Jay Burcham

President

Jay Burcham, President, is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with both a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. He went on to complete doctorate work at Stanford-Saybrook Institute in Neurological Psychology. Jay served on the BCS board for eleven years and as Board Chair for four years. Before coming to Brentwood Jay co-founded and owned a company that provided educational and behavioral resources to schools across the country. Jay and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

jburcham@brentwoodchristian.org

Wayne Marks

CTO/CSO

Wayne Marks serves as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer at Brentwood Christian. He studied business administration at UT-El Paso and has over 40 years of progressive technology management experience. Wayne attends Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

wmarks@brentwoodchristian.org

Kimberly McLain

Director of Admissions

Brentwood Bear Since 2011

Kimberly McLain, Director of Admissions, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler.  She has over twenty-five years of business leadership experience.  She and her family attend Round Rock Church of Christ.

kmclain@brentwoodchristian.org

Jennifer Smeltzer

Director of Development

Jennifer Joined BCS in 2024 after serving as PTF President for the past 4 years. Jennifer Smeltzer comes to us with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from University of North Texas specializing in interior design and business management. She has been working for KB Home as an interior design consultant and studio manager for past 16 years. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys quilting and reading. Jennifer and her husband, Thomas, have been married for ten years. They are blessed with a fourth grade daughter, Scarlett. Jennifer and her family attend Redeemer Lutheran Church.

jsmeltzer@brentwoodchristian.org

Carol Johnson

High School Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2012

Carol Johnson, Secondary Principal, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from New Mexico State University and a Master degree in Educational Administration from Texas State University.  She has over 10 years of classroom teaching experience as well as 7 years in the role of Assistant Principal at the secondary level with Round Rock and Leander ISD.  Carol holds a Principal certification with the Texas State Board of Education. She and her husband attend East Side Church of Christ.

CLJOHNSON@brentwoodchristian.org

Leah Smith

Middle School Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2016

Leah Smith, Middle School Principal & Academic Advisor, Earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University and a Master of Education from Angelo State University, as well as being a certified school counselor. She brings years of experience having been a high school science teacher and a counselor in Taylor ISD and Thorndale ISD respectively. Leah and her family attend Highway 95 Church of Christ in Taylor, TX.

lsmith@brentwoodchristian.org

Jeremy Thornton

Elementary Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2020

Jeremy Thornton, Elementary Principal, is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University with a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. He is Principal K-12 certified and holds a certification in Professional Development and Appraisal System as well as Instructional Leadership Development. Jeremy has over 16 years of teaching and administration experience working in private and public school systems including over two years as Associate Director for Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). He and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ and have a son who is a current student at BCS.

jthornton@brentwoodchristian.org

Jason Montier

Director of Fine Arts / Band Director & Co - Head Swim Coach

Jason Montier is the Director of Fine Arts. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Instrumental Music from East Central University and a Texas Educator Certification in Music for grades PK-12. Jason has 20 years of experience teaching band and orchestra, and in 2022 was named the TAPPS 5A Fine Arts Director of the Year. Most recently, Jason served as the Orchestra and Band Director, along with being an Assistant Swim Coach at Grace Community School in Tyler, Texas. Jason has been a member of the TAPPS State Music Committee since 2011, serving initially as Region Chair for East Texas, and since 2015 has served as State Music Chair. Jason is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Association of Texas Small School Bands.

jmontier@brentwoodchristian.org

Julie Walker

Athletic Director & Head Girls Basketball

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Julie Walker, Athletic Director, has over 17 years of coaching experience at the middle school, high school, and college levels, and 10 of those years as a Head coach. In addition to acting as our  Athletic Director for all 5th-12th grade, she will also be our High School Women’s Head Basketball Coach. Coach Walker and her husband, John, are members of Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

AD of Dance, Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Tennis

jawalker@brentwoodchristian.org

Kyle Maxfield

Athletic Director & Head Football Coach

Brentwood Bear Since 2023
Coaching Since 1995

Kyle Maxfield, Head Football Coach & Associate Athletic Director, is a Texas A&M graduate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M, a Master’s Degree from TAMU-Commerce, and Texas principal certification. While attending college (1991-1994) he lettered as a defensive back and special teams player, Coach Maxfield was part of a team that was 28-0-1 in Southwest Conference play, earning three straight Southwest Conference Championships. After beginning his coaching career in the Mesquite and Cypress Fairbanks ISDs, Coach Maxfield got his first head coaching job at Olton in 1999.

