Joe Diminick

Upper School Principal

Mr. Diminick joined West Shore Christian Academy at the start of the 2015-2016 school year as the Instructor of American Literature. In November, he stepped in as the Director of Student Services, with focused attention on the school's college and career department.

Prior to coming to West Shore Christian Academy, Joe was the Instructor and Director of Humanities Studies (Philosophy, Literature, and Jurisprudence) for the Department of Command, Leadership & Management at the United States Army War College. Prior to that, he spent three years as an assistant professor for the Department of English & Philosophy at the United States Military Academy (West Point.) Mr. Diminick is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing Ethics curriculum for a Strategic Leadership program of instruction. He also designed, developed, and executed elective studies curriculum, and instructed and advised senior military officers of various services and Allied nations with regard to core curriculum, course selection, and career guidance. He provided instruction and facilitated seminar learning in the core curriculum subjects of Strategic Leadership and Defense Management. Additionally, he annually oversaw the development and writing of three to five Master's Theses.

Mr. Diminick is the recipient of several teaching and leadership awards through the United States Armed Forces, including West Point's Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement. He remains active in the community, having volunteered for a variety of organizations, including several years as a youth basketball coach.

Mr. Diminick and his wife live in Boiling Springs and are the parents of four children, Andrea, Alaina, Anthony, and Aaron. Anthony and Aaron will be joining West Shore Christian Academy for the 2016-17 school year. Anthony will be a senior and Aaron will be a freshman.

  • At a Glance:

Education

 

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First Year at WSCA:

  • 2015

Professional Experience

  • Instructor and Director for Humanities Studies for the Department of Command, Leadership & Management at the United States Army War College
  • Assistant professor for the Department of English & Philosophy at the United States Military Academy (West Point)

Recognitions

  • West Point's Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement