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The purpose of this short 1-hour mini-course is to examine how you can be an effective leader for your local Seventh-day Adventist school.
After completing the learning activities and taking a short multiple-choice quiz, you’ll earn 0.1 continuing education units and a training certificate in your Adventist Learning Community ePortfolio.
By the end of this course, you will be able to apply leadership principles and policies related to risk management, legal affairs, and financial management, to board meetings and school board activities.
The Education Department oversees the administrative supervision of Seventh-day Adventist schools within the Pacific Union Conference territory (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah). Services include participating in administrative boards, development of policies, training and more. Berit von Pohle has worked for 35 years in several educational settings. Most recently, she served as Superintendent of Schools for Northern California Conference. She has also worked as an Academy teacher, guidance counselor and principal. Von Pohle has served on several committees for the North American Division. Von Pohle earned a Bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University as well as a Master’s in counseling, a Specialist degree in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate in Education.