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Denver Daniel

President of Open Door Christian Schools

Denver Daniel is a career educator who has served as the President of Open Door Christian Schools since 2013. He is passionate about creating a school culture where Christ is known across every touchpoint of a student's experience. He serves as a consultant to numerous Christian schools and has served on the ACSI Accreditation Commission, where he was the Chairperson of the Midwest: East Region. Denver holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Cleveland State University and two master’s degrees: one in educational administration from Cleveland State University and the other in biblical studies from Liberty University. He holds a Life Achievement Award from the National Parent Teachers Association given for his advocacy of children and most recently was recognized as a Colson Fellow by the Colson Institute. Presently, he is a doctoral candidate in the field of Christian Education and Discipleship from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Before ODCS, Denver worked for eighteen years in public education as a teacher, principal, and system leader. During that time, Denver also served as a bi-vocational pastor assisting in the ministry of students and, ultimately, the entire congregation. Of all the blessings and opportunities that the Lord has given, Denver counts none more spectacular than being the husband to his beautiful wife Dawn and father to three incredible children and their spouses. His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 3:8, "Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ" (ESV).



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    Jayson Bendik

    Director of Policy and Operations
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    Dawn Daniel

    Preschool Operations Manager
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    Greg Deckerd

    Director of Development
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    Kevan Ford

    Director of Admissions & Communication
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    Angie Lowe

    Lower School Principal
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    Jeremy Grove

    Upper School Principal
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    Susan Schrodt

    Director of Finance