Our Leaders - Faculty

Abbie Boyd
4th Grade Teacher
Abbie Boyd

Abbie Boyd

4th Grade Teacher

Room #B115

Abbie Boyd joined the BCS faculty in 2015 teaching fourth grade after graduating from ACU in May 2015. Abbie holds a B.S. in elementary education with a minor in music. She is also a BCS...

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Amanda Stanglin
K-3 Music Teacher
Amanda Stanglin

Amanda Stanglin

K-3 Music Teacher

Room #A116

Amanda Stanglin,K-3 Music Teacher, is in her second year at BCS.  She holds a B.A. in General Studies from Harding University and is certified to teach both General Education...

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Amber Benskin
Elementary Aide

Amber Benskin

Elementary Aide

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Brooke Hollingsworth
Secondary Mathematics and Bible
Brooke Hollingsworth

Brooke Hollingsworth

Secondary Mathematics and Bible

Room #C239

Brooke Hollingsworth has a B.S. from Harding University, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Austin Graduate School of Theology. ...

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Carolyn B’Smith
3rd Grade Teacher
Carolyn B’Smith

Carolyn B’Smith

3rd Grade Teacher

Room #B102

Carolyn B’Smith is teaching third grade for the 18th year at BCS.  She holds a B.A. from David Lipscomb University, is certified, and has over twenty years of teaching experience in...

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Carrie Hunter
6th Grade Social Studies
Carrie Hunter

Carrie Hunter

6th Grade Social Studies

Carrie Hunter is teaching middle school social studies after 10 years at BCS as a 5th grade teacher. She has a B.S. in Education from Oklahoma Christian University and is certified in...

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Correy Washington
Assistant Head Football Coach
Correy Washington

Correy Washington

Assistant Head Football Coach

Room #Athletic Center

Coach Correy Washington is starting his second year as the football defensive coordinator at BCS. Coach Washington was was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended Westbury Christian School...

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Cynthia Davis
5th Grade Teacher
Cynthia Davis

Cynthia Davis

5th Grade Teacher

Room #B117

Cynthia Davis, who teaches fifth grade, holds a B.B.A. from Abilene Christian University and is a certified teacher.  She previously served as BCS Director of Admissions and Special Events and is...

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Cynthia Hutson
2nd Grade Teacher
Cynthia Hutson

Cynthia Hutson

2nd Grade Teacher

Room #A118

Cynthia Hutson is teaching second grade for her fifth year at BCS; she has many years of teaching experience in public schools.  She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Abilene...

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Danielle McGhee
Secondary Librarian/Book Club
Danielle McGhee

Danielle McGhee

Secondary Librarian/Book Club

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.128

Room #C208

Danielle McGhee, secondary librarian for the third year at BCS, holds a B.A. in Fashion Merchandising from Howard University and an M.S. in Library Science from North Carolina Central...

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Deborah Strickland
MS English & Drama
Deborah Strickland

Deborah Strickland

MS English & Drama

Deborah Strickland, middle school english and drama teacher, is beginning her 37th year of teaching and her second year at BCS. She holds a B.S. and a master’s degree in education from ACU. She...

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Denise Redden
Elementary Aide

Denise Redden

Elementary Aide

Denise Redden currently serves as an elementary K4 teacher’s aide.  She is a certified teacher and a graduate of Austin Graduate of Theology and Polytechnic University of the Philippines....

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Devan Loftis
Associate Athletic Director - Elementary and Middle School
Devan Loftis

Devan Loftis

Associate Athletic Director - Elementary and Middle School

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.132

Devan Loftis, Middle School and Elementary Athletic Director, government teacher, and coach, has a B.A. in Social Science from Harding and has social science and coaching endorsements. Devan is...

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Diane Troutman
Kindergarten Teacher
Diane Troutman

Diane Troutman

Kindergarten Teacher

Room #A110

Diane Troutman, Kindergarten teacher, has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Harding University and is certified.  Diane has over eleven years of K-1 experience and three years of experience as...

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Diann Sloan
Secondary IPC, Chemistry, and Physics
Diann Sloan

Diann Sloan

Secondary IPC, Chemistry, and Physics

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.172

Room #F118/F124

Diann Sloan is teaching secondary IPC, Chemistry, and Physics for the second year at BCS.  She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Physical...

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Dorothy Walters
K-8 Grade Computer
Dorothy Walters

Dorothy Walters

K-8 Grade Computer

Room #B114

Dorothy Walters teaches K-8 computer.  She earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Bible from Abilene Christian University and completed her teaching certification at Midwestern State...

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Dr. Coreen Pesco
MS Math & Science

Dr. Coreen Pesco

MS Math & Science

Room #C208

Dr. Pesco joins us this year teaching 7th grade Math and IPC. Coreen received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of West Florida and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from...

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Eric Thomason
Computer I & II Teacher, Football Coach

Eric Thomason

Computer I & II Teacher, Football Coach

Room #B119

Eric Thomason joins the BCS coaching staff this season having five years of college coaching experience. He spent four years at San Jose State University as a Graduate Assistant and Tight Ends Coach....

