2017 Presenters

   GUIDE to Differentiated Instruction    Beth Ackerman, Ed.D.  Professor, School of Education Chair of Special Education Liberty University

GUIDE to Differentiated Instruction
Beth Ackerman, Ed.D.
Professor, School of Education
Chair of Special Education
Liberty University

   Alone Together    Dhugie Adams  Director of Growth and Impact Axis   

Alone Together
Dhugie Adams
Director of Growth and Impact
Axis

 

   Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny  Michael Allison, JD  Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny
Michael Allison, JD

Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

   Connecting with Students in Chapel: Music, Worship, and Message  Randy Alward  President & CEO, Maranatha! Music

Connecting with Students in Chapel: Music, Worship, and Message
Randy Alward

President & CEO, Maranatha! Music

   Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times   Greg Baylor, JD  Senior Counsel, Director of the Religious School Teams Alliance Defending Freedom

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times
Greg Baylor, JD

Senior Counsel, Director of the Religious School Teams
Alliance Defending Freedom

   Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports  Ellen Black, Ed.D.  Professor, Education Liberty University

Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports
Ellen Black, Ed.D.

Professor, Education
Liberty University

   What Every Christian University Leader Wishes Every Christian School Leader Knew  Kim E. Boyd, Ed.D.  Dean, College of Education Oral Roberts University   

What Every Christian University Leader Wishes Every Christian School Leader Knew
Kim E. Boyd, Ed.D.

Dean, College of Education
Oral Roberts University

 

   Integrating Cultural Commission    Gavin Brettenny, M.A.   Director of Strategic Development Association of Christian Schools International AFRICA

Integrating Cultural Commission
Gavin Brettenny, M.A.
Director of Strategic Development
Association of Christian Schools International AFRICA

   Beyond the Walls:     Equipping Students to Leave School without Leaving their Faith  Chris Browne, M.A.  Bible Faculty, Wheaton Academy President, The Engaged Schools Initiative

Beyond the Walls: Equipping Students to Leave School without Leaving their Faith
Chris Browne, M.A.

Bible Faculty, Wheaton Academy
President, The Engaged Schools Initiative

   A Hopeful (and Realistic) Future: Equipping Students to Follow Christ Through Life’s Seven Unique Stages    Brian Burchik, M.A.  Founder & CEO, Live Fully, LLCChristian Life Director, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

A Hopeful (and Realistic) Future: Equipping Students to Follow Christ Through Life’s Seven Unique Stages
Brian Burchik, M.A.
Founder & CEO, Live Fully, LLCChristian Life Director, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

   Community Governance   and   Board and Administrator Appraisals    Paul Campey, MBA  Partner, Resolve Consulting Group

Community Governance
and
Board and Administrator Appraisals
Paul Campey, MBA
Partner, Resolve Consulting Group

   Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny  Stephen Case, JD  Associate Corporate Counsel Manager Legal Operations Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny
Stephen Case, JD

Associate Corporate Counsel
Manager Legal Operations
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

   Employment and School Laws that Impact Your School Operations    Thomas J. Cathey, Ed.D.  Director for Legal Legislative Issues Association of Christian Schools International

Employment and School Laws that Impact Your School Operations
Thomas J. Cathey, Ed.D.
Director for Legal Legislative Issues
Association of Christian Schools International

   Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times   and   Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny    John Cooley, JD  Partner, Firm President CooleySublett PLC

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times
and
Religious Freedom – Title IX, Gender Identity and Government Scrutiny
John Cooley, JD
Partner, Firm President
CooleySublett PLC

   Implementing the Flourishing School Framework     Steve Dill, Ed.D.  Senior Vice President, USA Association of Christian Schools International

Implementing the Flourishing School Framework
Steve Dill, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, USA
Association of Christian Schools International

