The S.V.A.E. staff is a team of dedicated Christians who are both talented, experienced, and well-educated in teaching methodology.
Nikki Zimmerman, S.V.A.E.’s first and second grade teacher, 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 with an emphasis in Special Education from the University of Dayton.
4th Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
James Minty, S.V.A.E.’s fifth and sixth grade teacher, graduated from Andrews University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Education and a business minor. Mr. Minty has been an educator for twenty-five years. He has spent that time in teaching and administration. Mr. Minty has taught at S.V.A.E. since 2001, though he has taught in the Potomac Conference an additional ten years.
Gordon Miller, S.V.A.E.’s seventh and eighth grade teacher, 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 S.V.A.E. since 1999. While at S.V.A.E., he has served on the Potomac Conference Technology Committee and is currently a member of the Potomac Conference Teacher’s Advisory Council.
Daveen Williams, S.V.A.E.’s special education teacher, graduated from La Sierra University with a Masters in Special Education and multiple subject credentials. She taught for a year at a SDA High School in Belize. Ms. Williams has taught at SVAE since 2003. Currently, Ms. Williams is also the Associate Director of Special Education in Potomac Conference.
5th Grade Teacher