A COVID Opportunity

David UrbanThe CACE Roundtable3 Comments

COVID-19 has made 2020 a year few will forget. School administrators will remember the sudden shifts needed as the virus spread in March. Leaders and faculty worked together to deliver education virtually so that learning could continue. Later in the spring, plans unfolded for how to finish the school year–how to share final projects, celebrate seniors, and perform graduations. As the … Read More

Diversity in the Christian School: What G.R.A.C.E. Meant to a Student of Color

Myia SimsDiversity in the Christian School, The CACE Roundtable4 Comments

Black student in a white Christian school

Myia Sims shares what it is like to attend a white Christian school as a black student and what she learned through a diversity club called G.R.A.C.E Council: “Through this program I came to recognize Jesus’ cry for holistic justice and how as a follower of Christ I was called to advocate for the oppressed. These lessons gave me a renewed faith in the totality of the Scriptures.”

Competing for Hearts and Minds with Video

Joey RichardsThe CACE Roundtable2 Comments

How to make videos for your Christian school communities

Joey Richards, Associate Head of School at Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth, shares several tips for creating high quality videos to share with your Christian school families. He also shares his ingenious setup for quickly converting an office into an improvised studio.

Diversity in the Christian School: Learning While Leading

Nathan WagnerDiversity in the Christian School, The CACE Roundtable1 Comment

Christian School Leadership

Diversity in demographics isn’t enough if all the students in the school don’t have the same opportunities. Do we possess the superficial markers of diversity without actually embracing and honoring that diversity? Have we built authentic community with all our students and families? Do all the people in the building have the same opportunities to share their voice, perspective, and experiences?

Diversity in the Christian School: Retention Is About the Environment You Create

Kenneth M. Chapman, Jr.Diversity in the Christian School, The CACE Roundtable3 Comments

Christian School Environment

The old adage “if you build it, they will come” is often used to justify the creation of new and exciting diversity programs. However, in an environment where Christian families of color often have options when it comes to private education, the question to ask is not only “will they come?” but “will they stay?”.

Thinking About Mission Statements

Paul NealThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

Mission Statement sign outside of a Christian School Building

Times of crisis and change often present organizations an opportunity to revisit their mission. Our current climate of pandemic and cultural conflict is just such a time. How ought our mission statement help us stay on mission and our mission drive our actions through these challenges?