Jay Burcham – President

Brentwood Bear Since 2015

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.

Jeff Morris – CFO

Brentwood Bear Since 2013

Jeff Morris, Chief Financial Officer, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, Mays Business School.  Jeff and his wife attend Westover Hills Church of Christ.

Wayne Marks – CTO/CSO

Brentwood Bear Since 2014

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.

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.

Kelly Bolin – Middle School Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Kelly Bolin, Middle School Principal, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of North Texas and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Arlington. Mrs. Bolin has been in education for over twenty years and has 17 years of classroom experience teaching middle and high school math with Lake Travis, Leander, and Marble Falls school districts. Most recently Kelly was at Burnet Middle School in Burnet, Texas where she served as an Assistant Principal for six years. Kelly and her husband Joe have four children and attend Georgetown Church of Christ.

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.

Elementary Librarian/Elementary Curriculum Coordinator

Tere Hager – Director of Curriculum & Library Services

Brentwood Bear Since 2006
Teaching Since 2002

Tere Hager, Director of Curriculum and Library Services, 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.

Leah Smith – Academic Advisor

Brentwood Bear Since 2016

Leah Smith, 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.

Jeffrey Doege – Men’s Athletic Director

Brentwood Bear Since 2018
Coaching Since 1997

Jeffrey Doege earned a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in Physical Education from Southwest Texas State University. Jeffrey also serves as the Head Baseball Coach for Brentwood. He is certified through the State Board of Education in Secondary Physical and Health Education. Coach Doege and his family attend Northwest Church of Christ.

Julie Walker – Women’s Athletic Director

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Julie Walker, Women’s 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 Women’s Athletic Director for all 5th-12th grade Lady Bears, 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.

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.

Sarah Wilson – Director of Fundraising & Events

Brentwood Bear Since 2014

Sarah Wilson, Director of Fundraising and Events, is a graduate of Lesley Carnelley Business College in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has over twenty years of accounting and business management experience. Sarah and her family attend Highland Village Church of Christ.

Brandy Gauthier – Director of Communications

Brentwood Bear Since 2015

Brandy Gauthier is the Director of Communications and has an extensive background in Marketing and Communications across multiple industries. She and her husband are parents to one current BCS student.

Tori Penland – Human Resources Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2015

Tori Penland, Human Resources Manager, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Benefits Professional and Society of Human Resource Management – Certified Professional.  Tori began her HR career in 2003 with the not-for-profits Travis County Medical Society and The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas before joining BCS.  She attends Westover Hills Church of Christ.

Amanda Mayfield – School Nurse

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Practicing Medicine Since 2018

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.

De Shondra Booker – Registrar & Interim Extended Day Director

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.

Board Member

Roland Beasley

Joined the Board in 2020

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.

Board Member

Wade Benton

Joined the Board in 2016

Wade Benton is a Senior Manager with HNTB Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas. Wade and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ. He and his wife Suzy Benton, a BCS elementary teacher, are the parents of two BCS high school students.

Board Member

Ernest Booker

Joined the Board in 2020

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.

Board Member

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.

Board Member

Kip Fluitt

Joined the Board in 2012

Kip is an Integrated Circuit Designer with Apple Inc.  He earned an Associate of Applied Science from Texas State Technical College, a Bachelor of Arts from Abilene Christian University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.  He and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ where Kip serves as a deacon.  Kip and his wife, Frances Fluitt, are the parents of two BCS students.

Chairman Of The Board

Brian Jackson

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 Brentwood students.

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.

Board Member

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.

Board Member

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.

Shaelee Bak – Elementary Librarian

Brentwood Bear Since 2021

Shaelee Bak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Texas. Shaelee has served in many roles at Brentwood from starting as a substitute in the spring of 2020 to Extended Day Instructor to Teacher Aide in our K4 classroom.