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Evan Johnson
Math & Science Teacher
Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson

Math & Science Teacher

Room #C 205

Evan Johnson, who teaches math and science, holds a B.S. in mid-level math and science education from Harding. He and his wife Hannah attend Round Rock Church of Christ.

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Evelyn Ellis
3rd Grade Teacher
Evelyn Ellis

Evelyn Ellis

3rd Grade Teacher

Room #B100

Evelyn Ellis, who is teaching third grade for the twelfth year at BCS, holds a B.S. in Education from Abilene Christian University and is certified.  Evelyn is a veteran of 31 years in Christian...

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Jan Jernberg
Head Basketball Coach/Health Teacher

Jan Jernberg

Head Basketball Coach/Health Teacher

Jan Jernberg joins us this year as the Head Basketball coach and health teacher. He attended college at St. Mary’s University, North Texas State University and Pan American College, earning a...

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Jeanne Carson
EC2 Teacher Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday (Preschool)

Jeanne Carson

EC2 Teacher Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday (Preschool)

Room #A100C

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Jeri Birdwell
AP English

Jeri Birdwell

AP English

Jeri Birdwell joins us this year as a High Schooll English teacher, after working in the Texas public school system for over 20 years as an English teacher and AVID site team member.  Jeri holds...

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Jimmie Harper
High School History and Government
Jimmie Harper

Jimmie Harper

High School History and Government

Room #C234

Jimmie Harper holds a B.S. in Social Science from Harding University, with a minor in Biblical Studies. This is histhird year at BCS. He was a Youth Intern working with churches from 2010-2012.

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Jonathan Weed
Secondary History/Journalism/Economics
Jonathan Weed

Jonathan Weed

Secondary History/Journalism/Economics

Room #C109

Jonathan Weed serves as adviser for the Bear Facts school newspaper, winner of numerous TAPPS and TCSIT state championships.  Now in his sixteenth year at BCS, he also teaches...

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Jorge (Vini)  Montesdeoca
Secondary Spanish
Jorge  (Vini)  Montesdeoca

Jorge (Vini)  Montesdeoca

Secondary Spanish

Room #C235

Jorge “Vini” Montesdeoca is teaching Spanish and holds his B.A. in computer engineering, a B.A. in human and religion sciences, and an M.A. in theology. He received a master’s of...

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Kaleen Graessle
High School Mathematics
Kaleen Graessle

Kaleen Graessle

High School Mathematics

Room #C 237

Kaleen Graessle, in her twenty-second year as a mathematics teacher at BCS, has 23 years of teaching experience.  She also serves as adviser to the National Honor Society (High School).  She...

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Katie Smith
K-8th P.E./Track and Cross Country Coach
Katie Smith

Katie Smith

K-8th P.E./Track and Cross Country Coach

Room #FLC and AC

Katie Smith is teaching K-8 P.E for the third year.  She holds a B.A. in Education from Harding University and is certified.  She previously taught first grade at BCS for six years and has...

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Kay Taylor
Middle School English and Reading
Kay Taylor

Kay Taylor

Middle School English and Reading

Room #C110

Kay Taylor, middle school English and reading teacher, is serving for the tenth year at BCS.  She also sponsors the Safety Patrol before and after school. She holds a B.S. in Education from...

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Kaylee Loftis
Kindergarten-4 (K4) Teacher
Kaylee Loftis

Kaylee Loftis

Kindergarten-4 (K4) Teacher

Room #A106

Kaylee Loftis holds a B.S. in Child Development from Harding University.  She was a kindergarten teacher at BCS for 5 years and a preschool teacher for 3 years.  In addition, she will be...

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Leah Smith
Academic Advisor

Leah Smith

Academic Advisor

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.129

Room #C219

Leah Smith joins us this year as the academic advisor. Leah holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University and a Master of Education from Angelo State University, as well as...

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Lisa Warner
Drill Team Instructor

Lisa Warner

Drill Team Instructor

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Mark Cotham
English 1/Bible

Mark Cotham

English 1/Bible

Room #C221

Mark Cotham joins us this year as a High School English and Bible teacher, after working at Veritas Academy for the past three years. Mark holds a B.A. in both English and Spanish from Southwestern...

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Mel Witcher
High School History/Capstone/Bible/Secondary Curriculum Coordinator
Mel Witcher

Mel Witcher

High School History/Capstone/Bible/Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

Room #C238

Mel Witcher, curriculum coordinator, head of the Bible vertical team and the Bible department, has 29 years of teaching experience and is in his 25th year at BCS. He holds the B.M.Ed. from ACU, the...

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Meredith Rowlett
Art & Yearbook Teacher

Meredith Rowlett

Art & Yearbook Teacher

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.835-5983

Room #C209

Meredith Rowlett joins us this year as the art and yearbook teacher. Meredith holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History from Harding University and is currently working on her...

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Michele Broadway
Secondary Mathematics
Michele Broadway

Michele Broadway

Secondary Mathematics

Room #C240

Michele Broadway, teacher of mathematics, holds the Bachelor’s of Music Education from Abilene Christian University. Michele is a certified teacher with fourteen years of experience teaching...

