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Mission Statement
Adventist education prepares students for a useful and joy-filled life, fostering friendship with God, whole-person development, Bible-based values, and selfless service in accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist mission to the world.

Michigan K-10 schools have fulfilled the requirements, provisions, and standards prescribed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist and by the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

Linda Fuchs

Linda Fuchs serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Michigan Conference. She was born and raised in New England, moving to Michigan to teach at Pontiac Junior Academy after graduating from Atlantic Union College. She has taught at Adelphian Junior Academy, Farmington Hills, and Ruth Murdoch Elementary School before coming to the conference education department in 2003. Linda received her master's degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University. She and her husband Chris have two grown children, Wayne and Crystal, and four grandchildren.  

Diane Barlow
Associate Superintendent

Diane has had a variety of experiences throughout her career as an educator. She has served as a home school parent, school secretary/treasurer, gymnastics coach, teacher, principal, and most recently as Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Michigan Conference. Diane believes that she is called by the Lord to serve and share the love of Jesus with educators, school boards, students, and their families. Diane and her husband Marc have three adult children and one granddaughter. Diane enjoys spending time with her family, walking, biking, and being out in God’s second book - nature.

Jeremy Hall
Associate Superintendent
Jeremy Hall serves as associate superintendent in the Education Department of the Michigan Conference. Born and raised in Michigan, he attended Adelphian Junior Academy (AJA), Great Lakes Adventist Academy (GLAA), and Andrews University, where he completed a Bachelors degree in psychology and a Masters degree in community counseling. Jeremy and his wife Donna joined the staff at Great Lakes Adventist Academy in 2000 where they served in the boys’ dormitory. He  served as GLAA’s campus chaplain and Bible teacher. His recent post was principal of Indiana Academy. The Halls have four children:  Olivia, Sofia, Maia, and Josiah. It is Jeremy’s desire to do everything possible to support the principals and teachers as they minister to young people. He believes that never before in earth’s history has the mission of Adventist education been so important.  

Sheri Castanon



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Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.


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