Who is that pleasant voice that you hear when you call Advent Episcopal School? At any given time, many people answer the phone, but normally it will be two ladies in particular, Mrs. Buchanan and Mrs. Neal. Not only do they answer the phones, but they admit students, organize fieldtrips, correspond with parents, set up meetings, welcome visitors and, in general, keep the school on an even keel. And they love all that is Advent!
So who are they?
Mrs. Buchanan has worked at Advent since 1990. She received her degree from the University of Alabama in Education. She started at Advent as the PE teacher. Over the years she slowly moved into the office. In her tenure, she has also coached all the sports here at Advent. Before she came to Advent, she also worked at Campfire and Camp Smile-A-Mile. She and her husband are members of the Cathedral. They have a cockapoo named Johnny May.
Mrs. Neal has been officially employed full-time at Advent for 17 years. She began her tenure here as a substitute. She received her degree from the University of Alabama in Child Development. She has done Pre-K aftercare, been the part-time nurse, worked in the office, and now she is Advent’s Registrar. She is married to her high school sweetheart. They have three children- all of which attended Advent! She has one grandchild, with one on the way.