Mr. Scott Urban
Principal, PHCA; Director, Kids Kare Center
Mr. Scott Urban has been Principal at Pine Harbor since 2012, coming from South Washington School District #833 where he taught Business and Earth Science classes.
I wanted to share my faith more than I was allowed to in the public school system. Kids in the public schools are getting a good education, but they are not being nurtured to grow in their faith, or even be introduced to a loving God. As children develop and mature, the things they learn first resonate the longest. I believe in God’s word that says we are to, “start children off the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 NIV)
I received my Business Administration degree from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education, with a Leadership emphasis, from Western Michigan University. Prior to teaching, I worked with YoungLife (for high school students) in Chicago and Michigan, before starting WyldLife (for middle school kids) in Hastings in 2009, where I am still volunteering.
It’s exciting for me to think about encouraging your student to question and find what the Lord wants them to do with their lives, instead of just asking them what they want to do when they grow up. We need to help our children learn to be in the world, but not of the world. We need to teach them how to share God’s truth with His grace. I look forward to helping discover your student’s gifts and to developing their character.