   Connecting Truth: Embracing the Connection Between a Christ-centered Worldview and Spiritual Transformation   [Moderated Roundtable]  Matt Dominguez, M.A.  Faculty, Wheaton Academy Partner, The Engaged Schools Initiative

Connecting Truth: Embracing the Connection Between a Christ-centered Worldview and Spiritual Transformation [Moderated Roundtable]
Matt Dominguez, M.A.
Faculty, Wheaton Academy
Partner, The Engaged Schools Initiative

   Teacher Compensation: A Sustainable Pathway to Professional Growth  Thomas G. Dykhouse  Executive Director and Head of School, Eastern Christian School

Teacher Compensation: A Sustainable Pathway to Professional Growth
Thomas G. Dykhouse

Executive Director and Head of School, Eastern Christian School

   Bridging the College Admissions Process: From Christians Schools to Christian Universities   [Moderated Roundtable]  Terrell L. Elam, Ph.D.  Dean of Admissions School of Education Liberty University

Bridging the College Admissions Process: From Christians Schools to Christian Universities [Moderated Roundtable]
Terrell L. Elam, Ph.D.
Dean of Admissions
School of Education
Liberty University

   The Leader's Palette and the Leader's Use of Power    Ralph E. Enlow, Jr., Ed.D.  President, Association for Biblical Higher Education   

The Leader's Palette and the Leader's Use of Power
Ralph E. Enlow, Jr., Ed.D.
President, Association for Biblical Higher Education

 

   Are you Delivering Buggy Whips or Teslas? A New Model for Sustainability in the 21st Century  Gene Frost, Ed.D.  Head of School Wheaton Academy

Are you Delivering Buggy Whips or Teslas? A New Model for Sustainability in the 21st Century
Gene Frost, Ed.D.

Head of School
Wheaton Academy

   Garnering Student Support for Diversity Initiatives  Joel R. Gaines, M.Ed.  Assistant Head of the Upper School Delaware County Christian School

Garnering Student Support for Diversity Initiatives
Joel R. Gaines, M.Ed.

Assistant Head of the Upper School
Delaware County Christian School

   Coaching Teachers to Apply Biblically Integrated Instruction    Annie Gallagher, Ph.D.  Professional Development Trainer & Consultant, Transformed PD

Coaching Teachers to Apply Biblically Integrated Instruction
Annie Gallagher, Ph.D.
Professional Development Trainer & Consultant, Transformed PD

   Valuing Diversity from a Kingdom Perspective   [Moderated Roundtable]  Vernard Gant, D.Min.  Director of A.C.E. Student Success Center, Association of Christian Schools International

Valuing Diversity from a Kingdom Perspective [Moderated Roundtable]
Vernard Gant, D.Min.
Director of A.C.E. Student Success Center, Association of Christian Schools International

   Trust at the Top: Enhancing the Relationship between the Head of School and Board Chair    Phil Graybeal, Ed.D.  Governance Consultant Graybeal and Associates, LLC

Trust at the Top: Enhancing the Relationship between the Head of School and Board Chair
Phil Graybeal, Ed.D.
Governance Consultant
Graybeal and Associates, LLC

   Measurement in Christian Education for the Common Good  Beth Green, DPhil  Program Director, Education Cardus   

Measurement in Christian Education for the Common Good
Beth Green, DPhil

Program Director, Education
Cardus

 

   Pack that Parachute!: Administrative Strategies for Initiating and Supporting the Integration of Faith and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom  Dion T. Harrigan Ph.D.  Professor of Education Director, Center for the Advancement of Faith Ethics and Learning, Nyack College

Pack that Parachute!: Administrative Strategies for Initiating and Supporting the Integration of Faith and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Dion T. Harrigan Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Director, Center for the Advancement of Faith Ethics and Learning, Nyack College

   Multiple Choice: How Parents Sort Education Options in a Changing Market  Brooke Hempell  Senior Vice President, Research Barna Group

Multiple Choice: How Parents Sort Education Options in a Changing Market
Brooke Hempell

Senior Vice President, Research
Barna Group

   Re-thinking the Christian School’s Approach to Developing Christ-Centered, Missional Students  Ryan Hewitt, M.S.  Principal, The University School

Re-thinking the Christian School’s Approach to Developing Christ-Centered, Missional Students
Ryan Hewitt, M.S.

