Yearly event in Maryland equips teachers to encourage children’ spiritual development

Kish returned to The Heights School before the commencement of the academic year to attend a conference focused on the significance of mentoring.

The Headmaster of The Heights School, Alvaro de Vicente, who has held the position for over two decades, characterized mentoring as the process of imparting the values of a Christian gentleman and illustrating how a Christian man would navigate various situations.

De Vicente elaborated that the mentoring conference serves as a platform for educators to acquire the skills to function as life mentors for their students. The discussions encompassed building strong connections and trust with mentees, nurturing their spiritual growth, and effectively engaging in challenging conversations.

As the leader of an all-boys institution, de Vicente noted, “One of the complexities in education is that we often approach boys as if they were children, yet we assess them as adults.” He further remarked, “I think we tend to overlook the errors we made at their age. Therefore, we are striving to reverse this approach, treating them as young adults, assigning them greater responsibilities while still holding them accountable as boys.”

De Vicente expressed his belief that the key to preparing for a successful school year is to “bring the faculty together again and reinforce our shared purpose.

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