The SCSBC staff are equipped to help your school understand and enhance leadership and governance. We work proactively with school leaders and board members helping defining their roles and supporting them in their key tasks. Effective school leaders are visionary and are able to chart a course for the future of your school. They also have a key fiduciary responsibility and are able to make responsible financial decisions while enhancing the mission and vision of your school.
Boards are encouraged to protect the mission and vision of your school; direct school operations through strategic planning and policy development; and to monitor the performance of the educational leader. Workshops, seminars and conferences are offered to shape role definition and to support schools in the key areas of governance as outlined above. SCSBC staff are available to assist you with strategic planning, policy development and leadership reviews.
Leaders are supported in their work with school boards, staff, parents, students and the broader community in which your school is located. In conjunction with the Christian Principals’ Association of BC, SCSBC coordinates events that enhance leadership skills and ability and maximize opportunities for networking with other Christian School leaders. In addition to policy development and professional development the SCSBC also acts as a ‘help-line’ for your school leaders – being available for communication on specific situations that your leadership team may encounter.
SCSBC is actively involved in identifying and develop new educational leaders and we are available to help your school with leadership transitions.
Ed passionately believes that Christian education is as relevant and necessary today as it ever has been, and it brings him great joy to serve in an organization that seeks to help Christian schools flourish.
Ed has spent his entire career in SCSBC member schools working as in various roles as teacher, vice principal, principal and superintendent. He has embraced opportunities to participate in school inspection and policy development work for the BC Ministry of Education both in BC and internationally. He has served on the boards of The King’s University, The Christian Teachers Association of BC, The Christian Principals Association of BC, The Federation of Independent Schools Associations of BC, Christian Schools Canada and Christian Schools International.
Ed began his service as the executive director of SCSBC in August, 2014. As well as being responsible for the organization as a whole, his duties focus on leadership, governance, policy development and interfacing with associated organizations such as Federation of Independent School Associations, Christian Schools Canada, Christian Schools International.
• BA in Philosophy, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1984
• PDP, University of British Columbia, 1986
• MEd in Leadership, University of British Columbia, 2004
• Fellow, Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools, 2011