Faculty and Staff

The teachers at Back Creek work to equip each student with a Biblical worldview in every grade. Our staff provides students with opportunities to grow not only academically but train them for a life of service to God and their community. When our students enter higher education they are prepared socially, academically, and most importantly spiritually.



Head of School: 
Janet Ballard

16 years at BCCA. M. Ed. in Special Education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Doctorate in Education in progress from Columbia International University.

Jonathan Branch

6 years at BCCA with 8 years teaching experience. BA and MA in Philosophy from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.




Transitional Kindergarten: 
Wendy Schaffner
10 years at BCCA. BA in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida.

Annette Parsons
Second year at BCCA. BA in Early Child and Family Development. Over 9 years experience.

First Grade: 
Kim Crowell 
13 years at BCCA. BA in Elementary Education from University of Northern Iowa.

Second Grade: 
Kay Suddreth
12 years at BCCA;  graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Queens College, Charlotte, NC.

Third Grade: 
Lisa Lemmer
14 years at BCCA. BA in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Fourth Grade: 
Flecia Cooke
19+ years teaching experience. Graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Second year at BCCA.

Fifth Grade: 
Elizabeth Cartner
11 years at BCCA. BA in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Science and Math:
Tommy Rose
Third year at BCCA with 20+ years teaching experience.  B.S. from the University of South Carolina in Marine Science, a M.S. from the University of Alabama in Geology—Cum Laude, and M.A. in Counseling-Cum Laude from Capital Bible Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Humane Arts and Letters, History, and Writing:
Jennifer Hixon
6 years at BCCA with 14 years teaching experience. BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Humane Arts and Letters and Latin:
Lea Bowling
2 years at BCCA with 5 year teaching experience. Lea graduated from Thomas Edison State College in 2010 with a BA in English. Previously taught at Gehmans Mennonite School in Pennsylvania.

Math and Physical Education:
Matthew Pierce
Nine years at BCCA. BS from Liberty University in Virginia.

Laura Marple
Third year at BCCA. BA  in Art at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

ESL, Algebra 1, Science:
Jeanie Choi
One years experience. BA in Elementary Education from Wheaton College.

Bible and Athletic Director: 
Brian Cook
Nine years experience. BA in Education and Religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Music Director:
Larry Pauley
Fifth Year at BCCA with 39 years experience. BA and MA from Marshall University in West Virginia.

Student Services Program Director: 
Bridget Harrison
Six years at BCCA. Trained in Orton-Gillingham and Augustine systems for learning disabilities. 17 years in Special Services.

Exceptional Student Education Program Director: 
Elizabeth Reyes
5 years teaching experience in the public schools and three years as an ESE director in private schools. BA and MA from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Special Education and an add on Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently pursing her Ph.D. in Special Education. 

Office Manager: Jeannette Calhoun

Development: Gina Gooper

Receptionist: Sharon Bunger

After-School Director: Carol Martin

Business Office: Debbie Frino and David Faber

Cafeteria: Sherry Fabian