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The Potomac Conference is pleased to reintroduce Fred Warfield as director of Human Resources (HR).
Hurricane Ian’s impact on the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States isn’t projected to hit the area as hard as Florida, however several inches of rain are forecast for Virginia, says Bob Mitchell, Adventist Community Services (ACS) and Disaster Relief coordinator for the Potomac Conference.
A new principal was in place when Takoma Academy (TA), located in Takoma Park, Md., opened its doors for the 2022–23 academic school year. Yasmine Julien, an instructional leader, mathematics content specialist and experienced classroom teacher, accepted the assignment to lead the 118-year-old institution.
For the first time in three years, Potomac Conference constituents met for in-person
celebrations of camp meetings, a welcomed experience for those longing to come together in a decades-long tradition of spiritual renewal and fellowship.
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.
Three beloved and accomplished Takoma Academy (TA) staff members retired at the end of the 2021–22 academic year.
Potomac Conference's Olney Adventist Preparatory School (Md.) held a cooking class and a "Kids in the Kitchen" contest to learn the basics of food preparation while fixing healthy meals and discovering new foods.
After a three-year hiatus, Shenandoah Valley Academy’s (SVA) choir and orchestra hit the road for a tour of the Midwest during the 2021–22 academic year.
“At the beginning of the pandemic, we knew that you were either going to sink or swim,” says Lulu Mwangi Mupfumbu, chair of the Fine Arts Department and director of choirs and orchestra at Potomac Conference’s Takoma Academy.
Educators have embraced the new frontier of hybrid instruction and have adapted their classrooms in a way that would never have been conceived prior to the pandemic shutdown.