Barbara Derse is in her second full year as the Administrative Assistant at CCS. She is a lifelong learner and loves a good challenge. A graduate of Baraboo High School, with a strong emphasis in office and business practices, Barbara broadened her education through continuing adult education courses at the UW-Sauk County campus and Moody Bible Institute. Her many years experience as an Accounting Assistant, as a teacher’s assistant in the public school district, and as an independent consultant helped make her decision to transition to CCS an easy one. Her short stint as a custodian brings added depth to the position.
Barbara has a strong desire to see CCS continue to grow not only in size, but as a family of believers whose goal is to bring up children in a Christ-centered educational system. She has a heart for each of the students and their families, and strives to make all visitors to CCS feel welcome.
Barbara has been married to her best friend, Dan, for 33 years. They have three children together and have seen their family grow with the addition of a daughter-in-law and two sons-in-law. Their seven grandchildren are their greatest blessings in life. During her “free-time” Barbara enjoys reading, crafting, kayaking, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.