Andrea Buxton profile

Andrea Luxton

Associate Director for Higher Education

Arne Nielsen

Arne Nielsen

Vice President for Education


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Juan Antonio Profile

Juan Antonio Lopez

Director, Adventist Colleges Abroad


Leisa Morton–Standish

Director of Elementary Education

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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 Us

(443) 391 7280
Seventh-day Adventist Church
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565, USA