Surveys, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: When and How to Survey your Constituents and What to Do With the Results

Keith Nix

Keith Nix has served as the Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia since 2010. Mr. Nix is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) and President of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test (CLT), and was the prior Chairman of the Society for Classical Learning (SCL). Keith and his wife Kim have two grown sons, and a daughter in college. Keith enjoys tennis, golf, travel, and reading.

Three Common Dilemmas for Heads of Schools

Hear Keith Nix's insights from over 20 years as Head of School and leader of Head of School cohorts with 50 plus heads as he identifies and provides insights on the three most common issues with which Heads find themselves having to manage.

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CCE and Diversity

Every school in the classical Christian school movement is navigating a complex set of issues this school year. In addition to Covid, most schools are seeking ways to articulate a mission-focused understanding of race and diversity. Finding ways to talk about these issues that align with our biblical and classical commitments is vital, but very challenging. Join us on this call to discuss these topics and to get an introduction to the speakers and ideas that will be pursued deeper at the SCL summer conference.

Dr. Anika Prather

Dr. Anika T. Prather earned her B.A. from Howard University in elementary education. She also has earned several graduate degrees in education from New York University and Howard University.  She has a Masters in liberal arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis) and a PhD in English, Theatre and Literacy Education from the University of Maryland (College Park).  Her research focus is on building literacy with African American students through engagement in the books of the Canon and self-published her book Living in the Constellation of the Canon: The Lived Experiences of African American Students Reading Great Books Literature recently.  She has served as a teacher, supervisor for student teachers, director of education and Head of School.  Currently she teaches in the Classics dept at Howard University and is the founder of The Living Water School, located in Southern Maryland. 

Aaron Howard

Aaron Howard is Founder and CEO of As One Christian Diversity Staffing, a consulting and recruiting organization that provides biblical solutions to Christian schools, universities, and organizations pursuing kingdom diversity and belonging. He has over twenty-five years experience serving in leadership roles in diverse schools, organizations, and churches. He will begin serving this fall as Assistant Professor of Ethics, Reconciliation, and Worship at Lipscomb University. He currently serves as Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion at Franklin Road Academy, an independent Christian school in Nashville, TN. Dr. Howard received his Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University, an MA in Theology, Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MA in Education from San Diego State University, and a BA in Anthropology from UCLA. He also completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

Keith Nix

Keith Nix has served as the Head of School at Veritas since 2010. Mr. Nix serves as the Vice Chairman of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) and President of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Initiatives, and was the prior Chairman of the Society for Classical Learning. He frequently consults with classical Christian school boards and leaders, and has served on the Board of the Virginia Council for Private Education since 2013. Prior to moving to Veritas in 2010, Keith was a board member, and then later Head of School at The Westminster School in Birmingham, Alabama from 2004 - 2010. He is a founding Arête Fellow and has facilitated the Arete Fellowship gatherings since 2009. Prior to working in classical Christian schools, Keith was President of Nixgroup, a boutique consulting firm working with start-up and early stage organizations and businesses. Mr. Nix plays tennis competitively, hopes to improve his golf game, and loves to read great books. He is married to Kim, an accomplished artist; the Nixes have two grown sons and a daughter in college.

Staying Mission True

The natural tendency for any organization is to drift off course. It is the rule rather than the exception. So how do classical Christian schools become the exception rather than the rule? How do we stay true to our mission, even as we experience growth and success? In this seminar, we will look at indicators and warning signs for potential drift. en we will explore principles and practices your school can embrace and employ to stay the course, actually deepening your mission rather than drifting from it.

Keith Nix

Keith has served as the Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia, since 2010. Keith is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) and President of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Initiatives (CLT). He was the prior Chairman of the Society for Classical Learning (SCL). Keith and his wife, Kim, have two grown sons, and a daughter in college. Keith enjoys tennis, golf, travel and reading.

The Head and the Board: Making It Work

Perhaps the most important relationship in the school, the Head of School’s relationship with the board can be a tricky one. In this workshop, we will discuss principles and practices that can build
trust, confidence and effective leadership.

Keith Nix

Keith Nix has served as Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia, since 2010. He also serves on the board of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). Previously, Keith served as the SCL Board Chair.

The Head of School Toolbox

A seminar for heads, and potential heads, that will explore best practices and tools of the trade that will help you shine as you wear your various “hats” as the head of school. There will be plenty of Q & A so don’t hesitate to bring your questions.

Keith Nix

Keith Nix is the Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, VA. Prior to moving to Veritas in 2010, he served at Westminster School in Birmingham, where he and his family had been involved since the schools early days. He is an Arête Fellow and serves as the board chair for the Society for Classical Learning. He is married to Kim, who is an artist, and they have three children.

Building School Culture

Culture trumps strategy every time! Your school’s health, and future, will be determined by your culture more than any other single factor. Is your culture healthy? How do you know? What are you doing to ensure that you are creating the right environment to accomplish your mission?

Keith Nix

Keith Nix is the Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, VA. Prior to moving to Veritas in 2010, he served at Westminster School in Birmingham, where he and his family had been involved since the schools early days. He is an Arête Fellow and serves as the board chair for the Society for Classical Learning. He is married to Kim, who is an artist, and they have three children.

Essentials of School Leadership

This seminar is designed for heads, division heads, and aspiring CCE school administrators. As the classical Christian movement continues to grow, the lack of qualified and trained leaders for schools is a challenge. In this seminar, we will explore the practices and principles that make or break us as leaders. There will also be plenty of practical instruction and discussion.

Keith Nix

Keith Nix is the Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, VA. Prior to moving to Veritas in 2010, he served at Westminster School in Birmingham, where he and his family had been involved since the schools early days. He is an Arête Fellow and serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning. He is married to Kim, who is an artist, and they have three children.