I Have a “Wait” Problem

December 7, 2017Director's Blog

The theme of my week, or should I say year, has been “wait.” I like to joke with people that I have a very high need for closure. If you really want me to be honest, that means I like to get things done quickly – I want them done NOW! Fortunately (or unfortunately – … Read More

Apologetics–Apology or Defense?

December 1, 2017Director's Blog

You may be wondering what we do every month when your students have a half-day on a Wednesday. We’re not just taking a few hours to catch up a sleep, although that sounds really good. We’re not using the time to get caught up on grading papers, although I’m sure the teachers would readily like … Read More

You are Welcome Here!

November 22, 2017Director's Blog

Last week we had the privilege of hosting a large group from Ms. Fitcher’s and the Wiisanen’s home church in Florida. They came out to lead the students in a daily chapel and to be an encouragement to us all. Throughout the week you could see them making manipulatives for the elementary classes or helping … Read More

Why Can’t Everyone See?

November 17, 2017Director's Blog

It is so good to be back in Vienna! I had a wonderful time of meeting with prospective teachers, former staff members (Jeffrey and Lisa Schra send their greetings), friends, and family. At the very end of the recruitment trip, I was able to spend a whole day with my granddaughter who is now three. … Read More

Ponderings From Poland

November 10, 2017Director's Blog

I am still in the US, just finishing up my recruitment trip. This week, please read some thoughts by Mr. Bill Wiisanen, Bible Teacher, who was one of the chaperones on the Class Trip that went to Poland in September. He sat down to recount some of his impressions of the trip. They really will … Read More

Greetings from the ACSI Recruitment Fair!

November 3, 2017Director's Blog

This week I am writing from the United States, as I’ve been on a six-day recruiting trip organized by ACSI, one of our accrediting bodies. I have met with prospective teachers, education professors, and directors from other international schools. I have gotten to tell everyone about ICSV and what a great place it is. I … Read More

Spirit Week & Cool the School Celebration!

October 20, 2017Director's Blog

This week has been Spirit Week at ICSV. Every day after school there was an athletic event for us to support. On Tuesday I enjoyed playing volleyball, as the staff took on the girls’ varsity team. The court seemed so much bigger than I remember from my college days. (I actually took volleyball as a … Read More

What is our Responsibility in Protecting Human Rights?

October 13, 2017Director's Blog

Last week in High School Chapel, our guest speaker was Paul Coleman, Executive Director of ADF International, a global partner of Alliance Defending Freedom. According to their website, ADF is “an alliance-building human rights organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.” They partner with other organizations and engage … Read More

Good Morning, ICSV!

October 6, 2017Director's Blog

Every morning when I arrive at school, I am greeted with the huge smile of a welcoming student. His name is Ratu. Ratu is in fifth grade this year, having come to ICSV last year. He is originally from Fiji, and he has an older sister who is an ICSV graduate. Ratu likes to be … Read More

Old Friends

September 29, 2017Director's Blog

This week one of my oldest and dearest friends came to visit me from Massachusetts. (If you read my article from last week – yes, she’s a Red Sox fan!) My husband and I took several days off so we could visit Hallstatt, Salzburg, and Obersalzberg in Germany with her and her husband of 40 … Read More