At the start of each school year, the School Board and I spent two full days/one night together at what is called the “Vision and Values Retreat.” We set aside this time to assess where we are now and to look ahead to the future. In addition to this discussion, we also spend time in professional development. David Welsh has been invited to share with us his experiences from the last 14 years as director of the International Christian School in Budapest. He moved to Budapest with his wife and three children in 2002. During his years at ICSB, he orchestrated the completion of a major building project, and the school has grown from 150 students to their current level of approximately 250. Because of his experience with a growing school enrollment and the need to expand their campus, Mr. Welsh will provide invaluable insight to those of us at the retreat. This is Mr. Welsh’s final year at ICSB, so we are honored to have him join us for this time of planning and reflection.

This weekend there will be eight of us attending the retreat, in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Welsh. The School Board is a wonderful group of dedicated Christians who voluntarily give of their time and talent to serve the school community. In case you do not know who our Board Members are, please let me introduce them to you:

Board Chair: Mr. Brad Hunter, parent
Vice-Chair: Mr. Willem Douw, parent
Secretary: Mrs. Pearl Williams, volunteer
Vice-Secretary: Mrs. Leslie Walt, former parent
Treasurer: Ing. Othmar Scharrer, volunteer
Vice Treasurer: Mr. David Easler, parent
Mrs. Anna Gryskiewicz, parent

This committed group of professionals believes deeply in the school’s purpose and goals and supports it completely. The school is in great hands! As director, I am both encouraged and challenged by the Board. It is truly a privilege to work with them. Please keep this weekend time in your prayers as we meet and make decisions that will affect the school in the future.

Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.