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.

Eric Codding

High School Principal

Eric is a graduate of Wheaton College, with a BA in Ancient Languages and an MA in Theological Studies.

Mary Beth Anderson

Academic Dean 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 in Business Administration, along with a BS in Public Administration and minor in Economics.

Daniel Padilla

Athletic Director

Daniel is a graduate of Emporia State University with a Masters in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and George Mason University with a BS in Sports Management.

Ruth Ewing

Events and Volunteer Coordinator

Ruth is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Educational Leadership.

Marsha Knott

Administrative Assistant to the Head of School

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

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

Third Grade Teacher

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

Elisabeth Heine

Fourth Grade Teacher

Elisabeth is a graduate of George Mason University and holds a BA in Integrative Studies with a concentration 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.

Jen Jellum

Elementary Instructional Assistant

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.

Heather Kirkland

Early Elementary Instructional Assistant

Heather Kirkland is a graduate of Liberty University with a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences, along with experience in Early Childhood Education and Psychology.

Lorie Turner

Kindergarten Aide

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.

Pam Charette

Middle School Science and Health Teacher

Pam has a BS in Education from James Madison University, with a concentration in 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.

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.

Chrissy Lopez-Containa

Middle and High School Spanish Teacher

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

Rachel Phaup

Middle School Math Teacher

Rachel is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Family and Child Science and Education.

Claire Wilkins

Middle School English Teacher

Claire is a graduate of Corban University with a BS in History and a minor in Biblical studies. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Liberty University.

Sara Burrows

Middle School Instructional Aide

Sara is a graduate of James Madison University with a BS in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business.

Heather Baroch

High School English Teacher

Heather is a graduate of James Madison University with a Master's in Business Administration and a B.S. in Public Administration with a minor in English.

Melissa Furman

High School Science Teacher

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

Gail Suter

High School Math Teacher

Gail is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a MS in Math and James Madison University with a BS in Math and a minor in Secondary Education.

Sandy Thompson

High School Math Teacher

Sandy is a graduate of James Madison University with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education.

Marty Terrell

High School Bible Teacher

Marty holds a PhD in Christian Leadership form Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a MA in Evangelism and Discipleship from Columbia International University, and a BS in Finance from UVA.

Drew Ridder

High School Bible and Lego Robotics Teacher

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

Jacob Wheeler

High School Social Studies Teacher

Jake is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a BA in history and secondary education.

Anne Zumbro

High School Math and 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.

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.

James Richardson

High School Choral Director

Mr. Richardson holds his master of music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University.

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

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.

Stephanie Pellerin

Art Teacher

Stephanie is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a BS in Art.

Marta Podgayskiy

Elementary Spanish Teacher

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

Nicole Shull

High School Administrative Assistant

Nicole serves in the high school office.

Missy Gilmer

High School Administrative Assistant

Missy is the Administrative Assistant at the High School Campus.

Becky Jellum

Receptionist

Becky is a graduate of Virgina Tech with a BA in Public & Urban Affairs (concentration in Health Policy). In addition, she has practiced as a RN in both PA and VA.

Jennifer Harris

Food Services

Jennifer has served BRCS for 14 years as our beloved "Lunch Lady".

Deb Swartz

Receptionist

Eric Blosser

Maintenance Director

Eric is a graduate of EMU with a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Bible and Religion.

Nathan Jellum

Head Middle School Boys Soccer/Baseball Coach

Chris Goehner

Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

Paula Cook

Girls Middle School Volleyball Head Coach

Pete Poirot

Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Matthew Coffey

Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

Jonathan Trice

Boys Varsity Baseball Coach

Natalie Breen

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

Rachel Feldpausch

Assistant to the Athletic Director

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Main Campus Phone: (540) 828-2233
High School Phone: (540) 689-0082

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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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