Friday, March 17, 2006

Meet our new Senior Administrator (part 3)

Over the last two days I have detailed a new position of Senior Administrator for Lititz Christian School and Morningstar Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten. I am very pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Bernhardt to fill this position. Rick has been married to his wife, Beth, for 18 years. They have three children who all attend Lititz Christian School. Rick accepted Christ as his personal savior in 1972. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Education, both from Millersville University. He is currently enrolled at Millersville pursuing an Educational Leadership Degree. He has been a teacher in the Warwick School District since 1993 which included the following areas of involvement:
  • Taught Grades 1, 4, and 5
  • Served as a Staff Development member
  • Organized yearly Open House and Veterans Day programs
  • Applied for and received yearly grants
  • Supervised Student Teachers
  • Developed grade 5 Math assessments
  • Developed grade 4 Social Studies curriculum
  • Tutored students during summer months
  • Taught Summer Discovery classes
  • Organized weekly prayer group
  • Formulated upgrade to auditorium/gymnasium

Since 1995, he has also been the Technology Resource Liaison for the Warwick School District. This position has included the following areas of involvement:

  • Developed grade 4 technology integration curriculum
  • Processed Technology software/hardware budget
  • Trained K-12 teachers in the use of new software/hardware
  • Taught Senior Citizens introductory computer skills

Before his tenure in the Warwick School District, Mr. Bernhardt was the Director of Children’s Ministries here at Grace Church in Lititz and also spent 3 years as a Music Director and Instructor here at Lititz Christian School. Along with all of this experience, Rick has also had 190 hours of continuing Education in fields including the integration of technology; curriculum development; and current trends in technology

Rick has been accepted into the Keystone Technology Integrators Organization; Served on the Education Committee of the Board of Education; Served on the Pastoral Search Committee; Has been heavily involved in teamwork and leadership roles in the Music Department; Been a volunteer in public relations for the Lititz Youth Soccer Club; Served as chairman of the Advisory Board of Morningstar Christian Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten; and has hosted the ‘The Crosswalk Show.’ Rick will begin his ministry with us on July 1st and we are very excited as to how God is going to use him.

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