First Week of School – New Hats

Yesterday was the end of our first week of school. There are 14 new kindergarten students with one new teacher, Mrs. Matsuoka and one returning veteran teacher, Mrs. Turner. Miss Johnson and Mrs. Ekstrand have 17 first graders, 5 of the students are new to CAJ. Second grade was excited to welcome 5 new students […]

Welcome Parents and Students

Dear Parents and Students, Welcome to a new school year at Christian Academy in Japan(CAJ). As elementary principal, I am excited to be serving and working with you  for the 2014-15 school year. CAJ’s mission is: ” a school for the children of evangelical missionaries in Japan, equips students to impact the world for Christ.” Here […]

A Letter to My Loved Ones

God’s timing in our lives is always perfect. In July, I attended ELDI that I wrote about here. As a parting gift from the facilitators each participant received the book Relational Leadership by Walter C. Wright. I was able to read the book on my various plane rides during the my time in the States and […]

A New Role

This coming school year I will have a new role: Interim Elementary Principal. Last spring I was asked to fill in the position of elementary principal for the coming school year, while our principal takes a sabbatical. To help prepare I applied and was accepted to attend the Christian School International (CSI) Educational Leadership Development […]