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Michelle Alexander
Theater Arts
Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander

Theater Arts

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.180

Room #CSA

Michelle Alexander joined the BCS faculty in 2015 teaching theater and speech. She has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in the Austin area. Michelle holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre...

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Michelle Mallett
High School Biology and Forensic Science
Michelle Mallett

Michelle Mallett

High School Biology and Forensic Science

Room #F122

Michelle Mallett is teaching biology and forensic science for the second year at BCS. She holds a B.S. in pre-med Biology from Oklahoma Christian University and is certified.  Michelle is science...

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Paul Morrow
5th grade

Paul Morrow

5th grade

Room #B118

Paul Morrow will join the BCS faculty as a 5th grade teacher. He is a BCS graduate from the Class of 1996.  He recently returned from the Brazil where he served as a missionary for 13 years. Paul...

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Paul Robison
High School English
Paul Robison

Paul Robison

High School English

Room #C236

Paul Robison holds B.A. degrees in Bible and English from Harding University, M.A. degrees in New Testament Studies and Missions from Harding Graduate School of Religion, and a D. Min in Church...

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Paul Sladek
Elementary P.E./Athletics
Paul Sladek

Paul Sladek

Elementary P.E./Athletics

Room #FLC and AC

Paul Sladek, who teaches elementary P.E. and coaches softball, holds a B.S. in Communications from Abilene Christian University and is completing P.E. certification.  Paul is a member of TAHPERD...

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Paula Bennett
Middle School Science, Math, and Bible
Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett

Middle School Science, Math, and Bible

Room #C205

Paula Bennett, Middle Schoo Math and Bible teacher, is now in her third year at BCS and her twenty second year as an educator. She holds a B.S. in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from...

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Rachel Montesdeoca
K-9 Spanish
Rachel Montesdeoca

Rachel Montesdeoca

K-9 Spanish

Room #A127, A128

Rachel Montesdeoca, K-9 Spanish teacher, holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Abilene Christian University, a M.S. from North Texas University, and an Ed.D. in Early Childhood...

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Russell Larson
8th grade History/Volleyball Coach

Russell Larson

8th grade History/Volleyball Coach

Russell Larson joins us this year as a middle school social studies teacher and the head volleyball coach. Coach Russell Larson has been in public education for 33 years teaching in Austin ISD, Del...

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Sandy Patterson
2nd Grade Teacher
Sandy Patterson

Sandy Patterson

2nd Grade Teacher

Room #A120

Sandy Patterson, second grade teacher, is in her thirteenth year at BCS and has thirteen years of prior teaching experience. Sandy has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Southwestern University...

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Sharon Howard
Kindergarten Teacher
Sharon Howard

Sharon Howard

Kindergarten Teacher

Room #A104

Sharon Howard is teaching kindergarten for her eighteenth year overall and her fifth year at BCS.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from ACU, has completed...

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Shelley Tindel
Elementary Aide

Shelley Tindel

Elementary Aide

Room #A104

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Stacy Hansen
K4

Stacy Hansen

K4

Room #A104

Stacy Hansen joins us this year as a Preschool/Kindergarten-4 (K4) teacher. Stacy brings 10 years of teaching experience having taught in Mathis ISD, Victoria ISD and Edna ISD, and has taught at all...

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Stan Caffey
Athletic Director
Stan Caffey

Stan Caffey

Athletic Director

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.103

Room #Athletic Center

Stan Caffey begins his second year as Head Football coach at Brentwood Christian and adds the duty of Athletic Director to his responsibilities this year. Stan grew up in Seminole, TX where he was an...

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Summer Best
4th Grade Teacher
Summer Best

Summer Best

4th Grade Teacher

Room #B116

Summer Best is teaching fourth grade for the first year. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian University and has previously taught elementary computer, served as a...

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Suzy Benton
1st Grade Teacher
Suzy Benton

Suzy Benton

1st Grade Teacher

Room #A116

Suzy Benton joined the BCS faculty in 2015 as a first grade teacher. She is a graduate of UT Austin with BS in elementary education. Suzy and her husband Wade have a college sophomore and two...

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Sylvia Burcham
1st Grade Teacher
Sylvia Burcham

Sylvia Burcham

1st Grade Teacher

Room #A114

Sylvia Burcham, a first grade teacher, is in her eleventh year at BCS.  She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian University with reading and early childhood...

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Tere Hager
Elementary Librarian/Elementary Curriculum Coordinator
Tere Hager

Tere Hager

Elementary Librarian/Elementary Curriculum Coordinator

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.104

Room #A111

Tere Hager, elementary librarian and elementary curriculum coordinator, holds a B.S. in Education from Abilene Christian University and a Master’s in Library Science from Texas Women's...

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Travis Pollard
Band Director and Bible
Travis Pollard

Travis Pollard

Band Director and Bible

Ph: (512) 835-5983 ext.175

Room #F100

Travis Pollard, band director, holds the B.M. in Music Education from Tennessee Tech and the M.M. from UT Austin.  A certified teacher, Travis also teaches music history, Bible, and 4th grade...

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