Principal, The University School

   The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States  Phillip Hills  Executive Regional Director Western Canada, Association of Christian Schools International

The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States
Phillip Hills

Executive Regional Director Western Canada, Association of Christian Schools International

   Redemptive Education: The Quest to Align with God's Design    Amy Imbody, M.Ed.  Founder & Director, The Center for Redemptive Education

Redemptive Education: The Quest to Align with God's Design
Amy Imbody, M.Ed.
Founder & Director, The Center for Redemptive Education

   What Makes a "Religious" College Religious?  A Case Study of One College's Experience    Erik Hoekstra, Ph.D.  President, Dordt College

What Makes a "Religious" College Religious?  A Case Study of One College's Experience
Erik Hoekstra, Ph.D.
President, Dordt College

   Dispositions Matter: A Research-Based Approach to Selecting and Developing Educators and Administrators    Sally Ingles, Ph.D.  Dean of the School of Educational Leadership Indiana Wesleyan University

Dispositions Matter: A Research-Based Approach to Selecting and Developing Educators and Administrators
Sally Ingles, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Educational Leadership
Indiana Wesleyan University

   Leveraging Technology to Empower Instructional Leadership    Nathan Johnson Ed.D.  CEO of the Charleston Bilingual Academy, Executive Director of the Clapham Group

Leveraging Technology to Empower Instructional Leadership
Nathan Johnson Ed.D.
CEO of the Charleston Bilingual Academy, Executive Director of the Clapham Group

   International Students: Building a Program—Opportunities and Challenges  Ruth Kudar, M.S.  High School Principal and International Program Director Eastern Christian School

International Students: Building a Program—Opportunities and Challenges
Ruth Kudar, M.S.

High School Principal and International Program Director
Eastern Christian School

   Relational Spirituality's Impact on Biblical Worldview    [Moderated Roundtable]   Todd Marrah, Ph.D.  Superintendent Tree of Life Christian Schools

Relational Spirituality's Impact on Biblical Worldview [Moderated Roundtable]
Todd Marrah, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Tree of Life Christian Schools

   Anxiety in Young Children    Kristi Martin-Smith, Ed.D.  Executive Director Harvest Christian Academy

Anxiety in Young Children
Kristi Martin-Smith, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Harvest Christian Academy

   Principal Instructional Leadership: Current Study Results on how Christian School Principals Impact Student Learning   and   High-Impact Digital Tools for Literacy Learning    Mary Martin, M.Ed.  Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Moody Bible Institute

Principal Instructional Leadership: Current Study Results on how Christian School Principals Impact Student Learning
and
High-Impact Digital Tools for Literacy Learning
Mary Martin, M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Moody Bible Institute

   Experiencing Abundant Life in Christian School Leadership    Tim McAboy, M.A.   [Moderated Roundtable]  Principal Wheaton Christian Grammar School

Experiencing Abundant Life in Christian School Leadership
Tim McAboy, M.A. [Moderated Roundtable]
Principal
Wheaton Christian Grammar School

   Sustainability and Future Thinking  [Moderated Roundtable]   Bryan Miller, B.B.A.  Partner/Director of Leadership Development Bowdon/Miller Shepherding

Sustainability and Future Thinking [Moderated Roundtable]
Bryan Miller, B.B.A.
Partner/Director of Leadership Development
Bowdon/Miller Shepherding

   Faith and Science: Allies, Enemies, or Frenemies?    Barrett Mosbacker, Ed.D.  Superintendent Briarwood Christian School

