“It won’t end well,” stated an experienced headmaster to an aspiring leader. But it could begin and end better with a little insight on the matter. After all, “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” The effective Headmaster will provide thought, and organizational leadership in three primary arenas, each of [...]
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Founded in 2012, Arma Dei Academy is a classical Christian school with 135 K-8th grade students located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in new facilities with room to grow. Arma Dei Academy seeks a Head of School with a passion for its mission, a vibrant Christian faith, demonstrated leadership abilities, a team building attitude, and financial [...]
Greetings, This is Rodney Marshall from Marshall Education Group and Confluence Courseware. Our team is seeking to revive the Western tradition through great ideas, conversations, and digital delivery of K-16 curriculum. Please, enjoy the following freebies, especially The Headmaster, as well as browse our catalog: The Western Tradition: The Importance of Dialogue An online collegiate [...]
Focus on ENDS When the Board of Directors voted unanimously to amplify ENDS Policies, as Headmaster I sought to unpack each statement to help all school constituencies understand the significance of the Board’s action and how it would affect staff planning and day-to-day operation. Praise God for the strategic thinking of the Board. [...]
Focus Yesterday, Tyler asked, "What is a classical education in 50 words or less?" He wanted a start on his own elevator speech to share with his friends and colleagues who express interest in the educational alternative Tyler and his wife have chosen for their children. Recently he recommended Arma Dei Academy, the [...]
Focus A response to a recent post claiming that The Headmaster must lead from the front as an exponent of the mission – vision – core values of the school asked, “How?” This is a good question from a talented professional in her first year as a headmaster. There is no doubt she [...]
From the first day of a headmaster’s labor of love at any school, s/he works to sustain its accumulated successes and to generate what Watkins calls virtuous cycles of improvement. He works to sustain innumerable successes such as delivering on the school’s mission, building a quality college of faculty, admitting and enrolling students, maintaining a [...]
Many headmasters have entered new leadership roles this month and wonder how to accelerate the ramp up process. Here is the answer. The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins. The book gives “Critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels.” I knew the book hit the mark when I started sharing it with others [...]
Mentor, trusted counselor, coach, advisor, guide, tutor, teacher are synonyms that describe the kind of person The Headmaster needs to gain wisdom for good decision-making. Sometimes, The Headmaster needs to talk to someone that is not in one of his or her many constituencies and not a part of the chain of command. Although he [...]
Confluence Courseware, LLC, an innovative for-profit digital curriculum business, creates and distributes unique courseware rooted in the classics of the Western intellectual tradition that emphasizes a conversational pedagogy. We are a craft company that partners with pioneering educators who aspire to deliver the best of a traditional liberal arts curriculum using a conversational pedagogy to anyone, anywhere, anytime. The [...]