rne Nielsen, North American Division Director of Secondary Education, reports that Griggs International Academy, Andrews University; Lake Nelson Adventist Academy, Piscataway, New Jersey; Prairie Adventist Christian electronic School, Lacombe, Alberta; and West Coast Distance Learning School, Abbotsford, British Columbia; have been added to the sisterhood of North American Division (NAD) Senior Academies. The NAD now has 111 recognized senior academies. NAD provides oversight, including annual school evaluation visits to an additional 7 secondary and 4 stand-a-lone elementary schools in Guam Micronesia Mission.
DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION
Arne P. Nielsen believes that the real object of education, through the work of the Holy Spirit, is to transform the lives of students and “restore in man the image of his Maker . . . promoting the development of body, mind, and soul.” Previous to coming to the NAD Education Office, Arne served as Vice President for Integrated Youth Ministries in the Florida Conference. He also served three years as Superintendent of Education in the Idaho Conference. School site employment for Arne began at Mt. Pisgah Academy in North Carolina followed by service at Maxwell Adventist Academy in Kenya. At these schools Arne taught physical education, health, and biology lab; coached gymnastics; and served as a boys’ dean, vice-principal, principal, and business manager.
A warm welcome to
the newest senior academies