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We’re Going to Oregon

When a candidate for a position on our leadership team recently asked, “How do we know that we’re not going back to the old way?”, referring to a difficult time in our school’s past, my colleagues were surprised when I answered, “We’re going to Oregon!”

Recently I have been intrigued with the Lewis and Clark expedition to Oregon. I’ve learned that it took 18 months to navigate the more than 2,000 miles from St. Louis to Portland. It was a long, difficult journey, but what was learned during that time was incredibly valuable.
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Mission-Minded Biblical Worldview Integration: Elements of Effectiveness

In lesson and unit planning, beginning with the end in mind helps to bring about the results we seek. The same is true for a school’s mission. Why does your school exist? What is its purpose? Leadership guru Simon Sinek says, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”

So let’s begin with the end in mind. Why does your school exist? Do you have a mission statement? Is your mission statement alive, affecting the heart and life of your school?

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