Executive Director’s Corner

Dear MANS Member Schools, Staff, Colleagues, and Friends:

We are in an especially important time for leadership, vision and smart thinking. Changes in the world we live in are rapid and far-reaching. Our charge to educate children in Christ-centered schools is undeniably vital and one that requires a boldness in action; courage in our convictions; and strength to battle those who dismiss the value of faith in society.

There is still time join us at GO BOLDLY, the 2017 MANS Administrators’ Conference to be held on October 11-13, 2017 at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. We are pleased to be returning to this beautiful location. This promises to be an outstanding few days of learning as well as a way to re-charge yourself after a busy opening to the school year. Please consider joining us on Mackinac Island.

MANS has an exciting year of professional opportunities ahead. We are finalizing the 2017-18 calendar of events. Most of the dates are outlined in MANS Notes. Some key dates to mark down are our Public Policy Day – March 8, 2018 and Law Day – June 26, 2018. 

After a successful two-day report reading period, MANS’ accrediting body, MNSAA, has begun to issue certificates of accreditation to qualified faith-based member schools. Thank you to all those who took time from their busy schedules to assist in the readings, and our congratulations to the schools receiving their accreditation.

 Legislative and policy issues impacting faith-based schools are front and center in Lansing and nationally. MANS staff has shared much of what is going on at the annual members’ back to school principal meetings.  Please watch for the Legislative E-News updates to stay current on all of these important issues. 

Thank you for all that you do for children and families in Michigan. We are truly blessed to have such an outstanding collection of faith-based schools and faith-driven leaders who are making a difference in countless lives.

Please feel free to contact us to offer your suggestions and help us to allow you to make the most of your MANS membership.

Brian Broderick
MANS Executive Director