Practical Information to Take Your Christian School
to the Next Level

April 4–6, 2022

Pensacola, FL

Why Attend?

To learn, connect, and get inspired

Principals, Administrators, Pastors, and Office Staff, come observe and discover new ideas for your ministry from a thriving Christian school.

Gain pointers for success in administrative methods

Observe Pensacola Christian Academy classrooms

Discover how to run effective PTMs and programs

Learn best practices for using Abeka

Shop curriculum in-person at the Abeka book sale

Featured Speakers

Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Dr. Troy
Shoemaker

Top education expert Dr. Troy Shoemaker has served as president of Pensacola...
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Christian College since 2012. He has held many key leadership positions throughout his career, including 16 years as Pensacola Christian Academy administrator—one of America’s largest Christian schools. His broad and deep understanding of the industry drives his passion for influencing the future of Christian education.
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Mr. Joshua Birx

Mr. Joshua
Birx

For almost ten years, Joshua Birx has passionately served as the Pensacola Christian Academy...
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administrator. His undergraduate and graduate-level education degrees from Pensacola Christian College gave him the foundation for an outstanding career in educational leadership. Every year, his goal is to better equip faculty as they teach students how to identify God’s hand in all areas of life.
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Mrs. Amy Yohe

Mrs. Amy
Yohe

From teacher to principal to managing editor of Abeka, Amy Yohe is an Abeka curriculum...
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expert. After graduating with her master’s in educational leadership, she spent nearly 20 years serving in the classroom and becoming a master teacher. Today, Amy leads the Abeka team in making products easy so parents and teachers around the world can make them amazing.
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What to Expect

Observe

Teachers, students, and parents come to you for answers. But sometimes you have questions too.

Principals Clinic will help you find the answers from within the scope of traditional education.

In classroom observations, you’ll see firsthand

  • Ways to cover the Abeka material while maintaining personal style
  • How to integrate technology
  • Effective patterns for high school scheduling
  • Methods to keep students engaged
When I attended my first Principals Clinic in 2018, I expected to gain valuable insight from a Christian perspective that would help as I endeavor to lead my Christian school. What I did not expect was the invaluable opportunity to fellowship with and learn from other Christian school administrators from around the world. Not only did I leave with valuable information gleaned from the sessions, but I left with an encouraged heart gained from the time spent with other Christian principals.

—Delegate from Charleston, SC

2 Insightful Tracks

Principals

Principals

Office Management

Office Management

Sample Tracks

Subject to change

Principals Track

Personnel procedures

Business procedures

Christian school philosophy

Keys to kindergarten success

Helping teachers succeed

Elementary curriculums

Secondary curriculum (gr. 7–12)

Practical suggestions for operating/starting a school

Admission and evaluation of students

Kindergarten, elementary & secondary observations

Integrating a biblical worldview into academics

Characteristics of a supervisor

How to observe

Office Management Track

Admissions procedures

Best practices in business

Effective receptionist and secretarial skills

Equipping your office

Handling accounts and collections

Parent orientation procedures

Records management and documentation retention

Smooth beginning and ending of school year

Attending Principals Clinic was one of the best decisions I made as a first-year principal. I received practical suggestions to use in the classroom, helpful tips in how to manage and lead my faculty and students, and biblical insights for developing myself and my team towards becoming leaders who reflect Christ. I left Principals Clinic refreshed, encouraged, and inspired to use what I learned to further grow our school.

—Delegate from Brooklyn, NY

Cost & Accommodations

Cost

  • Registration is $90 per delegate for reservations made before March 22. Late reservations, made after March 22, will cost $100 per delegate. Fee includes meals (Monday dinner through Wednesday lunch).
  • Limited Time Offer only for the month of January. Save $20 per delegate! This special offer will expire January 31 at midnight.
  • The registration fee for each delegate is due with registration.

Campus House

  • Cost: $84.99–$169.98 per room per night (plus tax) for single or double occupancy.
  • The 28-room Campus House, located directly adjacent to the campus, is open 365 days a year. Choose the comfort of king- or queen-size beds (all linens provided).
  • For each room booked, we charge one night’s lodging as a deposit to reserve your room.
  • The two-night minimum-stay requirement is April 3–5.
  • If reservations are canceled at least one week in advance, a full refund is available. After that, late cancellations are charged the cost of one night.
  • Call 1-800-443-7742 early to make room reservations. Guest rooms fill quickly!

