Who is the Graduate Leadership program for? It’s for leaders & educators of all kinds! Heads of school, teachers, athletic coaches, librarians, music directors and more. The program is unique in that is was designed by Christian heads of school, is taught by Christian school administrators, and is offered for current or emerging Christian K-12 and higher education leaders.
PRINCIPAL, NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, MA
As the principal of a local Christian school, North Shore Christian School, I enrolled in the Leadership Program at Gordon College to continue my post graduate education in leadership, specifically, Christian Leadership. Gordon College endeavors to develop and equip professionals in order to support Christian leaders in the advancement of their careers. In reviewing the course paradigm, it was evident that the Leadership Program at Gordon College would enable me to realize my future goals. I am thrilled that I have already been able to apply lessons in the classroom to application and practice in the workplace!
ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL, KIND'S RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, GA
The program is so unique. It offers an opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills that transition into many fields; it offers an opportunity to collaborate and network with independent school leaders in Atlanta and beyond; most valuable, it offers an opportunity to grow professionally and spiritually, never straying away from the cornerstone of faith. I quickly pivoted from the classroom and secured a leadership position at Westminster Schools, and within three years, I moved into the Associate Head of Upper School role at King's Ridge Christian School. I've maintained strong relationships with both teachers and my fellow cohort members that I continue to nurture. If you are looking for a program that dives deeply into the magic of running independent institutions that lead with Christ, look no further. Gordon College is an experience I will forever be grateful for.
ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATOR, KING'S WAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, WA
The Graduate Leadership program at Gordon College has thoroughly prepared me to be more effective at amplifying and executing the mission of our school. I am now much more equipped to cast vision for the future of our school, navigate the inevitable challenges of Christian education, and rally stakeholders to go to a place they wouldn't on their own. In addition to learning about a variety of elements that are crucial to delivering an effective faith-based education, I now have a dozen close friends, advocates, and partners to lean on when I need a different perspective. My bookshelves are now filled with dynamic reads that are being shared with my colleagues at my school. The cohort has taught me how to truly use my ears to listen, my eyes to see situations from all angles, and my heart to be oriented to God's presence. The Ed.S. program through Gordon College is the single best educational decision I have ever made.
TEACHER, ENGLISH DEPARTMENT CHAIR, MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GA
Being a part of the Gordon Graduate Leadership Program was an extraordinary experience. Each class is taught to directly impact what Christian educators are doing on a daily basis in schools. From finances to curriculum, the content was relevant and applicable. Personally, I grew as a leader, and I learned practical ways to engage differently and more intentionally with both my colleagues and students. The friends I made, professors I learned from, and knowledge gained made for an invaluable experience.
HEAD OF HIGH SCHOOL, MOUNT PARAN CHRISTAN SCHOOL, GA
I truly believe that God led me to the educational leadership program at Gordon College. In the Spring of 2016, my head of school and I discussed furthering my education and experiences through enrolling in a graduate program for educational leadership. After researching Gordon College and learning about the dynamics of their new program focusing on educational leadership from a biblical worldview I believed this was a great opportunity to pursue. After prayer and wisdom from peers and mentors, I decided to attend Gordon College and it has been a wonderful experience. The courses have been challenging, the professors have been fantastic and provided an amazing learning environment, and my colleagues in the program have become dear friends. The experiences in and outside of the classroom have been remarkable and I am grateful to be a part of a community that honors God in all they do.