Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with The Master’s Academy, announces the appointment of Darryl De Ruiter as the next Head of School. He takes the leadership reins on July 1, 2024.

Darryl joins The Master’s Academy with more than 35 years of experience in education, most recently serving as interim Superintendent at Central Valley Christian Schools in southern California – the same school where his career began, in the classroom. He would also serve as CVCS’s athletic director before moving to Iowa to teach and coach varsity soccer at Unity Christian High School.

He later served as high school principal and Head of School for two struggling Christian schools in Michigan and Iowa, making a transformative impact in both through fundraising, new campus creation, and academic and athletic program development. He also coached varsity soccer for Dordt University and spent three years in Haiti as the chief operating officer for Many Hands for Haiti.

A California native, Darryl earned his MS in educational leadership from Buena Vista University and his BA in secondary education and teaching from Dordt University, where he also played varsity soccer.  In addition, he recently completed the Van Lunen Fellows program for executive management in Christian schools.

About The Master’s Academy
The Master’s Academy is a world-class, independent, nondenominational, covenant Christian school situated on a beautiful 33-acre campus just 20 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando, FL. With a mission of “pursuing spiritual and academic excellence with Christian families by going the second mile,” TMA faculty are driven to go above and beyond to invest in the lives of students. This student-first mentality saturates TMA’s school culture, and it has been a major component of the school’s success story today. TMA is fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and Cognia.