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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

Barry Robbins

World Languages

  • B.A. M.A. University of Rochester
  • Ph.D. (ABD) State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Rene Rochester

Director of Student Academic Support /Science

  • B.S. M.S. Ed. D. University of Texas

Brent Sanderson

Computer Science

David Sawyer


  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. University of Texas
  • M.A. Stony Brook University

Holly Shepherd


  • B.S. University of Tennessee

Marshall Smith

History/Boys' and Girls' Cross Country/Boys' Track

  • B.S. James Madison University

Jennifer Smith


  • B.S. University of Tennessee

Hubie Smith

Boys' Basketball/Flight League Director

  • B.A. Harding University
  • M. Ed. University of Memphis

Joe Smyth


  • B.M. Berklee College of Music
  • M.M. University of Miami

Ally Sneed

World Languages

Wendy Stallings


  • B.S. Vanderbilt University
  • M.St. Oxford University

Barbara Stewart

History/National Honor Society

  • B.A Lindenwood College
  • M.A.T. Vanderbilt University
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