Dear Calvary Christian School & Preschool Community,
We’re excited to introduce you to Mr. David Seidman, our new Head of Schools and Pastor of Christian Education. They are excited to be back to Southern California after living in New Jersey the last few years. David & Nina have been married since 1986 and have two adult children, Kristen & Nathan.
Here’s a short video message from Mr. Seidman.
We as a Search Team, School Ministry Team and Calvary Church Leadership are confident that God has called David to be our next Head of School. At the beginning of this process in March we prayed that if God had someone for us that He would make it very clear; and He has. God is Faithful. We expect David to be an excellent listener & leader. He will get to know our school and help our community carry on and refine the vision, mission & values that have made Calvary Christian School an incredible school for 45 years.
Our desire is for there to be increasing integration and consistency of student and parent experience from Preschool to 8th grade at Calvary. David will provide oversight of both ministries as the Pastor of Christian Education. He will work closely with Tina Holland (Preschool) and Jenny Spencer (Elementary) and our middle school team to drive continuous improvement in these areas.
Mr. Seidman is an experienced educator with a pastoral heart. He’s known for creating a culture of high expectations and life-long learning among students & faculty. His emphasis as a leader is on developing a strong sense of community that drives healthy growth. He has served as a principal for several Christian schools over the last 25 years. Most recently he was the Head of School for Hawthorne Christian Academy in New Jersey, a Preschool through 12th grade with 400 students.
He received his bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from Southern California College, now Vanguard University. He has taught U.S. History, World History, Government, and Economics, as well as moderating clubs and coaching basketball. Acquiring a Masters in School Administration and an Administrative Services Credential from Azusa Pacific University, he has served as a Dean of Students, Vice Principal of Curriculum, Principal, and Head of School. He has also had the privilege of being a Sunday School teacher, a youth pastor, a church board member and a school board member.
Mr. Seidman grew up in a Jewish-Christian home in Alhambra, California. Although he attended church regularly, everything was just routine for him until he turned his life over to Christ at a summer camp in junior high. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 86:11. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, reading, playing basketball, and just hanging out.
Thank you for all your prayerful support during this process. We are all looking forward to welcoming the Seidman family to our community and beginning this new chapter at CCS together. Please continue to pray for the Seidmans as they transition their family back to California in coming weeks.
Pastor David Mitchell
Calvary Christian School
School Ministry Team Chair