New Headmaster Appointed
By Dr. Roger Erdvig
Dear WCS family,
The Board of Directors has been actively engaged in discerning God’s will for our next headmaster since August of 2022, and we have processed close to 20 inquiries and applications for the position. Candidates from across the country and around the world have been thoroughly screened and interviewed. We employed the services of an executive search firm and conducted a comprehensive nationwide search on our own as well. Through the entire process, we have been blessed with a strong sense of God’s sovereignty and providence.
We are pleased to announce that the WCS Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Jonathan Nazigian as our new headmaster. Mr. Nazigian was hired by WCS two years ago as an Upper School Bible teacher and Bible Department Chair. He came to us with 24 years of Christian school experience in two schools as a principal, teacher, assistant principal, guidance counselor, spiritual life director, leadership institute director, varsity basketball coach, and national speaker/consultant for Christian schools. Additionally, he has served over 3,000 youth and led scores of staff members each summer as the executive director of a major Christian camping ministry for many years.
Mr. Nazigian and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 24 years and have three sons. Ethan is a current junior at WCS, and Luke is an 8th grader. Christian, their oldest son, is enlisted in the Air Force and will be headed to basic training shortly.
With extensive Christian school leadership experience, long and fruitful tenures, and an exemplary walk with Christ, Mr. Nazigian brings spiritual depth and an unflinching commitment to Christian schooling to the role of headmaster. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Liberty University and earned his master’s degree in school leadership and administration from Cairn University. He also has permanent professional administration certification with the Association of Christian Schools International. Mr. Nazigian is the product of K-12 Christian schooling himself, having graduated from one of our sister schools in the region, The Christian Academy, where his father, Art Nazigian, served as headmaster.
Throughout our rigorous application, vetting, and interview process, we have clearly seen that Mr. Nazigian’s leadership is marked by courage, integrity, and skill. The WCS Board of Directors is confident that he is the leader we need for the next season of organizational stability and growth in excellence at WCS.
Mr. Nazigian will assume the role of headmaster on July 1, 2023. Until then, he will work closely with Dr. Erdvig to prepare for a smooth leadership transition, while continuing in his teaching role. We are confident that WCS is well positioned for a healthy leadership transition, leading to ongoing flourishing in the years to come.
Thank you for your strong support and encouragement throughout the last nine months. We have sensed the power of God’s grace through your prayers and are overjoyed to see how He has worked all things according to His plan and glory. I want to take this opportunity to also thank the Board of Directors for its tireless work in reviewing candidate materials, conducting interviews, and attending countless meetings. In addition, a dedicated prayer team has interceded faithfully throughout the entire search process. It has truly been a robust team effort, with God at the helm.
On behalf of the entire board,
President, WCS Board of Directors
Lesley Aulick, Vice President
Brett Dorsch, Treasurer
Rev. Chris Dito
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