Frank Perez, who recently retired as Spring Valley Academy's (SVA) board chair, was honored at last school year’s senior commencement and received a plaque of gratitude and appreciation for his leadership and dedication to the school. Perez became chair of the SVA Board of Trustees in 2008 and guided the school through an important debt elimination.
Upon first meeting him, you think about the young, extremely talented and charismatic doctors on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy. Vincent Smith is a tall, lean man who looks like he could run a marathon in the morning and still have the energy to perform a root canal in the afternoon.
Toward the end of last school year, students from Lake Nelson Adventist Academy focused on environmental stewardship for the academic fair, researching and creating dynamic projects focused on reducing, reusing and recycling in a variety of contexts.
When five students show up late for school registration, the principal assigns them to a new initiative called “The Ambassadors.” At first, none of the students take the assignment seriously, but eventually something that started out as a project changes their lives forever.
Juwel Watson is the new director of special education for the Potomac Conference. A former fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Takoma Academy Preparatory School in Takoma Park, Md., Watson has a solid academic background and a wealth of experience in special education.