Faculty & Staff Directory

All Administration Athletics Elementary High School Middle School Music Preschool Specialists Staff

Karen Shomo

Head of School

Karen holds a M.Ed. in Education Administration from Boston College and a BA in English from Bowdoin College, along with ACSI Principal Certification.

Mary Beth Anderson

High School Director and Guidance Counselor

Mary Beth is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a BA in Social Work, and Boston University, with a Master of Social Work focusing on Children and Families. She is a licensed social worker.

Carolyn Paradzinski

Development Director

Carolyn is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in English Education and a minor in Theater and Communications.

Amy Good

Business Manager

Amy is a James Madison University Duke with a MBA is Business Administration, along with a BS in Public Administration and minor in Economics.

Sean Tapley

Athletic Director

Sean is a graduate of the UNC Chapel Hill, with a BA is Business Administration, and JMU, with a Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sport, Recreation and Leadership.

Taylor Farnsworth

Events and Volunteer Coordinator, Middle School Worship Team Leader

Taylor is a graduate of The New School, NYC, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater, as well as an Associate of the Arts from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Marsha Knott

Office Manager

Marsha has a BS is Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on music and business, and an associate's degree in Business Administration.

Patty Baugher

Kindergarten Teacher

Patty is a graduate of James Madison University with a BS in Early Education, along with a BS in Home Economics.

Angela Stoltzfus

Kindergarten Teacher

Angela is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a BS in Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Education.

Becca Stables

First Grade Teacher

Becca is a graduate of James Madison University with a major in art and a minor in K-12 Education.

Teresa Cramer

Second Grade Teacher

Teresa is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in Elementary Education.

Mary Faith Fawley

Third Grade Teacher

Mary Faith hold a BA in Sociology and a Virginia teaching license for kindergarten to 6th grade.

Carol Hilliard

Fourth Grade Teacher

Carol is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in Elementary Education.

Beth Rice

5th Grade Math and Science Teacher

Beth is a graduate of Liberty University with a BS in Health and Physical Education and minor in Secondary Education.

Dawn Terrell

5th Grade Teacher

Dawn is a graduate of Bryan College with a BS in Elementary Education and a Minor in Biblical Studies.

Tara Hostetler

Resource Teacher

Tara is a graduate of James Madison University, with a BS in Psychology and Minor in Special Education.

Melissa Kelley

Early Elementary Aide

Melissa is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in Psychology.

Jen Jellum

Elementary Instructional Aide

Jen holds a M.Ed. from James Madison University in Early Childhood Education, along with a BS in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech.

Pam Charette

Middle School Science and Health Teacher

Pam has a BS in Education, grades 4 to 8.

Lois Gullman

Physical Education Teacher, K-8

Lois holds a BA in Physical Education, along with a BA in teaching.

Christy Goehner

Middle School Math Teacher and Resource Director

Christy is a graduate of James Madison University with a M.Ed in Middle School Education, and a BS in Psychology.

Justin Kauffman

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Justin is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in English.

David MacMillan

Music Director, 4th-8th grade Choir, Chimes and Handbells

David is a graduate of Shenandoah University with certification as a K-12 music educator.

Tom Bates

Middle and High School Social Studies and Middle School Bible Teacher

Tom is a graduate of James Madison University with a MA in History, as well as a B.A. from Montclair State University.

Chrissy Lopez-Containa

Middle and High School Spanish Teacher

Chrissy is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in Spanish.

Melissa Furman

High School Chemistry Facilitator

Melissa is a graduate of Liberty University with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry.

Casey Musselman

High School Social Studies Teacher

Casey is a graduate of James Madison University with a MA in History, as well as University of Maryland University College with a BA in History.

Justin Rittenhouse

High School Math and Drama Teacher

Justin is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a BS in Mathematics Education.

Kierra Sauder

High School English and Literature Teacher

Kierra holds a BA in English Education from Eastern Mennonite University.

Gail Suter

High School Math

Anne Zumbro

High School Earth Science Teacher

Anne is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, with a BA in Economics and minor in Geology, along with a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Katie Rhodes

Biology Facilitator

Katie holds a BS in Wildlife Science with a minor in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic University and State University.

Marty Terrell

High School Bible Teacher

Marty is a graduate of Columbia International University with a MA in Evangelism and Discipleship. along with a BS in Finance from UVA.

Drew Ridder

10th Grade Bible

Drew Ridder holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Ministerial Studies from Nazarene Bible College.

Nathan Whittaker

High School Music and Bible Teacher, Band Director

Nathan is a graduate of James Madison University with a MM in Music Composition, along with a BA in Performing Arts (Music) from Clemson University.

Jerrilyn MacDanel

Preschool to Third Grade Music Teacher

Jerrilyn holds a M.Ed. from James Madison University, along with a BA from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music.

Sandy Schaefer

Piano Instructor

Sandy holds a Master of Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Bachelor of Sacred Music from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Mark Whetzel

Guitar Instructor

Mark is a James Madison University graduate and brings 26 years of experience to teaching guitar in middle and high school.

Vanessa Manson

Library Media Specialist & Computer Instructor

Vanessa is a graduate of James Madison University with a Master of Education in Library Media and a BA in Mass Communication.

Eileen Heatwole

Preschool Director and Teacher

Eileen holds an Associate in Arts in Early Childhood Education and studied at Rosedale Bible College.

Joanne Forrest

Preschool Teacher

Joanne is a graduate of James Madison University with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies.

Audrey Horn

Preschool Aide

Kara Landis

Preschool Aide

Gail Puffenbarger

Preschool Aide

Susan Brent

High School Fashion Design and Resource Teacher

Susan in a graduate of Longwood College and the National School of Dress Design. She is certified as a Technical Professional in Dress Design.

Marta Podgayskiy

Elementary Spanish Teacher

Marta is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BS in Elementary Education.

Nicole Shull

Receptionist

Nicole serves in the main campus office.

Ginny Kasch

High School Administrative Assistant

Ginny holds a MS in Physical Therapy, along with a BS in Health and Sport Science and a minor in Biology.

Missy Gilmer

High School Administrative Assistant

Missy is the Administrative Assistant at the High School Campus.

Jennifer Harris

Food Services

Jennifer has served BRCS for 12 years as our beloved "Lunch Lady".

Daniel Anglo

Custodian

Rebecca Sopher

Head Cross Country Coach

Tyler Martin

Head Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer Coach

Nathan Jellum

Head Middle School Boys Soccer/Baseball Coach

Chris Goehner

Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

Marvin Stroop

Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach

Paula Cook

Head Middle School Volleyball Coach

Makayla Deputy

Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

Andrew Routzahn

Head Middle School Boys Basketball Coach

Ben Munsey

Head Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

Kelsi Bailey

Assistant Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

Sean Hanifee

Head Varsity Boys Baseball Coach

Main Campus

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100 Dinkel Ave, Bridgewater, VA

High School Campus

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215 Ashby Street, Dayton, VA 22821

PHONE

Main Campus Phone: (540) 828-2233
Main Campus Fax: (540) 828-4372
High School Phone: (540) 638-4800

Our Mission

To assist parents and evangelical churches by providing a biblically-based educational program that instills a whole-hearted love of the Lord Jesus Christ, develops godly character, and emphasizes academic excellence.


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