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GLOBAL Provides Organizational Assessment for MEDA

Dr. David A. Wells is honored to have the opportunity to bring together and manage a team of executive-level consultants that has been contracted by “Exalting Christ in Honduras” to conduct a comprehensive organizational assessment of Ministerios Evangélicos de las Americas (MEDA), based in Siguatepeque, Honduras. The consulting team is composed of Alfredo Umaña, Dr. Stephen Robinson, and Wayne Lynch.

MEDA provides conference and training programs, focused on pastoral training and church strengthening, for the purpose of developing pastors and church leaders.  Currently, more than 100 churches send leaders to MEDA for training.

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MEDA’s mission is to promote the exaltation of Jesus Christ in Latin America through the Spirit-filled, powerful, passionate and precise preaching of His Word.  This is accomplished by training church leaders through sound biblical exegesis to exalt Christ in their lives and in their preaching.  MEDA offers two pastoral training and two church-strengthening programs: The Seminary for Expository Preaching (SEPE), The Institute for Pastoral Ministries, conferences for all church leaders, and The Institute for Women’s Ministries.

Galapagos Conservancy – Education for Sustainability

Dr. David A. Wells, Executive and Managing Consultant of the GLOBAL School Consultant Group, is honored to serve as a member of the Education Leadership Team of the Education for Sustainability in Galapagos Program.  The individuals working on this team include Andrew Sherman (Founder and CEO of Gamut Education), Elizabeth T. Murakami (Professor and Director of programs in Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M, San Antonio), Frank Hernandez (Associate Dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University), and Miriam Chacón (Galapagos Program Coordinator).

The Galapagos Conservancy (GC) and the Fundación Scalesia (FS) are leading a public-private partnership with Ecuador’s Ministry of Education and the Galapagos Governing Council (GGC).  This partnership seeks to transform Galapagos education to bolster long-term conservation efforts in the Islands.  The project’s goal is to improve education for the 7,500 school age children in Galapagos by strengthening the teaching skills of the 470 teachers in the 22 K-12 schools on the Islands, as well as the leadership skills of the schools’ administrators.  Project activities include the creation of the educational leadership team that conducts professional development workshops, and coach and mentor Galapagos teachers and administrators.  A rigorous metrics and evaluation component ensures that when educators’ skills increase from this attention, student performance will also excel.  Once successful, it is expected that this project will serve as a model for education reform in the rest of Ecuador, and perhaps be replicated in other parts of the world.

Supporting Quality Education in the Galapagos

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Dr. David A. Wells, Executive & Managing Consultant

Dr. David A. Wells, Executive and Managing Consultant of the GLOBAL School Consulting Group is pleased to provide accreditation consulting services to the Tomas de Berlanga School / Scalesia Foundation on Santa Cruz Island, in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.

The school was founded in 1994 as an expression of a conviction that improved education was a prerequisite to a more sustainable Galapagos.  The philosophy of the school is based on a commitment to the development of critical thinking, bilingualism, high academic standards, and experiential learning.  A hallmark of the school is a privately funded need-based scholarship program, making the school’s program available to students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

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Assessing the Value of Accreditation

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Dr. David A. Wells, Executive & Managing Consultant

Dr. David A. Wells is honored to be providing consultative support to the leadership of the Colegio Bilingüe de Panamá, as they assess the benefits and challenges of seeking accreditation through one of the recognized international accrediting agencies.  The school is currently authorized by the Ministry of Education of Panama (MEDUCA), certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001), and is a “Leader in Me” school.  Among the purposes of the Colegio Bilingüe de Panama is to provide a high quality, bilingual educational experience for students, and to develop individuals with individuals with values and moral principles, equipped to be change-agents in society.

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Dr. David Wells, “Quality Consultant” for Colegio Británico Internacional

Dr. David A. Wells currently serves as a “Quality Consultant” for the Colegio Británico Internacional, in Quito, Ecuador.  The Colegio Británico is an International Baccalaureate school, one of a limited number of schools worldwide which is authorized to provide all three IB programs.  English language acquisition is a primary commitment of the school, and the preschool and elementary programs provide English language immersion for all students.  French and Italian are offered for third language acquisition, and students have access to exchanges with schools in other countries to enrich their language development and expand their cultural experience.

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Dr. Wells Now Assisting Chontales Academy

WhatsApp Image 2017-11-13 at 4.05.25 PMDr. David A. Wells is honored and excited to be working with Dr. Erinn Magee, the Founder of Chontales, Academy, in Juigalpa, Chontales, Nicaragua.  David will provide consultative support throughout the school development process, before and after the opening of the school for the 2018-19 school year.  David will support Dr. Magee in developing the School Board and establishing organizational policies.  Dr. Wells will serve as the Chairperson of the Board during the school’s development phase.  For information about Chontales Academy, contact Erinn at erinnmagee2017@gmail.com.