Seventh-day Adventist Education is a remarkable system of education that began in 1872 and has grown to be the second largest Christian educational system worldwide. Presently in North America there are over 1000 elementary and secondary schools and 15 colleges and universities serving 65,000 students. The Potomac Conference Corporation operates 20 schools educating over 1,700 students, Pre-K through 12th grade. It is our objective to provide top quality education through passionate Christian educators for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Vice President for Education
Keith Hallam, is a 1983 graduate of Walla Walla College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education. He began his career at Wisconsin Academy teaching various technology vocational courses while expanding his services with guidance counseling, academic registrar, and administration. Shortly after receiving his Masters degree in Education Administration in 1990 from Andrews University he transferred from the classroom to full time administration. Keith served as a principal for 18 years; 4 at Enterprise Academy and 14 at Auburn Adventist Academy. Keith began his ministry here in the Potomac Conference Corporation as Vice President for Education in July, 2009.
Seventh-day Adventist education is far more than private education to Keith. He has personal experience understanding the evangelism responsibility and potential that every teacher and administrator has for sharing the assurance of salvation given to each of us in Jesus Christ. Adventist Education should always uphold the highest academic standard while serving the young people and their families with a personal touch of Jesus Christ that excites the student to know more about their Savior.
Education Department Team
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Nancy has served the church as an educator for 30 years, working as a teacher and associate superintendent of schools. She has been Associate Superintendent of School for Potomac Conference Corporation since July 2009.
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Joannie began working for the Potomac Conference Corporation in November of 2005. Before coming to the Office of Education she was a kindergarten teacher at C.F. Richards Jr. Academy in Staunton, Va., where she worked for 17 years.
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Prior to working for the Education Department in 2007, Cyndee coordinated office duties for summer camp ministries in the Youth Department. Her duties in education include billing, substitute vouchers, travel expenses, professional workshops and the PCOE Lending Library.
Virginia – K to 8th Grade
C .F. Richards Junior Academy (includes Pre-K)
Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy
Manassas Adventist Preparatory School
Powell Valley Christian School (includes Pre-K)
Roanoke Adventist Preparatory School
Shenandoah Valley Academy Elementary School (includes Pre-K)
Sligo Adventist School
Stanley SDA School (includes Pre-K)
Tappahannock Junior Academy (includes Pre-K)
Tidewater Adventist Academy (includes Pre-K)
Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School (Grades K -8)
Vienna Adventist Academy (includes Pre-K)
Richmond Academy (Pre-K – 12th grade)
Shenandoah Valley Academy (high school |9-12th grade)
Maryland – K-8th Grade
Potomac Education Foundation
The Potomac Conference Education Foundation is a scholarship foundation approved to participate in the Virginia Tax Credits Scholarships Program. The Foundation’s emphasis is on using funds donated through the Virginia Tax Credits Scholarships Program to provide scholarships to financially eligible students so they can attend Adventist schools.