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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Dan Kuiper

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Departments and Positions

Administrator / Principal


Office:  480.705.8888 x203

[email protected]

Church Affiliation

Palm Lane Christian Reformed Church


Dan Kuiper has been an employee of Valley Christian Junior High since August of 1983. He has served the school in various capacities, including Science Department Head, Academic Team Chair, a teacher, a coach, Vice Principal, and Administrator/Principal. Dan served as Vice Principal from 2012-2014 and was named Administrator/Principal in 2014.

Dan received his B.A. in Biology from Dordt College in 1982 and his M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 1997. He holds both an Arizona teaching certificate and ACSI certification. Dan has led a successful development campaign to raise funds for the current campus, acted as the point person for the building of our current campus, managed the school to successful NCA accreditation, and was twice named the National Track Coach of the Year. Dan has also served on various college, church, and other school boards.

Dan’s wife, Kathy, is also an educator. They have 3 sons: Matt (VCJH Class fo 2003), Jarred (2005), and Scott (2010). Dan enjoys hiking, coaching, birdwatching, and watching sports.



Northern Arizona University, Master of Educational Leadership

Dordt College, Bachelor of Science in Biology


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