2nd Grade Teacher

Janaye Barker – 2nd Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 2019

Janaye Barker, second grade teacher, is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has previously taught at Timmerman Elementary in Pflugerville where she taught fourth grade reading, writing, and Texas history. Janaye served as a camp counselor at Camp Blue Haven for three years.

1st Grade Teacher

Suzy Benton – MS English Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 1995
Teaching Since 1995

Suzy Benton is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development with a minor in English. She holds a Texas Educator Certificate in English and Reading for grades 1-8. Suzy has previously taught second grade and 1st grade at BCS. Suzy, and her husband, Wade, attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ and have two BCS graduates.

4th Grade Teacher

Summer Best – MS Mathmatics Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2003
Teaching Since 2003

Summer Best, holds a B.S. in elementary education from ACU and has previously taught preschool, elementary computer, and 4th grade at Brentwood. She is also a Brentwood alumna, class of 1997. Summer and her husband, Clint, have four sons, three are Brentwood graduates and one is a current student. The Best family attends Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Katherine Blasingame – 2nd Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching Since 2019

Katherine Blasingame is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Child Development and holds a Texas Educator Certificate in classroom teaching for EC-6th and ESL. She has been teaching since 2019 with experience at the elementary level with Round Rock and Taylor ISD. Most recently Katherine taught 5th grade at Round Rock. Katherine has two daughters.

Charles Bollinger – MS History Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 1992

Charles Bollinger, Middle School History Teacher & Assistant Football & Baseball Coach, is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He originally joined the Brentwood family as a substitute and Assistant Baseball Coach. Charles is retired from public school.

1st Grade Teacher

Sylvia Burcham – 1st Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2003
Teaching Since 2003

Sylvia Burcham holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from ACU with reading and early childhood endorsements. Sylvia and her husband Jay, who is the President of BCS, are parents of one current BCS student and two graduates. They attend the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Kimberly Calton – HS Mathmatics Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching Since 2007

Kim Calton is a graduate of the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. She holds a Master of Arts in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin and has a Texas Educator Certificate in Mathematics grades 4-12 and Science 4-8. Kim began her career in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant Engineer. She began teaching after she left the army. She comes to us from Weiss High School where she taught upper-level mathematics for five years. Kim is the mother of two BCS Bears. Mrs. Caltron teaches Algebra I, Precalculus, and Honors Precalculus.

Cynthia Davis – MS Mathematics Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2000
Teaching Since 2000

Cynthia Davis teaches Middle School Mathematics. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Abilene Christian University. Cynthia previously taught as a fifth-grade teacher and served as director of admissions and special events. Cynthia and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

4th Grade Teacher

Veronica Eke – 4th Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 2020

Veronica, 4th grade teacher, is a recent graduate of Huston Tillotson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She completed her student teaching at Pflugerville’s Mott Elementary. Veronica has served as an elementary teacher assistant and preschool teacher at various schools.

 

Evelyn Ellis – 5th Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2003
Teaching Since 1985

Evelyn Ellis, who now teaches fifth grade at BCS, has a B.S. in education from ACU. Evelyn has over thirty years of teaching experience with the majority of that time being in Christian education. Evelyn and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Megan Fleming – 3rd Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2019
Teaching Since 2019

Megan is a graduate of Abilene Christian University Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies majoring in Education for Early Childhood – 6th Grade and minoring in Bible, Missions & Ministry. Mrs. Fleming also holds a Master’s Degree from York College. She completed student teaching at Austin & Taylor Elementary and worked as a tutor at Alpha Scholars and multiple schools in Abilene. Megan is a Brentwood alumna, class of 2015. Megan and her husband, Robert, attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Sanitra Forte – 1st Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2021
Teaching Since 2017

Sanitra is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Literacy from the University of Texas Arlington. Sanitra comes to us from Mott Elementary in Pflugerville where she taught 1st grade for two years. She also has two years of experience as a middle school Science Teacher in the Houston area. After moving to the Austin area Sanitra served as a preschool teacher at Westside Christian Preschool for three years. Sanitra and her family attend Westside Church of Christ.

