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Karen Shomo

Head of School & Upper School Principal

Karen holds a M.Ed. in Education Administration from Boston College and a BA in English from Bowdoin College, along with ACSI Head of School Certification. Karen joined BRCS first as a parent in 2012.


Lori Swortzel

Lower School Principal

Lori is a veteran educator with 28 years of teaching and leadership experience. Lori holds a BS in Art Education from James Madison University and a M.Ed. in Administration from Shenandoah University.


Amy Good

Director of Finance

Amy is a James Madison University Duke with a MBA in Business Administration, along with a BS in Public Administration and minor in Economics. Amy joined BRCS as a parent in 2003 and moved into her current position in 2010.


Carolyn Paradzinski

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Carolyn is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in English and Secondary Education and a minor in Theater and Communications. Carolyn joined BRCS as a parent in 2008 and moved to her current position in 2011.

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Daniel Padilla

Director of Athletics

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. Daniel joined BRCS in 2018 and is the proud parent of a new preschool student at BRCS.