July 20, 2018
Dear Providence School Family and Friends,
I am honored and humbled The Providence School Board of Directors has selected me as the next Head of School. I passionately believe in the vision and mission given to Bishop Zink for Providence School. Moreover, I am excited to partner with the Providence community to fulfill the vision of our school. Truly, I am more excited about this upcoming year than all the others in my 27 years in education. As I begin this year as the Head of School, I would like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Barfield for mentoring me the past two years. His support and encouragement have been and will continue to be invaluable as I assume my new role and the awesome responsibilities that accompany it.
I firmly believe teamwork is at the heart of every Christian school’s success. We are on His team, Jesus’, and we must do all we can to give our students every opportunity for success while providing them with a Christian worldview education. I am asking all of you to join our team with more than your tuition dollars. I am asking you to commit to praying daily for our school. In addition to your prayers, I am asking you to create a new or reinvigorate an old habit of investing your time, talent, and treasure to Providence. Also, please take every opportunity to be an ambassador for Providence. An encouraging statement about the good works of Providence may prove to be invaluable to our school’s mission.
I have asked you to be dedicated team-members of Providence. Now I am committing to continue to dedicate the following to our Providence family:
• An unquestionably academic education where every student is afforded the opportunity to meet and exceed their abilities in the classroom, athletic fields, and fine arts arenas
• A safe, secure, and loving Christian environment where students daily live out Jesus’ greatest commandment; to love God and love others
• A strong Biblical instruction where students not only learn God’s word but grow in their relationship with Him
• A Biblical process, Matthew 18, to deal with disagreements between believers
• Opportunities to serve our community and share the love of Jesus Christ
These commitments will be carried out in a manner that reflects a truly Biblical worldview. Everything we do should point to a love of Jesus Christ and a recognition that our lives are about pleasing Him.
May God bless you as we partner together at Providence.
Tim M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Head of School
Providence School of Jacksonville