Sun Valley, Calif. – Village Christian School is proud to announce
Douglas Berry as its new High School Principal for the 2018-2019 school year.
Berry is a longtime senior administrator in the Pasadena, Burbank, and
San Marino Unified School Districts and begins at VCS full-time July 1, 2018.
“I consider myself richly blessed and honored to be selected as the
next principal of Village Christian High School,” said Berry, who
holds a Masters in Educational Leadership. “I can't wait to
spend time on campus to meet students, parents, teachers, counselors,
staff, coaches, and the administrative team to begin the process of capturing
the culture and mission of Village Christian High School.”
Most recently serving at San Marino High School, Berry’s experience
ranges from managing faculty and staff, guiding schools through accreditation,
creating intervention and disciplinary programs, facilitating and designing
professional development programs, and developing UC-approved AP and Honors Courses.
His efforts helped SMHS earn a U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal/Best
High School designation as well as a prestigious California School Boards
Association-sponsored Golden Bell Award in 2017 for a new Humanities Seminar
program developed in partnership with the Huntington Library.
“We stand in awe of God’s providence in moving in Mr. Berry’s
heart to leave one of the top high schools in California to come and lead
our high school,” said VCS Head of School Tom Konjoyan. “The
experience, faith, and heart he will bring to our students, faculty, and
parents will bolster our school’s mission to help students thrive.”
Berry will build on the legacy of retiring principal Bruce Osgood, who
has served VCS in Middle and High School since 2011. Osgood’s incredible
impact on our students, teachers, staff, and community at large will have
a lasting effect, and we thank him for his love and passion for education
and helping students discover their value in Christ.
Berry and Osgood worked together at Burbank High School from 2003 to 2011.
“Being named the new principal is an answer to many prayers, and
I believe it is the next step in God's plan for my life,” Berry
said. “During my professional career, I have always tried to keep
an ‘Open Door Policy’ to be accessible and supportive whenever
possible. So, if my door is open, feel free stop in.”