Meet our Staff

Principal & 8th Grade Math teacher - Davin Hammond


Secretary - Adrienne Reedy


Business Manager - Ryan Brossfield


Pre-School Teacher - Joy Lipscomb



Kindergarten teacher - Pamela Kerr

Pamela Kerr earned a B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Linfield College in Oregon, then, completed a M.S. degree with a specialty in Elementary Reading and Mathematics from Walden University. Pamela has taught both in the United States and overseas, public and SDA schools.

First and Second Grade teacher - Nikki Zimmerman

Nikki Zimmerman graduated from Columbia Union College with a B.S. in Liberal Arts for Elementary Education. After graduating from college she taught 1st Grade for seven years at Spring Valley Academy in Dayton, Ohio. In December 2006 Mrs. Zimmerman completed her Masters of Science in Education and Allied Professions from the University of Dayton.

Third and Fourth Grade teacher - Melissa Harley

Melissa Harley, graduated from Southern Adventist University with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education and an M.S. degree in Outdoor Teacher Education. She has been teaching for more than 10 years with her most recent placement at Holland Adventist School in MI. Miss Harley is a mission minded and creative teacher who is passionate about reaching children for Christ.

Learning Resource Specialist, Phonics (2nd, 3rd) - Marissa Lorton


Fifth and Sixth Grade homeroom teacher, 5-8 Music - Jim Minty

Jim Minty, graduated from Andrews University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Education and a business minor. Mr. Minty has been an educator for more then twenty-five years. He has spent that time in teaching and administration. Mr. Minty has taught at SVAE since 2001 and is also the director of the 5-8 grade band, choir, and handbells.

Math (2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th), Language (7th & 8th) - Noemilia Cristian

Noemilia Cristian graduated from Atlantic Union College with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She completed her Masters in Education Administration from Andrews University.

Seventh & Eighth Grade homeroom teacher - Gordon Miller

Gordon Miller, graduated from Southern Adventist University with a B.S. degree in Physical Education with a history minor. Mr. Miller has been an educator for over twenty-five years, some as a teacher, some as an administrator. Mr. Miller has been teaching at SVAE since 1999.

Pre-k through 4th music teacher - Laura Hoffman


Instructional aide - Wendy Moulder


Instructional aide - Jessica Seeders


After-School Care Coordinator - Christine Reinoehl