Teachers Convention 2020-2021
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.
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Jeremy Hall is a commissioned and NAD certified teacher serving as 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. Before coming to the Education Department he served as principal of Indiana Academy. The Halls have four children. 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.
Brian Kittleson serves as Associate Superintendent of Schools. He graduated from Cedar Lake Academy and has served in Adventist Education since graduating from Union College in 1992 with a B.S. in Business Education and Physical Education. He has served at Broadview Academy, Auburn Adventist Academy and Spencerville Adventist Academy.
In 2006 he completed a masters degree from Andrews University in educational administration and supervision.
Kittleson and his wife Michelle, have three children, Devon, Brianna and Matthew. His hobbies include backpacking, running, reading, and leadership development. He is passionate about the ministry of Adventist Education and is looking forward to serving the Michigan Conference Office of Education.
Sally Smith serves as Associate Superintendent of Schools. She previously served as a principal and teacher at the Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary School and also at Mount Pleasant SDA Elementary, Hastings SDA Elementary, and at Oakwood Academy. Sally also serves on the North American Division’s REACH Committee. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University. She and her husband Lloyd have three children and five grandchildren, and the Michigan Conference is blessed to have her as part of the team.