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Sue Holt joins Education Department as associate superintendent

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Holt comes to Chesapeake Conference from North Carolina.

Chesapeake Conference welcomed Sue Holt as its new associate superintendent of Schools on March 11. Holt, who has an extensive background in various educational settings, arrives from North Carolina, where she most recently served as the principal-teacher at Mills River Seventh-day Adventist School.

Holt’s experience is diverse, encompassing roles in high school and elementary education, homeschooling and technical college instruction. Her expertise is also marked by a strong track record in school leadership and development initiatives. Holt holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and is on the cusp of earning a Master’s in Instructional Leadership from Southern Adventist University.

Janesta Walker, superintendent of Schools, expressed the conference’s sentiment regarding Holt’s appointment. “I am so delighted to have Sue as a partner in ministry. We are aligned in mission and ministry, and our skills complement each other well. Her love for Jesus, children and people will be a great blessing to our conference,” said Walker.

Holt’s educational philosophy is anchored in her faith, with a commitment to centering Jesus in every dimension of her life and work. “I desire to see children succeed in this earthly life and be drawn to spending eternity with Jesus. I’m looking forward to building relationships with the people of all ages of the Chesapeake Conference as we work together to continue to build Spirit-based, academically strong children and youth,” Holt said.

At home, Holt enjoys the company of her family, including her husband Bill, their three adult sons and two grandchildren. She cherishes her family, her faith, children, creative arts and outdoor activities.

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