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
Stephen Laing joined Potomac as Vice President for Education in July and has over 20 years of experience as an educator and administrator. Since 2013, Laing served as principal of Newbury Park Adventist Academy in California. In his time at Newbury, Laing helped incorporate advance placement programs, secured a six-year accreditation and developed a marketing / development program. In addition, Laing has served as principal of Whispering Pines Elementary School in New York, vice principal of South Lancaster Academy in Massachusetts and as a history teacher in many schools, including Loma Linda Academy (Cali.) where he received an award for teacher of the year.
Education Department Team
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Veronique Anderson joined Potomac in July of 2017 as associate superintendent for instructional strategies for the education department. Anderson has more than 13 years of teaching experience at elementary levels, six years at the higher education level and ten years of experience in speech language pathology and special education. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership as well as a master’s in speech language pathology.
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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.