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SCSBC appoints Ed Noot as next Executive Director

Written on March 4th, 2014

The SCSBC Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Noot as the next executive director of SCSBC, taking over from the retiring Henry Contant.

Ed comes to SCSBC with 28 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in BC lower mainland Christian schools. Ed has a BA in Philosophy from Calvin College (1984) along with a Masters in Educational Leadership from UBC (2004). Ed was selected to participate as a Fellow in the Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools in 2010.

Ed began his teaching career at Vancouver Christian School in 1986, becoming a vice-principal in 1989. In 1990, he became a vice-principal at the elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School, becoming the principal there in 1994. In 2000, he accepted an appointment as the secondary principal at Abbotsford Christian School. In 2006, he was appointed PreK-12 principal at Unity Christian School in Chilliwack. Ed led Unity Christian in the development of a strategic plan and in a successful capital campaign and building program.

This past year Ed has served as superintendent for Vancouver Christian, John Knox Christian and Carver Christian High School, an amalgamation project that has recently been deferred by the two governing school societies.

Since 1997, Ed has been involved with the Ministry of Education serving on school inspection teams. Since 2005, he has served as a team chairperson and has inspected numerous schools in BC and abroad (China, Egypt, Korea and Qatar). Ed Noot presently serves as an SCSBC representative on the FISA (Federation of Independent School Associations) Board. He was recently appointed to serve as one of the FISA officers on the executive of the FISA Board.

Ed is passionate about Christian education and believes in the importance of helping students see Christ as pre-eminent and in all (Colossians 1: 15-20). He believes Christian education is critical to building discernment in students and in helping them find their place in God’s kingdom.

Ed is recognized as a visionary and experienced leader with gifts in the areas of collaboration, leadership development, networking, communication and team building. He is calm, engaging, personable and humorous. The Board is excited about Ed’s appointment and looks forward to how he will continue to develop the mission and vision of the SCSBC into the future.

Ed and his wife Harriet have two teenagers. Their son attends Abbotsford Christian Secondary School and their daughter is enrolled in The King’ University College in Edmonton. The Noot’s make their home in Abbotsford, and attend New Life Christian Reformed Church. Ed is also a hockey referee and an avid golfer.

Ed will assume his official duties as executive director on August 1, 2014. He can be reached at either or . Our current executive director, Henry Contant, will continue to serve SCSBC in a transitioning consultant role for the 2014-15 school year.

*Reposted with permission from the SCSBC email newsletter