As schools consider their impact upon student learning, understanding the nuances of effective schooling is imperative. The implementation of researched-based best practices, both institutionally and academically, enables schools to prioritize that which is truly important and develop short and long-term plans that will serve to ensure appropriate schools growth and sustainability.
Timothy Wiens is Assistant Professor and Secondary Education Coordinator in the Department of Education at Wheaton College. He also serves as the Executive Director for the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability, a council existing to motivate, support, and hold accountable Christian schools that aspire to superlative academic standards, institutional best practice and collaboration with like-minded schools. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and has served as a teacher, coach, dean, assistant principal, and headmaster in suburban, urban, and international schools. Tim is married to Dr. Kathryn Wiens. The couple has one son, Eliot, and a 160lb. Great Dane named Griswold. They reside in Wheaton, Illinois.