Village Christian Names Douglas Berry New High School Principal
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.”