Hopeful Leadership: Our Most Important Calling

By: Christopher Rutz In 1985 Marty McFly broke the time/space continuum and traveled back to 1955 and revealed a world so inconceivable to Doc Brown that he could scarcely believe such oddities like Ronald Reagan – the actor – was president of the United States. Of course, time travelers from this era of politics would say, “Ronald Reagan? Ha, that’s nothing, wait until 2016!” Now we are approaching 40 years after Back to the Future’s […]

The Great Escape

Kailee Schimmel Within the education world it is extremely easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. On top of the personal feelings, we then face negativity and comparison. This last summer when I started my Masters in Educational Leadership at Baylor, there was one comparison that stuck out to me. We talked about the ‘crab bucket’ effect. It was described as when one tries to succeed or go against the norm, there will always be […]

Chocolate Milkshakes. Four Ways to Better Understand Love in Education

By: Dr. Chris Hobbs It’s the last day of February! The month of Valentine’s Day, and as Charles Schultz, creator of Charlie Brown, famously quipped – ‘all you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’ My wife and I have developed a new dating tradition of jumping in the car after dinner during a busy week, and burying our stress at a local Freddy’s where I have discovered an amazing […]

Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown

By: Sahira Kodra Looking back at the past few years the one word that comes to mind is heavy. The issues Christians and teachers are facing feel monumentous. Many leaders are reminded of the William Shakespheare play that created the idiom “heavy is the head that wears the crown.” We often hear about the burden and difficulties of being a leader. When I applied for the Master’s of School Leadership program, many of my friends […]

Leading from the Classroom

What does leadership look like when you are ‘just a teacher’? It has given me a renewed sense of purpose at my school. I am not chasing a title. I am simply finding the joy in sharing my passion for teaching with both my students and my colleagues. Here is what I have learned as I lead from the classroom.