Absolute Truth

February 8, 2019Director's Blog

About 18 months ago I asked a high school student to come to my office so that he could clarify some of his comments in the student survey. One in particular stood out to me. He said that he felt some teachers were shying away from the difficult questions in life and were almost apologizing … Read More

Unravelling Ribbons

February 1, 2019Director's Blog

During the month of January, my circle of friends experienced three deaths. One was a teacher who was only 41 years old. He had an undiagnosed heart condition, so he literally was fine one minute and gone the next. He left behind a wife and two small children. The second was a 66 year old mother … Read More

Love Your Enemies

January 25, 2019Director's Blog

Do you watch the news every day? Follow a blog of current events? How about checking the daily headlines online? I do. Lately, I’ve become a bit more discouraged with what I read. Even if I try to look past the politicians arguing over Brexit or the US government shutdown, just yesterday there were stories … Read More

Transformative Education

January 18, 2019Director's Blog

Recently I was asked to write an article about the state of global education. As part of my research, I came across a 2017 report by World Bank that warned of “a learning crisis” in global education. The report said there are 260 million children who are not enrolled in any form of school, while … Read More

Three Sister Bed

January 11, 2019Director's Blog

In my family there are three sisters. I am the youngest of the lot, with my oldest sister being born 17 years before I came on the scene. At one point in our lives, we talked about joining forces to open a Bed and Breakfast called “The Three Sisters.” We are all very different from … Read More

The Great “I Am”

December 14, 2018Director's Blog

At the secondary Christmas concert, the students sang a song called “Mary, Did You Know?” It’s a song addressed to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, asking if she really understood that she was to bear the very Son of God. Some of the lyrics read: Mary, did you know that your baby boy would … Read More

Motivation

December 7, 2018Director's Blog

My husband and I were privileged to sing at the Christmas Concert this week as part of the staff choir. Now, that’s not unusual for me, as I have always been part of different choirs. I haven’t had the chance to perform in public lately, but I’ve sung with church and community choirs, and even … Read More

Growing the Next Generation of Leaders

November 30, 2018Director's Blog

What an exciting time to be part of the international Christian school community and ICSV! The excitement of my trip to Rwanda has not worn off, although the bacteria/parasite I brought back with me on the plane has dampened the enthusiasm a bit….sigh…. One reason that I was so excited to go and share with … Read More

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