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Villanueva Starts as New Frederick Principal

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Villanueva previously taught 5th-8th grade math and science at the school.

Photo Credit: Ruth Koilpillai

Frederick (Md.) Adventist Academy (FAA) recently welcomed a familiar face as its new principal for the 2022-23 school year. 

Jake Villanueva will serve as the new FAA principal after having taught at the school for more than six years, most recently as the 5th-8th grade math and science teacher. Last year, Villanueva was one of three FAA teachers to be recognized during a teacher commissioning service at the Frederick Church.

“As I have the privilege to continue to serve the Frederick Adventist community, I can’t wait to see how God will continue to lead in ministering to our FAA, church, and community families,” Villanueva says. “My prayer is that we’ll continue ‘planting seeds, growing in Jesus’ as we move forward in the vision He has for our school and church.”

Villanueva holds a secondary education degree in Science from Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park, Md.). In addition to his teaching experience at FAA, he has previously taught at Tidewater Adventist Academy (Chesapeake, Va.) and Highland View Academy (Hagerstown, Md.).

“We are grateful to have Mr. Villanueva join our conference educational leadership team as principal,” says Renee Humphreys, Chesapeake Conference associate superintendent of schools. “He is committed to Adventist Education and has a passion for helping students and staff reach their fullest potential as he leads with a servant’s heart.”

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