The core of Providence School is a talented faculty and staff, mature in Christian faith, excellent in their disciplines, skilled in the art of teaching, passionate about helping students succeed, and committed to the school’s mission. We have no doubt our faculty is among the best you’ll find anywhere in the nation.
Families can have great confidence in the role models who stand in front of their children every day.
Chris ElwoodUpper School Humanities and Bible Teacher Providence SchoolHumanities; Bible
Attended: Westmont College; Chapman University; Colorado Christian College; Southern New Hampshire University
Degrees: B.A. English and a B.A. in Philosophy; secondary education teaching credential; M.A.Â Instruction and Curriculum Design; M.A. English Literature in progress
Joined Providence in 2008
Chris Elwood’s extensive background in education begins with his several degrees. With earning those came a love of literature, history, and philosophy, which led him to join the Providence faculty. He teaches humanities and senior Bible courses.
Mr. Elwood loves the interdisciplinary approach to learning through a Christian lens. Being able to discuss literature, philosophy, and history in this way has enriched the experience for him.
He also coaches the Providence girls tennis and beach volleyball teams. He is a four-time Santa Barbara Open Tennis Doubles Champion and has coached a college player to a national championship in singles while serving as the head men’s tennis coach at Westmont College.
Chris Elwood grew up as a missionary kid in the Philippines and speaks two dialects. He and his wife, Tabitha, are the parents of two daughters, both currently enrolled in the Providence Upper School.
His favorite Providence traditions are the dress-up days and the skit night during the Middle and Upper School retreat.