After an extensive search, the Summit Christian Academy Board of Education recently announced it would fill the open elementary principal position internally.
SCA’s academic dean, Kimberlee Gill, will serve as the elementary principal. Gill previously served as elementary principal for SCA for eight years before serving as academic dean for the 2012-13 school year.
The board hired Charissa Sanders to serve as vice principal for the elementary school.
“As we expanded our search, the Lord made it evident to all that we needed to fill this leadership role from within our school, and in a way that best serves the needs of students,” said Linda Harrelson, SCA’s head of school.
As a seasoned instructor and leader, Gill has focused her expertise to strengthen SCA’s academic foundation and support teachers in their exercise of best practice instruction. Her efforts have expanded SCA’s college preparatory curriculum and further enhanced the PS-12th grade academic base.
Additionally, Gill’s influence can be witnessed in the development and growth of the STEWARDS program, the Resource program, and the Virtuosity! program.
Sanders has been an elementary teacher at SCA for seven years and has proven leadership as she spearheaded the faculty’s 2008-2009 strategic plan.
“Mrs. Sanders understands the SCA core values, is committed to our school, and loves (our) students,” commented Harrelson. “The Board of Education, the administrative team, and the teachers on the principal search committee are confident that this leadership team of Gill/Sanders is a win/win for SCA and for our students.”