by Dr. David A. Wells
A school’s Purpose is expressed through its Mission. I work with many schools founded by visionary entrepreneurs with an end in mind about which they are passionate – a difference they want to make in the lives of children and young people, in families, communities, countries, and even the world. Many times, the initial motivation was as singular as creating the school they envision as ideal for their children. I don’t recall interacting with any school founders who had the vision simply to start a school, build a business, or create a place to go to work. Rather, they all founded schools to make a difference at some level and in some way.
by Dr. David A. Wells
Chontales Academy has risen to the occasion and is experiencing success amid a perfect storm – a series of terrible obstacles seemingly destined to cause the school to fail. The Academy, located in Juigalpa, Nicaragua, is the labor of love of Dr. Erinn Magee (Director) and her husband, Dr. Silvio Sirias, founded as the first international-style English instruction school in the cattle country of central Nicaragua.
by Sofia Amador-Brenes, EdD
International Accreditation has gained relevance in a world that offers countless opportunities for students to attend educational institutions worldwide. My over 10 years of experience in accreditation teams have allowed me to participate in a variety of schools with different organizational and cultural backgrounds. All of them, regardless of their nature, look for the common goal of continuous improvement and international recognition.
by Clint Holden, M.A.
A school leader today is supposed to act as an entrepreneur and a person of vision, able to inspire, empower, and motivate his staff under the auspices of a shared mission statement that fosters common goals for the entire community (Engels, Hotton, Devos, Bouckenooghe, & Aelterman, 2008).
by Dr. R. Mark Beadle is CEO Emeritus of Sevenstar
Schools are often attacked and maligned for not doing the right thing. During this 2020 pandemic, the public has often seen things schools could have done better. Certainly, we have all adjusted and schools have been schooled like many of our institutions and businesses-churches, libraries, hotels, airlines…
by Dr. Toby A. Travis
A large amount of research on the value, importance, and significance of trust has been conducted over the previous decades. The research demonstrates that high levels of trust in educational institutions and their leaders, results in the following: