Sioux Center Christian School Hires New Principal

January 20, 2022 11:46am

Haan Brandon

Sioux Center Christian School is pleased to announce that Brandon Haan has been hired to join the school leadership team as principal, effective July 1, 2022.  Brandon has served as a middle school teacher at both Sioux Falls Christian School and Central Minnesota Christian School, as a coach, and, most recently, as the athletic director and K-12 principal at Central
Minnesota Christian School. He is a Unity Christian High School graduate and holds a BA degree in elementary education from Dordt University and an MA degree in educational leadership from the University of Sioux Falls. Brandon will partner closely with Josh Bowar, head of school, and will be continuing the work that has been done by Lisa Mouw, who has held the position of director of learning (the position will now be named principal), as Lisa will be teaching in the education department at Dordt University in the fall.

“I couldn’t be happier about the appointment of Mr. Haan as our principal. He has a passion for kids, a love for God, and a heart of service. He is a strong leader with a proven track record of navigating difficult situations, encouraging professional growth, teamwork, organization, and leadership,” states Josh Bowar, Sioux Center Christian School Head of School. “Brandon is a man of integrity who works hard, communicates effectively, builds relationships, understands the importance of Christian education, and sets a high level of excellence both for himself and for others. He is all about students, and I am looking forward to seeing God work through him at Sioux Center Christian School.”

Brandon will be moving to Sioux Center with his wife Jill and his daughters – Makenna, Jacy, and Addison – this summer.

“I am incredibly grateful and excited to serve the students, teachers, staff, and the entire Sioux Center Christian School community. God has been so faithful to SCCS throughout the generations, and we know and trust He will continue to be in the future,” says Haan. “I can’t wait to dive in, to partner with Dr. Bowar and the school’s amazing people, and to continue to strive for excellence as we live God’s Story.”

SCCS seeks to continue the school’s current momentum in the areas of curriculum, the student experience, parent relations, middle school initiatives, faith nurturing, and inclusive education. Bowar continued, “Mr.Haan has the experience and leadership ability that we need to keep our school moving forward as we seek to follow God’s will in all areas. He has a strong faith, is adaptable, works hard, and believes in and supports the core values of the school. This is an exciting time for our school community!”