Grace Christian School


"The education of children for God is the most important business done on earth."  R. L. Dabney

The dedicated GCS teachers sacrificially teach, mentor, coach, and advise the students under their care while the staff and administrators support the work of the faculty and families they serve.

Donald M. Larson, PhD, Head of School

As a committed follower of Jesus Christ, Dr. Larson brings a wealth of life and educational experience to GCS. He retired from the USAF as a Lt Col. He served as a Special Ops Pilot in Desert Storm, the Pacific area, and Afghanistan. Dr. Larson has earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education (Specialization in Leadership in Educational Administration); Master of Social Science (Modern History/International Relations); Master of Military Operational Art and Science; and Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis/Computer Science. He has served as a principal and Head of School in several Christian schools and works with Renewanation as a coach to help schools build a strong Biblical Worldview. Dr. Larson and his wife, Marielle, have three daughters and three grandchildren.

 Joanne Kinder, Elementary/Middle School Principal

Mrs. Kinder has been involved with Grace Christian School for over 30 years, serving in the roles of teacher, supervisor and principal since 1989.  Mrs. Kinder received her degree in Emotional Disturbance, as well as her Master's of Education degree in Special Education from James Madison University.  She and her husband, Marc, are the parents of three children who have graduated from Grace Christian School.


Brian Fitzgerald, High School Principal

Mr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Grace Christian School and is currently serving the school as both an administrator and teacher. He graduated from Bryan College with a Liberal Arts degree. Brian and his wife, Jenny (also a GCS graduate), have four children and are proud to have their three oldest enrolled at Grace Christian School.


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