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Elementary Education

Elementary Education serves approximately 142 elementary schools and 7,930 students throughout the eight conferences in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We work in partnership with local conference associate directors of elementary education, grades K-8 to set a clear vision for implementing the Adventist EDGE.  It is our goal to foster a spiritual relationship with each conference.  We seek to understand the varied needs of and provide support for individual conferences as they implement on-going comprehensive school improvement.  While facilitating elementary advisories, we collaborate on a variety of areas such as Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. We provide support and resources to ensure that we help create a culture that reflects the philosophy and goals of the Adventist EDGE; one in which Christ is truly glorified and students are not only prepared to succeed in this life but also be prepared for the life to come.

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Curriculum Standards Curriculum
Accreditation &
Standards Curriculum &
Textbook List Assessment Elementary Home
Textbook List Assessment Elementary Home

Contact us

Diane Ruff Montina DeBardeleben
Associate Director
Elementary Education
Office of Education
Southern Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists

T:  770-408-1800 Ext. 182
F:  770-408-1804
Administrative Assistant
Elementary Education
Office of Education
Southern Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists

T:  770-408-1800 Ext. 183
F:  770-408-1804

302 Research Drive
Norcross, GA  30092


Southern Union Conference is committed to reflecting the character of God; our ministry is to provide leadership and service to the conferences and institutions of the eight southern states, supporting them as they proclaim the everlasting gospel.




  • 3-4-> Elementary Encounter Bible Lead Teacher Training, Baltimore, MD
  • 11-> TAG ECE, Norcross, GA
  • 12-> KT ECE, Goodlettsville, TN
  • 13-17-> OU Alumni Homecoming, Huntsville, AL
  • 16-> Easter Sunday
  • 18-> SW ECE, Montgomery, AL
  • 22-23-> Day of Hope & Compassion, local communities
  • 23-25-> NAD Human Resource Conference, Las Vegas, NV


  • 7-> SAU Graduation
  • 9-> Accreditation and Certification Review, SU/Norcross, GA
  • 10-> Superintendent's Advisory, SU/Norcross, GA
  • 13-> OU Graduation
  • 14-> Mother's Day
  • 15-18-> NAD Full K-12 Education Advisories & UDOEC, Chicago, IL
  • 19-> Last Day of School
  • 29-> Memorial Day