Meet Our Faculty
Teachers affect eternity;
no one can tell where their influence stops.
–Henry Brooks Adams
B.S., Mathematics, Purdue University
Certification in Proficiency, Spanish, Purdue University
University of Massachusetts, DESE Partnership, SEI Endorsement
Tim Angerhofer values relationships with students as unique, real people who are learning. He aims to create the conditions so that students can learn and own it through direct experience— solving problems they have not seen before by applying their prior knowledge and skills in new ways through inquiry, exploration, resolution, fluency, and assessment. Tim holds two Massachusetts teaching licenses in each of Mathematics and Spanish. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as well as a minor and Certification of Proficiency in Spanish from Purdue University. Tim brings a great amount of experience to his teaching, having taught math and Spanish for sixteen years in Amesbury Public Schools, at both the middle and high school levels. Since joining BCA, he has coached varsity girls soccer, varsity boys soccer, varsity 2 girls basketball, and varsity tennis, including the 2018-19 NEPSAC GIL champions in both soccer and basketball. He is a Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Certified Coach with MIAA sport-specific certifications in soccer, basketball, and tennis, in addition to other coaching credentials. Tim’s additional interests are in music and popular philosophy and culture. He is a member of Third Baptist Church, Lawrence, MA, where he teaches children in Vacation Bible School.
Alex Burgess, Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
History comprises all aspects of human life, including the arts, religion, government, and technology. Everything has a history, and that’s what makes it exciting. Alex Burgess wants his students to discover through the study of history what it means to be human. He wants them to ask how we humans, as image-bearers of God, have both displayed our creative potential and misused our remarkable gifts. Alex especially likes teaching history at BCA because it is a school committed to exploring the most important questions of life. In addition to his teaching, Alex Burgess is also an ordained Congregational minister. Alex serves as the pastor of Ward Hill Church of Christ the King and guest lectures at theological training schools in southern Africa. He enjoys his family, music, books, and watching baseball.
Brenda Clark-Warne, Science Faculty
Brenda Clark-Warne teaches AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. Brenda was the first high school science teacher (Biology) when BCA opened its doors in 2004. Brenda graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a double major in Microbiology and Biochemistry. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from Purdue University. Brenda taught in Crawfordsville, Indiana, before she moved to Massachusetts with her husband. She then taught at Exeter Public High school until she had children. Brenda also coaches cross country and track. She coached at Methuen and Andover High School for over 30 years. She currently coaches the BCA cross country and newly established BCA track teams. Brenda lives with her husband Nick in Andover and has four children.
Heather Gaither, Language Arts Faculty
B.A., English Ed, Evangel University
M.Ed., Lesley University
Heather taught English for 5 years in Missouri public schools before moving to Haverhill, MA. She has been teaching at BCA for 15 years. Heather teaches 7th and 8th grade English and Health class. In previous years she has also taught Sociology and Psychology. It was her love of reading that inspired her to become a teacher and she hopes to share that with her students through teaching literature and writing. Heather hopes that her passion for her subject and training as an educator will inspire her students to become lifelong readers and learners.
Rebecca Fuller, Faculty, Grade 5 & 6
Rebecca Fuller is originally from Beckley, West Virginia where she earned a B.A. in Theology from Appalachian Bible College. Continuing her education, she earned a Master of Arts degree from Marshall University in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in mathematics. In her ten years of teaching, she has had opportunities in West Virginia, Nashville, TN, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She has her teaching certification in elementary education and middle school science. Opportunities to teach in many diverse areas allowed Rebecca to learn to effectively meet the needs of every student. Her goal is to enable all students to grow in confidence and appreciation for math and science.
Sue Hanscom, Faculty, Grade 5 & 6
B.A., Middle School Education and History, Gordon College
M.Ed., Gordon College
Sue Hanscom earned a Bachelors Degree in Middle School Education and History as well as a Masters Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Moderate Learning Disabilities all from Gordon College. As a teacher in Amesbury for 17 years, she taught Geography, Ancient and Modern World History, and US History. Sue loves to travel and enjoys sharing her love of the world through Geography classes at BCA. As a small group Bible studies leader at Hope Community Church, she developed a desire to know more about the plans and promises God has for us and is anxious to share this quest with her students.
