Building Parent Partnerships That Last

Eric Cook June 30, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


Have you ever spoken to one of your families and realized they just don't get it? Ever had five of those conversations in one week? When is the last time you invited a youth pastor to speak at your chapel? Will you ever do it again? Many of our families and churches still do not seem to understand the vision of classical Christian education. It often makes our jobs difficult and frustrating. In this session Eric will assess the challenges we face as classical Christian educators. He will also provide some practical strategies on how to partner with parents in a culture that is not very classical or Christian.


Classical Education Educators Parents Strategies


Eric Cook
Eric Cook is the Headmaster at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX. He received his B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from Transylvania University, Lexington, KY  and his M.A. in Instructional Leadership is from Northern Kentucky University. He has served as an assistant principal at a large middle school in Cincinnati, Ohio, taught history, civics, philosophy, and psychology for five years in public schools, and served as Upper School Head at Faith Christian School in Roanoke, VA before becoming Headmaster at Covenant in 2009. He has served on the SCL board since 2012. Eric is married to his beautiful wife, Liz. They have six children: Haydon, Olivia, Grant, Cole, William, and Lincoln.

Other Contributions by Eric Cook

Developing a Dynamic Leadership Team

Article - SCL Conference 2015

Establishing A Peace-Making Culture

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Word of Mouth Marketing

Article - SCL Conference 2013

Student Spiritual Formation

Article - SCL Conference 2009

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