We are excited to announce the following principal appointments for the 2020-2021 school year:
Keep us in your prayers as we make these leadership transitions. I am excited to work with this new team. They are great people and I believe SCS will benefit from their leadership.
Dave Loewen, Superintendent
At our Cloverdale Campus, Ms. Patti Thomas will assume the role of principal. Patti is currently serving as one of our kindergarten teachers at the Cloverdale Campus, but prior to that she served as the principal of The King’s School in Langley from 2002–2019. Patti is a graduate of Calvin College and holds a Master of Education Degree from The University of Toronto – OISE. She started her career in Nova Scotia as a Christian elementary school teacher before making her way to Langley. Patti and her husband Dave have four grown children, and they worship at Kings Community Church. Patti has a clear passion for Christian elementary education and a love for the vision and mission of Surrey Christian School. Please take the time to welcome Patti to her new role at the Cloverdale Campus.
Pamela Zuidhof will be the new vice principal for the Cloverdale Campus. Pam has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from Dordt University.
At our Fleetwood Campus, Mr. Tom Williams will assume the role of principal. Tom is currently serving as principal for Yangtze International School. Prior to that he has served as an athletic director and vice principal in the same school. Tom began his career teaching elementary physical education in the UK where he was born and raised. Tom is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University and is finishing his Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Studies from Trinity Western University. He is married to Lauren (a graduate of our Cloverdale Campus!) and they have a 2 ½ year old and a baby due at any moment! Tom has a strong leadership background that includes serving in schools, a variety of athletic areas, and Christian summer camps. Tom has a reputation as an effective administrator with strong interpersonal skills. He and Lauren currently live in the UK and will be arriving in the lower mainland mid-summer. Please join me in welcoming Tom when he arrives at SCS!
Austin Malnis will join the Fleetwood Campus admin team as one of the vice principals alongside Chelsea Todd who will resume her VP position there. Austin’s role will be a 2-year interim position. He has a BA and a BEd degree from Trinity Western University and is currently enrolled in a master’s program at Regent College.
At our Secondary Campus, Mr. Danny Nagtegaal will assume the role of principal. Danny is currently serving as principal of the Fleetwood Campus. Prior to that Danny served as the vice principal and a middle school teacher for SCS. Danny began his education career as an education assistant at Fraser Valley Christian School before he joined SCS. Danny is a graduate of Trinity Western University and holds a Master of Arts Degree from TWU as well. He is married to Heather and they have 5 children. Danny has earned deep respect in the SCS community from staff, students and parents for his personable approach to leadership and for effectively managing much of the change at the Fleetwood Campus over the past 4 years. It is my hope that the Fleetwood community will send Danny on his way well, and that the Secondary community will welcome him into his new role!
Victoria Hunt will be our new director of early learning. Victoria has experience as an early learning teacher, director, head of operations, and manager. Most recently she has also served as a lead early childhood education instructor and practicum coordinator. Victoria & Craig have 5 children, 4 at SCS, the other is an alumnus.