PAIDEIA, Inc., is a comprehensive consulting firm dedicated to a biblical worldview that seeks excellence to the glory of God in all areas of leadership and development in education, from elementary and secondary schools to colleges, universities and seminaries, as well as other not-for-profit agencies, associations and institutions. We offer our clients practical solutions to help them fulfill their mission and make possible the excellence they aspire to achieve.
For more than 50 years, we have provided wide-ranging consulting services in five critical areas of operation that we call “the 5 M’s:” mission, management, marketing, master planning and money.
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On August 1, 2019, we began our 31st year of publishing THE PAIDEIA LETTER with its Subscriber's Supplement and SPECIAL EDITION issues. Our subscription year runs until July 31, when all subscriptions expire. In any given year, subscribers receive Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring quarterlies, plus another two dozen or SPECIAL EDITIONS.
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Areas of Consulting
Executive & Administrative Search-and-Placement
Mentoring of Heads of Schools
Board of Trustees/CEO Workshops
Advancement, Annual Giving, Endowment, Capital Campaign
21st Century Technology
PAIDEIA, Inc. Annual Salary Survey 2019-2020 now available for purchase: $25.00 payable by check to PAIDEIA, Inc.
Each year, PAIDEIA, Inc. collects, compiles, and publishes an anonymous and confidential report on salaries (cash only, no benefits) paid to
Head of school
Rookie teacher (no prior professional experience)
Veteran teacher (after stipulated number of years)
Development/advancement officer (with the total amount of funds raised)
Chief academic officer (assistant head, dean, grade-level principal, curriculum specialist)
Chief financial officer/business manager
Our data are reported in two formats: (1) by region and (2) by size of budget.
To obtain these data, PAIDEIA, Inc. solicits information from current and former clients, promising to preserve the anonymity and privacy of their numbers. As an exception to this confidentiality, we urge each head of school participating to show the report to the board chair for purposes of information and enlightenment—since many board members are unaware of “fair market value” in the sphere of Christian schooling. PAIDEIA, Inc. asks for concrete results, if any, of sharing these data with the board chair.
In addition, because of the acute disparity between what rookie teachers and their underpaid veteran colleagues now receive, PAIDEIA, Inc. continues to campaign for Christian school boards to address this issue and develop a financial model that will adequately compensate those who have served for 25-30-35-and more years at below “food stamps” wages. While some schools are showing signs of earnest progress, far too many admit to having either an across-the-board-1% or 2% increase or no plan at all.
Non-participants in the PAIDEIA, Inc. Annual Salary Survey may purchase and receive a pdf copy after the report has been distributed to participants. The same promise to preserve anonymity and confidentiality is demanded of non-participants. To receive an invitation to participate next year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 revision of From Candy Sales to Committed Donors: A Guide to Financing Christian Schools is complete with new data, new illustrations and photographs, and new commentary by more than a dozen Christian school leaders. Originally published in 1996, the new version of From Candy Sales to Committed Donors is available in either of two formats: pdf version (to be copied once by purchaser) or binder-bound version. The pdf version costs $45.00 and the binder-bound version costs $55.00, payable either by check or by linking to 123 Signup.
THE PAIDEIA WORKSHOP FOR STRONGER SCHOOLS is a day-long presentation hosted by a single school or collaboration of regional schools on a topic of interest, such as:
"Serious Money: The Role of the Board and Head of School in Raising Major Gifts"
"The Board and Head of School: Who's in Charge of What?"
"The Essential Credential for Every Christian School and Teacher"
"Strategic Planning: The Process is the Plan"
"The State of Christian Schooling: 1996 to 2018 and Beyond"
"Marketing and Messaging to the Millennials"
In March and April 2020, the topic is “SERIOUS MONEY: Funding the Christian School for Mission Fulfillment.”
Six dates, locations, sites, and hosts are scheduled:
Tuesday, March 31 Plumsteadville, PA Plumstead Christian School Pat Fitzpatrick, Head
Thursday, April 2 North Kingstown, RI West Bay Christian Academy David Greenhalgh, Head
Tuesday, April 14 Loudonville, NY Loudonville Christian School Thad Gaebelein, Head
Tuesday, April 21 Hockessin, DE Wilmington Christian School Roger Erdvig, Head
Thursday, April 23 Somerset, NJ Pillar College Wayne Dyer, Vice President
Tuesday, April 28 Peachtree City, GA United Methodist Church Will Harrison, Church Member
For information about hosting THE PAIDEIA WORKSHOP FOR STRONGER SCHOOLS at your school in the fall of 2020, contact email@example.com.
In 1952, Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein, founding headmaster of The Stony Brook School, delivered lectures at both Dallas Theological Seminary and Denver Seminary. From these lectures developed his benchmark book The Pattern of God’s Truth: Problems of Integration in Christian Education, first published in 1954 by Oxford University Press. Since then this remarkable book has never been out of print. It continues to inform and challenge teachers in Christian schools, colleges/universities, and seminaries.
Dr. Lockerbie is available to address the board, administration, faculty, and staff of your school after they have read or re-read The Pattern of God's Truth. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about how PAIDEIA, Inc. conducts a search or
for references from clients, contact email@example.com.