10 in 10: Top Ten Lessons in the First Ten Years

Jean Kim shares ten important lessons learned in the first ten years of being headmaster.

Is your school less than 10 years old? Are you thinking of starting a school? Are you involved in setting your slightly older school on a new trajectory for the future? If so, administrators and board members will want to hear the top ten lessons learned in the trenches over the first decade from Jean Kim, founder and headmaster of The Cambridge School in San Diego.

Jean Kim

Having graduated from a top NAIS school and Yale University, and after having spent her entire career in education, Jean Kim fell in love with the ideals of Christian Classicism, swallowed a few (very large) crazy pills and decided to start a Christian Classical school in one of the most expensive, challenging areas of the country—San Diego, CA—while trying to juggle being mother to three children under the age of four at the time and being a supportive wife to her entrepreneur husband. By God’s grace, The Cambridge School is thriving and she has lived to tell about the experience and share some humbling and hard-won lessons learned from the rst ten years.

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