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Cherry Hills Christian School Selects New Head of School, Matt Cartier


Thursday, May 3, 2018

For Immediate Release
Highlands Ranch, CO

Shannon Havekost
Marketing Manager

Cherry Hills Christian School Selects New Head of School Matt Cartier, Former Valor Christian High School Dean of Academic Development

Cherry Hills Christian, a private Christian school (Preschool - 8th Grade) in Highlands Ranch, has appointed Matt Cartier as Head of School.

Matt joins Cherry Hills Christian School after serving as Dean of Academic Development at Valor Christian High School, a 2015 Blue Ribbon School, for nine years.

Valor Christian High School Head of School, Kurt Unruh
“We highly commend Matt Cartier as a fellow educator, leader, and follower of Christ,” said Kurt Unruh, Valor’s Head of School. “The Valor community has been blessed by his dedication to students, and we’re confident that the families of Cherry Hills Christian will experience the same.”

Additionally, Matt is a driven, intelligent and strategic leader with excellent decision-making qualities. His ability to weigh the facts and make informed and thoughtful decisions gave high confidence to the Valor Board of Education.

Matt Cartier commented:
"As I transition from Valor to Cherry Hills Christian, I am energized and passionate about the vision to provide South Denver with a model school that provides the very best Christian Education in the nation." “I look forward to officially begin as Head of School on June 11, 2018.”

Cherry Hills Christian School Board Member, Lance Baller
“After an extensive nationwide search, over the past fourteen months, we invited the top three candidates along with their families, to interview with us.”

“It was apparent that Matt Cartier was the answer we had been praying for. He humbly pursues his walk with Christ, has personal knowledge of our community, a strong national presence, and a substantial commitment to excellence in education,” stated Lance Baller, member of the Board of Education. “The Board of Education is excited about the enthusiasm and experience Matt will bring to our community of dedicated students and families, and our fantastic staff.”

Cherry Hills Christian School has over 900 students offering Kindergarten through grade 5 a student to teacher ratio of 14:1, which sets the school apart from other private schools. Our Middle School focus is preparing and equipping our students for their High School experience. We look forward to expanding our offerings as we pursue our goal of excellence in Christian education and as we embark on the next 30 years for Cherry Hills Christian School.”

Media Opportunity and Scheduled Meet and Greet Sessions
Interviews can be scheduled with Matt Cartier by email mcartier@chcc.org
More information is available at cherryhillschristian.org
Meet and Greets with Matt Cartier are scheduled for:
May 10th at 6:00pm
May 15th at 6:30pm
May 16th at 8:15am
May 21st at 3:45pm
The meet and greet sessions will be held in Pavilion 1. Please park on the west side of the building and enter through the external pavilion doors. Children welcome.
The school address is 3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.

Cherry Hills Christian School is a ministry of and shares space with Cherry Hills Community Church. Together we occupy a beautiful campus on 66 acres of land in the heart of Highlands Ranch, a southern suburb of Denver, with facilities totaling 255,000 square feet.


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