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Dr. Roland F. DeRenzo has served as the Superintendent of Colorado Springs Christian Schools, (CSCS) since July 2000. Dr. DeRenzo is also the President of Handprints Early Education Centers, Inc. In 2002, CSCS opened a satellite campus in nearby Woodland Park, named CSCS of Woodland Park. In 2004, a beautiful $3 million building was purchased, renovated and now houses an Elementary campus. He also serves as President of the Lion’s Foundation, a non-profit ministry of CSCS.

Prior to moving to Colorado in 2000, Dr. DeRenzo was privileged to be involved in Christian education and ministry at Plymouth Christian Academy/Calvary Baptist Church in Michigan for 22 years. In his early years at PCA, he served as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director.  After receiving further education, he was promoted to the Guidance Director at PCA, and then several years later to High School Principal of the growing K-12 school. In 1987, he was named Superintendent, while also serving as Executive Pastor of the founding church, Calvary Church.  In 1995, he became Senior Pastor of Calvary Church while retaining the responsibilities of Superintendent. God called Dr. DeRenzo and family to the present ministry at CSCS in the summer of 2000.

Dr. DeRenzo has a B.S. in Education from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, a Master’s degree in Theology from International Seminary, and an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 1990.

Roland met his wife, Sally, while at Grace College.  They have been married for 44 years and enjoy daily working together at CSCS.  They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Dr. DeRenzo teaches Leadership courses at Colorado Christian University-Colorado Springs as an Affiliate Instructor of Graduate and Undergraduate studies. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan Theological Seminary. He has served as a Team Chaplain for 12 years for professional baseball. Dr. DeRenzo serves on various local boards and committees. He is a national speaker and consultant on leadership development, team building and education issues.

Diane Meeter is our Executive Director of Academic Services. Diane received her undergraduate degree in English-Secondary Education, and has taught in Texas, California, and now Colorado. She received her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010 at Colorado Christian University.  She started as a teacher in the middle school and then became Assistant Principal, then Principal of the Middle School.  She has a vision for seeing CSCS keep and grow its excellence in education, while remaining strong in its Christian centeredness.  She and her husband have 2 daughters and four grandchildren.

Seelye ShannaShanna Seelye is our Chief Financial Officer in the Business office. She is a certified public accountant and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Accounting. Shanna and her husband, Cam, enjoy spending time with their family and pets.

Fry KenKen came to CSCS in 2012 with a background in Educational Technology. Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Technology from the University of Melbourne Australia.  Under Ken\’s leadership CSCS has continued to develop Technology Infrastructure, and Integration. Recent projects for his staff have included kicking off an online learning program, developing a new web site, increasing Technology based instruction, and improving Internet services while keeping up with ever-increasing demands in hardware and software configurations.

Mason YoungJ. Mason Young enters his 29th year in education as he has taught many courses from kindergarten PE to college study skills. He has been a part of CSCS for 23 of those years. He is now serving as the high school principal. Mason loves to see students develop a biblical worldview as they make their Christian faith their own. He has a Bachelor’s degree from McPherson College and an M. Ed. in Administration from Regent University. All three of his adult children graduated from CSCS.

Mr. Chappy Watties serves as our Middle School Principal2014MugShot-Watties_Chappy110.  Mr. Watties has distinguished himself as a Christian School principal for 3 years in Southern California prior to joining the military and a teacher with 8 years of experience, 4 of those years have been at CSCS.  He served our nation with 24 years of active duty service.  His military service years include 4 years in the USMC, where he was meritoriously promoted 3 times.  The remaining 20 years, he served as a chaplain in the USAF where he received several awards including “Air Force Chaplain of the Year” in 2004 while serving as USAF Academy Cadet Chaplain.

Mr. Watties has clearly demonstrated that both his call and commitment to the mission of CSCS is unwavering and steadfast.  Mr. Watties brings to the leadership team additional strength in the area of pastoral care and leadership.  He has completed his Master Degree in Leadership while in the USAF and he also completed a Master of Divinity Degree at Azusa Pacific University in California.  Again, the entire leadership team believe that God has prepared him for such a time in the life of CSCS.

Bobbi YoungBobbi Young has dedicated her life to Christian education and has spent 15 of her 19 years in education focusing on teaching in Christian schools. During her career in education, she has taught everything from math and science to English and history at the secondary level. She has enjoyed being part of the CSCS family for 14 of those 20 years, and she is now serving as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at CSCS. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and a M. Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Regis University. She is completing her doctorate, Ed. D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, at Walden University.

Bray DougCSCS Elementary Principal Doug Bray enjoys seeing elementary students learn, grow, and mature. He has been Principal at CSCS Elementary since 1984. He enjoys being involved with the students in many capacities. You can find him coaching one of our elementary wrestling teams each winter. Doug received his teaching degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas in 1977. He completed his Masters degree in Elementary School Administration in 1982. His first years of teaching were spent in lower elementary, first and second grades. Doug and his wife, Tammy, have four adult children. Each of them spent their school careers, K-12, at CSCS before going on to college careers and beyond. Doug is also enjoying being a grandpa to his grandchildren.

Aragon MikeMike Aragon grew up mostly in Albuquerque, NM.  Mr. Aragon graduated from the Albuquerque Academy, and pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University. After working as an engineer at a power company in TX, he moved to the Chicago area to get a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Over the last 20 years, Mr. Aragon has served as a Youth Pastor, Missionary, Professor, and Church Planter.   The past couple of years, in addition to pastoring and teaching for Pikes Peak Community College and Colorado Christian University, it has been his pleasure to also serve as a Spanish/PE teacher at CSCS-WP. In the summer of 2014, Mr. Aragon added the administrative role of principal to his Spanish & PE classes. He believes that CSCS-WP is a great school with an excellent Christ-centered, enthusiastic staff.  He enjoys serving and teaching with them. Mr. Aragon believes that CSCS-WP is a hidden gem in the state of Colorado, because if its wonderful atmosphere, staff and families. His goal is to continue the tradition of excellent education, from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective for lifelong service.

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven”. Matthew 5:16