- Henry Contant
- Executive Director, Emeritus
- The Van Lunen Center
Henry’s 42-year commitment to Christian education began as a high school teacher and curriculum writer, then school principal, and director of development. He served as Executive Director of the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia for 12 years, retiring in 2015. Henry remains passionate about Christian school leadership development evidenced by his decade of involvement as a faculty member in the Christian Schools International Educator Leadership Development Institute; an adjunct instructor teaching within Trinity Western University’s M.Ed. Leadership program; and joining Calvin’s Van Lunen Center faculty in 2014.
Henry serves the Ministry of Education in British Columbia inspecting independent, faith-based, and offshore schools and has inspected over 230 schools in British Columbia, China, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, and Thailand. He also works among Christian schools in Australia and South Africa and has done consulting for ACSI - Western Canada and Endeavour, a national Christian School consulting firm in Australia. Henry has served on several boards including Christian Schools International, Christian Schools Canada, Federation of Independent School Associations BC, Christian Stewardship Services and Dordt University. He has led numerous workshops, seminars, and board retreats on such topics as strategic planning, board governance, school leadership, teacher evaluations, HR & employment Issues, parent partnership, admissions policies, promotions & marketing, capital campaigns and the establishment of development programs.
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