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Jan 11, 2024


By |2024-01-11T14:24:36-08:00January 11, 2024|21st Century Learning, Leadership, School Vision|0 Comments

The setting was a professional development trip with other colleagues from ACS to an exemplary school, founded on project-based learning principles. I remember first walking in and being taken aback when a student approached me, offering a tour of the school. Joseph was his name, and he especially wanted me to experience a class that [...]

May 4, 2022


By |2022-05-04T16:16:14-07:00May 4, 2022|Leadership, School Vision|3 Comments

When I was growing up, I remember some of my greatest fears involved conflict. Conflict between loved ones, conflict between members of larger communities, conflict at a more regional, national, or global level, or as was mostly the case—conflict in my own life, big or small. When I was young there were global conflicts such [...]

Dec 7, 2021


By |2021-12-08T08:41:57-08:00December 7, 2021|School Vision|1 Comment

At a recent Leadership Team meeting, middle school principal, Tym Berger, (who is now the resident historian on the Leadership Team) shared a really challenging time in the life of ACS’ history. He shared a moment from the ACS’ 50th anniversary book entitled; “New Growth from the Ashes” written by Jack Van Dyke. Jack was [...]

May 31, 2021


By |2022-04-15T22:14:38-07:00May 31, 2021|Elementary|0 Comments

I love being at the elementary campus right before recess. The anticipation of going outside, getting fresh air, and being able to run and play with friends is palpable. I would dare say that for a high percentage of students, recess is a highlight of their day. Especially on a beautiful sunny day. Carefree I [...]

May 11, 2021


By |2021-07-07T21:25:02-07:00May 11, 2021|Faith|1 Comment

When I was young, my family listened fervently to James Ward. James was a Christian contemporary singer/songwriter, popular in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. He also happened to be a friend to our family by association. He wasn’t in the “famous” category like other Christian contemporaries of that time:  Michael W Smith, Amy Grant, [...]

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