The Enigma Years: Bringing Middle Schoolers along for the Long Haul


by
Charles Evans May 28, 2011


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011

ABSTRACT:

We all know that pre and early adolescents are curious little creatures. Grades 5 through 8 are the critical hinge point in students' academic careers, not to mention the point at which they and their parents will decide how and where to invest their four-year-run-up to college. How do we establish middle years programs that reduce stress, strengthen independence, and foster a sense of realized potential in these delicately balanced lives? And how can we keep them with us for the long haul?


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Middle School Parents Teachers


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Charles Evans
Chuck Evans is a co-founder of SCL and the author with Robert Littlejohn of Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning (Crossway 2006). From 2002-2006 Chuck served as the head of Regents School of Austin, Texas during which time Regents was established as the largest ACCS accredited institution in the country. Since 2006, Chuck has consulted with classical and other independent schools across North America, providing counsel in strategic planning, financial sustainability, enrollment growth and management, program expansion, and leadership development. From 2010 to 2015 he served as a founding board member of the Council for Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA). Alongside his consulting, Chuck has worked as a lobbyist and a mediator, and he serves as an elder at Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin. He is the Senior Partner of BetterSchools, LLC, a comprehensive consulting firm founded in 2011.

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Financial Leadership In the Small School

Article - SCL Conference 2016


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