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Jennifer Zambrano

Upper School Admissions (6th - 12th)
Jennifer Zambrano and family

“I enjoy telling others about things I believe in, so getting to tell families about WCCS is easy to do. My own children attend the Upper School here and they absolutely love it!”

Jennifer ZambranoUpper School Admissions

Jennifer and her husband Joe (our Upper School principal) have been serving in Christian Schools together for the last 20 years. In order to be accessible for the many sporting and school community events they love to attend, when they moved here over a year ago, they chose a house a mile from school in Rock Hill. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at San Diego, and a M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary. She and her family enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle including anything from hiking, tubing, and camping to tennis, soccer, and biking. They also have a passion for missions and serving others and love to lead mission trips with students.

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What do you love most about WCCS?
WCCS is a place where students can feel comfortable growing into the young men and women that God has called them to be. The size of the classes and the depth of loving, Godly faculty pouring into our students helps them feel loved and accepted every day.
What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.
Intentionally Christian – Ok so I realize that’s two words, but it is just so fitting for our school. In a world where secular thought and values are becoming more and more prevalent in every area of our lives, it is a comfort to know that our kids at WCCS are being taught with a Christian worldview. Our school is not Christian in name only, but intentionally and unapologetically striving to place God first in everything we do – whether in the faculty and coaches we hire; the way we teach, mentor, or even discipline; to the way we model service to others. I am thrilled that my own children will have a solid foundation when they venture out on their own someday.
The WCCS mission statement is “educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ”. How do you hope to accomplish this as a faculty/staff member?
As Christians we are blessed to be a blessing. At WCCS, we not only weave service and mission opportunities into the life of our school, but we remind students often that God has created them with a purpose for their whole lives. We strive to educate our students with excellence in all the usual disciplines of math, science, English, etc. so that they may be ready to pursue God’s individual calling on their lives. As we explore with each student their unique God-given talents and passions, we celebrate with them when they become doctors, scientists, business owners, government officials, pastors, non-profit workers, contractors, or enlist in military service. Being a disciple of Jesus is about using the talents He has given us and making them grow for God’s glory.
What is your biggest desire for each family you meet through Admissions?

My goal in admissions is to help families discover if WCCS is a good fit for their student and their family as a whole. Our kids are the most precious gifts in our lives, and they spend a great deal of time at school. Thus, deciding where they should go to school is extremely important to families. I hope that as I help families explore our school, each family will feel welcomed, comfortable to ask any question, and to feel the love of Jesus at WCCS.