Brian Indrelie, Bible, Theology, and Ancient Languages Faculty
Brian Indrelie is the chair of the biblical and theological studies department. Prior to coming to BCA, he previously taught Bible to urban youth at a rescue mission while living in Minneapolis. At BCA, Brian has built the four year high school Bible program, and has taught all Bible subjects including Hermeneutics, Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Thought, Ethics, Leadership, and Missiology, in addition to directing our all-school chapels and commencement exercises. He has also pioneered BCA’s ancient languages program, teaching beginning and intermediate Greek and Latin as well as Hebrew. In addition to teaching Brian established and advises the National Honor Society at BCA. Brian, his wife Joy, and his daughters Leah and Lydia currently live in Beverly. They are members of North Shore Community Baptist church, where Brian has served on the Leadership Council and where he currently directs the Adult Christian Education program.
B.A. English, Patrick Henry College
M.Ed., Gordon College
Graham Jackson teaches Modern World Literature to freshmen and sophomores. Graham earned his BA in English from Patrick Henry College in Northern Virginia, and an M.Ed degree at Gordon College. He formerly taught at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, MA, and at HSLDA Online Academy in North Andover. Graham enjoys helping students cultivate the ability to write effectively and truthfully, which he believes is key to sharing the value of words, asking hard questions and confronting mysteries. Born and raised in North Andover, Graham has an undying love for the history and beauty of New England and its woods. From Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country to Robert Frost’s poetry, he loves it all and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for world literature with his students.
MacKenzie Kennedy, World Languages Faculty
B.A. Cultural Anthropology and Spanish, Wheaton College, IL
M.Ed., Gordon College
MacKenzie Kennedy has taught at BCA since 2017. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and Spanish from Wheaton College, IL, and a Master of Education in Secondary Spanish from Gordon College. During college, MacKenzie lived in Costa Rica and Spain, studying the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Before teaching at BCA, she worked as a Volunteer Coordinator for Amirah New England, an organization that serves survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. At BCA, MacKenzie teaches high school Spanish, sociology, and culture studies and co-leads the school’s service to the Dominican Republic. MacKenzie is a member of West Congregational Church in Haverhill, MA.
Gayle Lynch, Faculty, Grade 1
Gayle Lynch graduated from Maryville College with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She taught 2nd grade in Canton, Georgia for four years before moving to New England. Committed to helping children, Gayle has been involved in a wide variety of educational activities over the years, including teaching Sunday School and Missionettes, starting and leading a pre-school playgroup, being one of the founding families of Imajine That, and home educating her children for 10 years. She is Massachusetts certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education as well as a Highly Qualified Teacher in New Hampshire. As an experienced educator with a passion for teaching, Gayle teaches the 1st grade class at Bradford. She is an active member of Rockingham Christian Church in Salem, NH, where she resides with her husband and three children.
Scott McGowan, 7th and 8th Grade Lead Teacher
Scott McGowan leads BCA’s 7th and 8th grade middle school program with a passion for teaching and preparing students for their high school years. 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 middle school 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.
Rosemary Miner, Grade 7 & 8 Math and Science Faculty
Prior to teaching at Bradford Christian Academy, Rosemary Miner homeschooled her three boys. Rosemary has also worked in the Ipswich and Georgetown public schools and at North Shore Christian School in Lynn. She enjoys spending her free time with her boys and pets, kayaking the Ipswich River, tidepooling, walking in the woods with her dogs, or reading. Rosemary and her family attend Byfield Parish Church in Georgetown where she teaches preschool Sunday school and helps with VBS. They live in Ipswich with their two dogs, a cat, a house rabbit, and a very large goldfish.
Monica Romig, Bible and Performing Arts Faculty
Monica received her B.A. in Political Science from Boston University and her M. Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has served in youth ministry at local churches since 2007 leading Bible studies, teaching Sunday school classes and speaking at an evangelical camp in France. Monica teaches Intro to Biblical Studies, CP Hermeneutics, CP Old Testament and CP New Testament. She also has a passion for theater and has performed and directed various productions in school, at church, and in the community. She is very excited to be the Interim Director of Performing Arts at BCA. She is also coordinating High School chapel. Monica’s husband Jonathan is a pastor and church planter; they are part of Cornerstone Congregational Church, a new church plant in Westford, MA.
