This month’s podcast discusses the “flexible office” concept, which is an innovative approach to designing spaces for the school leadership team. However, this approach isn’t really about the space—but more about creating a collaborative culture, building relationships, and modeling a Christ-centered community for teachers, students, and families.
- See pictures of the office space transformation at Monte Vista Christian School in Mitch Salerno’s post at the ACSI blog.
- For further reading, Mitch Salerno recommends Rex Miller’s (2014) book, Change Your Space, Change Your Culture: How Engaging Workplaces Lead to Transformation and Growth, as well as Robert Kegan’s (2016) An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization.
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About the Host
Dr. Lynn Swaner is the Director of Thought Leadership at ACSI, where she leads initiatives to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education. Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education. A published scholar and conference speaker, she is the lead editor of the book PIVOT: New Directions for Christian Education, co-author of Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning (forthcoming 2018), and editor of the ACSI blog. She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Guest
Dr. Mitch Salerno, EdD, is the head of school at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, California, and President of the Christian Coalition for Educational Innovation (CCEI), and a well-regarded speaker on school innovation and technology. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.