Dave Koetje, President and CEO of Christian Schools International writes:
There is plenty of leadership available in Christian schools, but most of it is misdirected or squandered. Principals and heads of schools are often limited by structures, resulting in too much time being spent managing schools and too little time providing leadership. Historically, representative governance structures spend time problem solving rather than shaping the Christian school of tomorrow. Take inventory of how your board uses its time. If your board’s agenda is full of issues of school culture and matters of operations, it’s time to adjust your thinking. School boards with a sustainable eye for the future are spending up to 80 percent of their time creating that future. Who will you serve in five years? How will you serve them? How will you be benchmarking mission penetration? Real leadership will prepare today’s Christian school for the students of the future.