Stephen Laing joined Potomac as Vice President for Education in July. Since 2013, Laing served as principal of Newbury Park Adventist Academy in California. “Steve has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator,” says Bill Miller, president. “He has a passion for strengthening academics, enhancing the learning experience, creating environments for healthy spiritual growth and moving Adventist education forward.”
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.
In his first months in Potomac, Laing will be making visits to each school to meet administrators and to learn and assess how the education department will be able to be a greater resource to each site’s needs. “Laing offers a wealth of experience and knowledge that will continue to grow Adventist education in our conference, both spiritually and academically,” says Miller. “We look forward to working with him as we continue to invest in the vision of our Potomac schools.”
The Potomac Conference operates 20 schools, educating over 1,700 students, pre-k through 12th grade.