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  • Richard Neff

    Neff Richard
    Chairman of the Board - Retail Management

    Richard is a 2nd generation San Jose resident with over 38 years of retail management experience.   His part time passion is photography, and he enjoys supporting both the church and Grace Christian School.  Richard hopes that students will embrace the Christ centered teachings of Grace Christian School to know God better as they go on to higher grades.  He and his wife, Virginia, have four children and seven grand children.
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  • Rick VanderKam

    Vanderkam Rick
    Board Member, Elder Liaison - Software Architect at Polycom

    Rick is from Michigan, and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids with an engineering degree.  He received his PHD from Stanford in electrical engineering, and currently is a software engineer for Polycom.  Rick greatly benefitted from the Christ centered education he received, and desires that succeeding generations of students will see not only that all belongs to God, but science and religion don’t have to be at odds.  Rick and his wife Hatsumi have one son.
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  • Jan Starke

    Starke Janet
    Head Teacher - Grades K-5

    Jan has a degree in Early Child Education and seventeen years of professional teaching experience. She has taught at Grace Christian School for twelve years, dating back to when her own children were students here. She has a passion for educating young children and desires to see her students not only master their subjects, but to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
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  • The things I learned at Grace, both inside and outside the classroom, benefited me all the way through high school and into college.
    Connor, former student
  • My girls got a wonderful education and enjoyed the individual attention in the small multi-grade classes.
    Georgia, parent of former students
  • One of my favorite parts, aside from academia, was the camaraderie with the students and parents.
    Alison, former student
  • Because of the outstanding academic preparation... our students had a huge academic advantage over their peers when they entered high school.
    Parent of three graduates
  • My grandson is learning so much and far above the curve of other schools.
    Kathy, grandparent of a current student
  • The respect for authority and work ethics promoted at this school, coupled with biblical principles and training are reasons that I would recommend GCS...
    Brian, parent of former students
  • Grace Christian has been an ideal learning environment for our daughter.
    Becky, parent of a former student
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