National Small Schools Conference

Over the last three days, Crefeld hosted the National Small Schools Conference (NSSC)! Educators and school leaders from all over the United States came to our campus for three days of amazing speakers and thought provoking workshops (not to mention some delicious meals together). The speakers included opening keynote Alfie Kohn, closing keynote Andre Lee, and featured speaker Leslie Gomez, who provided valuable information on how to protect children against abuse.

So why a conference for small schools? Because small schools are nurturing, caring, communities that function very differently than our larger counterparts. In small schools, often budgets are limited and everyone wears many hats. Crefeld hosts NSSC to bring people together who are committed to small schools, who accept this challenge, and who make a big impact on our world.

Please check out our conference website and plan to attend next year!


Well, we made it! Another class of Crefeld graduates headed out to to change the world. As I sit here and reflect on the class of 2018, I not only think about how much they have changed as young people, but how much they have impacted our community. They are a group of singers, artists, scholars, poets, and, most importantly, they are agents of change. The understand their inherent worth and their duty and obligation to powerfully impact society. I am very proud of each of them, and they are proud of themselves. The Crefeld class of 2018 will forever be woven into the fabric of our community and our lives.

Tonight, we have Senior Dinner, a special evening to honor the graduates and celebrate with their families. Tomorrow, we finish the school year with a whole school BBQ, as we spend the last few hours of the year eating, playing games, and signing yearbooks. Then, on Friday, is our commencement ceremony.

Once again, I am so proud of the Crefeld class of 2018.