After four decades of faithful service, Valley Lutheran High School Executive Director Dr. John Brandt, has announced his intent to retire from Valley Lutheran High School following the end of the 2019/20 school year, effective July 31, 2020.  Dr. Brandt has devoted nearly his entire career in education to improving the lives of students and families from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Dr. Brandt began his service to Valley Lutheran as a teacher and athletic coach in 1979.  In the following years, Dr. Brandt entered administration first as the athletic director and then principal.  He was named Executive Director in 1999.

Under Dr. Brandt’s Christian leadership, Valley Lutheran High School has continually remained a top academic institution in the Great Lakes Bay Region and has achieved national recognition.  He has guided the school to be a Christ-centered environment that educates minds, nurtures faith, and cultivates leaders prepared to engage the world.  Most recently, Dr. Brandt has shepherded the GROWING Campaign – the largest school building and expansion project since the school began serving students on its McCarty Road campus in 1979.

The Valley Lutheran Board of Directors has already begun the process for moving into the future, focusing on finding a leader that will build on Valley Lutheran’s strength and position as a leader in Christian education for future generations.

Announcements concerning plans to honor Dr. Brandt’s legacy will be made after the New Year.

Read the answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding Dr. Brandt’s retirement and the process for identifying our new Executive Director.