Flourishing Schools Network

The Flourishing Schools Network is designed to connect school leaders based on similar roles and goals. Together, school leaders commit to growth by navigating current challenges and exploring possibilities. Flourishing Faculty (Content Experts) serve as a catalyst for engaged conversations around solutions, best practice, strategic brainstorming, and resource sharing.

The 2021-2022 Flourishing Schools Network includes nine monthly sessions and center around the 5 Flourishing Domains and constructs of interest as identified by school leaders and research data.

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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson is the Special Assistant to the President at ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). He provides leadership and professional expertise in the planning and implementation of initiatives identified in ACSI's new Strategic Plan. He also leads the internal staff professional development, and oversees the biblical worldview integration task force for the Flourishing School Institute. A major part of Jerry’s role involves helping ACSI develop resources  to address diversity issues from a Biblical worldview, both within the ministry and for  member schools. His background as Head of an inner-city school, and experience working with minority students and families, gives him an indispensable understanding of how to achieve this goal.

Jerry most recently served as Head of School at Northwest Christian Academy in Miami, FL for 11 years. Among other accomplishments , Jerry created a Professional Teacher Development Program, a Student Leadership Development Program, a Parent Education Program, and wrote three books and several educational documents specifically for NCA teachers, students and parents

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