2nd Grade Teacher

Britney Gittinger – 4th Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2016
Teaching Since 2014

Britney Gittinger was previously a Kindergarten aide and a second grade teacher here at BCS. She is now teaching fourth grade. Britney graduated from ACU with certifications in Reading and Language Arts. Britney is also a parent to two BCS students.

Nicole Goodwin – HS English Teacher

Brentwood Bear SInce 2021

Nicole is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in International Studies and Russian with a minor in History. She is also a graduate of BCS. Nicole worked as an ESL teacher in Russia at the Windsor Language School before coming to Brentwood. She and her husband attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

 

Isabelle Graessle – HS Science Teacher

Isabelle is a graduate of Harding University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following graduation Isabelle joined the Peace Corps which took her to Tanzania. Isabelle served as a secondary school science teacher where she taught biology and chemistry to 7th and 8th grade students. While in Tanzania Isabelle trained in the culture and the Swahili language. However, her time was cut short due to the pandemic, and Isabelle was forced to return to the States. Isabelle is also a graduate of Brentwood Christian and we are excited to have her back on campus teaching ninth-grade Biology. She attends Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Kaleen Graessle – HS Mathematics Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 1993
Teaching Since 1990

Kaleen Graessle holds a B.S. in physics and an M. Ed. in curriculum and instruction from ACU. She has over twenty years as a math teacher. Kaleen was the 1999 Teacher of the Year and is Department Chair for Math. She and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Jackson Hager – Library Technician

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 2020

Jackson Hager, Library Technician, graduated from ACU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History, then graduated from Baylor in 2020 with a Master’s degree in Museum Studies. Jackson is a Brentwood alumnus, class of 2014.

Kindergarten Teacher

Julie Ann Harper – Kindergarten Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2017
Teaching Since 2017

Julie Ann Harper graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor in Early Childhood and a Masters in Reading. She is also the high school cheerleading coach.

Jimmie Harper – HS History & Bible Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2014
Teaching Since 2014

Jimmie Harper teaches US History, World History, and Bible. He holds a B.S. in social science from Harding University with a minor in Biblical studies.

Emma Hinson – 3rd Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching Since 2022

Emma is a recent graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She holds certification to teach through the state of California for EC-12th grades. Emma comes to us from San Diego where she volunteered and worked as a student teacher in the Unified School District. She has a love for soccer playing all four years through university and coaching local club teams.

Carrie Hunter – MS Social Studies Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2005
Teaching Since 2005

Carrie Hunter teaches Middle School social studies and Bible. She previously taught fifth grade for eleven years at Brentwood Christian. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Oklahoma Christian University as well as a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Design from York College. She is certified in both elementary and secondary education. Ms. Hunter is a Brentwood Alumna, class of 2001, and Georgetown Church of Christ.

Cynthia Hutson – K4 Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2011
Teaching Since 2002

Cynthia Hutson, K4 teacher previously taught second grade for eight years at BCS.  She holds a B.S. in elementary education from ACU and a master’s in education from Texas Woman’s University. Cynthia and her family attend Leander Church of Christ.

Laura Jacob – HS English Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching Since 2007

Laura is a graduate of Westmont College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish. She also holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Azusa Pacific University. Laura has been teaching since 2007 and has several years of experience training teachers and developing curriculum. Most recently Laura served at River City Hope Street where she trained teachers to teach Adult Education classes. Laura is the parent of two BCS Bears. Mrs. Jacob will be teaching high school English, Newspaper, and Debate.

Dustin Karrer – Boys Basketball & HS Computer

Brentwood Bear Since 2021
Coaching/Teaching Since 2012

Dustin is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History & Kinesiology. He comes to us from Our Lady of the Lake University where he was the Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach. Dustin has nine years of coaching and teaching experience including time spent in Kosovo with The Basketball Embassy coaching and mentoring youth basketball teams. He will be coaching and directing the boy’s Basketball program and teaching High School Computer Science.

