Deposits of Kindness

Deposits of Kindness

I enjoy bringing all the faculty and staff of ECA together once a month for an “All Hands” Meeting (I can’t help but use some Navy lingo). While together, I teach on some topic, then allow time for splitting into small groups to share stories and relate to the topic...
Education by the Word

Education by the Word

On a recent visit to our Kindergarten, I was impressed with a roomful of happy and well-ordered students. I especially enjoyed a recitation of their many Bible verses. Their list of memory verses for the year includes 26 “alphabet” verses and about 30 more verses or...
Back in the Game

Back in the Game

The recent campus closures due to the rash of illnesses was a very difficult, albeit necessary, measure. It was hard on our students for its impact on interactions and activities, on our parents for the changing of schedules, on our teachers for adjusting all their...
A Winning Team

A Winning Team

It is nice to be on a winning team. As I type, I’m looking forward to our ECA volleyball match this Friday when I’ll have both of my daughters playing. And, we’ll be cheering for another win to add to their record. When I retired from the Navy in 2013, I entered a...
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

I love stories. I especially love stories with complexity and texture, the kind that can only come from a good book. For it is the rich detail of a story that makes it more nuanced, more fascinating, more real. And as a parent and educator, I love how stories...