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Welcome to the Global Headquarters Homepage

ACSI is privileged to be a part of God's robust worldwide movement in Christian schooling. The Global Department is focused on serving two different international elements.

"National" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. and primarily focus on serving the indigenous population, following the curriculum guidelines of that particular country. ACSI has 20 country or regional offices around the world providing services to these national Christian schools movements. Our aim is to help provide culturally relevant effective Christian education, led by local educators, in an economically sustainable in their own context.

"International" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. serving the expatriate community and often times, a portion of the host country population. Frequently, instruction is in English with a Western-style curriculum. The ACSI International School office within ACSI headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO serves international schools located in more than 75 countries.

Serving together,

Mike Epp
Senior Vice President, Global | ACSI


Staff

Global National Offices

Global Regions of Africa and Europe

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Michael Epp, Sr. Vice President of Global, leads the ACSI Global Department in Colorado Springs, CO, and also provides leadership for the country or region offices in Africa and Europe. The country or region offices on these continents work in collaboration with ACSI Global to serve their national schools. ACSI's aim is to promote, equip, empower these offices in the development of the Christian schooling movement around the world. Partnerships with other countries, Christian schools, organizations, and international ministries are continually forming. These partnerships and networks are facilitating the fast-paced growth of ACSI work in these emerging regions.



Global Regions of Asia and the Americas

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David Wilcox, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, provides support for the country and regional offices in South Asia, East Asia, and the Americas. These offices work in partnership with ACSI Global to provide services to the national Christian schools in their area. ACSI's curricular resources and programs such as accreditation and certification are contextualized to strengthen schools and equip educators. New partnerships with existing national Christian school organizations are increasing ACSI's global opportunities to support Christian schooling in the Americas and Asia.  Dr. Wilcox also serves as editorial advisor for ACSI's journal and Purposeful Design Publications to promote the global relevance of ACSI publications. 


International Schools

Regional Director for International Schools 

TimShuman200.jpg Tim Shuman, M.Ed., serves as the regional director for international schools at the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Prior to joining the ACSI team in 2010, he and his wife, Sandee, lived and worked in Germany for nearly 25 years at Black Forest Academy, a Christian boarding school, where Tim served as headmaster. The Shumans have two married TCK sons, Luke (Brooklyn, NY) and Tyler (Los Angeles, CA). When Tim is not visiting or consulting at international Christian schools around the world, he can often be found hiking with Sandee in the Colorado Front Range or sketching scenes that catch his attention.




Anne_headshot.jpgAnne Jones, MDY, is the Executive Assistant for Tim Shuman and Mike Epp. She comes back to ACSI after serving 14 years in the US Army where she worked all sorts of interesting jobs in Intelligence, living in Arizona, Texas, Iraq, Kentucky, and ending her career as a Major in Washington DC. She loves being in the mountains and traveling anywhere, as long as she can be surrounded by people, languages, and culture!




Associate Director for International Schools

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0_200.pngKim Park, MA, is the Executive Assistant for Tim Thompson. Kim joined the global team at ACSI in 2015 after a teaching career in elementary education. The school where she most recently taught holds a special place in her heart as it is the alma mater for her and her siblings as well as her two sons. She enjoys mentoring women, visiting new places, making new friends, and being anywhere in the mountains with her husband and sons.