Our people make Spring Valley Academy special. We are blessed with talented, caring, compassionate individuals in our administration, faculty, and staff. From the best classroom instruction possible to focusing on the importance of Christ’s influence in academic and beyond, the SVA staff is intent on delivering the best education possible to our students.
PRINCIPAL SPENCER HANNAH[Bio soon to follow]
ELEMENTARY VICE PRINCIPAL
Judy Cambigue is an undergraduate alumna of Southern Adventist University and received her Masters’ in Elementary Education from La Sierra University.
Over the years she has taught various grade levels from Kindergarten through 4th grade. She is also a past winner of the Zapara Award for Excellence in Teaching. When her children Annika and Toby were born, Judy took a hiatus from teaching for nine years and homeschooled her kids prior to moving to Dayton, Ohio from Georgia. Both Annika and Toby are SVA graduates and now both attend Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Judy started her tenure at SVA as a teacher, and took on the role of Elementary Vice Principal in 2019. She believes strongly in the importance of Adventist education and in supporting and nurturing both the students and the teachers with whom she works.
In her spare time, Judy and her husband Bruce enjoy camping, especially visiting National Parks and enjoying God’s creation on family road trips. They have recently upgraded their camper, and their dog Pepper joins them on trips these days. Judy’s ideal day is spent outside with her family, with a bit of time reading for good measure.
HIGH SCHOOL VICE PRINCIPAL
[Bio soon to follow]
BUSINESS MANAGER COLLEEN HARDY
Colleen G. Hardy has served as the Business Manager for Spring Valley Academy since 2014. She has over 22 years of experience working in Accounting and Finance in an academic institution at the University level. Colleen began her service at her Alma mater Caribbean Union College (Trinidad), currently known as the University of Southern Caribbean. She worked in the Business Office as a student worker for three years and after graduating was hired as a Junior Accountant. Between 1990 and 2012 she worked as Accountant, Chief Accountant at the College Press, Senior Accountant, Financial Controller and Vice President for Financial Administration. Prior to joining the team at Spring Valley Academy she lived and worked for two years in Houston, Texas as a Tax Professional.
She was born in Georgetown, Guyana and is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago where she lived most of her life. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Caribbean Union College (Trinidad) and an MBA in Finance from Andrews University (Michigan).
Colleen has 26 years of experience in finance-related denomination service in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is a product of Christian Education and is a strong advocate for Christian Education.