April 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. CST


Join CESA School leaders on Thursday, April 30th at 11:00 am CST for a free webinar about STEM and STEAM programs.  Dr. Jon Eckert, of Baylor University, has recently completed a study, “”Catalytic School Leadership in Exemplary STEM Cultures”.  Funded by a grant from 100Kin10, in partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year and 20 outstanding STEM teachers and researchers, Dr. Eckert’s team enacted a two-year investigation: How do teachers and administrators cultivate exemplary STEM learning in schools?

 He will be helping us think through the following:

1)     What Is (and isn’t) STEM education?

2)     What have we learned about STEM programs that work?

3)     What is the role of STEM within the context of a Christian Liberal Arts education?

Principals, Academic leaders, STEM Directors, Curriculum Directors, and even Admissions Directors who want to speak more clearly about how STEM in a Christian liberal arts school is different!

Click here to register. Once you register, you will receive a Zoom link for the webinar.

Cost: $225 per person

Groups of 3 or more, 10% discount! Use Code: GROUP at checkout

Hotels: The two hotels below are in the same location, so we will have a shuttle between Charlotte Christian and these hotels.  Rooms at both hotels are $159.00/night. Using the links below will get you the special group rate.

Hilton Garden Inn

Homewood Suites

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Barry Giller

Barry Giller serves as the vice chair of the Board of Directors for CESA. Barry joined the faculty of Charlotte Christian as Head of School in June 2010 and ushered the school into its 60th anniversary. As head of school Mr. Giller oversees the college preparatory school’s 180 employees and 1055 students grades JK to 12. A 1994 graduate of Wheaton College, he received his Bachelor of Arts in history/social science and a certification for secondary education. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership in Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Giller currently resides on the board of directors for North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association and Teaching Fellows Institute. Mr. Giller served six years as headmaster at Christian Heritage School, a private K-12 interdenominational Christian college preparatory school, in Trumbull, Conn. He joined Christian Heritage in 2001 as the upper school principal and was promoted to the headmaster position in 2004. Barry and his wife, Lisa, have seven children and are active members of Church at Charlotte.

Mission Clarity

CESA member schools are accredited, mission-driven, Christian institutions aspiring to be academically, programmatically, and institutionally excellent. 

Effective Goverance

CESA member schools commit to a model of leadership that includes a governing board, which formally (policy statement) and informally (daily practice) delegates the daily operation of the institution to the head of school who supervises the administrative team, faculty, and staff.  

Institutional Viability

CESA member schools follow best practices that demonstrate astute financial management, appropriate budget forecasting, and thoughtful short and long-term financial planning processes.  

Academic & Programmatic Distinction

CESA member schools shall provide high quality academic, artistic, and athletic programs designed to meet the mission of the school and to distinguish the institution as one of high quality.  

Sense of Coherent Christian Community

CESA member schools shall develop a Christian ethos rooted in a commitment to the Nicene Creed and/or Apostles Creed, the foundational tenets of Christian orthodoxy, that distinguishes them from other local public and independent schools and we should have a nice sense of community.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Jan 20th

Tuesday, Jan 21

Wednesday, Jan 22