Connecting, Collaborating, and Cultivating a Relationship with Christ: The Journey and Resources of Two School Leaders

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Jennie M. Carr and Tammy T. May Jennie and Tammy’s relationship is precious and has grown significantly over time. It’s hard to believe they met only three years ago through email. Initially, their relationship started as professional and mutually beneficial, supporting each other as a school principal seeking support for Title I students in math […]

Our Beginnings

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Surrey Christian School (SCS) was founded in 1964 by a group of Dutch immigrant families who were part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA). They held a conviction that their children, and all children of Christian families regardless of denomination, should be trained up in “the way they should go” (Prov. 22:6). […]

Covenant versus Mission

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I grew up in San Jose, California as the first American-born child to parents whose families immigrated to the US from the Netherlands after World War II. My dad’s family helped start the Christian Reformed Church in San Jose, and my mom’s family helped plan and launch a Christian school there. You’ve got to hand it […]

Navigating the Pathways of Wellness: A Principal’s Perspectives on and Practices for Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Healthy Relationships

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Calm, joy, and satisfaction are the overwhelming feelings that I experience while picking the fresh vegetables from our plentiful school garden. Touching and smelling their freshness is refreshing, mouthwatering, and inviting. In addition, walking down the hallways and watching students hop as they practice skip counting or observing teachers as they lead classroom yoga, mindfulness […]