Vanessa Maleare – Theater Arts Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2019
Teaching Since 2019

Vanessa is a graduate of Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Bible. She has worked as a children’s minister at multiple Churches of Christ and most recently was the Children’s Director at Mosaic Church Austin.

High School Biology and Forensic Science

Michelle Mallett – HS Biology & Forensics

Brentwood Bear Since 2012
Teaching Since 1992

Michelle Mallett holds a B.S. in biology from Oklahoma Christian University.  She is Department Chair for Science, “Masters of Science & Engineering Coordinator, and “Forensic Science Challenge” Coordinator. Michelle and her husband, Jevon, are parents of two current BCS students; the family attends Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Shannon Martin – Teacher Aide K4

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Shannon Martin has a love for teaching and helping others. She has been working in early childhood education since 2017 and previously taught at Westside Christian Preschool. Shannon and her family attend Westside Church of Christ.
High School English Teacher

Taylor Mayfield – HS English Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2018
Teaching Since 2018

Taylor Mayfield holds a B.A. in English from Harding University with a minor in Biblical studies. He and his wife, Amanda, attend Round Rock Church of Christ.

Julie McElroy – Kindergarten Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2021
Teaching Since 2009

Julie is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication Radio/TV. She comes to us from North Ridge Elementary in North Richland Hills where she taught as a Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher for seven years. She attends Georgetown Church of Christ.

5th grade

Paul Morrow – 5th Grade Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2016
Teaching Since 2016

Paul Morrow, a fifth-grade teacher, holds a B.A. in youth ministry and a M.Ed. in education from Lipscomb University. Paul also serves as our after-school study hall teacher for our secondary students who participate in the Extended Day program. He served as a missionary in Brazil for 13 years. Paul is a Brentwood alumnus, class of 1996, and is the parent of two current BCS students.

Madison Pamplin – Chemistry & IPC Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2019
Teaching Since 2019

Madison is a recent graduate of Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies majoring in Education for Early Childhood – 6th Grade. She completed her student teaching at several elementary schools in Abilene including Abilene Christian School. Madison also worked as a tutor with ACU Reading Rangers and at multiple schools in Abilene. She teaches Chemistry and IPC.

5th-12th Grade Band Director

Travis Pollard- Band Director

Brentwood Bear Since 2006
Teaching Since 2004

Travis Pollard, band director, holds a B.M. in music education from Tennessee Tech and an M.M. from UT Austin.  He also teaches theater tech and fourth-grade music. He was named the 2015 TCSA Teacher of the Year.  Travis and his wife, Amanda, are the parents of two current BCS students; they attend the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

High School English

Paul Robison – HS English

Brentwood Bear Since 2013
Teaching Since 2006

Paul Robison, high school English teacher, holds B.A. in Bible and English from Harding, M.A. in New Testament studies and missions from Harding Graduate School, and a doctorate in church leadership from Bethel Theological Seminary. Paul is in his sixth year at BCS. He and his wife Melinda served as missionaries in Italy for 18 years.

Diann Sloan – HS Physics & Engineering

Brentwood Bear Since 2012
teaching Since 2012

Diann Sloan, high school Physics and Engineering Teacher, earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from The University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. She and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Katie Smith – Elementary P.E. Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2004
Coaching/Teaching Since 2004

Katie Smith, elementary PE teacher and coach, holds a B.A. in education from Harding. She also coaches cross country, basketball, and track and field at Brentwood. She and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Lindsey Smith – Secondary Art Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2019
Teaching Since 2019

Lindsey is a graduate of Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramic and Sculpture. She is an award-winning sculptor in the final stage of the alternative teaching program to obtain her teaching certificate.

