grammar school heads
About the cohort
The Grammar School Heads cohort is designed to support, equip, and encourage classical and Christian Grammar School Heads and future Heads, through training, collaboration, and fellowship. This cohort will explore a key topic each month, with discussion of the reading material assigned. It will include time for fellowship to encourage one another in our good and challenging work and access to Jessica Gombert as your mentor. The Year Two cohort is for individuals who have already completed Jessica Gombert’s Year One cohort.
Meeting Dates and Time: Beginning on September 29th, will meet the last Thursday of the month at 11:00CST (except Nov/Dec due to holidays and Oct due to the cohort retreat).
Meeting Dates: 9/29, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/26, 2/23, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22.
Meet Your Cohort Leader
We will discuss the importance of our leadership skills, strengths and making the most of our weaknesses as we lead teachers, students, and parents.
Goal setting: The goals we choose for the year give us focus. The group will work together to define and prioritize the most important goals of the Grammar School.
Reading Resources for Module1: Leading with A Limp by Dan Allender and Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
Our understanding of the Grammar Stage is imperative to the understanding of a classical and Christian education.
Reading Resource: The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott
“Compared to a robust understanding, the notion that the grammar is concerned only with memorizing facts and learning the rudiments of the disciplines is threadbare and impoverished.” Clarke and Scott
We will discuss how to build godly and healthy relationships with parents, plan and prepare parent education, and brainstorm ideas for gatherings that build community and camaraderie
The group will discuss the importance of developing and maintaining culture in the Grammar School. Everything we do must align with God’s Word, principles of predictability and excellence. The work we do is counter cultural in many aspects and therefore how we lead the school culture is important.
Reading instruction in Grammar School is of utmost importance in a classical and Christian education. Our knowledge as administrators is critical as we lead our program. In this module we will learn essential reading information and strategies to lead our teachers.
Resources: Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
Equipped for Reading Success by David A. Kilpatrick, Ph. D
Members will have opportunity to present problems in advance for the group to problem solve together. Many of us face the same issues during the school year. Knowing the truth that “where there is a problem there is a solution” should encourage us. The beauty of the cohort is we get access to each other’s ideas, support, encouragement, and the knowledge that we are not alone in our leadership.
The mission of our school is important. Mission drift is a problem we should work hard to avoid. How we remain mission focused in our role as Grammar School Heads will be discussed in this module.
Reading Resource: Mission Drift by Peter Greer and Chris Horst
Members will have opportunity to present problems in advance for the group to problem solve together. Many of us face the same issues during the school year. Knowing the truth that “where there is a problem there is a solution” should encourage us. The beauty of the cohort is we get access to each other’s ideas, support, encouragement, and the knowledge that we are not alone in our leadership
I have recently heard May called Maycember. The month of May is busy. How are we prioritizing? Are there ways we could make May less hectic and restful?
Individually and as a group we will assess the school year. Did we meet our goals? Have we grown as leaders? How healthy is our team, faculty, the parents and community?
grammar school heads (Year TWO) cohort
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Joining a cohort
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