MLS' Executive Director, James R. Regan, To Be Recognized at Opening Service on September 11 for Earning His Colloquy.
Posted September 4, 2019
“Receiving my Colloquy after these past 2 years of study is definitely one of my most gratifying and worthwhile experiences,” stated James R. Regan, Martin Luther Schools’ Executive Director. “This is a process by which those of us in faith-based leadership positions, but who are not ordained ministers, are rigorously prepared and tested to better understand, embrace and put into practice our Lutheranism. That is to say we are trained to serve as examples of respect for each others’ beliefs and cultures for our students in today’s shrinking yet increasingly diverse world,” he humbly added. “As an experienced educator,having been here for over 4 decades starting as a student, I find that every day is exciting due to the constant state of development of each one of our students. Having experienced the process of pursuing and receiving my colloquy, I am reminded of our students’ pursuit of their diplomas as they discover, challenge, and learn,“ Regan continued.
“My Colloquy also helped me reconfirm my continuing commitment to teaching the whole child: through the Spiritual, intellectual (cognitive), social, physical and emotional growth we continually nurture our students from their first day here at MLS. As I underwent my rigorous Colloquy process, I was also reminded of the rigorous accreditation standards and reviews to ensure the public that MLS meets or exceeds all secular benchmarks for academic excellence,” Regan explained. “This is to help students develop their God-given talents and to achieve their own potential to make positive contributions to their families, communities and to succeed in college and in life. Academic excellence is key at MLS, and there is also an emphasis on integrity in learning throughout our curriculum; this is designed to encourage students to think on their own, allow for their different growth rates and to provide for their unique needs as individual students,” he continued. “Our students are encouraged to build relationships within diverse populations, cultivate mutual respect and to look at all people as equal children loved by God,” Regan humbly concluded.
As Martin Luther School prepares for its 60thAnniversary in 2020, Regan will be installed at MLS’s Opening Service at 8:00am on September 11th in the MLS Gymnasium. Along with Mr. Regan, MLS’s new Pastor, Rev. Sean Chapman, and newly called Faculty Member, Ms. Emma Heidorn (Math) will also be installed at the Opening Service. All are welcome to attend and parking is available.
Please contact Admissions@martinluthernyc.orgor call Mr. Obed Figueroa, Director of Recruitment and Admissions at 718. 894.4000 if you plan to attend.
ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER SCHOOL
Located in Maspeth, Queens, NY, and serving the community since 1960, Martin Luther School (MLS) is known for the individualized attention each student receives as a result of its small size and its dedicated staff of Christian Educators. For more information about Martin Luther School, please visit their website www.martinluthernyc.org.