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Gather with more than 200 education leaders to learn about issues facing faith-based schools while hearing methods that will inform your school improvement efforts. The conference provides a demanding schedule of professional learning coupled with time for reflection, connections and fellowship. The 2017 conference is being held at Mission Point Resort on spectacular Mackinac Island! Conference programming is tailored to the unique needs of leaders serving in faith-based school communities.

Title IIA funds have been approved for this event at 95% which includes the registration fee, lodging and meals.

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Keynote Speaker: Nathan Siebenga


Serving in a leadership role in todays’ schools requires a broad and intense commitment to boldness for the benefit of our students. In our personal and professional lives we are called to create dreams and lead teams with exertion. How often does that leave you feeling terrified? Join Nathan Siebenga for a dynamic session that builds upon ideas pulled from Tony Wagner’s 2015 book “Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era”.

Mr. Siebenga is the Principal of Hamilton District Christian School (HDCH) in Ontario. In his current capacity he leads HDCH toward the vision of helping students design, develop and deploy beautiful, purposeful work. Mr. Siebenga’s talk will follow a screening of the 2016 film of the same name. Join your colleagues in exploring this all too familiar space of being terrified and courageous in a Christian school setting and be prepared to share your own story too.

Those who know Nathan describe him as ‘Edupreneurial’; a visionary who executes and delivers. He wears his heart on his sleeve and clearly loves leadership. Nathan was born and raised in Bowmanville Ontario, as the fourth child in an education family. He grew up watching good schools become great. As it was then ‘school’ continues to be his life. Now as a Principal of Hamilton District Christian High School (HDCH), he seems to have become fully engaged in the family business. Nathan desires to see students design, develop and deploy beautiful, purposeful work and loves leading HDCH towards this vision. As a Principal, he is committed to making a difference in his small corner of the world so that the graduates of HDCH can have an enormous impact wherever they land. A number of years ago he married his best friend, and together they have fun raising their five children.


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Mission Point Resort & Island Transportation

Each attendee is responsible for making their own overnight reservations. Call Mission Point Resort at 800-833-7711 and tell them you are with Michigan Association of Non-public Schools. Rooms are based on availability at the time of calling in.

An advanced deposit of one night's room and tax is required to confirm your reservation. Mission Point accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover. Credit cards will be charged for the deposit at the time of booking.

Shepler's Ferry is expecting your arrival! Just give them your name and that you're with the MANS Administrators' Conference. They'll have your ferry ticket and horse drawn shuttle ticket to Mission Point Resort once you arrive on the island.

Parking at Shepler's is available either self-parking (complimentary) or valet parking is also available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

More than 200 non-public school educational leaders will gather to learn about issues facing faith-based schools while hearing methods that will inform their school improvement efforts. This conference provides a demanding schedule of professional learning coupled with time for reflection, connections, and fellowship.

We invite you to assist us in recognizing these administrators who work tirelessly for children and their parents.

Click here for complete details on the opportunities available to you as a sponsor. If you would like additional information, please reach out to MANS staff at 517-372-9315 or 800-394-5949 or Molly Koll, Program Associate. Thank you!

Thank you to The Meemic Foundation for your "Mission" Sponsorship!

Meemic Foundation


Thank you to Michigan Virtual University for your "North of 10" Sponsorship!

MVU 7.17

Thank you to

Mighty Mackinac Sponsors:
Delta Education, All Covered, FACTS Management/RenWeb, GradeLink, Blackbaud, McGraw Hill and Sadlier. Also an enormous thank you to Catapult Learning for your Mighty Mac sponsorship and for sponsoring the bar at the optional dinner on Thursday, October 12!

Straits Sponsor:
Christian Schools International

Higher Education Sponsor:
Concordia University Ann Arbor and Madonna University

Shared-Time Sponsors:
Berkley School District, Oxford Virtual School and School Financial Solutions, LLC.

Friend of Michigan Sponsors:
Lutheran Special Education Ministries

Sheplers Sponsor:
Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau

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