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.

 

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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.

Principal
Jonathan Branch

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

 

 


LOWER SCHOOL

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

Kindergarten: 
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.


MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

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.


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

ESL, Algebra 1, Science:
Jeanie Choi
Four 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.


Office Manager: Jeannette Calhoun

Development: Gina Gooper

After-School Director: Carol Martin

Business Office: Debbie Frino and David Faber

Cafeteria: Sherry Fabian