Open Door Announces New Head of School
The Open Door School Board in conjunction with the school Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Laura E. McCollum as Head of School effective July 1, 2019.
Dr. McCollum currently serves as the Chair of Graduate Education programs at Cairn University. She has expertise in curriculum/program design, assessment/evaluation and various levels/types of accreditation. She has been both a teacher, and an administrator, in both public and private K-12 educational settings; she holds dual credentials for both elementary and secondary teaching in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Dr. McCollum also has seasoned experience in both faculty and administrative roles in higher education; she served as an adjunct professor at both Simpson University and Seattle Pacific University, was the Director of Assessment at Oklahoma-Wesleyan University, the Teacher Education Program Chair for National University in Redding, CA and was Academic Dean and Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Initiatives at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. Before coming to Cairn, Dr. McCollum was the Assistant Headmaster for Academics, Upper School Principal and Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, VA.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. McCollum to our school family.
Tom Vetterani, President
Open Door Christian Academy School Board
For information on enrollment, please visit our Admission’s Page.
Summer Open House Dates – (all starting at 10:00 a.m.)
- June 11
- June 25
- July 9
- July 23
- Aug 7
Open Door Christian Academy has been Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association
“ODCA provides a unique family atmosphere where the students feel like they belong and the teachers truly care about them.”
“What sets Open Door apart from other schools is the warmth and atmosphere coming from the teachers and the staff. They have been wonderful to work with.”
“My children were welcomed with open arms by the teachers, staff and other students. They love their new school.”
“My child is encouraged to grow spiritually, academically and emotionally, and to serve one another.”
“Open Door has made a positive impact on the lives of my children and my family.”
May 27 – Memorial Day observed – No School
May 29 – Special Yearbook presentation chapel
June 3-4 – 8th-grade overnight trip Kalahari
June 5 – End of the 4th Quarter
June 5 – All school end of year chapel
June 5 – Graduation rehearsal – 8th grade early dismissal
June 6 – 8th grade graduation
June 7 – Last day of school – Early dismissal – No after school care
June 7 – Middle school – Dorney Park trip