With VCS Since
High School Campus
Head of School
Phone: 480.705.8888 x203
New Hope Community Church
Dan Kuiper has been an employee of Valley Christian since August of 1983. He has served the school in various capacities, including Science Department Head, Academic Team Chair, a teacher, a coach, Vice Principal, and Administrator/Principal. Dan served as Vice Principal from 2012-2014, was named Administrator/Principal in 2014, and the Superintendent of Valley Christian Schools in 2019.
Dan received his B.A. in Biology from Dordt College in 1982 and his M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 1997. He holds both an Arizona teaching certificate and ACSI certification. Dan has led a successful development campaign to raise funds for the current campus, acted as the point person for the building of our current campus, managed the school to successful NCA accreditation, and was twice named the National Track Coach of the Year. Dan has also served on various college, church, and other school boards.
Dan’s wife, Kathy, is also an educator. They have 3 sons: Matt (VCHS Class of 2003), Jarred (2005), and Scott (2010). Dan enjoys hiking, coaching, bird watching, and watching sports.
Northern Arizona University, Master of Educational Leadership, 1997
Dordt College, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1982