NE Snapshot

Northeast, january 2018


He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes." —Psalm 147:16

Falling snow... Perhaps there is nothing more beautiful than giant flakes of sparkling snow falling from the sky, spreading over the tired brown grass, as if it were a giant down comforter warming our souls. Nature slows down as God gives us this quiet time of stillness in our school year. Students are back from the Christmas holiday, teachers have nestled into their routines, and all is quiet within. Well, maybe.  

Or maybe not. Your snowfall may seem more like a blizzard. Some of you may be grappling with very difficult decisions that impact people's lives. Dealing with difficult employees can be one of the most challenging elements of school leadership. Becoming an effective leader means discerning when these employees can be nurtured into healthy engagement or when it is time to let them go. So let's get together for a Leader's Professional Learning Community (LPLC) on this very topic. You can participate from the comfort of your office via Zoom: Dealing with Difficult Employees: Leading When You "Feel" Like Leaving—Tuesday, February 6, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.   

If you would like to be included in this workshop/conversation, please email me and I will send you a Zoom invitation. If you already have something scheduled, I can send you the recording. Just let me know you are interested. Psalm 147 describes the power of the Lord and His ability to build up, to heal, to bring peace, to provide, to bring hope, to restore, and to melt the hearts of His people. Let's claim these promises as we face these difficult issues together.   

Once the snow melts in the Northeast, let's get together in person...

Be on the lookout for communication from your district representative about a Spring Leadership Summit in your area. The purpose is to provide a venue for relevant, targeted, and engaging (one-day) professional development for leaders in easy-to-access locations throughout the region. I will be working closely with your district representative to facilitate six of these collaborative events throughout the region, convening leaders to discuss the following:

Barna Research: Now What?

  1. Enrollment and marketing strategies
  2. Distinctives that set us apart  

Stronger Together in Christ!  

Cindy Dodds, MEd
Regional Director


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Leadership Conference 2018
Double Tree Resort, Lancaster, PA, January 25–26, 2018  

Early Education Conferences 2018
DoubleTree Resort, Lancaster, PA, March 8–9

Holden Christian Academy, Holden, MA, March 16