Lower School

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

Teresa Cramer

Lower School Principal

Terry is a veteran educator with 31 years of teaching experience, including 5 years at BRCS. Terry holds a B.A. from Bridgewater College.

Lynette Ellis

Kindergarten Teacher and Instructional Assistant

Lynette holds a MS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from JMU and a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Old Dominion University. She also directed an in-home preschool for 5 years.

Stephanie Shifflett


Stephanie has 8 years of teaching experience, including 7 years in kindergarten and 5 years as a grade-level chairman. She holds an M.A.T and B.S. from James Madison University.

Lorie Turner

Kindergarten Aide

Tabitha Lookabill

First Grade Teacher

Mrs. Lookabill brings several unique elementary teaching experiences to BRCS, including a year in Japan, 3 years in Georgia, 3 years at a local private school and a year of homeschooling her children. She holds a B.A. from Covenant College.

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. Becca and her family served as missionaries in Scotland prior to her teaching at BRCS.

Ruth Ewing

Second Grade Teacher

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

Elisabeth Heine

Third Grade Teacher

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

Carol Hilliard

Fourth Grade Teacher

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

Ann Musselman

Fourth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Musselman is a 21-year veteran of Christian schools in Georgia and Virginia. Musselman holds a B.S. from Stephen F. Austin University and an M.S. in Education from Walden University.

Beth Rice

Fifth and 6th Grade Math and 5th Grade Science Teacher

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

Dawn Terrell

Fifth Grade Teacher and 6th Grade Bible

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

Matthew McDonald

Sixth Grade Teacher

Matthew teaches Sixth Grade History, Bible and Science. Mr. McDonald has 2 years of middle school teaching experience at Christian schools in Northern Virginia. He most recently served as Pastor of Family Ministry at a local church. Mr. McDonald holds a B.A. from Cedarville University and an M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Michelle Schmidt

Sixth Grade Teacher

Michelle teaches Sixth Grade Language Arts. She has 14 years of teaching experience, primarily in middle school language arts, in Christian schools and public schools in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Michelle holds a B.A. from Grove City College.

Joan Gardner

Joan is an elementary aide, working with reading groups.

Cristy Wheelbarger

Physical Education Teacher

Cristy teaches K-8 Physical Education.


Lower School Phone: (540) 828-2233
Upper School Phone: (540) 689-0082

Email: info@brcschool.org


Upper School Campus

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290 Mill St, Dayton, VA 22821

Lower School Campus

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100 Dinkel Ave, Bridgewater, VA