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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

Amanda Butler

Executive Administrator for the Headmaster

  • B.A. Samford University

Barbara Carney

Athletic Department Administrator

  • B.S. University of Tennessee

Jim Chapman


  • B.S. Wright State University

Wendy Chapman

10th Grade Chaplain/Math

  • B.S. M.S. University of Tennessee

Jose Chavira

World Language

  • B.A. California State University Los Angeles

Cari Cheetwood

Speech and Debate

  • B.A. M.E.T. Pepperdine University

Shari Christenson


  • B.S. Northern State University of South Dakota

Dixie Christian

Math/Physical Education

  • B.S.E. Brown University
  • M.A. Eastern Kentucky University

Jennifer Ann Clark

6th Grade Chair/Math/Basketball/Track

  • B.S. University of Tennessee
  • M.A.T Belmont University

Amy Clarke

Vision Center

  • B.A. Sewanee, The University of the South

Angie Collins

Special Events Coordinator

  • B.A. Middle Tennessee State University

Heidi Compton

World Languages

  • B.A. Wake Forest University
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