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Larry Blackmer
Vice President for Education
Carol Campbell
Director, Education
Davenia Lea
Director, Early
Childhood Education
Arne Nielsen
Director, Secondary/Accreditation
Sandra Esteves
Adventist Colleges Abroad
Adam Fenner
Adventist Learning Community

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Martha Ban
Technology and Support
Gordon Bietz
Associate Director,
Curriculum Administration
Sharon Aka
Associate Director,
Adventist Learning Community


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Nina Atcheson
Associate Director,
Secondary Curriculum
Development (Encounter) North American Division
Desiree Bryant
Assistant Director,
Projects Coordinator
Yvonne Tait
Administrative Assistant
Evelyn Torres
Sr. Office Assistant
Adventist Colleges Abroad
Elaine Furrow
Administrative Assistant
Our mission
To provide opportunity for students to accept Christ as their Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to all the world. To develop the “whole person” concept in each student, educate them to accept service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the needs of people at home and in society, and to become active members in the Church.
How we serve
  • The NAD operates a system of more than 1,000 elementary and secondary schools and 13 colleges and universities
  • Develop curriculum, birth (Early Childhood Education Centers) though 12th grade
  • Develop and implement technology services such as policies, acceptable use documents, technology plans, etc.
  • Produce marketing materials for all Adventist schools, including developing marketing workshops every two years
  • Produce curriculum guidance documents, including standards, essential learnings, frameworks, etc.
  • Set certification standards and publish manuals
  • Develop, implement, and publish school evaluation documents, policies, and procedures
  • Coordinate K-12 technology through Technology and Distance Learning Committee (TDEC)
  • Provide liaison services for colleges and universities
Contact Information
T: 301.680.6440
F: 301.680.6463


North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
Telephone: 301-680-6400
Fax: 301-680-6464
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