Dear TC Community,
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Head of School at Turlock Christian School. My wife Margie and I are delighted to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this note finds you enjoying the relaxing days of summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together in August. I share with each of you in the school community a commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them with a world-class learning environment.
I arrive at TC after many years serving as a school leader overseas, but I am first and foremost a husband and father. My wife Margie has worked in education as a teacher and librarian for 25+ years as well. We are the parents of 2 grown children, both having studied in and graduated from Christian schools in the US and Singapore. Our daughter Meredith is a High School Art teacher in Seoul South Korea. Our son Andrew is a medical student at University of Kentucky. I look forward to introducing my family to the TC community soon.
The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 14th year in education administration. I have been privileged to serve communities in the US, Singapore, and South Korea. After many years serving in leadership capacities in multiple industries, it is in my position as a head of school where I have been most fulfilled in my life’s work. The head of school position provides me with the chance to work collaboratively with teachers and staff on a daily basis, while also being connected to students learning and their growth in classrooms where God is the center of all we do. I firmly believe that every student can succeed and that the partnership between home and school is central to that success. Christian education provides a Christ-centered nurturing environment where we encourage students to pursue excellence both personally and academically, surrounded by a loving community. As we pursue these goals, please join me as we shape the leaders of tomorrow.
My conversations with TC staff and families over the last few months have brought me privileged insights into the core beliefs and values that are TC’s foundation. I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members.
To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and that you are enjoying your summer pursuits. It is going to be an exciting year learning together.
To each of you as community members, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer!
Head of School