My Collaborative Relationship with my Pastor—or Not?. NAD Teacher’s Convention Janet Ledesma, Ph.D. Monday, August 6, 2012 ( 9:45 – 11:00 am) Session ID: 196 Location: Delta Island F. Purpose.
NAD Teacher’s Convention
Janet Ledesma, Ph.D.
Monday, August 6, 2012
(9:45 – 11:00 am)
Session ID: 196
Location: Delta Island F
Principal/Pastor relationships as they relate to mentoring, collaboration, communication, and support will be defined and discussed. If you are the principal or constituent church pastor of a school, then this session is for you. Come and discuss how you can enhance your working relationship through researched and proven collaborative practices.
A MULTIPLE CASE STUDYJanet Ledesma, Ph.D.
“While there are some that are supportive, resourceful, helpful and willing to join me in ministry, there are others who simply could not care less. There appears to be a stereotype in terms of pastoral support. I believe I have experienced both kinds of pastors: supportive and non-supportive ones. Therefore, I believe and have experienced that the stereotypes are accurate and true.”
Four broad themes emerged:
He who co-operates with the divine purpose in imparting to the youth a knowledge of God, and molding the character into harmony with His, does a high and noble work. As he awakens a desire to reach God's ideal, he presents an education that is as high as heaven and as broad as the universe; an education that cannot be completed in this life, but that will be continued in the life to come; an education that secures to the successful student his passport from the preparatory school of earth to the higher grade, the school above (Education, pg.19).