Clifford Reynolds, III answered the call to serve as Principal of Pine Forge Academy, an historically African-American, co-educational, Seventh-day Adventist Christian boarding school in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Principal Reynolds will lead the Pine Forge Academy team with 23 years of educational experience in both public and private schools.
FaithSearch Senior Associate Ife Olaore remarked, “It is refreshing to see a Board of Directors so invested in the preservation of their Academy’s legacy through the selection of a seasoned educator. Cliff didn’t stumble into servant leadership. He is a person driven by excellence and integrity. His experience in the public and private education sectors will be a value add to Pine Forge.”
Prior to his role with Pine Forge, Principal Reynolds served 10 years as a public-school principal in the Canton City School District in Ohio, eight years as a public-school teacher in both Canton and Columbus public schools, four years in the Ohio Conference at Mayfair Christian School in Uniontown, Ohio, and a year-and-a-half as a missionary teaching conversational English and Bible in Seoul, Korea.
Reynolds is also a graduate of Spring Valley Academy in Centerville, Ohio where he made history by becoming the first African-American President of the student body. He is a proud graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He continued his education by completing a Master of Education degree at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, he completed the Principal Certification program at The Ohio State University in Columbus and currently holds NAD certifications in administration and teaching.