Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Nashville, TN • November 7–9, 2019

Christine Toth

Christine H. Toth joined the Academy of the Sacred Heart as the middle school dean of students in August 2015. The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls offering education and instructional services from pre-k through grade 12. Little Hearts, the Early Learning Program for ages 1- through 3-year-old girls, is also a division of the school.

Christine holds a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Public Relations emphasis from Loyola University New Orleans. Prior to joining Sacred Heart, Christine served as the director of student programs at Tulane University where she had oversight and accountability for more than 200 student organizations, student government, leadership programs, student media, and major campus programming. Prior to that, she was at the University of West Florida for eight years. Having worked in student affairs for more than 11 years, she learned the importance of working with others, relationship building, and defining her leadership style. She believes that one of the most important functions of a dean of students is to build and maintain relationships with your constituents: students, administration, faculty, parents, and the community. She strives to inspire colleagues, peers, and the students she serves to realize their full potential.

Featured Sessions

Thursday - November 7, 2019
The Advisor Within: Creating an All-Inclusive Advisory Program
Strand - Principal and Teacher Leadership that Transforms

An effective advisory program should be all-inclusive, meaning it should touch every aspect of a student's life—the social, emotional, and academic. However, at the heart of every advisory program is you, the advisor. An effective advisory program connects students and allows them to feel like part of a community. During this session, we will discuss the importance of an effective advisory program, determine what skills are needed to be an effective advisor, explore examples of how to integrate social-emotional learning into the program, and share best practices.

Friday - November 8, 2019
Stuck "In the Middle": Managing Your Career Path and Finding Your Perfect Fit
Strand - Principal and Teacher Leadership that Transforms

Sometimes we feel as though we are "stuck in the middle" when it comes to our own personal career path. In order to map out your career path, it is important to examine and identify your core values. Do they match those of your institution? If not, perhaps it is time to move on to a new position. Sometimes, you are not necessarily looking to find a new institution, but you are ready to take on a new challenge or new role(s). How do you distinguish yourself from others in the field? What can you do to advance your career development? How do you avoid career pitfalls? This session will allow you the opportunity to map out your career path and plan your first action step.