Upper School: High School

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.