Going for a Wynne: TCCS gets new principalPublished 10:06pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013
TERRA CEIA — During a sports tournament at Terra Ceia Christian School, Jason Wynne spotted a resource officer shaking his head. When Wynne questioned him, the Beaufort County deputy said the school had to be the county’s best-kept secret.
Wynne plans to change that.
Since being named the school’s next principal, the Bear Grass resident has made it his mission to show what the school has to offer.
Located just beyond Acre Station, the school serves as a central hub when traveling from Washington, Plymouth, Williamston, Belhaven and points between.
“Most folks don’t realize our attendance area is so broad, and with our transportation program, we can make it work for almost any family,” Wynne said. “There is a greater need today for a Christian education than ever before, and Terra Ceia Christian School is the institution that provides the concepts and curriculum for academic achievement. Our students’ academic scores consistently rank higher than local and state averages, as well as comparisons to national SAT scores.”
Wynne has an eighth-grade student attending the school, and he looks forward to the day he can send his 2-year-old to the school’s prekindergarten program.
Wynne has other connections to the 75-year-old school. He coached junior-varsity baseball and basketball for about 20 years and was a substitute teacher at the school.
“This is an awesome opportunity to be an integral part of a sound Christian educational experience at Terra Ceia,” Wynne said.
Jon Postma, the school’s current principal, accepted a position in Illinois and will leave Terra Ceia at the end of the school year.
“While he’s finishing out this year, I’m up and running, planning for next year,” Wynne said.
Because he lives within a 30-minute drive of the school, the school board asked him to start transitioning into his new position right away.
The school’s student body comes from four counties, including Beaufort County. Wynne said he loved that, despite the distances between them, the school’s students are like a family.
He was previously an educator in Pitt and Martin counties before starting a career in risk management and insurance. Before leaving education, Wynne said, his career was heading in the direction of school administration.
“You can really tell when God’s hand is in something. When you finally recognize that, things just fall into place,” Wynne said. “I just feel very thankful and very blessed to have this opportunity.”