It is a great honor to announce that we've hired Elizabeth Williams to serve as our new Annapolis Lower School Principal. It was a very competitive and comprehensive search process, involving Board members, parents, teachers, and members of the AACS leadership team. Elizabeth's love for Christ and children, combined with her energy, experience, and enthusiasm, made her the best choice for our school.
Elizabeth has a Master's Degree in Education, with a specialty in reading, as well as a Bachelor's in Education from Grove City College. She has 18 years of teaching and administrative experience at the Lower School level. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, she has also served on the leadership team at her current elementary school, served as a Literacy Coach, led professional development seminars, and worked with students in need of learning intervention.
Elizabeth and her husband Todd have three sons who will all attend AACS next year. Two will be in the Middle School and their oldest will be a freshman at the Upper School.
When asked about her new role with AACS Elizabeth said, “To say that I am excited might possibly be an understatement. To work within a community that integrates Christ along with academics, athletics, and arts, is a dream come true for our family.” She said “I can't wait to get to know the faculty and families of AACS and continue the well-established partnership between school and home that seeks to promote the academic and spiritual growth of all students.”
Nancy Pavlischek, current Annapolis Lower School Principal, will finish out this school year and retire officially on June 30, 2017. Nancy says that, although she is excited for the retirement life, she will also miss the joy of being around children every day, as well as the wisdom, friendship, and spiritual encouragement of her incredible staff. She is retiring in order to have more time to spend with her family. Nancy has been with AACS since 1998. She will be greatly missed by students, parents, and colleagues alike.
Elizabeth Williams officially begins at AACS on July 1, 2017. She plans to meet with Nancy over the summer to learn from her wisdom and years of experience. Elizabeth says she loves to “fellowship over coffee and would consider it a privilege to meet up with faculty members or families to get to know each other.” If you get the opportunity, please extend Elizabeth and her family a warm AACS welcome.