A Man from Cadillac Milo Welcomes New Principal

Clint Sutton has accepted an offer to be principal of Milo Adventist Academy. Interim principal, Randy Bovee, will resume his previous position of vice principal for student affairs.

Sutton arrives from Northview School in Cadillac, Mich., where he served as principal and taught grades seven to 10 since 1998. He previously taught in Tillamook, Ore., and Radford, Va., where he won the regional Wal-Mart “Teacher of the Year” award.

Sutton is interested in sports (especially the Seattle Mariners), classic literature, cooking, gardening, history, travel and writing. He grew up in Los Angeles until age 10, when his family moved to Walla Walla, Wash. He finished his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in history, French and political science. He completed his master’s degree in education at Washington State University Vancouver. He credits Jesus with leading him to this place in his life.

Sutton's wife Heidi is also a person of many interests, including Web site design, their “zoo” of animals, painting, sculpture, pottery and other art forms. She is finishing her bachelor’s degree in business marketing and runs her own Web site business.

Sutton is looking forward to working with Milo’s administrative team, which he calls “God’s quad squad.” He feels that together they can help the Lord lift Milo’s students into “spiritually minded, outreach-oriented youth who are on fire to serve God.”

He says that Milo interested him because it has a reputation for a positive, spiritual atmosphere. He envisions it as being like one of the schools of the prophets, and he wants to see every soul in heaven that crosses the campus bridge. “My greatest desire for Milo is to see the school be a training ground for students to find Christ, learn how to share Him with others, then leave to save souls for the Lord in the little time we have remaining. I believe there is no greater calling for God’s people than that.”

September 01, 2003 / Oregon Conference