We are excited to announce a newly formed Leadership Team at QCS!
God is continuing to work at QCS! Dr. J. Eric Bishop recently accepted the position of Director of Curriculum and Instruction which has completed the new leadership model. Dr. Bishop will join School Administrator, Tim Gray, Natalie Oskowitz Business Administrative Leader and Anita Souder, Director of Advancement to form the new leadership team.
Each member will work on continuous improvement and strategies for the growth and advancement of QCS. The team will work together to discern multidisciplinary needs and to support the faculty and staff. All while keeping the heartbeat of our school, the students, in mind for solid decision making for today and a bright future for QCS. We appreciate your prayers at this exciting time of change and extend an invitation to an Open House Celebration on Sunday, March 24, in the QCS Library; 3-5pm.
J. Eric Bishop, Ph.D., served as a teacher of the English Language Arts at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School for 37 years.
Dr. Bishop earned his B.A. in English Education from Eastern Mennonite University and his M.A. in Education with an English concentration from Arcadia University. In 2005, he earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English Education from Kent State University. The title of his dissertation is The Quiet in the Land: Core-to-Core Culture Confrontation in a Democratic English Classroom.
He has taught numerous courses at the university level as well as adult education (lifelong learning) courses. He is also a free-lance writer. Dr. Bishop and his wife, Linda, librarian at Paul Fly Elementary School, live in Souderton, PA and are active members in the Souderton Mennonite congregation.
Dr. Bishop firmly believes that Curriculum and Instruction are one entity because they feed off of each other and shape each other. When addressing an educational matter, He will always discuss it in relation to curriculum and instruction and the institution’s philosophy, mission, and culture.
Dr. Bishop says, “My goal as a teacher was always to do whatever I could, professionally and ethically, to fan a student’s pilot light into flame. As Director of Curriculum and Instruction, that will still be my goal, but I will now do the fanning through and with the people on the QCS flowchart.” He concludes with this statement, “I believe QCS is on the cusp of an exciting educational adventure, and I am delighted to be the newest member of the QCS family.”