The Board of Directors at Unity Christian High School (UCHS) is pleased to introduce Mr. Aaron Harnden as the school’s Administrator, thanks to the diligent work of the Principal Search Committee. Harnden has lived and taught overseas for a number of years, and has fond memories of attending a Christian elementary school as a child. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in physical education from Redeemer University College and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. His professional teaching career started at Hamilton District Christian High School, where he taught physical education. From there, Harnden moved with his wife, Ada to Mexico, where he taught science, and later to Armenia where he taught in an elementary school. After that, the couple moved to Venezuela. During that time, Harnden became the director of the international school there and completed his Masters in Educational Leadership.
When the couple made the decision to move to Barrie, they knew that they would once again be called to put their trust in God. “We found ourselves jobless. Yet God provided,” Harnden recalls in this month’s edition of the school’s bi-annual newsletter, In the Loop.
“Here we are in Barrie. I am blessed to be part of a wonderful community of teachers, staff, students, and parents” he says. “The strong support and commitment by people to have Christian education at the secondary level is amazing. As we look forward to the future, there is much to be optimistic about.”