AD over Football, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Golf, and Track & Field

kmaxfield@brentwoodchristian.org

Andy Dudney

Middle School Athletics Coordinator & HS Math

Andy is a graduate of St. Edwards University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and holds a Texas Educator Certification in Special Education K-12. He has taught and coached for 20 years in Texas public schools including Austin, Round Rock and Corpus Christi ISD. Andy comes to us from Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi where he taught Inclusion Algebra and served as the Special Education Transition Coordinator. He also served as the head coach for men’s basketball and cross country as well as the assistant baseball coach and football statistician while at MCHS.

adudney@brentwoodchristian.org

Denise Riley

Controller

Denise Riley, Controller, studied accounting at Austin Community College and has been in the accounting field since 1995. Denise and her husband, Jonathan a graduate of BCS, have three children, two being BCS alumni and one currently attending.

driley@brentwoodchristian.org

Angela Taylor

Senior Accounting Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2009

Angela Taylor, Senior Accounting Manager, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.  She has over ten years of previous accounting experience and formerly taught in the BCS Preschool.  Angela and her husband, David, attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, where he serves as an elder. They have two children which are both graduates of BCS.

ataylor@brentwoodchristian.org

Tere Hager

Director of Academic Advancement

Brentwood Bear Since 2006
Teaching Since 2002

Tere Hager, Director of Academic Advancement, holds a B.S. in education from ACU and an M.L.S. from Texas Woman’s University. She and her husband Mark are the parents of three graduates of BCS, and they attend Westover Hills Church of Christ.

thager@brentwoodchristian.org

De Shondra Booker

Registrar

Brentwood Bear Since 2011

De Shondra Booker earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Director of the Brentwood MOPS program that began in the fall of 2018. She and her family attend East Side Church of Christ.

dbooker@brentwoodchristian.org

Granville Jones III

Academic Advisor

Granville holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. He has 18 years of experience working in the education industry. He has served as teacher, assistant principal, dean of students, athletic director and head of school. Most recently Granville joined us through Catapult Learning to aid in the counseling and academic advising office. He has now joined us full-time in the capacity of Academic Advisor.

gjones@brentwoodchristian.org

Jake Hale

Director of Communications / Defensive Coordinator & Head Golf

Brentwood Bear Since 2023

Coached at various universities and European professionals teams.

jhale@brentwoodchristian.org

Katara Scott

Director of Extended Day

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Katara Scott, Director of Extended Day, has served as a preschool teacher at Greenville Avenue Child Development Center, an administrative assistant for the City of Austin, and an Intake Specialist for Cigna Healthcare. However, her most relevant experience is the 6+ years she served as a site director for Texas Afterschool Centers on Education 21st Century. In this capacity, Katara served Richardson ISD, Katherine Anne Porter Charter School, and San Juan Diego Catholic High School. Katara and her husband Aaron attend East Side Church of Christ.

Amanda Mayfield

School Nurse

Amanda Mayfield is the full-time on-site R.N. at Brentwood. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Harding University and is a licensed Registered Nurse with the Texas State Board. Prior to her working at Brentwood she worked in Postpartum at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and was cross-trained in Labor and Delivery, and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Amanda and her husband, Taylor, attend Round Rock Church of Christ.

amayfield@brentwoodchristian.org

Roland Beasley

Board Member

Roland Beasley spent the majority of his career in the petrochemical industry with ARCO Chemical Company living in Texas and Pennsylvania. He held the position of vice president at ARCO when he retired and moved back to Texas in 1993. He attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Later in his career, he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Roland has served as a deacon in three different congregations and as an elder in two. He and his wife Jean attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ where he serves as an elder.

