Fackenthall Accepts AAA Principal Post

June 27, 2017 | Jay Coon

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) is happy to announce Peter Fackenthall has accepted a call to be the academy's new principal.­

Peter Fackenthall grew up in the Walla Walla Valley and graduated from Walla Walla University in 1994. He is no stranger to Auburn Adventist Academy, where he taught history, Bible and speech from 1994 to 1999 and served as vice principal from 1996 to 1997.

Fackenthall then left the educational world and started his own successful trucking company, which he ran for 10 years. He returned to education as principal at Pacific Union College (PUC) Prep in California, where he has served for eight years and earned his master’s degree in administration and leadership.

Fackenthall and his wife, Joy, are deeply committed to their daughters, Isabella and Gabrielle. They are excited about returning to the Northwest in service for God and are looking forward to a long commitment to Auburn Adventist Academy.

Joy Fackenthall will join the AAA team as a Spanish and religion teacher and will also help with the ESL (English as a second language) program. She has two master's degrees in music and Spanish and has been teaching at PUC Prep.

“God calls all of us to do our very best, and we feel honored to be asked to join the Auburn Adventist Academy family,” says Fackenthall. “AAA is a wonderful school with Jesus Christ at the center of everything it does. Working with everyone, especially faculty, staff, students and parents in continuing the exceptional tradition of high school excellence at AAA is a mission and service that we wholeheartedly accept.”