JobfitMatters and the Board of Bellevue Christian School are pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Dunning will become BCS’ next Superintendent beginning July 1, 2016. Bringing over 35 years of experience as an educational leader, Kevin most recently served as the Head of School for Hong Kong International School, a pre-eminent international school of 2600 students on two campuses. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Faith Lutheran School in Las Vegas for eleven years, the largest Lutheran school in the United States and the largest private school in Nevada. Under Kevin’s leadership, Faith Lutheran saw a threefold increase in student enrollment, dramatic improvement of physical facilities, and the implementation of a one-to-one laptop program. Kevin’s duties as full-time Superintendent will begin July 1, although he will be on-campus starting May 1 for orientation and transition to BCS.
Chair of the Search Committee Joel Hussey shared, “We are thankful that God has called Kevin to Bellevue Christian as its new leader and are faithful that He will bless this new partnership. We are excited to begin the journey that God has in store for BCS.” Board Chair Scott Lampe also commented, “Kevin’s proven track record, combined with his understanding and support of the foundational principles of Bellevue Christian School, give us a leader equipped to successfully sustain the school’s mission and strong spiritual grounding while meeting the educational challenges of our rapidly changing world”.
Laura Coverstone and Ed Poff of JobfitMatters Executive Search assisted the Search Committee throughout the process and affirmed Kevin’s strong fit for this important role. “There is a very clear pattern of faith integration in Kevin’s achievement history, alongside his spiritual understanding of how to disciple young people. He is attuned to the importance of shaping lives and he initiates activities and programs which bring people together and develop them as a Christian community.”
Kevin received a B.A. from Concordia University in Chicago and an M.A. at St. John’s University in New York. In 2009, Concordia University – Nebraska honored him with its Master Educator Award. The following year Concordia University – Chicago awarded him with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his service to education.
“Bellevue Christian School has a long history of providing an excellent Christian education, and it is an honor to be selected as the next Superintendent,” Kevin shared. “I am excited about partnering with this community of believers in developing a renewed vision for the school and working with the students, faculty, staff and Board to see it fully realized. I am certain God will bless our work together.”
Kevin’s wife, Mary, was called to her heavenly home in February of last year after a fierce battle with cancer. They were married for 35 years. His daughter, Maggie, lives in Michigan, and his son, Jeremy, lives in Kansas. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and reading. He is thrilled about becoming a first-time grandparent in late summer.