We are pleased to announce that Missy Craighill will serve as the Advancement Associate, effective July 17. Missy will replace Laurie Sommardahl in the Advancement Office, as Laurie, a former teacher, will begin teaching first grade with Betsy Layne this fall. Through her professional experience, Missy has worked closely with students, teachers, parents, and donors. For the past three years, Missy has worked as the Administrative Assistant and Special Events Coordinator at New Vistas School where she coordinated their annual special event fundraiser, secured gifts from donors, managed front office operations, provided administrative support for teachers, assisted with the school's newsletter design, and organized various events for the school. Missy also worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Laurel Regional Program. Missy is a graduate of Peace College and has lived in Lynchburg for the past twenty-six years. She has three grown children, Lawton, 27, Stuart, 26, and Mercer, 18. Missy will be a welcome addition to James River Day School and will provide experience and support for development, admissions, and marketing.