Ernest Booker

Board Member

Ernest Booker has worked in the insurance industry for 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and has professional designations as a Risk Manager and Certified Property Casualty Underwriter. He and his wife, DeShondra Booker, are members of the Church of Christ at Eastside and have one daughter who is a proud BCS student.

Brian Jackson

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Joined the Board in 2007

Brian is a partner and co-owner of Jackson & Carter PLLC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Abilene Christian University and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston School of Law. In addition to the BCS Board, Brian serves on the board of Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach. He and his family attend Round Rock Church of Christ. Brian and his wife, Kristi Jackson, are parents of three BCS students.

Brian White

Joined the Board in 2016

Brian White is the Managing Partner of 9Gauge Partners, LLC, a management consulting firm.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.  Brian serves as a deacon at Westside Church of Christ in Round Rock where he and his family attend.  He and his wife, Christie White, are the parents of a current BCS high school student and a BCS graduate.

Dawn Esche

Joined the Board in 2023

Dawn Esche is a licensed structural Engineer designing bridges at Aguirre & Fields. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. Dawn and her husband, Steven, are members of Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ and have two sons who are recent BCS graduates.

Royce Clark

Joined the Board in 2002

Royce Clark is a Senior Director, WW Program Management at Dell EMC, Extreme Scale Infrastructure.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.  Royce and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.  He and his wife, Jennifer Clark, are the parents of two current BCS students and a graduate of BCS.

John Keesey

Joined the Board in 2018

John Keesey is a State Police Captain with the Texas Attorney General’s Office.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University.  John serves as a deacon at Westside Church of Christ in Round Rock where he and his family attend.  He and his wife, Dana Keesey, are the parents of a BCS high school student and a Lubbock Christian University student.

Christian Pimentel

Joined the Board in 2023

Christian was born and raised in Austin and is thankful to consider it his lifelong home. Christian is a BCS Alumni who works as Westover’s High School Youth Minister. Christian also has 3 daughters, 2 being Brentwood Bears and 1 future Bear.

Fred Strietelmeier

Joined the Board 2022

Fred Strietelmeier previously served on the BCS board from 1996 to 2019 and has rejoined in 2022. Fred is an electrical engineer retired from IBM. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He also received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rice University. Fred is a member of the Westside Church of Christ where he serves as a deacon. He is married to Sondra, a retired BCS fine arts teacher, and they are the parents of a BCS graduate.

Elementary

Larisa Hansen

EL3

Shemika Davis

Enrichment Coordinator & EL3 Aide

Tonya Fisher

EL3 Aide

Cynthia Hutson

EL4 Teacher

Shannon Martin

EL3 Aide

Julie Ann Harper

Kindergarten & Cheer

Samantha Halbert

Kindergarten

Sylvia Burcham

1st Grade

Sanitra Forte

1st Grade

Katherine Blasingame

2nd Grade

Janaye Barker

2nd Grade

Emma Hinson

3rd Grade & Head Girl's Soccer

Megan Fleming

3rd Grade

Brittney Rackley

4th Grade

Veronica Eke

4th Grade

Evelyn Ellis

5th Grade Teacher

Paul Morrow

5th Grade Teacher

Shaelee Bak

ES Librarian

Yen-Ching Chiu

Choir Director

Jeanette Hargreaves

ES & MS Computer

Katie Smith

ES P.E. & Head Cross Country / Assistant Track

Tania Sneed

Spanish & Assistant Principal

Amanda Stanglin

Elementary Music & Art Teacher

Lisa Warner

ES P.E. & Drill Team Instructor

 

Middle

Adam Stow

MS History & Bible

Andy Dudney

Middle School Athletics Coordinator & HS Math

Carrie Hunter

MS History & Bible

Charles Bollinger

MS Study Hall & Varsity Baseball

Cynthia Davis

MS Mathematics Teacher

Debra Thornton

MS Science

Deyra Vivanco

HS & MS Spanish

Jeanette Hargreaves

ES & MS Computer

Jonathan Weed

MS History & Bible

Lindsey Stow

MS English

Paula Trejos

Secondary Art & Head Volleyball

Summer Best

MS Mathmatics

Suzy Benton

MS English & Reading

Tania Sneed

Spanish & Assistant Principal

Yen-Ching Chiu

Choir Director

Corey Jennings

Theater Arts & Speech

 

