Conflict of Interest: Developing a Culture of Peace at Your School

Eric Cook February 15, 2017

Presented at:
2017 Winter Regional Conference


If there is one constant at our schools, it is conflict. Mix money, children, faith and sin and you have the recipe for problems. At its worst, conflict can dismantle a Christian community. At its best, conflict can be a means of growth, sanctification, reconciliation and extraordinary Christian witness. In this session, we will discuss biblical conflict resolution principles and some very practical steps to becoming proficient at resolving problems in a Christ-centered way.


Christian Christian culture conflict resolution


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

Building Parent Partnerships That Last

Article - SCL Conference 2012

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