I enjoyed the opportunity to be part of The Rock School’s Christian School Leadership Conference last week! Mitch Salerno from The Master’s Academy got us off to a great start by defining and encouraging a culture of innovation. I followed with speaking about developing a culture of inspiration and encouraged re-examination of what we are really after in terms of our student outcomes. Nathan Whitaker, best selling New York Times author with Tony Dungy and other athletes, helped us consider the value of collaboration. After lunch, Danae Lemoyne, head of school at Doulos Discovery School in the Dominican Republic, shared inspiring stories of how the Expeditionary Learning approach has empowered students at their school and helped them to actively serve the community. Our last speaker, Bill Latham, CEO of Contrax, an education design company, challenged us to consider how changing learning spaces can open up and encourage new methods of teaching and learning. Kudos to Principal Jim McKenzie for putting together a stimulating day for all!