Headmaster: Ryan Noppen a native of the Dutch Reformed community of Kalamazoo, Michigan, came to Calvary Classical School in 2017. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Purdue University with a Master’s of Arts in European History. He has worked as a naval subject matter expert, an aviation and naval studies author, and has taught several college courses on the First and Second World Wars.
A life-long student of history and classical culture, Mr. Noppen brings a great appreciation of the Western Tradition to CCS as well as diversified organizational experience. Mr. Noppen’s better half, Sarah, is an OB-GYN in the United States Air Force. They enjoy taking walks along the ocean with their two furry children, Wolfie and Chester T. Mr. Noppen’s favorite Bible passage is Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Director of Instruction: Linda Sawanowich has been employed at Calvary Classical School since the school opened its doors in 1995. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Sawanowich received her degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University. She appreciates her position as Director of Instruction which allows her to serve teachers and students at all levels with a goal of strengthening our classical approach and optimizing our time of learning. But she is blessed exceedingly by spending her mornings in a class of kindergartners where questions and discovery abound. Mrs. Sawanowich enjoys her collection of animals and discussions about the goodness of God. She is married to Joe, a human services specialist with the City of Newport News.