High

Taylor Mayfield

HS English & Bible

Nicole Goodwin

HS English & Bible

Ethan Grant

HS English / Newspaper & Assistant Girls Basketball / Assistant Softball

Paul Robinson

HS English & Debate

Jimmie Harper

HS Government, History, & Bible

Mel Witcher

HS Humanities, Bible, & Government

Dustin Karrer

HS Entrepreneurship & Personal Finance / Head Boys Basketball

David Waters

HS Computer / Assistant Football & Track Coach

Connor White

HS History & Economics / Assistant Boys Basketball & Golf

Kaleen Graessle

HS Mathematics Teacher

Isabelle Graessle

HS Science

Andy Dudney

Middle School Athletics Coordinator & HS Math

Michele Weilemann

HS Mathematics

Michelle Mallett

HS Biology, Forensics, & Anatomy and Physiology

Caleb Davis

HS Math

Madison Pamplin

Chemistry & IPC

Diann Sloan

HS Physics & Engineering

Tania Sneed

Spanish & Assistant Principal

Deyra Vivanco

HS & MS Spanish

Yen-Ching Chiu

Choir Director

Jackson Hager

HS Yearbook & Library Technician

Paula Trejos

Secondary Art & Head Volleyball

Corey Jennings

Theater Arts & Speech

 

Fine Arts

Jason Montier

Director of Fine Arts / Band Director & Co - Head Swim Coach

Yen-Ching Chiu

Choir Director

Meredith Russell

Fine Arts Assistant

Amanda Stanglin

Elementary Music & Art Teacher

Paula Trejos

Secondary Art & Head Volleyball

Corey Jennings

Theater Arts & Speech

 

Athletics

Julie Walker

Athletic Director & Head Girls Basketball

Kyle Maxfield

Athletic Director & Head Football Coach

Andy Dudney

Middle School Athletics Coordinator & HS Math

Sydney Trees

SID & Head Softball

Connor White

HS History & Economics / Assistant Boys Basketball & Golf

David Waters

HS Computer / Assistant Football & Track Coach

Dustin Karrer

HS Entrepreneurship & Personal Finance / Head Boys Basketball

Emma Hinson

3rd Grade & Head Girl's Soccer

Ethan Grant

HS English / Newspaper & Assistant Girls Basketball / Assistant Softball

Julie Ann Harper

Kindergarten & Cheer

Katie Smith

ES P.E. & Head Cross Country / Assistant Track

Jake Hale

Director of Communications / Defensive Coordinator & Head Golf

Paula Trejos

Secondary Art & Head Volleyball

Murry Walker

Athletics Operations Manager & Assistant Football Coach

Lisa Warner

ES P.E. & Drill Team Instructor

Sandy Arguijo

Substitute & Assistant Cross Country

Charles Bollinger

MS Study Hall & Varsity Baseball

Sandy Arguijo

Substitute & Assistant Cross Country

Miranda Bundick

Accounting Clerk - Payables

Amanda Burcham

Elementary Administrative Assistant

Karson Dick

Technical Services Manager

Ginifer Grumbo

Executive Assistant to High School Principal

Penny Hagen

Senior Executive Assistant

Ronda Kinser

Accounting Clerk - Receivables

Stephanie Martinez

Athletic Business Office Manager

Rebecca Miller

Assistant School Nurse

Elena Moore

Admissions Coordinator

Ashley Segovia

Benefits & Payroll Specialist

Nancy Sutton

Executive Assistant to the Elementary Principal

Rita Thornton

Executive Assistant to the Middle School Principal

Nancy Tindel

Registrar

Jacinto Torres

Facilities Manager

Murry Walker

Athletics Operations Manager & Assistant Football Coach

Katara Scott

Director of Extended Day

Phyllis Cooper

Extended Day Aide

Shemika Davis

Enrichment Coordinator & EL3 Aide

Monica Deen

Extended Day Instructor

Elise Edmonds

Extended Day Aide

Ronnie Green

Extended Day Instructor

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