School Leaders Workshop

2017 School Leaders and Board Workshop

Heartland Christian Schools held a learning opportunity for school boards and school leadership "Are you Delivering Buggy Whips or Teslas? A New Model for Sustainability in the 21st Century." See tab below to view the PowerPoint.

Dr. Gene Frost, Guest Speaker

Today there is a great winnowing of Christian schools. Over 1,000 struggling Christian schools have closed since the turn of the century. At the same time, hundreds of other Christian schools have emerged as some of the best schools in their communities. During this workshop we will explore the reasons for these two trajectories and help attendees analyze which way their school is headed and why. Most importantly, practical steps will be laid out in order to help guide your school to becoming a thriving and growing Christian school.

Dr. Gene Frost is an alumnus of Wheaton College, where he majored in religious studies. Gene received his divinity degree from Northern Seminary and his doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University. He began his career as a youth pastor and Bible teacher in a Christian school, then spent 22 years in the business world. His diverse business experience included being a pit trader on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, a corporate trainer, and a human resources executive. His last ten years in business were spent as President and CEO of an educational mentoring and software company. Gene has returned to his lifelong passion of Christian schooling by serving as Head of School at Wheaton Academy, West Chicago, Illinois, since 2006. Wheaton Academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected evangelical Christian secondary schools and hosts the Best Practices Conference for the Christian School each June. Gene has authored two books entitled, Learning from the Best: Growing Greatness in the Christian School (ACSI/2007) and Learning from the Best Volume Two: Growing Greatness that Endures in the Christian School (ACSI/2014).