When longtime Elementary School Principal David Vegas announced his retirement
after 20 years of distinguished service at Village Christian School, the
administration knew it had big shoes to fill.
Determined to find the perfect candidate, VCS conducted an exhaustive search.
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Village Christian School welcomed its new Elementary
School Principal, Mrs. Margie Chespak, at a series of open-house receptions
with parents, faculty, and staff.
“I’m very excited for the K-12 experience,” Chespak said.
“To be able to form these little beings and have our hands on them
for 13-14 years is amazing. The vertical alignment of curriculum and continuity
between heart and service are some of the things I’m very excited
Chespak possess extensive experience in private education – as a
mother of three as well as an educator. Most recently, the New Jersey
native served as a science teacher and the Assistant Principal at Chaminade
Preparatory School in Canoga Park.
She holds a Masters of Education and has taught and mentored teachers as
an Adjunct Professor at California Lutheran University.
Additionally, Chespak has served as a board member of St. Patrick’s
Day School, an Episcopal elementary school in Thousand Oaks, and currently
attends Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village.
“I know you will come to love Margie,” said Head of School
Tom Konjoyan. “She possesses a unique balance: a very talented and
passionate educator as well as a really fun and caring person. I have
known Margie for 15 years and have always been impressed with her love
for Jesus, her great sense of humor, and her vision for creating the best
environment for students. The fact that she is also a renowned educator
and mentor of teachers adds to the skills she brings to VCS.”
Chespak will work closely with Middle School/High School Principal Bruce
Osgood in her first year at VCS.
And during the open-house receptions on May 27, 2015, she expressed her
eagerness to get to work and get to know each VCS family and student.
“I come to you with a feeling of joy about being here and being part
of this family,” Chespak said. “From the moment I stepped
on this campus, I could tell it was a family.”