Richmond Christian Educators
Collaborative Professional Development Day

Strengthening One Another

About The Event

"As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
John 13:34

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Proverbs 27:17

About The Event

Richmond Christian Educators
Collaborative Professional Development Day

Bringing Richmond area Christian educators together for a local professional development conference that allows educators, as brothers and sisters in Christ, to worship, pray, fellowship, learn and grow with one another.


Grove Christian School
8701 Ridge Road, Richmond, Virginia


August 20, 2019
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Speaker 1

Dr. Kristina DeWitt

Associate Professor, Liberty University

Dr. Kristina DeWitt is the kind of professor who seeks opportunities to enable her students to have relevant, active experience. Her passion is to enterprise excellence in teaching and learning. “To teach, To serve” is her motto. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Advanced Licensure Programs at Liberty University. She earned an M.Ed. in Special Education from University of Mary Washington and a Ph.D. from George Mason University. She began her career in K-12 public education in Virginia and has specialized in literacy education with a focus on struggling readers. DeWitt conducts research on best practices, diverse populations, and an international reading initiative in Jamaica. She specializes in developing online curriculum, building community educational partnerships, and training new teachers for over 15 years. She is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Regional Counselor of the Year from Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Her newest project is “Ann’s Possibilities," which operates on the premise that all students deserve teachers who care!

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Arrival and Continental Breakfast

Opening General Session

• Welcome, Worship, and Prayer
• Keynote Speaker

Spiritual Growth: Round Table Discussions

Teacher Breakout Session I

Teacher Breakout Session II


Teacher Breakout Session III

Spiritual Growth: Round Table Discussions

Closing General Session

• Closing Remarks
• Worship and Prayer

Round table discussions are a time to deepen one’s spiritual growth while in a community of Christian educators. This segment of time will be facilitated by leadership from the different Christian schools. Educators will be part of mixed groups providing them the opportunity to meet, fellowship, and reflect with other Christian teachers.

Spiritual Growth: Round Table Discussions

Spiritual Growth: Round Table Discussions

Breakout sessions are designed to provide opportunities for educators to learn and grow as Christian teachers. Multiple breakout offerings will be provided during each session. Teachers will have the opportunity to choose to attend the sessions they believe will provide them the greatest benefit and meet their current needs for professional learning and spiritual growth.

The breakout sessions will be presented by teachers and administrators from participating schools. Session leaders are asked to design interactive and informative presentations. Handouts from each session will be collected and made available to all educators via Google Classroom, Weebly, or other applications. Additionally, some presenters may wish to establish discussion boards surrounding their topics to continue to foster collaboration and support from within the Richmond Christian education community.

Teacher Breakout Session I

Teacher Breakout Session II

Teacher Breakout Session III


Conference Ticket
$20 per teacher

This nonrefundable fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and handout materials.

Session presenters, teachers and staff members should submit the Participant Registration Form, along with a check made payable to Grove Christian School and sent, no later than June 15, 2019, to:

Julia Lloyd
8701 Ridge Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Should your school require payment after July 1, please contact Julia Lloyd at

Sponsored By:

Grace Christian School, Mechanicsville

Grove Christian School, Richmond

Guardian Christian Academy, Chesterfield

Call for Presenters

Our Richmond Christian schools are blessed to have dynamic teachers! We are seeking teachers willing to share their instructional ideas, professional knowledge, and/or gift of spiritual development at this year’s conference.

Teachers willing to present during a breakout session should submit the Conference Presentation form to Kathryn Bremner, no later than June 15, 2019.

The title of the presentation should be descriptive of the session content. Your 50-75-word description will be used in the final conference program.

Below is a listing of potential session topics. We invite teachers to prayerfully consider presenting at this year’s conference.

Professional Development:
  • Assessment Design
  • Weighted Rubrics
  • Integrating Authentic Assessments
  • Classroom Pacing
  • Engaging Students
  • Content Ideas  in Language Arts 
  • Content Ideas in Math
  • Content Ideas in Science
  • Content Ideas in History
  • Sportsmanship and Athletics
  • Content: Fine Arts & Electives
Spiritual Development:
  • Biblical Integration
  • Partnering with Parents
  • Discipline and Resolution
  • Meaningful Prayer and Worship
  • Discipleship in Clubs and Athletic Programs
  • Teen Apologetics

Willing to Share?


Do you have an instructional practice or biblical integration idea that you would be willing to share with others? Click the link below to download our Presenter Registration Form.

Once completed, please submit the Conference Presentation Form to Kathryn Bremner, no later than June 15, 2019.