Sean Corcoran, Head of School

B.S. – Tennessee Temple University
M.A. – Nova Southeast University
2006 Summer Fellow of the Peabody College of Education – Vanderbilt University
Ed.S. – Lincoln Memorial University
Ed.D  Liberty University 

Sean is beginning his twelth year in administration at Brainerd Baptist School, but actually began working at BBS back in 1996 while still in college. Born and raised in Manchester, TN, Sean graduated from Coffee County Central High. He worked for a large manufacturing company in Nashville for 2 years before moving to Chattanooga to pursue his degree in elementary education.

Sean began teaching 6th grade at Brainerd Baptist in 1999. In 2001, the BBS middle school moved off the campus and David Brainerd Christian School was born. During his time at DBCS, he taught several different subjects including Math, Science, Bible and Technology. He also coached various sports including boys basketball, golf, soccer and football. Once Sean completed graduate school, he moved into school administration at DBCS. His duties included the oversight of campus expansion that included the construction of a gymnasium, football field and two classroom expansions.

In the Spring of 2005, Sean returned to Brainerd Baptist School as Assistant Head of School and was appointed as Headmaster in May of 2006. Sean has recently completed his dissertation for his doctorate in Educational Leadership and is planning on defending his dissertation in early 2018. Sean is passionate about independent education and has presented at numerous educational conferences and also regularly chairs accreditation visits for independent schools in our region through SAIS. He also serves (or has served) on various committees for the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS) and was recently appointed to their Board of Trustees. He is also active in the Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA) as well as the steering committee for the Southeast Christian School Consortium. Additionally, Sean serves as an adjunct professor for a local univeristy. 

Sean married his high school sweetheart, Katrina and they have three children who all graduated from Brainerd Baptist School; Andrew recently graduated from the McCallie School and is a freshman at Lee University, and Aaron, a senior at the McCallie School, and Abigail, a 9th grader at Grace Academy. In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, listening to books, yard work, playing basketball, running and biking. He also enjoys going to Knoxville with his sons to watch his beloved Tennessee Volunteers football and basketball teams.

Mr. Corcoran is an active blogger and enjoys writing about what is going on in education as well as just life in general. To read one of his latest post, click here!