Healthy Student Culture: It Starts with the Faculty

Perhaps the best way to have students who love to learn, love each other and love God is to do those things ourselves. A faculty committed to the historic disciplines of the Christian faith may be the best way to cultivate these types of students.

Jonathan Horner

Jonathan Horner has been at Trinity Academy for 10 years. His time there has included teaching in the High School Humanities and Religious Studies Departments. Asked to lead the Student Culture, he founded the House System, and co-leads the Honor Council.

The Role of Faculty in Re-Enrollment

Are you an admission office of one? Or an admission office of five? What if you could harness the power of your entire faculty and staff? In this session, we will explore the role of faculty in re-enrollment and retention and how you can inspire them to assist you! Session will include a lecture and time for roundtable discussion. Bring ideas and best practices to share from your school and learn from each other.

Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth has been serving as the Director of Admission & Marketing for Westminster Academy in Memphis for three years. Prior to joining Westminster, Elizabeth served as adjunct faculty in the department of Management for the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. There, she drew on her experience as the Global Internal Communications Leader for GE’s Capital Aviation Services to teach courses in Management, Communication, Employee Engagement, and Human Resources. She holds an MBA from Union University and a degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis.

Developing a Faculty Equipped to Inspire both Men and Women to Excellence

Most classical and Christian schools have mission statements involving the equipping of leaders for the cause of Christ. At the same time, most Christians acknowledge that God created women and men with critical differences. Have you considered the implications for your school? Three educators share their experience and invite you to share yours in this seminar exploring the different pressures on and aspirations for young men and women of Christ.

Leslie Moeller

Leslie Moeller is the Chairman of the Board of the Society for Classical Learning and has served on the SCL Board for 12 of the last 14 years. She currently consults with Classical, Christian schools across the nation in the areas of leadership, administrative function, and governance. She is a member of the Board of New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test. Most recently, she helped lead a three year restructuring of the Upper School at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to her family’s move to Virginia in 2015, she spent 13 years at Geneva School of Boerne where she served in multiple roles including Chairman of the Board, Head of School, Capital Campaign Co-Chairman, founder and coach of Geneva’s nationally-ranked debate program and Senior Thesis instructor. She received her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Economics from the University of Virginia. Leslie and her husband, Eric, have three children.

Rob Shelton

Rob Shelton is the Headmaster of Logic and Rhetoric at Geneva School of Boerne, and has been in his current position for four years. Before coming to Geneva, he served as a youth pastor for 22 years, 19 of which were in the same church; during which time he also taught as an adjunct in rhetoric at UT San Antonio. Rob has a BA and an MA in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Though he works in Boerne, Rob and his wife Kathleen, and their twin daughters resides in San Antonio. Rob sees his current role as a combination of all his experience that allows him to prepare the next generation of Christian leaders through the unique conduit of classical Christian education.

Aaron Southwick

Aaron Southwick is a graduate of Liberty University, and teaches Rhetoric School humanities at Geneva School of Boerne. By reading and studying the classics, Aaron seeks to instill in his students a love for language - the medium through which God's truth, goodness and beauty are revealed in literature.

Creating a Vibrant Faculty Culture

Creating and maintaining a healthy faculty culture is key to sustaining student performance over the long term. It is the single, strongest, difference-making factor over which you have direct control. This seminar will examine what faculty members, department heads, principals, and headmasters can do to improve the teaching cultures of their schools. it will examine the importance of two key stability indicators: predictability and support, and those hard-to-get-at questions of continuing faculty development and evaluation. This seminar will approach the topics in a way that is productive for teachers and administrators.

John Heaton

John Heaton is a native of Orlando, Florida. He has concluded his 20th year as the second Headmaster of New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg, Virginia. New Covenant is a classical Christian School serving around 450 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade.

The Faculty’s Role in High School Culture

This seminar is designed to highlight the important role faculty plays in creating a dynamic and consistent culture in their respective upper school programs. Incorporated into the daily routine of the faculty must be an awareness of the crucial part teachers have in encouraging positive pursuits and conversations. Through guided dialogue we will explore various methods of developing this awareness as a daily practice and habit.

Beth Maslin

Holding a Bachelor's Degree in History from Samford University and a Master's Degree in Education from Wake Forest University, Ms. Maslin credits her lifelong passion for knowing, searching and inquiring to experiences shared with her grandmother during her childhood years. Ms. Maslin has taught for seven years at Veritas Christian Academy and served as Interim High School Principal for the 2007-08 school year.