Dear Master’s School Community,
令人振奋的一百天! Reflecting on the first 100 days as head of 主’s School, I am awestruck at God’s hand and filled with peace, 快乐, 希望, 充满活力的兴奋. I am honored to be welcomed back to God’s school and the warm embrace and encouragement of both long-cherished and new 朋友s. 随着我的前进, I continue with unshakable confidence that 主’s School will persist vibrantly and in strength to achieve God’s purpose for His students.
大家都知道, I am not “new” to 主’s School, 然而, I return to the school “renewed” in extraordinary ways. I first joined 主’s School community in 2001 as a parent and a teaching assistant, 后来当了老师, 低年级主任, and K-12 educational strategist. In 2016, I began doctoral studies in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education at Johns Hopkins University. In 2022, I return to God’s School with that prestigious degree in hand 和更多的. Beyond increased capacity and confidence emerging from expanded knowledge and expertise, I return with carefully cultivated networks of strategic partners, 著名的顾问, 还有两个重要的承诺.
这两个承诺? 第一个, an urgent and enduring dedication to achieve outrageously excellent 基督教 education now to ensure that all students have immediate and ongoing opportunities to become who God intends them to be! The second is a commitment to institutional metamorphosis to achieve independent sustainability. Institutional metamorphosis is a “radical transformation of an institution’s structure and function,” while “preserving the institution’s DNA of fundamental beliefs, 值, and principles” to achieve the fullest manifestation of institutional excellence (Gialamas et al., 2014, p. 73). Independent sustainability describes the capacity to meet institutional goals without external support both now and into the future. 综上所述, these two commitments merge into a fierce resolve to develop innovative practices that strengthen 主’s School’s capacity to independently enact its mission and achieve its vision to benefit today’s students and generations of students to come.
A worthy question—what might innovative practices enacted to achieve institutional metamorphosis look like? I 希望 you have caught a glimpse during the first 100 days! Examples include the cultivation of strategic philanthropic partnerships to support the immediate implementation of extraordinary programming to restore and expand Master’s School distinctives. Partnerships already established include Ethos School, 芭蕾舞哈特福德, 戏剧艺术中的基督徒, the University of Hartford School of Music, and Jackie Alexander’s Therapeutic Coaching and Executive Functioning Training. Evidence of innovations is already coming to life at 主’s School during the first 100 days. Beyond immediately impacting student experience, partnerships provide strength “behind the scenes” across facilities, 政府, 发展, 市场营销, 业务服务, teacher and leadership 发展, 和更多的. Emerging partnerships under 发展 support extraordinary service project opportunities, student leadership 发展, long-term experiential project work, 蒸汽教育, advanced environmental studies, 营养服务, 体育节目, 和更多的.
The people of TMS must make God smile! I am awestruck by the team that God is assembling here. The level of educational preparation and experience across this remarkable group is astounding. 此外, 他们的能量, 激情, and commitment are palpable and their impact on students is impressive. We are awestruck as we watch God assemble His remarkable team at His school for His purpose.
Speaking of His people, that includes you! If you feel a call to make a difference
, 对于太阳城集团官方网址导航的学生, 康涅狄格大, or for God’s purpose here at His school, 太阳城集团官方网址导航需要你做太阳城集团官方网址导航的合伙人, 朋友, 志愿者, 和支持者. Yes, God is amazing all on his own—yet he makes a point to use us. Consider your hand in raising the vital life of 主’s School. Let’s join—together in partnership—to achieve outrageously excellent 基督教 education now to ensure that all students have every opportunity to become who God intends them to be!
Head of School and K-12 Principal
Working in partnerships to achieve outrageously excellent 基督教 education now to ensure that all students have every opportunity to become who God intends them to be.