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Vice-Principal, Athletic Director, and Math Teacher - Meet Mr. Zacharias

Quick Facts

Name: Derek Zacharias

Where are you from? Waldheim, SK

What is your favorite food? Hamburgers

Favorite hobby? Fishing


Briercrest Christian Academy Highlights

How did you end up at BCA? God called our family here from Waldheim. 

 What is your role at BCA? I am the Vice-Principal and Athletic Director. I also have some teaching duties. 

How long have you been at BCA? I am going into my sixth year this year! 


What is your favorite memory about your job at BCA? Creating friendships with colleagues and students has been among some of my favorite memories while I have been here. 

What do you believe is the most important thing about your job? Above all else, reflecting Christ in every aspect of my work. Whether staff or students are watching I ask myself, can they see the love, mercy, and compassion of God in all that I/we do?

Check Out Our Video Viewbook and Campus Map

Ever been to Caronport, Saskatchewan? Explore our campus virtually with our interactive campus map and learn more about all aspects of life at Briercrest with our video viewbook.

Video Viewbook     Campus Map

How have you seen students' lives changed as they encounter God at BCA? Yes. As students come to meet God for the first time or become more fully aware of his nature, the biggest change is a perspective on life and circumstances that are filled with hope – hope for the present, the future, and eternal.

Hear from a student's perspective about the impact of taking math at BCA: "3 Life Lessons I Learned in Math Class at BCA."

Find out more!

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Shayla Alexander

Shayla Alexander is an alumna of Briercrest Christian Academy who returned to BCA as a teacher after completing her Bachelors of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Her high school experience at BCA was marked by caring teachers, life-long friendships, and dorm dance parties. As both a Teacher and interim Recruitment Representative, her goal is to help young people have the same great high school experience she had.

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