 2018Director's Blog

I got up super early in order to leave my apartment by 4 in the morning. I was booked on a 6 am flight heading to the US for the annual ACSI Recruitment Fair. Things all went pretty well except for the vegetarian meals that I was forced to eat because the flight attendant insisted … Read More

We All Have a Worldview

October 19, 2018Director's Blog

While driving through the countryside in the Czech Republic, my husband and I came upon a town called Smrk. We both took one look at it and thought, “something is wrong here.” Even the GPS didn’t call the town by name. She said S.M.R.K. What was wrong? There were no vowels in the word, so … Read More

Black and Gold Everywhere!

October 12, 2018Director's Blog

When I arrived at school on Monday morning I noticed the beautiful new yellow flowers in the planter on the school steps. I still don’t know who put them there. But that was just the beginning. I opened my office door to a room filled with balloons and paper lanterns. Then a huge sign that … Read More

Just a Clean Bathroom!

October 5, 2018Director's Blog

Every year the United Nations Women’s Guild awards funds to numerous charity projects throughout the world. They receive over 1000 applications and are able to help about 25 to 30 organizations with their requests. They have an awards ceremony where they update the audience with the projects that were completed during the previous year and … Read More

Running to Catch the U-Bahn

September 28, 2018Director's Blog

Last week I was with a friend climbing the stairs to the U-bahn that would take us back to school. We just missed a train, which seems to be the norm in my life. We got to chatting about whether we tend to run to catch it or just wait for the next one. She … Read More

Who is Jesus, Really?

September 20, 2018Director's Blog

Have you ever wondered what Jesus was really like? This summer I read Donald Miller’s book “Searching for God Knows What.” Miller reminded me of the huge sacrifice that Jesus made simply by leaving Heaven in order to come to Earth. In Heaven, Jesus was in constant fellowship with God, the Father. He was surrounded … Read More

The Encourager

September 14, 2018Director's Blog

Do you have an encourager in your life? Someone that just stops by to let you know that they appreciate you? Well, I do! Our very own Frau Deisenberger stops by my office every so often just to tell me that she’s glad I’m here. I remember a couple of years ago she said, “I … Read More

Intellectual Character: Courage

September 7, 2018Director's Blog

This year, the elementary school students are learning about intellectual character. A new character trait based on the seven qualities that make up intellectual character will be presented each month. Ms. Fitcher has introduced this idea to the students, and this week she explained the first characteristic: intellectual courage. So what exactly is intellectual character? … Read More

Grit

August 31, 2018Director's Blog

Angela Duckworth, a former math teacher, has dedicated her life to trying to figure out what makes someone successful. When she was in the classroom, she found herself wondering why a student who was really smart didn’t do as well as someone with average intelligence. She set out to figure out why some people make … Read More