Robert "Bo" Gutzwiller
Robert Gutzwiller serves as President of FCS Educational Foundation and the Head of School at Foothill Christian School. Mr. Gutzwiller has led FCS through five accreditation visits and championed program growth to include a junior high program from just two self-contained classrooms to one that instructs 145 students with classes in advanced placement math, Spanish and over 25 elective course offerings. His passion for excellence has been a driving force for significant expansion in the area of technology, athletics and library services, as well as the creation of a Fine Arts Department complete with signature programs in orchestra, band, art and theatre.
Mr. Gutzwiller has served the private educational school community in a variety of capacities, including twelve years as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Azusa Pacific University, three years as the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Representative, and two terms on the ACSI Regional Council. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the ACSI Commission on Accreditation which serves over 5,500 Christian schools and 5 million students worldwide. His involvement with the international accreditation program has taken him to school site visits in Malaysia, Cambodia, Japan and Singapore. Mr. Gutzwiller currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ACSI International Executive Board and will become the Chairman in July 2019.
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SECRETARY OF BOARD
Jerry R. Kitchel serves as Secretary of the Board for both FCS Educational Foundation and Foothill Christian School. His career in nonprofit marketing, communication and advancement spans nearly 30 years, nationally and globally.
Prior to joining Foothill Christian School in 2007, Mr. Kitchel’s global career in the nonprofit world took him to over 40 countries, including Rwanda, Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo. He has held senior leadership positions with Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles; World Vision U.S.; International Aid, Spring Lake, MI, and Open Doors International, Santa Ana, CA.
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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
Zack Grelling serves as Director of Advancement for the FCS Educational Foundation. As the foundation’s Director of Advancement, Mr. Grelling provides administrative oversight for major organizational giving through the United Way, Edison International, Northrop-Grumman, 3-M Foundation, Wells Fargo, Johnson and Johnson, and Toyota Sales U.S.A. Other duties are grant writing, management of Corporate Sponsorships and Foundation support. Major supporters include: America’s Christian Credit Union, Olley Foundation and Family Unity Foundation.
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P | (626) 914-1849, ext. 1166