Andy Shapleigh grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Kansas, earning a liberal arts degree before moving to Tulsa, initially in sales and later in a mar- keting and fund-raising position for a non-profit organization. After nine years in a cor- porate environment, he accepted the invitation to be the first headmaster for Regent Preparatory School of Oklahoma, which opened in August 2000. The school grew from 61 students in year one to just over 600 students today. Andy and his wife Lori have four children, all of whom are Regent graduates.

 

“Because of the high value God places upon children, it is to be expected that He would instruct us to entrust their training only to those who faithfully uphold truth and knowledge. . .the teaching of children is a high calling. Jesus identified Himself as a teacher: “You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right; for so I am.” (John 13:13) Those who are called to teach incur “a stricter judgment” because of the sacredness of their responsibility.”

 “And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” (II Timothy 2:2)

 

2024 Speaker Topic

 

Panel I—Board Members: Building Long-term Head of School Leadership

This panel, made up of Ty Fischer, Keith Phillips, Tracy Robinson, and Andy Shapleigh, all veterans in the classical Christian education community, will take 8 minutes to share the most important thing(s) that a board can do to support a head of school. The intent is to help increase longevity for school heads. The goal would be to leave 15 to 20 minutes for Q&A after the group finished speaking.

Panel II—Heads of School: This Isn’t Easy–Help Anyone?

This panel, made up of Ty Fischer, Keith Phillips, Tracy Robinson, and Andy Shapleigh, all veterans in the classical Christian education community, will take 8-10 minutes to give their younger self the best piece of advice, and then share one mistake that they made during their tenure. There will be 15 to 20 minutes for Q&A after the panel finishes speaking.