“The end of my term as interim principal of SVA is just days away,” stated John Wagner, principal of Shenandoah Valley Academy (Va.), earlier today in a letter announcing his resignation. “I want each of you to know that I consider it to have been a wonderful privilege to serve my alma mater… As new leadership for second semester is announced and takes office, I urge that you continue to support SVA and its new leader with prayers and enthusiastic cooperation as I have experienced during the few short months since I joined the SVA family.”
Starting January 1, Dale Twomley will once again return as principal of SVA. Twomley is a graduate of Andrew’s University (Mich.) and holds a Masters of Business Administration as well as a Ph.D. in Administration. Twomley served SVA for seven years, both as principal and business manager and has played a significant role in other academies throughout the years; such as teacher and business manager at Takoma Academy (Md.), principal of Mount Vernon Academy (Ohio) and Fletcher Academy (NC) and Dean of the School of Business at Andrews University.
Twomley is known for being a turn-around leader and having a passion for instilling spirituality and strong academics in students. He’s been acknowledged for increasing enrollment, improving curriculum and for his expertise in education and business management. Potomac and SVA administration, staff, faculty, alumni and parents of current SVA students are confident Twomley will bring strong leadership to the school. “We’ve been delighted to have John Wagner with us this past semester and have appreciated his leadership,” said President Bill Miller. “We’re looking forward to ending the year strong in continued growth and academic excellence with Dale Twomley.”