Jim Drexler

Jim Drexler

Dean of the Graduate School of Education
On faculty since 2004

 

706.419.1408
jim.drexler@covenant.edu

 

Education

PhD, Saint Louis University, 2000
MEd, University of Missouri, 1989
MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1984
BA, Covenant College, 1979

 

Selected Publications

  • Nurturing the School Community: Teacher Induction and Professional Learning Communities (2011), Purposeful Design
  • “Faithful Presence: The Christian school head, personhood, relationships, and outcomes”,  Journal of School Choice, 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 1).
  • “Professional Learning Communities”, Christian School
  • Education, Fall, 2011 (Vol. 15, No. 1).
  • “Restorative Discipline”, Christian Educators Journal, October, 2010 (Vol. 50, No. 1).
  • Schools as Communities: Educational Leadership, Relationships, and the Eternal Value of Christian Education, editor and contributor (2007), Purposeful Design Publications.
  • "Feeding our Young: Helping New Teachers Grow Through Comprehensive Induction," AILACTE Journal, Volume 3, Number 1 (Fall, 2006).
  • "Checking the Temperature of Your School" in Christian School Educator, Fall, 2005 (Vol. 9, No. 2).
  • "Can Moral Education Be Measured?" in Christian Educators Journal, October, 2003 (p. 25-28).
  • "Relationships: The Key to Character Education" in Christian School Teacher, Fall, 2003 (p. 22-26).

Reformed Christian College

Dr. Jim Drexler describes Covenant’s undergraduate education program, defined by its philosophy of training Christian teachers who demonstrate Christ’s preeminence in all things.

"I love being an elementary education major and having the close-knit community of elementary education majors. Covenant’s education department excels at providing opportunities for students to be in the classrooms throughout the entire degree program, even as early on as first semester of your freshman year in Intro to Teaching. I have really enjoyed spending time down at a school in Chattanooga this semester to give me hands-on experience to relate to what I am learning in my coursework."
 - education major Grace Ann Arnold '18

"My favorite class so far has definitely been T.I.P.S. (Teaching In a Pluralistic Society)...It was such a hard semester enduring the readings, projects, and papers for that class, but through homework, the lectures, and the challenging discussions, I learned so much about how to be diversity-minded while teaching. Though the class is focused on educating children, the topics that were raised really encouraged me to broaden my worldview and place aside hidden biases within myself. "
 - interdisciplinary studies major Daniel Sluis '16

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