Bakersfield Christian High School Selects John Buetow as President

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JobfitMatters is pleased to announce that John Buetow has been unanimously appointed by the Bakersfield Christian High School (Bakersfield, CA) Board of Trustees as the next President beginning July 1, 2016. For the last sixteen years, John has served the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association, as Principal for eight years and then Superintendent for the remaining eight years.

During his time at CLHSA, the school system prospered with record high enrollment growth, $13 million in fundraising for new facilities, numerous academic improvements, and transitioning the budget from deficit to surplus. BCHS Board Chairman Jack Pandol shared, “Over the years BCHS has been extraordinarily blessed with godly leadership. We have marveled during each phase of the life of BCHS at how God sent the right leader with the set of skills necessary for the time. We are confident that God has blessed us once again.”

John Buetow graduated from Valparaiso University in 1992 with a major in mathematics and minors in Latin and secondary education. He received a Masters of Educational Administration from the University of New Orleans in 1998. He began his career in Christian school ministry at Baltimore Lutheran Middle and High School in 1992 and remained at the school as both a teacher and principal through 2000 when he accepted a Principal role at his current school system.

Laura Coverstone and Ed Poff of JobfitMatters were pleased to assist Bakersfield Christian in this important search.

John enjoys family life with his wife, Jennifer, and children, Erik (9th grade) and Lauren (7th grade). His favorite activities include watching and playing sports. He says he feels incredibly blessed to be involved in the ministry of Christian schools and watching the schools and students at which he serves reach their fullest potential.

John commented on BCHS, “Everywhere I look I see excellence, but when I talk to people I hear that they want even more excellence. It’s exciting to join a school that is already exemplary, yet still endeavors to be even stronger.”