Mr. Grant Bickell

Mr. Grant Bickell serves as the Upper School Principal. In this role, he oversees CSW Upper School faculty, Upper School Fellowship activities, student affairs, and discipline. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Educational Foundations from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and has a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Friends University in Wichita, Kan. He has also worked in various Children’s and Family Ministry roles since 2010.

Mr. Bickell enjoys coaching, grilling, and hanging out with his family. He and his wife, Joy, have been married since 2010. The couple has six children — Graeme, Amelia, Corinne, Emmett, Faith, and Julia.

Mr. Bickell has a deep passion for working with students and helping them discover their potential.

“I believe that a parent is the primary influencer in a child’s life but is not the only influence that child needs. I want to be one of the other influences for students,” he says. “God has gifted and called me to love the students he puts in my care. God has set aside this task for me, and I pray that I would faithfully minister to students and families as I teach.”