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faculty and staff are BA alumni


are parents of current or alumni students

BA educators are more than just instructors. They are mentors, developing relationships with students that last a lifetime.

Our teachers, coaches, and staff are often the primary reason families choose Brentwood Academy. That is because at BA, educators are more than teachers. They are mentors who take the time to get to know their students — their strengths, talents, areas for improvement and who they are as a person — which we make possible through small class sizes. The result is a culture of trusted, lifelong relationships, shaped inside and outside the classroom.

More than 65% of our faculty hold post-baccalaureate degrees. All of our teachers participate in annual professional development at the beginning of each school year, and most benefit from the school's extensive continuing education program that assists with advanced degree studies and conferences.

Several of our faculty and staff are alumni (currently 22), parents of current students (currently 23) or parents of alumni (currently 43). A great many of our teachers are here because they want to give back in light of the investments that have been made in their own families by the community of BA.

Meet our Faculty

Andy Blackston

Varsity Basketball Coach

Brian Beckley

Associate Director of College Counseling

  • B.S. College of Charleston
  • M.S. Tiffin University

Jen Beckley


Kelly Smith

Development Coordinator

  • B.A. University of Georgia

Michael Brown

Learning Specialist

Teri Calmus

Athletics Assistant

Holly Grenvicz

Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing

Buddy Alexander

MS Athletic Director/Basketball/Baseball/Football

  • B.B.A. University of Kentucky

Chris Allen

IT Director/Robotics Program Director

Mandy Allender


  • B.A. M.Ed. University of Tennessee

Dana Atkins

English/Physical Education

  • B.S. Clemson University
  • M.A. Furman University

John Ayala

Math /Assistant Director E3

  • B.S. Lipscomb University
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