Chespak to Lead Village Christian Elementary School
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 about.”
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.”