The Education Department provides support to 20 elementary schools, six academies, three K-10 junior academies, and seven early childhood education centers by assisting in the development of balanced budgets, curriculum planning and implementation, integration of faith and learning, development of Spiritual Action Plans, accreditation through AAA and/or WASC, and staffing and maintenance of personnel records.
Our department serves a growing student body of 1,815 students in our schools and an average of 250 students in early childhood education centers (pre-schools).
We facilitate the continuing development, training, education, and certification of Central’s educators through in-conference inservices and/or partnering with the Pacific Union Conference Education Department, Pacific Union College, La Sierra University, and the North American Division.
In addition, we process and facilitate the disbursement of funds for scholarships.
Ken Bullington, born and raised in Fresno, has been with the Central California Conference since 1992 after 14 years at Bakersfield Adventist Academy as a teacher and principal. Over the years, he has seen the effects of CCC Adventist education firsthand. “Our students grow up and start to give back,” says Ken. “It’s exciting to see so many actively involved in churches and schools now.”
“We are constantly working to connect kids to Jesus through everything we do,” says Ken. “I love watching our students, teachers and principals develop their walk with God. When I hear the students telling how Jesus has changed their lives, I realize that all the behind-the-scenes work we do is worthwhile.”
Ken’s wife, Deanna, teaches first grade at Fresno Adventist Academy and their son Kyle attends Pacific Union College. A lover of all sports, Ken especially enjoys running because of the quiet time it allows him with Jesus. One of his favorite scriptures, 1 Timothy 6:12, fits well – “Run hard and fast in the faith.”