We are pleased to announce that Donald Short will be joining the team at Shenandoah Valley Academy (New Market, Va.) as principal-in-training. Short will be arriving in May to finish out the school year with current principal, Dale Twomley, and together they will work on plans for the 2015-16 school year. Short is looking forward to spending time under Twomley’s tutelage, which is being made possible through a gift.
Prior to answering this call in Potomac, Short served at Georgia-Cumberland Academy for 16 years, 13 years as vice-principal. During that time, Short worked to strengthen the academic program, improve student leadership and earn regional accreditation. Short also served as director of the academy’s international student program and taught American Government, World History and Honors US History.
“Donald has a very rich background,” said Twomley. “He has knowledge in areas that will propel SVA forward and continue to promote healthy growth in our students’ academic and spiritual lives. We are very fortunate to have someone with his experience joining our team.”
Short considers it a privilege to accept the invitation to serve the students, parents, faculty and alumni of Shenandoah Valley Academy. “We are humbled and challenged by the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated Christian educators to shape the next chapter at SVA,” said Short. “With God’s help, we will honor the rich SVA heritage by operating a truly exceptional Adventist boarding school with superior academics and the transforming power of a safe, Christ-centered environment.”
Short is married to Laura Lee and together they have three daughters.
Shenandoah Valley Academy, established in 1908, is a boarding high school (grades 9 – 12) that exists to provide a distinctly Seventh-day Adventist college preparatory program through experiences to produce disciples of Jesus who are compassionate citizens prepared for college and careers.