ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL (ACSI) NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Colorado Springs, CO – The board of directors of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) has appointed Dr. Daniel Egeler as the president of the association.
“Dr. Egeler demonstrates a heart and passion for Christian education,” said David Manley, Chairman of the Board of Directors for ACSI. “Most importantly, he is a servant leader.”
“It is with great humility that I accept this position,” said Egeler. “I take the mission of ACSI very seriously. At ACSI, we work to strengthen your schools for the glory of God and so that they can serve as examples of excellence in your communities. This is part of paying it forward for me because I am a product of Christian schools.”
Dr. Egeler grew up on an isolated island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, where his father was an island evangelist. As a Third Culture Kid (TCK), Dr. Egeler learned the art of relating oral history from his African elders and spent years immersing himself in a variety of cultures, attending school in Tanzania, Kenya and New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The King’s College in New York, a Master’s degree from Washington State University and a Doctorate in Administration and Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama.
For 13 years Dr. Egeler was a teacher, soccer coach, high school principal, and Director of the Alliance Academy in Quito, Ecuador. He returned to the United States in July of 1999 ultimately joined the staff of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he assumed the role of Vice President of International Ministries for ACSI in August of 2007. His children attended Colorado Springs Christian School where Dan served as a volunteer soccer coach.
Dan, as ACSI president, has the goal of strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators. The initiatives he will focus on include providing outstanding services to schools in the United States and ultimately around the world, leadership development that focuses on the needs of U.S. leaders and the emerging global Christian school movement, advocacy for expanding school choice in the United States, economic self-sustainability of international offices, and pursuing collaborative partnerships that benefit member schools.
He was appointed as the president of ACSI in July of 2013.
He currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Kathy and their four second generation Missionary Kids (MKs), Andrew, Danielle, Matthew and Bethany. In addition to his duties with ACSI, he is the author ofMentoring Millenials: Shaping the Next Generation, published by NavPress.