International Snapshot

Fellow International Christian Teacher,

It's graduation season—time for congratulations, awards, endings, and goodbyes. It seems our calling as educators is full of beginnings and endings. Beginnings are relatively easy—so full of new things, new schedules, new school supplies, and new friends. Endings are a different matter, and yet good endings are just as important as good beginnings. Good endings will feature all the elements of RAFT: Reconciliation, Affirmation, Farewells and Think ahead. This short article will remind you of the meaning of RAFT. Not only is this important for the TCKs in your care, but also for you.
Save the dates! Our international school team already has plans in place for 2018—19 that include YOU! The year ahead features two teacher conferences often referred to as "ICEC" (International Christian Educator Conference). The first one takes place this November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Hilton Petaling Jaya. The second one takes place in April 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic, at the Clarion Congress Center. We would love to see you at one of these events. At this graduation season, let us remember the words of Paul when he wrote, "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6:9-10 ESV). 

Be blessed,
Tim Shuman, Regional Director for International School Team
Tim Thompson, Associate  Director for International Schools


PreField Orientation (PFO)
FINAL CALL to register for PFO with your new hires!
24 June–1 July, 2018 
Houghton, NY 
We are calling all heads of school, HR directors, or recruiters to attend PFO to intentionally invest in your new hires.

Job Fair 2018
We are working hard to confirm the dates. Please keep checking back.

21–24 November, 2018
Hilton Petaling Jaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Speakers: John Dickson, team, and Ashley Fell from McCrindle Associates

ICEC Europe
11–14 April, 2019
Clarion Congress Hotel
Prague, CZ
Speakers: team and David L. Smith


* Pray for your sister international schools. Download the Global Prayer Guide.

*Have you read the latest ACSI Blog?