Tania Sneed – Spanish Teacher & Assistant Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching since 2003

Tania is a graduate of Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Texas State University. She is a Texas-certified educator with certification in Elementary Spanish and Bilingual/ESL-Spanish grades 1-8 as well as holding certification as a Principal for grade EC-12. Tania has experience teaching Pre-K through 8th grade most recently at Gattis Elementary as a Dual Language Teacher for 3rd grade. Tania will be teaching Spanish II, Middle School Spanish, and Elementary Spanish. Mrs. Sneed has also served as an Assistant Principal both at Elgin Elementary and Elgin Middle School. Tania has two BCS students, she and her family attend Westside Church of Christ. Mrs. Sneed will also serve as the Associate Principal stepping in when the school’s principals must be away from campus.

 

Amanda Stanglin – Elementary Music & Art Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2014
Teaching Since 2014

Amanda Stanglin teaches music and art for Kindergarten through third grade.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Harding University.  Amanda and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Adam Stow – MS & HS Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 2020

Adam Stow teaches 8th Grade History, 8th Grade Bible, and 9th Grade Speech. He graduated from Harding University with a degree in General Studies with a Focus in Bible and Communication. Adam and his wife, Lindsey, attend Round Rock Church of Christ.

Lindsey Stow – MS English and Reading Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 2020

Lindsey Stow is a graduate of Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Spanish Language. She was a McNair Scholar throughout her college career and worked as a Resident Assistant and Office Assistant while at Harding. Lindsey also served two summers as a camp counselor for Uplift at Harding.

Debra Thornton – MS Science Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching Since 1984

Debra is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has over 30 years of experience in nursing and teaching nursing at various colleges and universities. Debra has been teaching at the high school level in the subject of health science since 2014. She is a Texas-certified teacher. Most recently she served as the CTE Health Science Technology instructor for Stony Point High School. Debra and her husband attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ. She is teaching 6th and 7th grade science.

Kyle Tidwell – Study Hall & Head Track Coach

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Coaching Since 2018

Kyle is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and Electronic Media. He has been coaching and teaching since 2018. Kyle comes to us from La Grange Middle School where he taught 7th and 8th grade P.E. and coached football, basketball, and track. Kyle will be serving as the Study Hall Proctor for middle and high school, assist with coaching football, and serve as the Head Track Coach.

Rory Tyson – P.E., Volleyball & Softball Coach

Brentwood Bear Since 2019
Coaching/Teaching Since 2009

Rory is a graduate of Angelo State University with a Bachelor Science in Kinesiology and English. She comes to us from Gateway College Prep where she was the Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Softball Coach and Reading Lab Teacher for 5th – 8th grade.

Deyra Vivanco – MS & HS Spanish Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2020
Teaching Since 1991

Deyra Vivanco, Middle School and High School Spanish Teacher, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico. Ms. Vivanco served as a Teacher’s Coordinator and taught in the Education and Philosophy college at the University after graduation. Deyra also taught first through fifth-grade students for eight years at Montessori Institue Anahuac in Monterrey, Mexico, and most recently taught pre-kindergarten and early education students at YPW Spanish Immersion School in Austin. Ms. Vivanco holds a teaching license from Mexico.

Computer Teacher - Elementary/Middle School

Dorothy Walters – Computer Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2018
Teaching Since 2009

Dorothy Walters serves as the technology teacher for K4-8th grade. She is also responsible for the overall content and development of the elementary yearbook. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and Family Studies from Abilene Christian University. She then completed course work at Midwestern State University to earn her teaching certificate. Later she went on to receive an M.Ed in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University. Mrs. Walters and her husband, Colonel Travis Walters, have three children currently attending Brentwood. Dorothy and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Lisa Warner – Drill Team Instructor

Brentwood Bear Since 2014
Coaching/Teaching Since 2001

Lisa Warner serves as the drill team director, the musical theater choreographer, and Claw Crew sponsor. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Education and M.Ed from Arizona State University. Post-graduation, Mrs. Warner taught dance for the local high schools and served as a guest choreographer for numerous high school programs and musical productions. Later, she served as an administrator at a high school and then a stay-at-home mom, but continued her passion for dance by teaching at local dance studios. She and her family attend First United Methodist Church of Round Rock.

