For the first time in a decade, Calumet Christian School has a new principal. Tyler Wriston will be welcoming students back in a few weeks in that role. Get to know Tyler as he starts his new position:
What do you look forward to about this job? What do you see as the challenges? I'm looking forward to building relationships with staff, students, and families. I think the biggest challenge will be navigating this new role in the midst of a pandemic. COVID-19 presents a lot of new challenges to tackle, but I've been amazed at the support and flexibility of the Calumet staff, the families, and the elders. The facilities department has been a huge help too. They've had to move so many things around to help get our buildings ready for the upcoming school year. It's amazing how many behind the scenes servants we have in this fellowship.
What drew you to this position? I was drawn by the opportunity to get to play a role in equipping students to make an impact for Christ. A lot of my friends are starting to have kids who they plan to send to Calumet. I'm looking forward to seeing who these little people grow to become.
What is your background in education? I've been a special education teacher in Columbus City Schools for the past five years. Prior to that, I taught fourth-grade reading and language arts at Harambee Christian School.