Lower School


Jessica Robinson

Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica has 13 years of teaching experience, including 10 years in preschool. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College.  Jessica has two children attending BRCS.


Stephanie Shifflett

Kindergarten Teacher

Stephanie has eight years of teaching experience prior to BRCS. She holds an M.A.T and B.S. from James Madison University. Stephanie is also a BRCS mom and joined BRCS in 2021.


Jessica Burch

Kindergarten Assistant

Jessica holds and Associate of Arts and Science. She joined BRCS in 2022. 

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Angelique Liskey

Kindergarten Assistant

After working at Sentara RMH Medical Center for 15 years, Angelique is excited to be in the classroom. She has always desired to work in a school setting and is thankful for the opportunity.


Tabitha Lookabill

First Grade Teacher

Tabitha brings 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. Tabitha also has three children attending BRCS and joined BRCS in 2021.


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 with Young Life in Scotland prior to her teaching at BRCS. She has one child at BRCS and two alumni. She joined BRCS in 2016.


Erin Kapoor

First Grade Assistant

Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Physical Education from VCU. She previously served as a Program Manager at VCU Health System. She has one child attending BRCS.


Lynita Heatwole

First Grade Assistant

Lynita holds an Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Degree from James Madison University.  She has served BRCS as a substitute teacher and has 2 children who attend BRCS.


Ashley Clifton

Second Grade Teacher

Ashley has 10 years of teaching experience in Augusta County. She holds a Masters of Art in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College.  Ashley has two children attending BRCS.


Emily Lohr

Second Grade Teacher

Emily has four years of teaching experience in second grade in Augusta County.  She holds an M.A.T and B.S in Elementary Education from James Madison University.  She and her husband are the parents of a future BRCS Bear.


Leah Conrad

Third Grade teacher

Leah served BRCS as a substitute teacher and kindergarten assistant in 2021.  She holds a B.S. in Communications and History from Eastern Mennonite University.  She has four children attending BRCS.


Hailey Puffenbarger

Third Grade Teacher

Hailey has been teaching for 7 years and has 2 young children who will be future Bears.  She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, minoring in Inclusive Early Childhood Education and a M.A.T in Inclusive Early Childhood Education from JMU.


Carol Hilliard

Fourth Grade Teacher

Carol is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BA in Elementary Education. She began teaching at BRCS in 2009 and has two BRCS alumni.


Kim Martin

Fourth Grade Teacher

Kim has 10 years of teaching experience in Augusta County Schools.  She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in English from Liberty University.  She has one child attending BRCS.

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Ann Musselman

Fifth Grade Teacher

Ann is a 21-year veteran of Christian schools in Georgia and Virginia. She holds a B.S. from Stephen F. Austin University and an M.S. in Education from Walden University. She joined BRCS in 2021.


Beth Rice

Fifth 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. Beth joined BRCS in 2016.


Dawn Terrell

Fifth Grade Teacher

Dawn is a graduate of Bryan College with a BS in Elementary Education and a Minor in Biblical Studies. She joined BRCS 2014 and is the mom of three BRCS students/alumnus.


Matthew McDonald

Sixth Grade Teacher

Matthew teaches Sixth Grade History, Bible and Science. He has 2 years of middle school teaching experience at Christian schools in Northern Virginia. Mr. McDonald holds a B.A. from Cedarville University and an M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He joined BRCS in 2021 and is the father of a future Bear.


Cathy Brent

Sixth Grade Teacher

Cathy comes to BRCS with 18 years of teaching experience. She also served as the Children’s Ministry Director at Faith Community Church for 13 years. Cathy graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education with an Endorsement in 6-8th grade English and has a Certification in Wholistic Approach to Christian Education. We are excited to welcome her back!


Joan Gardner

Elementary Assistant

Joan joined BRCS in 2021 after many years of experience working in area schools as a music teacher and a classroom assistant. She holds a BS in Music Education from Old Dominion University and a Master’s of Music Education from JMU. Joan is a former BRCS parent and a current grandparent.