Have you seen our latest newsletter?

Posted on December 4th, 2013

nov2013Check your mailboxes for our November newsletter! We have articles from all three Renaissance Network principals and informations about the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Haven’t received it yet or not on our mailing list? No worries – Check it out here online!

Would you like to receive a hard copy in the mail? We send out 3 newsletters a year with great information from our schools and updates about the Renaissance Network. Please email with you Name, Mailing Address, City, State, and Postal Code to be added to the mailing list.

Thank you for all of your support, and if you have any questions feel free to contact us!

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Giving Tuesday – Have you donated yet?

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

Donation-Card_CS5Today is Giving Tuesday! Have you donated to your favorite charity yet?

I encourage you to give on this special today to AAF. We are making many positive strides in transforming Adventist education. With your help we will continue to see the Renaissance Network grow and succeed.

This year, one of our major partners, the Commonweal Foundation, has generously offered to donate $300,000 if we can raise the same amount by January 15, 2014. This goal is a stretch – nearly twice what we raised last Christmas. But we’re hopeful that we can met this objective with your support!

Your donation will help the Renaissance Network give Adventist schools the people, systems, technology, and practices needed to become centers of excellence.

Please consider how much you can share for this effort. A gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 makes all the difference!

For more information, please feel free to call us at (423) 308-1855 or email at

Donate Now!



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Adventist World News – Excellence in Teaching Coverage

Posted on October 1st, 2013

Have you seen the October NAD Edition of Adventist World News? Our 2013 Excellence in Teaching Winners were published in this edition. Read the full issue here and make sure to look for AAF on pages 20 and 21!

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Renaissance Schools Latest News

Posted on August 14th, 2013

We are so excited to have three schools in the Renaissance Network. We have already seen great progress in our mission to raise the bar in Adventist education by empowering synergy among the schools. Through this development, we want to make sure you stay informed about the latest news and information happening at each Renaissance School.  Continue reading…

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Check out our July Newsletter

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Our July newsletter should be arriving in your mailbox any day now.

Included in the newsletter are:

  • A letter of support from Dr. George Harding.
  • A complete list of the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients.
  • Second year results from Thunderbird Adventist Academy.
  • Highlights from our faculty Meet and Greets at each Renaissance School.
  • Introduction of our Renaissance School Managers.

For those of you who aren’t on our mailing list, here is a link to our 2013 July newsletter.

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If you would like to begin receiving the newsletter in July email us at Please include your name and address.

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2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards Nationally Published Articles

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Every year we are honored to award 10 outstanding Adventist teachers throughout North America – this year was no different. We were inspired and amazed by the testimonies told by co-workers, friends, parents of students, administrators and the teachers themselves about the great work being done at each school. We want to thank the teachers for continuing to raise the bar in Adventist education – you are a blessing and an inspiration to all of us! Continue reading…

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Administrator Workshop in Chattanooga, TN

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Large GroupOn July 10 – 11, 2013, we hosted the principals, business managers, and school managers from each Renaissance School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We had a great time meeting, playing games, going over information, and discussing how this Network of schools would work together as a whole. Continue reading…

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Hinsdale Adventist Academy First New Board Meeting

Posted on July 26th, 2013

photoThis year Hinsdale Adventist Academy (HAA) restructured their school board from a 28-member representation board to a 13-member competency based board. The new school board held their first official meeting on June 25, accompanied by AAF staff and board members. Continue reading…

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AAF Gets to Know Renaissance Faculty and Staff

Posted on July 24th, 2013
Ben Purvis (TAA), Oliver Morada (TAA), John O’Brien (AAF), and Arlene Morada (TAA) enjoy dessert after the faculty meet and greet in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ben Purvis (TAA), Oliver Morada (TAA), John O’Brien (AAF), and Arlene Morada (TAA) enjoy dessert after the faculty meet and greet in Scottsdale, Arizona.

We have been having a great time getting to know all the faculty and staff at the Renaissance Schools over the past couple of months.

On May 2, 2013, we invited the Thunderbird Adventist Academy faculty and staff to the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona for a night of food, fun and visioning. This night was a great opportunity for everyone to get to know one another on a personal level and brainstorm about the future of Thunderbird as a Renaissance School. Continue reading…

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Guzik Keeps School Open

Posted on July 2nd, 2013

Echo Ridge Christian School| Northern California Conference
Principal and Teacher

Sara Guzik_1At the end of the 2011/2012 school year, Echo Ridge Christian School was on the verge of shutting down after 50 years of education. Sara Guzik had previously been an elementary and middle school teacher at the school, but left to pursue a career in the medical field. Feeling impressed by God to return to teaching, she volunteered to come back and made staying open possible.

During the summer break, she talked to parents to get their children to attend, recruited volunteers, solicited donations for new iPads, and also put aggressive marketing efforts into place with advertising in the yellow pages, videos, newspapers and parent magazines. Continue reading…

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