Faith and Science: Allies, Enemies, or Frenemies?
Barrett Mosbacker, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Briarwood Christian School

   Global Unity and Radical Community Integration  Brian E. Mueller  President, Grand Canyon University   

Global Unity and Radical Community Integration
Brian E. Mueller

President, Grand Canyon University

 

   Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America    [Moderated Roundtable]   Janet Lowrie Nason, Ed.D.  CEO Advisor, IPEKA Schools Jakarta, Indonesia

Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America [Moderated Roundtable]
Janet Lowrie Nason, Ed.D.
CEO Advisor, IPEKA Schools
Jakarta, Indonesia

   Mission and Marketing: Making Data Driven Decisions to Support Each School's Unique and Changing Situation  Paul T. Neal, M.A.  Senior Vice President Marketing and Enrollment Cairn University

Mission and Marketing: Making Data Driven Decisions to Support Each School's Unique and Changing Situation
Paul T. Neal, M.A.

Senior Vice President
Marketing and Enrollment
Cairn University

   Enhancing Leadership within a Collegial Community  Edward Noot, M.Ed.  Executive Director Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia

Enhancing Leadership within a Collegial Community
Edward Noot, M.Ed.

Executive Director
Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia

   The Perfect Storm Impacting K-12 Christian Schools is Headed Toward Christian Higher Education    J. Patrick Otto, Ed.D.  Chair of the Graduate School of Education, Oral Roberts University

The Perfect Storm Impacting K-12 Christian Schools is Headed Toward Christian Higher Education
J. Patrick Otto, Ed.D.
Chair of the Graduate School of Education, Oral Roberts University

   Somebody's Got to Pay: Addressing the Realities of Funding Your Christian School    Alan Pue, Ed.D.  President, The Barnabas Group

Somebody's Got to Pay: Addressing the Realities of Funding Your Christian School
Alan Pue, Ed.D.
President, The Barnabas Group

   Leading Up: How to Lead and Follow Your School Board Effectively  [Moderated Roundtable]   Stephen G. Reel, Ph.D.  Senior Director, Southern Division Association of Christian Schools International

Leading Up: How to Lead and Follow Your School Board Effectively [Moderated Roundtable]
Stephen G. Reel, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Southern Division
Association of Christian Schools International

   Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs  Lynn Roper, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor of Special Education, Cedarville University

Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs
Lynn Roper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Cedarville University

   Sustainability: Navigating Economic and Social Challenges  [Moderated Roundtable]   Mitchell Salerno, Ed.D.  Headmaster Monte Vista Christian School

Sustainability: Navigating Economic and Social Challenges [Moderated Roundtable]
Mitchell Salerno, Ed.D.
Headmaster
Monte Vista Christian School

   The Pursuit of Excellence in the Christian School  Glen Schultz, Ed.D.  Founder and Director Kingdom Education Ministries

The Pursuit of Excellence in the Christian School
Glen Schultz, Ed.D.

Founder and Director
Kingdom Education Ministries

   Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times   and   The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States    Philip Scott, ESQ  In-House Counsel, Association of Christian Schools International

Protecting Your Ministry in the Challenging Cultural Times
and
The Canadian Experience and the Storm in the United States
Philip Scott, ESQ
In-House Counsel, Association of Christian Schools International

   The Global Need for School Counseling in a Christian School Setting  Justin Silvey, Ed.D.  Assistant Professor School Counseling Clinical Director Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies School of Behavioral Sciences Liberty University

The Global Need for School Counseling in a Christian School Setting
Justin Silvey, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
School Counseling Clinical Director
Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies
School of Behavioral Sciences
Liberty University

   Disciplines of Board Members and Heads of Schools: Working Together to Lead Effective Christian Schools    Brian S. Simmons, Ed.D.  Associate Provost for Online Studies, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Columbia International University

Disciplines of Board Members and Heads of Schools: Working Together to Lead Effective Christian Schools
Brian S. Simmons, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Online Studies, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
Columbia International University