Jonathan Weed – HS Economics & MS History

Brentwood Bear Since 1999
Teaching Since 1999

Jonathan Weed serves as adviser for the school newspaper and teaches secondary social science. He is a Brentwood alumnus, class of 1991. Jonathan holds a B.A. in history from ACU and a B.J. in journalism from UT. He and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Michele Weilemann – HS Mathmatics Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Teaching Since 2012

Michele is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She is a Texas-certified educator with certification in Mathematics, Physics, Science, and Chemistry for grades 7-12. Michele spent the first seven years of her career as a Product & Process Engineer for Intel and Motorola. Michele has dedicated her life to tutoring and teaching in math and chemistry since 2012. Some of that time was spent here at Brentwood substituting and teaching. Most recently Michele was at Weiss High School where she taught Advanced (PreAP) and On-Level Chemistry. Michele has both a BCS graduate and a current BCS student. She and her family attend Westover Hills Church of Christ.

Connor White – HS History & Economics Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 2015
Teaching Since 2022

Connor is a recent graduate of Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a minor in Bible and Ministry. He is certified to teach Social Studies in grades 7-12. Connor is also a 2018 graduate of Brentwood Christian. He has served as a substitute teacher for BCS during his breaks from college and served as a camp counselor at Camp Blue Haven. Mr. White will be teaching World History and Economics and will be assisting with coaching boys’ basketball and golf. Connor attends Westside Church of Christ.

Mel Witcher – HS History & Bible Teacher

Brentwood Bear Since 1989
Teaching Since 1982

Mel Witcher, Bible and History Department Chair, earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Abilene Christian University, a Master of Music Education from North Texas University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Austin Graduate School of Theology.  He teaches high school History and Bible as well as the Capstone class.  Mel has been named both TCSA and NCSA Teacher of the Year for outstanding contributions to Christian education.  He and his family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, where Mel serves as an elder.

Angela Wood – HS Math

Brentwood Bear Since 2020

Angela Wood is a High School Math Teacher. She graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Actuarial Science. Angela has an extensive background in accounting, bookkeeping, and teaching. She and her husband are parents to two current Brentwood students.

Amanda Burcham – Elementary Administrative Assistant

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Amanda Burcham serves in the Elementary offices assisting faculty with classroom resources and managing elementary lunch periods. Amanda also serves as the campus-wide Substitute Coordinator. Ms. Burcham has years of administrative and customer service experience in various industries. Amanda is a mother of one Brentwood Bear and one future Brentwood Bear.

Karson Dick – Technical Services Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2019

Karson joined BCS in September of 2019 after working as a Branch Manager for the Texas Region at Qal-Tek. In this roll he oversaw technical support technicians, the radiation certification and repair laboratory, and customer support personnel for the company’s highest volume profit center and southwest regional office. Karson served as district technical support for Conroe Independent School District his senior year in high school helping establish network security, setting up and maintaining servers as well as providing technical support to faculty. He has help desk and technical support experience and has worked in the oil & gas industry as the foreman for a hydrostatic testing station.

Jessica Doege – Admissions Coordinator

Brentwood Bear Since 2018

Jessica Doege, Admissions Coordinator, serves in the Admissions office assisting the Director of Admissions. Mrs. Doege has over 15 years of office administration experience in the healthcare industry. Jessica and her family attend Northwest Church of Christ.

Elena Gonzalez – Executive Assistant to the High School Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Elena has an Associate Degree in Meeting and Event Planning from Austin Community College. She has experience from retail to radio including coordinating the Mission Monday program for Altar’d State and marketing and promotions for Austin Radio Network and The Bridge Austin. She comes to us from Grace Capital Management, an investment management company, where she served as a Client Services Associate since 2019. She will support the High School Principal, Carol Johnson.

