President and Head of School
As President and Head of School, Mrs. Kennedy oversees strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, business operations, and a facility management. As a founder of the school, Mrs. Kennedy has actively participated in the school’s leadership since its inception serving as its first Chair of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, IL . For fifteen years she worked for CASCAP, Incorporated, a non-profit human service organization based in Cambridge, MA. She spent ten years as CASCAP’s Director of Operations. In this role, she managed CASCAP’s business and program operations including real estate acquisition and rehabilitation, property management, and community-based residential support services for frail elder and psychiatrically disabled populations. Mrs. Kennedy also served on the Board of Directors of the New England Salem Children’s Trust in Rumney, NH for ten years and on the building committee for West Congregational Church in Haverhill, MA, where she attends with her husband and three children.
Interim Head of School
Margaret Cottrell oversees the Upper School academic program, faculty hiring and development, student support services, and operations. Margaret Cottrell is Massachusetts certified in Varying Exceptionalities K-5, and Moderate Disabilities 6-12, Middle School Science, Health, and English as a Second Language. Mrs. Cottrell has taught several different courses at BCA over the years and coordinates BCA’s Academic Support Program. She and her family are active members of West Congregational Church in Haverhill, MA.
Lower School Principal
Scott Sullivan graduated from University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Communications. Prior to teaching Scott worked for Franciscan Children’s Hospital and D.F. Sullivan & Associates. He has also done work for the Perkins School for the Blind and coached AAU baseball. Scott has been the owner and operator of his own painting business since 2005. Scott discovered his calling to education as a Sunday school teacher at Hope Church where he has taught for the past eight years. Scott says he knows he has found his true vocation when he sees the eyes of a child light up with discovery. He is certified in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 in MA and is pursing his dual Masters in Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities from Gordon College. He lives in Amesbury with his wife and two children and is an active member of Hope Church in Newburyport, MA.
Upper School Assistant Principal
Scott McGowan serves as Assistant Principal for grades 7 through 12. Scott also teaches Bible and history for grades 7 and 8. Scott draws from a wide variety of experience as teacher and leader at BCA. He received his Bachelor’s in Communication with an emphasis in speech, and subsequently worked for the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District as a paraprofessional prior to earning his degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2009 he joined that Army National Guard as a Chaplain Candidate. Upon graduation from seminary, Scott was promoted to Captain and currently serves as a Battalion Chaplain in the National Guard. He is ordained through the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference and brings a great amount of Christian leadership and spiritual guidance to our students. Scott is a dedicated father and husband and greatly enjoys spending time with his family when he’s not meeting his many other responsibilities in the realm of teaching, serving and preaching.