Takoma Academy, Yasmine Julien, Potomac Conference

Story by Debra Anderson

A new principal was in place when Takoma Academy (TA), located in Takoma Park, Md., opened its doors for the 2022–23 academic school year. Yasmine Julien, an instructional leader, mathematics content specialist and experienced classroom teacher, accepted the assignment to lead the 118-year-old institution.

Julien brings to TA a breadth of experience in academic leadership, as she has held the positions of dean of students and instructional coach in previous jobs. Her most recent job was as the assistant principal at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

Rob Gettys, alongside his wife, Brandy, is Highland View Academy’s new principal.

Story by Andrew S. Lay

Chesapeake Conference's Highland View Academy (HVA) welcomes Rob Gettys as the new principal for the 2022–23 school year. He brings many years of educational experience to the position.

Prior to coming to HVA, Gettys served as the athletic director for Andrews University (Mich.). He has worked at several academies, including Blue Mountain Academy (Pa.), Fletcher Academy (N.C.), Ozark Adventist Academy (Ark.) and Upper Columbia Academy (Wash.).

Editorial by Weymouth Spence

At Washington University we have adopted the successful concept of “Relationship-Rich Education.” This involves intentionally integrating course content and deliberate critical attention to our student’s well-being. It is our desire to make every student feel that they belong at Washington Adventist University and that we care about them graduating on time with little or no debt ready for the workplace and for eternity.