Principals’ Page

North Campus Principal, Mrs. Cathy Shafer

Cathy ShaferChapel Hill is my “home away from home” – simply because I love being here! It is a place where there is love, security and God’s presence in a very real way. My years here began right after college when I taught first and second grades. My two children were born and I began teaching kindergarten! I was blessed to be a CHCS parent and experience that side of our school. It is a wonderful thing to know that there are individuals dedicated to God and education who are caring for your children!

One of the most exciting things that I have experienced is having CHCS grandchildren! When alumni bring their own children back here, we are blessed in experiencing a strong Christian heritage continuing to the next generation. Children are so open to God’s Word and wanting to please and follow Him. It is my personal goal to help prepare children to live fully in our world and have the confidence in their eternal life in heaven through Jesus Christ.

As I step into the role of North Campus Principal, it is with a sense of humbleness that God is continuing to stretch and use my life at CHCS. It is an honor to work here. The faculty and staff are dedicated in their service to God and our families. It is so wonderful to watch our children progress academically, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially through our program. We work diligently to provide our children with an excellent education, a view of missions in our community and around the world and a sense of God’s purpose in their lives. The investment for your child at CHCS is invaluable on so many levels. I am thrilled to partner with each family in the lives of our precious children.

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South Campus Principal, Mr. Daryl Van Norman

Daryl Van Norman

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” 

Psalm 100:4

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity God has given me to serve as the principal of the South Campus at Chapel Hill Christian School. Seeing how the Lord has worked in this school is such a blessing. I am excited to continue the legacy, vision, and love found here at CHCS for many years! 

I am married to Kim, who serves the Lord as a nurse. We have two sons, Bryan and Jonathan. As a family we love playing with our dogs. We enjoy going to the beach as a family. Kim and I like doing projects around the house and just spending time together. 

I come to CHCS after having served in Christian schools for the past 38 years. I began serving in the Christian school from which I graduated as a classroom teacher in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. After 17 years, God moved me into the role of Administrator and I have been in that position for 20 years. Last year, I moved back into the classroom full-time and enjoyed working with the students on a daily basis. 

During the 2019-20 school year, God again put in my heart the desire to get back into administration. Through the interview process, God led me to CHCS and I am blessed to have this opportunity. Please pray with me for God’s continued blessing on the school’s faculty/staff and our students and their families.

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