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Bridge Builders Plan Task Force

The Bridge Builders Plan task force is a diverse team of alumni, parents, teachers, staff, board members, administration, and students.

Each of the 35 plus members serves on a team of School Culture, Education & Curriculum, or Economic Opportunity. The team is committed to empowering and celebrating the diverse backgrounds that the Timothy community represents.

In my years of working alongside Christian schools, universities, and organizations, I have seldom seen a document like Timothy Christian Schools’ Bridge Builder Initiative. It is absolutely outstanding. Christian schools often develop plans for increasing diversity that are biblically profound and persuasive, but they can be lacking in practical strategies and directives for growth and progress. Others provide a practical blueprint for reaching diversity milestones, but are bereft of biblical context and explicitly Christian values. Timothy Christian Schools expertly combines both the practical and the biblical in this document. It provides a clear and comprehensive blueprint for how TCS will create a diverse, God-honoring culture that is accessible to all God's children. In its kingdom minded vision, it provides a glimpse of heaven on earth.

To state it plainly, this document is “next level.” Its goals and timelines are linked to TCS’ mission and values, and to the Bible itself. Timothy leaves no stone unturned in crafting numerous creative initiatives and strategies that will undoubtedly position Timothy Christian Schools as a national leader among faith-based schools in kingdom diversity. Habakkuk 2:2-3 says, “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Timothy Christian Schools has written down the vision, and they are now running toward successful implementation with the wind of God in their sails.

In summary, The Bridge Builders Initiative has been written “for such a time as this.” It is a careful document, it is a wise document, it is a loving document, and it is a faithful document. I hope and pray that other Christian organizations model this process and method to produce similar plans for actualizing kingdom diversity and faithful community. Well done.

Aaron Howard, PhD
CEO, As One Christian Diversity
Assistant Professor of Ethics and Reconciliation
Lipscomb University

You can read Dr. Aaron Howard's article "The Journey Towards Kingdom Diversity" here.

The expert task force has spent considerable time drafting a plan for our school to create paths for more productive conversations, an even stronger life-preparation (living) curriculum, an increased commitment to a God-honoring culture, and equal access to Timothy’s launching pad for future success in life. You can view the Bridge Builders plan here and the progress Bridge Builders is making here: Bridge Builders Plan Document

Economic Opportunity Team

Mr. Greg Armstrong  II

Mr. Greg Armstrong II

Class of 2000
Kennedi Foster

Kennedi Foster

Class of 2022
Mrs. Amber Garcia

Mrs. Amber Garcia

English, Library Aide, Bridge Builders Sponsor, High School
Mr. Bob Venhousen

Mr. Bob Venhousen

Class of 1979
Director of Advancement

Education & Curriculum Team

Mrs. Karen Baio

Mrs. Karen Baio

Spanish Teacher
Matea Cummings

Matea Cummings

Class of 2021
Ms. Renee Dejager

Ms. Renee Dejager

Class of 1985
General Music, K-4th Grade, Choral Music, 5th-8th Grade
Mrs. Laura Horner

Mrs. Laura Horner

Class of 2002
Ms. Kendra Lee

Ms. Kendra Lee

Director of Teaching & Learning, 7–12th Grade, VEI Facilitator & DECA Adviser
Mr. Bradford Mitchell

Mr. Bradford Mitchell

Class of 1989
Principal, High School
Mrs. Chelsea Van Dyk

Mrs. Chelsea Van Dyk

Class of 2010
Third Grade Teacher
Mr. Brian Whartnaby

Mr. Brian Whartnaby

Social Studies Teacher, High School
Mrs. Kris Wise

Mrs. Kris Wise

Class of 1992
Director of Teaching & Learning, Pre–6th Grade

School Culture Team

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