Steve Bittner / JH Principal, International Student Co-ord.
Many years ago, Steve Bittner taught in both public and private schools, but has been with our Santiam Christian family since 1998. He brought with him a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Reading/Language Development.
Santiam Christian has been a big part of the Bittner family as Steve’s wife, Jeannie, is also a teacher in our Junior High and all four of the Bittner’s children are graduates of Santiam Christian. Their family loves to travel and finds adventure in experiencing new cultures and people. The Lord has allowed Steve to travel to many places around the globe and he believes that brings a unique perspective to the classroom.
With Steve’s love for travel, it is not surprising that he has a huge heart for international students and feels it is a great honor to be involved with them.
Steve is excited about the direction of the school and the addition of new staff members. He understands the sacrifice that families make in order to send their children here and stands by the philosophy that having our children spend all day in a place founded on a Biblical worldview is simply invaluable. In Steve’s own words, “I love the SC community and am so thankful to be a part of something that has the capacity to literally change the world!”
When not at Santiam Christian, Steve can be found enjoying his old VW van, hiking in the outdoors or just being with his family. All simple pleasures that bring him a great deal of contentment.