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Maura Byrnes

Maura Byrnes

Executive Director, Foundation for EC

Angel Juan

Angel Juan

General Accounting Clerk

Jessica Lagerveld

Jessica Lagerveld

Human Resource Specialist & Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors

Jessica LagerveldEC Graduate 2002

Human Resource Specialist & Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors

EC Start Date: 2021

Education: William Paterson University

Bio:

Jess and her husband Steve live in North Haledon, NJ with their two daughters, Janna and Kenleigh. Jess and Steve are both proud EC alumni, and their daughters attend the elementary school.They Lagerveld family also has a black Labrador named Memphis. Jess is passionate about supporting the Human Resources role at EC to further support the mission of Christian education. The Lagerveld family attends Rockpoint Community Church.

Ben Spoelstra

Ben Spoelstra

Director of Technology and Curriculum

Ben SpoelstraEC Graduate 2007

Director of Technology and Curriculum

EC Start Date: 2018

Education: B.A. - History, William Paterson University
M.I. - Library & Information Science, Rutgers University

Justin Van Dyke

Justin Van Dyke

Director of Marketing & Data/Strategy Analyst

Justin Van DykeEC Graduate 2007

Director of Marketing & Data/Strategy Analyst

EC Start Date: 2004

Education: B.A. - Communications, William Paterson University

Bio:

Justin started at Eastern Christian school as a preschool student and has not left. After graduating high school, he joined the EC staff and attended William Paterson University. He received a degree in Communications and worked on various projects at EC while working for several professional video companies and photography studios. He provides photo, video, graphic, audio and marketing expertise for the school. Both Justin and his wife Sara have a heart for serving others and are members of Emergence Church. They recently had a daughter and she can’t wait to be an Eagle!

Jeff Botbyl

Jeff Botbyl

Director of Operations & Security

Jeff BotbylEC Graduate

Director of Operations & Security

EC Start Date: 2014

Bio:

One year after graduating from Eastern Christian School, Jeff was hired by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Dept. He found his passion in riding motorcycles and was assigned to the motorcycle unit for the majority of his career. After 26 years of service he retired as a Lieutenant and Master Instructor for Police Motorcycle Operation. Over the years Jeff remained involved at Eastern Christian coaching Softball, Soccer and Baseball. After his career in Law Enforcement he came back to EC and is now the Director of Operations and School Security. A great haircut sparked an interest in a beautician named Leida and since then their children are alumni of Eastern Christian. Ganelle (‘01), Matthew (‘12), Alyssa (‘17). School is not a place for students to feel afraid. So come to EC and have fun while learning. We are working very hard to create a safe learning environment for students, staff and visitors.

Suzanne Kraai

Suzanne Kraai

Director of Enrollment

Suzanne KraaiEC Graduate 2005

Director of Enrollment

EC Start Date: 2010

Education: B.A. - Theatre, Baylor University
M.S. - Educational Administration, The University of Scranton

Bio:

Suzanne is an energetic, creative, and organized team member at ECSA. In addition to being an EC alum, she has served in a variety of roles in her career at EC, including Humanities and CP English teacher, HS Musical Theater and Choral Director. After 7 years in the classroom she moved into Administration, first in Extended Learning, involving programs such as Before and After School Care and Clubs Pk-6th grade, Service Learning Pk-12th grade, Camps Pk-8th grade, Early College program development, and several cultural exchange and short-term international programs. Now she serves as the Enrollment Director.  She and her husband own a small business in Warwick, NY, and are proud parents to a young ECES student and toddler.

Suzanne met her husband in the hallways of ECHS upon transferring mid-way through HS; her heart and passion for serving this transformative institution, most recently through sharing EC’s story, identity and mission with potential and current EC families, is deep-seeded. With a passion for community engagement, she’s grateful for the opportunity to continue learning and growing as a member of the EC family, no matter what hat she’s wearing!

Karyn Baitzel

Karyn Baitzel

Preschool Director & Director of Extended Learning

Karyn Baitzel

Preschool Director & Director of Extended Learning

EC Start Date: 2004

Education: B.A. - Elementary Education (K-8), Eastern University
M.A. - Teaching & Learning: Early Childhood Education, Liberty University

Dr. Ruth Kuder

Dr. Ruth Kuder

Executive Director & Head of School

Dr. Ruth KuderEC Graduate 1984

Executive Director & Head of School

EC Start Date: 1990

Education: B.A. - History & English, Wheaton College
M.S. - Education Administration, University of Scranton
Ed.D. - Vanderbilt University

Bio:

Ruth has served in a variety of roles at Eastern Christian since 1990 including teacher, dean, international program director, and high school principal. Prior to serving at her alma mater, she worked in Latin America, as a writer for Food for the Hungry International. Ruth, and her husband, Rich, have five children, all of whom have graduated from Eastern Christian School.

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