   Persuading Public Opinion: Make “Them” Care  Bruce Smith  Vice President of Public Advocacy Training Alliance Defending Freedom

Persuading Public Opinion: Make “Them” Care
Bruce Smith

Vice President of Public Advocacy Training
Alliance Defending Freedom

   Connecting with Students in Chapel: Music, Worship, and Message  Adam Smucker  Worship Solutions Manager A&R Manager, Worship Leader Maranatha! Music

Connecting with Students in Chapel: Music, Worship, and Message
Adam Smucker

Worship Solutions Manager
A&R Manager, Worship Leader
Maranatha! Music

   Teach FASTly – Teaching the Connection between Faith and Science  David Smith, Ph.D.  Director of Graduate Studies in Education Director of Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning Calvin College

Teach FASTly – Teaching the Connection between Faith and Science
David Smith, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies in Education
Director of Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning
Calvin College

   Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America    [Moderated Roundtable]    Rev. Petroes S. Soeryo  CEO, IPEKA Schools Jakarta, Indonesia

Developing World Changer Educators for Christian Schools Outside of North America [Moderated Roundtable]
Rev. Petroes S. Soeryo
CEO, IPEKA Schools
Jakarta, Indonesia

   Christian Schools in a LGBTIQA+ World    Mark Spencer, M.Lab.Rel. & Law  Executive Officer, National Policy Christian Schools Australia Limited

Christian Schools in a LGBTIQA+ World
Mark Spencer, M.Lab.Rel. & Law
Executive Officer, National Policy
Christian Schools Australia Limited

   Best Practices in Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders   and   Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports  Lynn Swaner, Ed.D.  Assistant Director Northeast Region Association of Christian Schools International

Best Practices in Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders
and
Engaging Students in Learning: Identifying Pedagogies that Work, Building Infrastructure that Supports
Lynn Swaner, Ed.D.

Assistant Director Northeast Region
Association of Christian Schools International

   Presenting, Promoting, Practicing & Preserving a Kingdom Focused School Culture    Larry Taylor, Ph.D.  Head of School Prestonwood Christian Academy

Presenting, Promoting, Practicing & Preserving a Kingdom Focused School Culture
Larry Taylor, Ph.D.
Head of School
Prestonwood Christian Academy

   Reaching Your Legislators  P. George Tryfiates, M.A.   Director for Government Affairs Association of Christian Schools International

Reaching Your Legislators
P. George Tryfiates, M.A.
 
Director for Government Affairs
Association of Christian Schools International

   Distinctively Christian Early Education and its Role in Program Sustainability   and   What Boards and All Heads of Schools Need to Know about Early Childhood Education    Milton Uecker, Ed.D.  Faculty, College of Education Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education Columbia International University

Distinctively Christian Early Education and its Role in Program Sustainability
and
What Boards and All Heads of Schools Need to Know about Early Childhood Education
Milton Uecker, Ed.D.
Faculty, College of Education
Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education
Columbia International University

   Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs  Erin Weber  Assistant Professor of Spanish Spanish Education Program Coordinator, Cedarville University

Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs
Erin Weber

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Spanish Education Program Coordinator, Cedarville University

   Online Schools and Blended Learning  [Moderated Roundtable]   Erin Wilcox, Ed.D.  Assistant Vice President, Academic Services, Association of Christian Schools International

Online Schools and Blended Learning [Moderated Roundtable]
Erin Wilcox, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President, Academic Services, Association of Christian Schools International

   A Partnerships Perspective: What Schools, Universities, and Ministries Can and Must Do to Navigate a Complex Marketplace Together  Todd Williams, Ph.D.  President, Cairn University

A Partnerships Perspective: What Schools, Universities, and Ministries Can and Must Do to Navigate a Complex Marketplace Together
Todd Williams, Ph.D.

President, Cairn University

 
 
 

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