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Don McGavran

MIddle/ High school principal 

Dr. Don McGavran came to HCS with a Lifetime ACSI Head of School Certification and over 20 years of experience in Christian school administration. With a background of service as the leader of both international and domestic Christian schools, Don has the heart and the experience to prepare students to impact the world for Christ. In addition to his PhD in Leadership from Columbia International University, Don holds a MS in Counseling from the University of Evansville and a BA in Sociology from Trinity University. Don and his wife Vicki have three grown children and one granddaughter.


Jo Ellen Bechtel

ELEMENTARY principal 

Jo Ellen Bechtel holds a BS in Elementary Education from Grace College. Jo Ellen has been at HCS for 22 years, during which tenure she has taught 4th grade, 5th grade, and served as Assistant Elementary Principal. She also taught at Greenville Christian School for 4 years and Hilton Head Christian School for 1 year.



Mary Toth

ASSISTANT principal 

Mrs. Mary Toth has over 20 years of experience in education. She taught high school science at Harrisburg Academy for 15 years and also worked part time as an administrator during that tenure.  She was then hired by HCS where she taught for five years.  Most recently, Mary served as Interim MS/HS Principal at WSCA. She now returns to HCS as Assistant Principal.

As a secondary education graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Mary holds a teaching certificate in both biology and general science.  She and her high school sweetheart have now been married for 25 years.  They have three children and one grandchild.