Dr Christopher Prior

Previously a principal within the Christian school sector, Chris works as the Deputy Principal of the National Institute of Christian Education and the Christian Education National SEO for Victoria. His academic interests include the relationship between faith and learning, Christian pedagogy, school culture, and leadership practice.

Description

Reimagining Christian school leadership-Dabbling in leadership dichotomies.

Christian school leadership is both wonderful and complex. The leadership required to nurture a sustainable Christian school culture includes an intentionality to promote and embody the underlying core Christian ideology of the community. Yet, community life is not without challenges. Individuals bring different assumptions and expectations, which can, at times, unbalance leaders. This elective explores some of the dichotomies that leaders face as they seek to navigate a path through the minefield of competing worldviews that often exist both within leaders themselves and the school communities they serve.