Summer Reading

As a school administrator, I always found it amusing when parents threw out these words as the school year came to a close: “So, I guess you look forward to three months of vacation!”... Read More »

The Grace of Imperfection

Forget your perfect offering Your bell is cracked It still can ring That is how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen Sometimes it can feel as though school life is all about the “perfect... Read More »

Stand by Me

The search for meaning remains at the heart of the soul’s journey, and at the heart of meaning-making is relationship—with God, self, others, the world. But as new ways to connect... Read More »

A Matter of Time

At the recent NAES Head’s Retreat in Chicago, facilitator and former school head Fran Scoble led the group through a series of powerful reflections and engaging questions. Sitting together... Read More »

The Importance of Being Generalists

At our recent conference for school chaplains, one of the concerns raised by this group was the degree to which the trend toward specialization is forcing many chaplains to re-think or re-clarify... Read More »

Scarcity or Abundance?

In his re-telling of the familiar story of the loaves and fishes at Biennial Conference 2008 in Tampa, Parker Palmer challenged us to re-think the role of leaders and our assumptions about scarcity... Read More »

Welcome to The Commons

Welcome to The Commons, NAES’ sort-of-a-blog for its members. We look forward to bringing you timely, sometimes tough, questions, insights, and feedback from NAES and Episcopal school leaders... Read More »