Local Hotels

Discounts are provided by many area hotels. Contact the hotel directly to inquire whether a discount is offered to Pensacola Christian College guests.

Within 5–10 min.

Courtyard by Marriott

Pensacola Downtown

700 E. Chase Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Residence Inn by Marriott

Pensacola Downtown

601 E. Chase Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Cordova Mall Area

5049 Corporate Woods Drive, Pensacola, FL 32504

10 rooms or less

Residence Inn by Marriott

6000 Cobble Creek Road, Pensacola, FL 32504

Courtyard by Marriott

451 Creighton Road, Pensacola, FL 32504

Hyatt Place

Pensacola Airport

161 Airport Lane, Pensacola, FL 32504

Within 15–20 min.

Holiday Inn Pensacola

University Area

7813 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32514

Holiday Inn Express & Suites W I-10

130 Loblolly Lane, Pensacola, FL 32526

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

150 Loblolly Lane, Pensacola, FL 32526

Event Info

Schedule

Sessions begin at 2:30 p.m.
on Monday, April 4.

Last session ends at 2:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, April 6.

Reservations

Any Christian school is welcome! Since space is limited, register early. Starting one month before the Clinic, call to check availability before registering.

If your school has an Abeka account, please make sure it's current before registering.

Do not make nonrefundable transportation reservations until Clinic reservations have been confirmed by email.

All registrations are subject to approval.

For more information, please contact the Reservation Office at 850-969-1631.

Check-In

Monday, April 4

10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CT

MacKenzie Building
Pensacola Christian College
250 Brent Lane

What to Wear


Men

Sessions & Meals
  • Collared shirts and dress pants
  • Please, no shorts or jeans
Recreational/Sports Center
  • Casual pants, traditional jeans, wind pants (required for rock climbing), or shorts
  • No sweatpants or spandex should be worn.
  • Swimwear should be trunk–style only.


Women

Sessions & Meals
  • Modest knee–length skirts or dresses and modest tops
  • Please no pants, capri pants, short skirts, or sundresses.
Recreational/Sports Center
  • Skirts or loose-fitting walking shorts that are full and to the knee for most activities
  • Wind pants are required for the rock climbing wall and are permitted for ice skating
  • Swimwear should be modest and cover the midriff.
  • T–shirts must be worn when using the FlowRider.

Important Notes

10 contact hours (one CEU or Continuing Education Unit) may be earned through attendance at Principals Clinic.

All registrations are subject to approval.

Recording devices are not permitted.

No children in attendance, please.

Prospective college students (Gr. 11–12) are welcome to visit Pensacola Christian College during the Clinic. Arrangements should be made when registering. Please call the Reservation Office at 850-969-1632 for details.

Who May Attend?
  • Principals/Administrators/Pastors of Christian schools
  • Acting and prospective Christian school supervisors
  • Those starting a Christian school/Board members
  • Office managers/Secretaries/Office personnel
The classes we observed were excellent. The students serving as our hosts/hostesses were polite, friendly, mature, knowledgeable and overall delightful.

—Delegate from Marrero, LA
President Troy Shoemaker speaking in a classroom

Note from the President

Pensacola Christian Academy has a rich heritage of over 65 years in Christian education. Over that time, through the vision of Dr. and Mrs. Arlin Horton, we have developed tried-and-true methods for successfully operating a vibrant Christian school ministry.

Principals Clinic is designed to inspire principals, administrators, and pastors to greater servant-leadership and effectiveness, while offering in-depth solutions for common administrative procedures. Our skilled, professional staff will share invaluable knowledge and proven techniques so you’ll be thoroughly prepared in a variety of key topics. And the Office Management track for secretaries and office staff will greatly benefit your personnel.

Make plans early to attend! We would count it a privilege to help you build a more effective Christian school ministry for the Lord.

Join us for Principals Clinic 2022.

Troy A. Shoemaker, Ed.D.
President

Contact Us


850-969-1632


Pensacola Christian College
250 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL 32503-2267

Pensacola, in Northwest Florida, is located in the central time zone and just off the warm emerald waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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