New SCSBC Directors
Ed Noot, Executive Director
Ed has been involved in Christian education since starting Grade 1 at Edmonton Christian School in 1967. Ed spent the first fourteen years of his teaching career in elementary schools, teaching Grades 6 and 7, and working as vice principal and principal. He then served six years as a secondary principal followed by seven years as a preschool to Grade 12 principal. After a brief stint as a superintendent, Ed accepted the appointment as the Executive Director of the SCSBC. Ed is excited about working with school leaders to ensure that Christian education flourishes – remaining a sustainable, vibrant and relevant part of the growing kingdom of God.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; PDP from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Masters in Leadership and Administration from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Fellow of the Van Lunen Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Darren Spyksma, Director of Learning
Darren is the most excited trying something new or tweaking something already present and learning from the experience. In various positions at Agassiz Christian, Unity Christian, Centennial Christian, and Nanaimo Christian Schools, he has challenged others to explore ideas that bring schools closer to best practice within a framework that is distinctly Christian. Darren is committed to learning that is built on meaningful relationships, is demanding and rigorous, and is engaging and relevant for the learner. He is looking forward to working with administrators and learning leaders as they explore the upcoming changes in the BC Curriculum. The changes are a great opportunity to intentionally develop learning experiences that are transformational and built on students participating as faithful followers of Christ.
Education: Bachelor of Education from Trinity Western University; currently enrolled in the Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership through Dordt College in Iowa.
Greg Gerber, Director of Learning
Greg began his teaching career at Richmond Christian School where he rewrote pedagogical approaches to departmental curricula for Information Technology, Physical Education, Biology, Science, Physics, Journalism, Foods, Stage Craft, and Drama. Greg served as department head for three of these disciplines and took on the role of computer network administrator. Later, Greg became Director of Information Technology at Surrey Christian School. He has also worked with the Surrey School District, Langley Christian, Unity Christian, and Abbotsford Christian Schools, and has taught online education courses through SFU. Greg works to redefine and isolate pedagogy strategies and philosophies that assist with helping teachers “reconnect with their latent creativity.” Greg is recognized for his deep understanding of and proficiency in computer technology, and intimate knowledge of experiential pedagogical methodologies.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simon Fraser University; Masters in Educational Leadership from University of British Columbia; defending his dissertation for his Doctor in Education from Simon Fraser University in the fall of 2014.