School Culture is like the air we breathe; it is all around us and rarely apparent. But the culture of the school will determine whether students look forward to going to school each morning. This workshop will examine corrosive school cultures and steps that can be taken to improve school culture.
John Seel is the president of nCore Media, a visual super computing company. nCore provides supercomputing solutions to filmaking; saving companies money through speed. The company is based in Los Angles, California. Dr. Seel is a cultural renewal entrepreneur. He works with people and projects that foster human flourishing and the common good. Seel is a Senior Advisor to the Wedgewood Circle, an angel investment firm investing in art and entertainment. He also serves as a Senior Fellow for Cardus, a Canadian think tank, where he oversees research on education reform in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and Redeemer University College. He serves as a founding Board member of the Council for Educational Standards and Accountability. He is a co-publisher of Game Changer Books LLC., a digital publishing company that provides a boutique-publishing platform to address cultural gatekeepers with ideas that further cultural renewal. John serves on the Advisory Board of The Carpenter's Fund, an investment fund to alleviate global poverty. He is a consultant to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He grew up in South Korea, the son of medical missionaries. He earned his BA. from Austin College with majors in Philosophy, History and Business Administration. He has a M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. Dr. Seel and his wife, Kathryn, have three grown children and live in Cohasset, Massachusetts where they attend St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.