This week I am writing from the United States, as I’ve been on a six-day recruiting trip organized by ACSI, one of our accrediting bodies. I have met with prospective teachers, education professors, and directors from other international schools. I have gotten to tell everyone about ICSV and what a great place it is. I recounted stories about our students and details about our academics and extracurricular offerings. The trip will continue next week, as I drive all the way to Philadelphia for the final college on the list.

Prior to the recruitment fair, I was able to spend a couple of days with two of my children. I’m now driving to Pennsylvania to see my granddaughter, who is three. She is now enrolled in a Christian pre-school (similar to a kindergarten here in Austria). She is a lively, creative little girl, so she loves getting to play with her new friends twice a week. I’m so thankful that my son and his wife understand the importance of choosing a school where Christian character is taught along with learning how to read and write. We are very happy with their decision.

I want to remind you that next week you will have the opportunity to meet with your students’ teachers during our two days of Parent-Teacher Conferences. I hope that you will be encouraged by what you hear. As a mother of three grown children, I want to remind you that your children are works in progress. No one is good at everything; some subjects require more work and don’t come as easily as others. At ICSV, we are just as concerned about our students’ character growth as we are with their academic growth. We want to see students who are developing a solid work ethic, who show care and compassion for their fellow classmates, and who are growing in their emotional and social understanding. ICSV is the perfect place for your children to thrive as they learn more about themselves and about God each day.

Next week I’ve invited Mr. Bill Wiisanen to share some of his thoughts from the junior-senior class trip to Poland in place of my Eagle article. Enjoy. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Because of His Faithfulness,

Sharon C. Brobst, Ed.D.