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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

Jane-Ann Myers

English/Middle School Academic Support

  • B.S. Abilene Christian University
  • M.S. University of North Texas

Erin Nash


  • B.S. University of Tennessee

Linus Nguyen

Christian Life

  • B.B.A. University of Houston
  • B.S.C.M. College of Biblical Studies
  • M.Div. Grace School of Theology

Matt Nygren

Fine Arts Chair/Assistant Band Director/Audio & Visual Coordinator

  • B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

Randy O’Bryan


  • B.S. Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.S.S. United States Sports Academy

Jason Oggs

Business Manager

  • B.A. Tennessee State University

Rick Palmiter


  • B.M.E., M.M.E. Peabody College of Vanderbilt

Vergil Parson

World Languages

  • B.A. Washington and Lee University
  • M.A. University of Virginia

Dr. Kristin Phillips

Science Department Chair/Cross Country/Softball

  • B.S. University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • M. Ed. Southwestern College
  • Ed.D. Lipscomb University

Cameron Phillips

English Chair/Flight Magazine

  • B.A Rhodes College
  • M.A.T. Memphis State University

Richard Pickle


  • B.S. Welch College

Hailey Pierson


  • B.S. Samford University
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