International Snapshot

Fellow International Christian Educator,

As I write this Snapshot for June, I am aware that some of you have already finished your school year or will very soon. Therefore, I will keep my words brief. 
At the moment, Anne Jones and I are winding things up in anticipation of a full complement of participants to join us at ACSI’s 2019 PreField Orientation program in Houghton NY. We are expecting a good turnout of singles, marrieds, and children to come and receive excellent orientation training prior to heading out to international schools like yours. We continue to believe in the impact of PFO upon the new hire’s ability to start well, transition faster, minister more effectively to TCKs, and perhaps even stay longer at the school. It is our privilege to partner with you in preparing quality staff for your schools.   

Heads, don’t forget to update your school’s enrollment numbers and/or your school’s Key Contacts during the current 201819 school year, please do so as soon as possible. 
Click here to download the User Guide “Updating Your School’s Demographics” to walk you through this process. Here’s why this is important: Keeping your Key Contacts up-to-date will ensure that all communications reach the correct person at your school. Accurate enrollment numbers will ensure your 2019–20 school year Membership Renewal fees are calculated correctly. 

Finally, as you head into summer remember Jesus’ words of invitation in Matthew 11:2830, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  

Blessings to all of you, 

International School Team  

Tim Shuman, Regional Director, International Schools 
Tim Thompson, Assoc Regional Director
Anne Jones, Exec Assistant  to Tim S 
Kimberly Park, Exec Assistant  to Tim T 


1. Job Fair 2019. 22–29 October 2019. Dates for our job fair tour are confirmed as follows:  

22 October: Grand Canyon University (20,500 students on campus)
24 October: Liberty University (16,000 students on campus)
29 October: Baylor University (16,000 students)  

2. ICEC Africa will take place on the campus of Kigali International Community School 1–4 April 2020. Details will be forthcoming on pricing and hotel options. 

3. Mark your calenders. ISCL (International School Leaders Conference) will be held on 26–29 April 2020. Location to be determined.  


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