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Article originally published Aug 26, 2014 in Foster’s Daily Democrat.

John and Alice

Engstrom Will Lead

DOVER — Portsmouth Christian Academy at Dover welcomes new Head of School. Dr. John Engstrom has officially taken the helm as the next Head of School for Portsmouth Christian Academy at Dover (PCA). He comes to PCA after serving as Head of School for the Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea.

“We are thrilled to join this vibrant group of people who are committed to the growth of Portsmouth Christian Academy and to the quest for academic excellence,” said Engstrom, who is excited to be joining the PCA community along with his wife Alice.

“Coming from Korea, we are deeply aware of the global nature of our task and are devoted to preparing our young people to serve God and others throughout the world. I am impressed by the high academic caliber of our students and the incredible sense of calling among our faculty and staff. I am thankful to God for this incredible opportunity to serve here in Dover.”

Engstrom has been committed to teaching throughout his career, completing several decades of classroom teaching before coming to PCA. He has been a leader in improving technology in the classroom to more actively engage students in their learning.

John Carpentier, chairman of the Board of Directors at PCA, stated, “We could not be more pleased that God has called John Engstrom to our school and that he has heard and responded to that calling. He possesses a wealth of experience, is wise and compassionate, has a great vision for PCA, and desires to take the school to new levels of greatness.”

Portsmouth Christian Academy is located in Dover on a 50-acre riverside campus. It is a regional school bringing together over 550 students from three states in grades preK-12. PCA has a dual accreditation by both New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).