Christian Principals Association of British Columbia

Our mission is to promote, encourage and develop servant leaders in Christian education

We desire to foster fellowship among education leaders, to consider what God is calling us to do in education, to shape a faithful response in our schools with a Biblical worldview and to relay relevant information to Christian school leaders. Our primary tool for implementing this mission is planning conferences in the fall and spring of each year that meet these goals. We also work on initiatives like the new employment contracts published by the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, the leadership certificate, new programs and visits to principals in need of encouragement.

The CPABC provides representation on the Christian Schools Canada board and the  Society of Christian Schools in BC board. We also serve on important committees such as the SCSBC compensation committee and the SCSBC policy development committee. Although we do not have an executive director, collectively we serve our membership in a volunteer capacity.

The CPABC Board of Directors

The Christian Principals Association of British Columbia Society is governed by a board of directors made up of Christian school administrators from around the province. Elections for the board of directors take place at the Annual General Meeting. Directors are elected to a three-year term. The directors meet five times a year to plan and consider new methods of meeting the goals of our mission. Over the past four years, the directors have met in fifteen different Christian schools in British Columbia. When we visit a school, we tour of the facility,  visit classrooms and spend time with school leaders. It is a chance to engage, to encourage and to understand the contexts in which our principals and assistant principals lead their schools.

The directors for 2018 – 2019 are:

  • Danny Nagtegaal – email
  • Jeremy Tinsley – email
  • Chris Steenhof – email
  • Joel Slofstra – email
  • Melanie Armanini – email
  • Shannon Gillespie – email
  • Brenda Wind – email
  • Roy Vaneerden – email

Our core values

Provide mutual support and encouragement by:

  • attending conferences
  • providing mentorship for members

Encourage professional support and growth by:

  • maintaining a current leadership certificate
  • developing future leadership
  • continuing to provide leadership training
  • utilizing retired principals to assist those new to this work
  • collaborate with other professional associations (SCSBC, CTABC,  CSC, FISA)
  • supporting those in challenging situations

Affirm school leaders by:

  • celebrating our calling
  • including new-comers
  • honouring experience

Promoting and preserving a vision of Christian education by:

  • celebrating each school’s roots and history
  • sharing ideas to develop vibrant educational communities
  • preserving a distinct Christian worldview
  • sharing the Biblical story with each other

As leaders we are called to respond faithfully to the mission and vision of our schools. We want to support our members in maintaining high standards of professional training, ongoing professional development and growth.

Our Vision

is to be a vibrant professional community of Christian educational leaders who encourage and support educational leadership that is biblically faithful in today’s world.

We build relationships through sharing joys and burdens

We encourage and equip leaders and potential leaders

We provide a forum for discussion of current educational issues

We help each other promote the vision of Christian education in our communities