West Shore Christian Academy Leadership

Joe Shirvinski

Mr. Joe Shirvinski

Elementary Principal

Mr. Shirvinski has more than 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and graduate instructor. His educator and administrator career has taken him from Mahanoy Area School District to Southern Columbia Area School District to Annville Elementary School to Cumberland Valley School District. He joined the West Shore Christian Academy family in 2017.

He is currently an adjunct instructor for Eastern University. Prior to his position, he was a graduate instructor for Performance Learning Systems, teaching graduate students who received credit from Wilkes University.

Mr. Shirvinski is a proud graduate of Kutztown University with a B.S. and Masters in Elementary Education/Reading. He received a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University while obtaining his K-12 principal certification. He has also completed his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Bucknell University.

Paul Beardmore

Mr. Paul Beardmore

Middle School and High School Principal

Paul M. Beardmore, M.A. History Shippensburg University, came to West Shore Christian Academy as a history teacher in 2015 after teaching history and economics at Cumberland Valley High School for seven years. Paul stepped into the role of Middle School and High School Principal in 2017.

Besides his role as principal, Paul is an adjunct professor in Shippensburg University’s History and Philosophy Department and serves on the Deacon Board at his church. Paul and his wife Rebecca are both proud members of WSCA’s Class of 2004.

West Shore Christian Academy is a member school of the Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg (CSAGH) which is led by Superintendent Phil Puleo and a talented Board of Directors.

WSCA School Temporary Closure Announcement due to COVID-19

WSCA School Closure Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution, West Shore Christian Academy is following other local school districts’ decision to close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020. We will plan to resume school on Monday, March 30, 2020. It is important to note that, at this time, WSCA does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19.

During this closure, we will be implementing a distant learning plan in an attempt to redeem instructional time so we can continue to fulfill state instructional hour requirements. As we communicated last night, next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (March 16-19) will be vacation days for the students as faculty and staff report for in-service to begin implementing our distant learning plan. More information will be sent via email early next week to explain student, teacher, and parent expectations for schoolwork during the closure.

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