Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca offers new master’s program for educators in independent schools

   Trevecca has initiated a new program designed to meet the needs of   educators in independent schools. This new program is a minor, independent school leadership, in the Master’s of Organizational Leadership Program. Intended to meet the unique needs of teachers and administrators who work in independent schools, this program combines on-site (face-to-face) and online instruction. Its use of discovery, evaluation, and relevance of proven models will help educators transform the unique schools they serve, and educators can complete this master’s degree without leaving their employment.
    Bill Mott, a former president of two independent schools (Battle Ground Academy in Frankin, Tenn., and Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark.) is the coordinator of the Independent School Leadership Program. Mott, a graduate of Battle Ground Academy, completed his undergraduate work at the University of Mississippi (1976) and earned graduate degrees at Vanderbilt University—MLIS (1978) and PhD (1980). He has 27 years of experience in fundraising, enrollment management, governance and board development,and consulting. His past work experience also includes serving as the president of Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, as director of development at Vanderbilt University, and as a partner in Independent School Counsel in Atlanta. 
   Describing the prospects of this program, He said, “This program will meet and exceed the needs of those who serve as administrators, teachers, and coaches in independent schools.  Many of these individuals are seeking graduate-level leadership training, but their options are few.  Now, with the introduction of Trevecca’s MOL Program, they will have an opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and career prospects. Plus they will have the unique opportunity to be taught and mentored by some of the leaders in independent schools.” For information about this program, call Bill Mott at 615-881-9922 or e-mail him at <bmott@trevecca.edu<mailto:bmott@trevecca.edu>.