SAVE THE DATE
2022 Administrators Summit
After a tremendous first year, planning for the 2022 Fall Regional Administrator Summits has begun.
We are delighted that our Summit locations have increased from 8-12 to make it possible for even more school administrators to benefit from the experience. This year’s Summits will be intentionally focused on relationship building and discussing the real-world issues you face within your school community.
This opportunity to step aside for a couple of days, to relax with nearby colleagues, to discuss issues, to pray for one another, and to bear one another’s burdens should not be overlooked in the pressing daily battle for the souls of your students and the security of your school. You will return home invigorated, knowing that you have allies you may rely on.
If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].
Fellowship with peers while visiting your host school. Join discussions, tap into keynote speakers and ACCS updates, and get input from others around the table.
Experience small group mixers working through real-life and relevant fictional situations.
School visits on Thursday; meetings, speeches, situation rooms on Friday.
Connect with heads of school, principals, academic deans, and department heads.
Images from 2021 Summits.
A Message from Ty Fischer
Fellow ACCS Administrators,
Classical Christian education is a mission. It can be challenging and at times overwhelming. This is especially true if you are an administrator. Sometimes you might feel alone. That’s why I am writing to you to encourage you to consider coming to one of the 8 Regional Summits for ACCS administrators being held this fall all over the US.
A few years ago, here in the Northeast, a few administrators started meeting regularly. We would spend time in prayer, share our problems and concerns, and help each other think through issues that were on the horizon.
At about the same time, we also got together with a number of faculty and staff members from our schools and had a day of training and fellowship. What a blessing it was to be with people who understood the challenges that I was facing. What a blessing it was to have people I could text or call who would be praying with me, laughing with me, and crying with me during Covid.
C. S. Lewis described friendship in “The Four Loves” as that sort of love where people stand side-by-side focused on a common goal. These summits are opportunities to learn together, pray together, work together, and stand side-by side. These sorts of meetings have been a great blessing to me, and I believe that they will be so for you.
Hope to see you there.
A Message from Katharine Savage
Building relationships with colleagues has been key to my growth as a leader. In the midst of all the immediate demands of a school year, it can feel like a detour to take time away to travel and connect with like-minded friends, but in reality it is an investment in the long game. Building a network of regional colleagues opens up new pathways and new knowledge previously unknown or unexplored.
In my region, leaders began by simply committing to meet at least once a year outside of the national conference. We rotated which school would host. Now these leaders are people who I see several times a year and who I text regularly. Leadership can be a lonely and exhausting road but it doesn’t have to be! I am happy to be a part of strengthening the relationships and thereby the growth of our classical Christian movement with these formalized regional events. ~ Katharine Savage, Founder and Head of School at Philadelphia Classical School.