Penny Hagen – Senior Executive Assistant

Brentwood Bear Since 2007

Penny Hagen is the Senior Executive Assistant to the President. She was born and raised in Austin and graduated from Sidney Lanier High School. Penny has over 30 years of administrative experience and has been devoted to Brentwood and its mission for even longer. She attends Round Rock Church of Christ.

Stephanie Martinez – Athletic Business Office Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2021

Stephanie is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences majoring in Nutrition & Foods. She is a certified Les Mills Coach and is currently employed part-time with Gold’s Gym as a Group Exercise Instructor. Stephanie also has experience as a Customer Service Representative with American Residential Services. She and her family attend Westside Church of Christ.

Rebecca Miller – Assistant School Nurse

Brentwood Bear Since 2021

Rebecca is a graduate of Lake Washington Institute of Technology and is certified by the Texas State Board of Nursing as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has over 14 years of experience in various areas of the practice of nursing and is trained in adult and pediatric care including school nursing procedures. Rebecca and her husband are parents of three current Brentwood students.

 

Denise Riley – Accounts Receivable Specialist

Brentwood Bear Since 2014

Denise Riley, Accounts Receivable Specialist, studied accounting at Austin Community College and has over fifteen years of accounting experience. Denise and her husband, John a graduate of BCS, have three children with two being graduates of BCS and one currently attending.

Trey Stewart – Athletics Operations Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2022
Coaching Since 1992

Trey is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Biology. Retired from public education, Trey has over 30 years of teaching and coaching experience. He comes to us from Academy High School where he served as an Anatomy and Physiology Teacher and coached Football and Tennis. Coach Stewart will be serving the Athletics Department as the Operations Manager, assistant football coach, middle school basketball coach, and serve as Head Coach for the Golf team.

Nancy Sutton – Executive Assistant to the Elementary Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2019

Nancy Sutton is the Executive Assistant to the Elementary Principal. She and her husband are parents to one current Brentwood student.

Angela Taylor – Accounting Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2009

Angela Taylor, 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.

Rita Thornton – Executive Assistant to the Middle School Principal

Brentwood Bear Since 2020

Rita Thornton, Executive Assistant to the Middle School Principal, is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She has over 10 years of experience teaching and working in an administrative role in several schools around Texas. She holds a teaching license in Business Education – Grades 6-12. Rita and her family attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ and have a son who is a current student at BCS.

 

Nancy Tindel – Registrar

Brentwood Bear Since 1996

Nancy Tindel, Registrar, has been with the school for over twenty years. She is the parent of three BCS graduates and the grandparent of four BCS students. She attends Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ.

Jacinto Torres – Facilities Manager

Brentwood Bear Since 2022

Jacinto is a graduate of KIPP Austin Collegiate. He has been working in maintenance and residential electric since 2017. Jacinto served as a maintenance technician with Hyde Park Baptist Church for three years and most recently worked as a residential electrician with Charley Electric.

De Shondra Booker – Registrar & Interim Extended Day Director

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.

Brandi Campbell – Extended Day Instructor

Brentwood Bear Since 2019

Brandi Campbell serves as an Extended Day Instructor.

Phyllis Cooper – Extended Day Instructor

Brentwood Bear Since 2021

Phyllis Cooper serves as an instructor for our Extended Day Program. She is the grandmother to 2 BCS Bears.

Extended Day Aide

Shemika Davis – Enrichment Coordinator

Brentwood Bear Since 2014

Shamika Davis serves as an Extended Day Aide.

Extended Day Instructor

Elise Edmonds – Extended Day Aide

Brentwood Bear Since 2018

Elise Edmonds serves as an aide in our Extended Program.

Extended Day Aide

Ronnie Green – Extended Day Instructor

Brentwood Bear Since 2011

Ronnie Green graduated from Southwestern University with a bachelor’s in music education. He had ten years of teaching experience before coming to Brentwood. Ronnie is a member of the Wheless Lane Church of Christ.

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