This past week, King’s Schools welcomed a new staff member for the 2019-2020 school year. With a well-decorated career in education, Diana Fairchild will step in as the new College Counselor at the high school. Diana taught for 28 years and for the last ten, she served as the Head Academic and College Counselor at a large Christian high school in California.
After much prayer and direction, Diana and her husband made the decision to move back to Washington to be closer to family. King’s was a part of that answered prayer. “King’s Schools and CRISTA Ministries align with my faith and commitment to Christian education,” said Diana. “King’s is a place where I can continue to celebrate God’s goodness with my students. Considering the stress and angst that surrounds college admissions, I cannot imagine doing this job without faith and prayer. My husband and I are feeling blessed and very thankful.”
As the new College Counselor, Diana’s first goal is to get to know her new team at King’s, the students, and their parents. She plans to jump in to continue the work that has already been done to support seniors as they prepare their college applications. “My larger goal is to assess how I can use my experience to provide education, share opportunities, and offer programming that supports and prepares students and parents for college and career exploration,” she said.
As a college counselor Diana states that May 1st, the college decision deadline date, is one of her favorite days of the year. It’s a day of celebration and excitement to see how far her seniors have come in four years.
“We look forward to having someone of Diana’s superb professional experience and Christian faith advising our students and their parents on their critical college journey,” said high school principal, Mr. Ruhlman. “She will be a fine addition to our faculty!”
During this transition of moving back to Washington, Diana is looking forward to attending the Washington State Fair this summer. “I grew up in Puyallup, and I can’t wait to go to the fair,” Diana said. “Living in California, I have been to a lot of amusement parks and no roller coaster compares to the wooden roller at the Puyallup Fair!”