Upper School: High School


Tom Bates

Middle and High School History Dual Enrollment and 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. Tom joined BRCS in 2002 and is the father for three BRCS students.


Casey Musselman

High School Dual Enrollment Government and Economics/Personal Finance Teacher

After over two decades in the technology field, Mr. Musselman began his teaching career at BRCS in 2014 and taught at the high school for 3 years. We are excited to welcome him back! Mr. Musselman holds a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in U.S. History from James Madison University. He is also working towards a Master’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech.


John Speer

Middle and High School History 

John is a graduate of Hillsdale College with a BA in history and a minor in politics. He also received his MA in history from Liberty University. John joined BRCS in 2019.


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. Heather joined BRCS in 2018 and has one child at BRCS.


Josh Holsapple

High School English Teacher

Josh has worked at Highland Retreat for several years, serving as a camp counselor, Program Team Leader, and Worship Coordinator. He supervises and supports counselors and teaches leadership curriculum to camp counselors and other staff. Josh holds a B.A. in English and Writing Studies from Eastern Mennonite University.


Melissa Furman

High School Science Teacher

Melissa is a graduate of Liberty University with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Melissa joined BRCS in 2016.


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. Anne joined BRCS in 2016.


David Pence

High School Math Teacher

David worked in the technology field for 4 years as a project manager and operations analyst. He has extensive experience with coaching, training and onboarding staff. David holds a B.S. in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Eastern Mennonite University.


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. Drew began teaching at BRCS in 2016 and is the father of two BRCS students/alumni.