BBS Announces New Faculty for 2019-2020

I have often said that the most important thing I do as Head of School is hire the right people to join our school. In school life, the end of each year often means change. And although we are sad when teachers leave our family, it is necessary to identify the best people to join our team. I like to joke that at our school, change is often the result of two things - retirement, or pregnancy! As we finish this year, and are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year, we are facing more changes than I can ever remember in my time as Head of School. We have some long-tenured faculty who are retiring, and we are excited that we are also adding two new classes/teachers due to our enrollment growth.
When a job is posted at BBS, we typically have 30-50 applications to consider, and this year was no different. We selected several strong candidates who had impressive resumés to come on campus for a tour, and interviews with our administrative team and also with the prospective team members. This process involves many of our teachers, and I am thankful for their hard work as they helped us select the best fit for each position. All of our new teachers have spent time on campus and in our classrooms preparing for their move to BBS in the fall.
We are excited to announce that the following individuals will be joining our faculty for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • K3 - Ms. Lindsay Patty - Lindsay is a graduate of UTC and is coming to Brainerd Baptist School after teaching at East Brainerd Elementary.

  • K4 - Mrs. Cheryl Johnson - Cheryl is a veteran pre-k teacher that comes to Brainerd Baptist School from the preschool program at Lookout Mtn. Presbyterian Church.

  • K5 - Mrs. Angel Schrader - Angel has been teaching 1st grade at East Side Elementary in Chattanooga for 13 years. She is no stranger to BBS, as both of her children (Elizabeth Grace and Charlie) are students.

  • 1st - Mrs. Katie Adams - Katie comes to Brainerd Baptist School after teaching for 5 years in Cumberland County (Crossville, TN area). Katie is also very familiar with our school as she walked the halls of BBS as a student and is excited to be returning to teach at her alma mater.

  • 2nd - Mr. Tanner Winters - Tanner recently graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Elementary Education. He is also familiar with BBS. He completed his practicum in Mrs. Ateca’s K5 class last year, completed his student teaching placements at Battlefield Primary and in Mrs. Dahlke’s 1st grade class this spring.

Join us in congratulating our new faculty members. Complete bios for each teacher will be coming soon.

Sean Corcoran