Mid-America, november 2017
FROM YOUR REGIONAL DIRECTOR
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations" (Psalm 100:4–5).
At this time of year, my mind always turns to this Psalm, which our children recited as kindergarteners at our Christian school. It gives me just enough pause to recount the countless things for which I am thankful. I won't bore you with my ramblings, but allow me to share with you my "short list" as it relates to my work with Christian schools. I am...
- thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord with eternity in mind.
- grateful for the work where I have the opportunity to see God moving to execute His plan here and around the globe.
- humbled that He has chosen me to work alongside you ... what a privilege... what an honor.
- privileged to mention some of the celebrated accomplishments of our member schools. They include:
Our congratulations to two of our Mid-America schools recently selected as National Blue Ribbon Schools. This program awards this honor to exemplary high-performing public and private schools. Congratulations to Peoria Christian School (IL) and Wheaton Christian Grammar School (IL). Check out the articles about this extraordinary achievement:
Do you have a noteworthy happening at your school? Let me know. I'd love to publish your news in our monthly Snapshot.
While I'm in the mode of giving thanks, I want to express my thanks to the more than 1,000 teachers and school leaders who attended the PD Forums in our region. I hope you were as blessed as I was to Reimagine Education and be strengthened and equipped to do the work to which we are called. Stay tuned for the dates of next year's Forums.
And finally, I invite you to read the results of the brief survey we gave at our September district meetings. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the results of this survey. "... and be thankful" (Col. 3:15). Happy Thanksgiving!
Jeff Mattner, EdD