Craig Johnson

He comes from school positions in Georgia

  LYNDEN ­— Lynden Christian High School will have a new principal at the start of next school year. The announcement was made in February.
  The new principal, Craig Johnson, will be moving to Lynden in June from Georgia, where he has spent most of his career, according to an email sent to LC staff and families. 
  For the 2019-20 school year, two retirees — Becky Midboe and Clayton Libolt — have filled in at the position that Dr. Kevin Kaemingk most recently held, while the permanent selection happened.
  For his own education, Johnson attended Wheaton College, Covenant College and Augusta State University. He was a history teacher at Westminster Schools of Augusta, Georgia, for over 30 years. Most recently, he has served as Upper School Principal for Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Georgia, where he has “helped improve the academic program and school climate,” according to a letter he wrote to LC families. 
  “We are thankful for Craig’s gifts in relationships, leadership, and teaching and learning!” wrote Paul Bootsma, LC superintendent, in an email to families. 
  Johnson was raised in a Christian home and says he enjoys integrating his faith in his everyday life.
  “I look forward to leading in a school guided by a thoughtful and creative Reformed philosophy of education in service to Christian families,” Johnson wrote in his letter. “I deeply respect that Lynden Christian School values and nurtures God’s image and design in each student. I enjoy helping teachers create a challenging and supportive learning environment in which students wrestle with essential questions, explore the beauty and complexity of God’s creation, and develop skills for lifelong ministry and service. I welcome the opportunity to help students grow in their knowledge, faith, and love for our Lord as they learn to place Him at the center of their identity, relationships, thoughts, and actions.”