May 11, 2016
Faculty and Staff Recognized at PACS Honors Day
Prince Avenue Christian School honored three teachers with the “Ephesians 3:23 Educator of the Year” award at last week‘s High School Honors Day. Lower school teacher Dawn Crane, middle school teacher Jenny Aldin, and band director Miles Adams were named the “Best of the Best” after being nominated by their colleagues. Each received a generous monetary gift from an anonymous donor who is committed to honoring those teachers who make an eternal impact in the lives of their students.
Other staff recognitions included Mrs. Candy Todd and Mrs. Phyllis Hale, both retiring after many years of service to the school, and Mr. and Mrs. David and Beverly Shivar who are leaving the school to serve on the mission field in Nicaragua.
Candy Todd served the school for more than 20 years and is most well known for her abiding faith, servant’s heart, and tenacity for overcoming adversity while serving as an inspiration to all who have known her. PACS recently established the Candace Coles Todd “Climb Every Mountain” Scholarship in her honor to be awarded starting next year.
Mrs. Phyllis Hale has faithfully served PACS since its founding in 1978 with a total of 37 years of service. Mrs. Hale is known as a woman of professionalism, grace, and dedication. The year book for this year was also co-dedicated to Mrs. Hale for her commitment to Prince and outstanding service.
David and Beverly Shivar have a combined 25 years of service to the school. In addition to having four children educated at Prince, Mr. Shivar has served in a number of teaching and administrative positions and is currently the Chaplain of the school. Beverly has faithfully served as a member of the school’s office staff, warmly greeting every visitor to campus and assisting students throughout their school day. Together they have been an example of Christlike love to the school community. The yearbook this year was also co-dedicated to the Shivars.
Letters of Appreciation were presented to The Oconee County Sherriff’s Office for faithfully serving the school community, ensuring the safe and timely arrival and departure to and from campus of over 1,100 vehicles daily. Sergeant Jason Lowe, Deputy Marla Robbins, Deputy Casey Evans, and Deputy Bill Parks were particularly mentioned for their many hours of service on the PACS campus and its adjacent roadways.