Jenneth Scharlach, Faculty, Grade 4
Previous to joining the Bradford staff, Jenneth Scharlach taught for eight years at Boxford Academy in Boxford, Massachusetts. During that time, Mrs. Scharlach taught first grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade classes. She also taught Latin to grades 2-8 and general music for grades K-8. At Bradford, Mrs. Scharlach teaches our 4th grade class. She is a founding member of the BCA faculty since the school’s opening in 2004. She is an active member of Byfield Parish Church in Georgetown, MA. Mrs. Scharlach grew up in Georgetown and lives there with her husband and son.
Lucas Sousa-Ross, Performing Arts Faculty
B.A., Theater Arts, Gordon College
Lucas received his Bachelor’s in Theater Arts from Gordon College. He teaches acting and public speaking as well as runs BCA’s theater program. He has been a lifelong performer of musical theater and he is excited to share his experience and knowledge with his students. He looks forward to telling stories and teaching lessons through BCA productions. For the past 6 summers, Lucas has served as the assistant camp director for East Lyme regional theaters summer camp. In his free time, Lucas enjoys skiing, fishing, and playing golf.
Jason Steranko, Humanities Faculty
B.A., Classics and Economics, College of the Holy Cross
People tell stories to make sense of the past, and we call these stories history. All of us contribute to history in our day-to-day lives, and its inescapability makes history both relevant and thrilling. Jason Steranko is excited to teach his students the value and power of understanding and learning from the past. He doubled majored in Classics and Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, where he discovered a passion for the economic history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Jason teaches history at the middle school and Modern World History at the high school. He lives in Haverhill and enjoys reading novels, spending time with pets (dogs, cats, and lizards), and going to the beach.
Andrew St. Germain, Science and Mathematics Faculty
B.S., Physics, Gordon College
Andrew St.Germain received his Bachelor’s in Physics from Gordon College, with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Before coming to BCA, Andrew gained teaching experience as a student teacher at Masconomet Regional High School in Boxford, MA and as a summer teaching intern in Wilmington, DE. While he loves learning about math and science himself, he has an even stronger passion for teaching it to others. One of his biggest hopes for his students is that they will achieve a broader and more complete perspective of the world and their faith through their study of both mathematics and science. Currently, Andrew lives in Woburn, MA, where he was born and raised. Some of his interests outside of teaching include playing tennis, studying the Bible, and watching football and basketball.
Sally Teague, World Languages Faculty
Sally Teague comes to Bradford Christian Academy with experience teaching Latin at Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School in the Springfield, MA area as well as private lessons. She has found that Latin studies help students to develop a deeper understanding of many areas of life, including language, history, humanity and Christianity. She is looking forward to developing an excellent Latin program for Bradford Christian Academy.
Sally and her husband, Dave Teague, a pastor, have three grown children. They served in the Middle East for eight years, where Sally taught New Testament Greek in the Coptic Orthodox Seminary. Both also teach occasional courses for the Boston campus of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Sally’s book, A Reader’s Grammar of New Testament Greek, is nearing completion. Sally enjoys cooking and eating international food, gardening and being outside.
Sonja Williams, Faculty, Grade 2
Sonja has her BS in Early Childhood Education from Gordon College with a concentration in Special
Education. Prior to joining BCA she taught summer school for Melrose Public Schools in their integrated preschool program. Sonja did her student teaching with BCA and is excited to be back. In the classroom, she places importance on social emotional learning to help students comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others. In her free time, Sonja enjoys reading, crafting, and gardening.
Alissa Zavalianos, Faculty, Grade 5 & 6
Alissa Zavalianos graduated from Gordon College with a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. Most recently, she went to graduate school at Southern New Hampshire University to obtain her M. Ed. in K-6 General Education and K-12 Special Education. Ever since Alissa was a young girl, reading and writing have been two of her biggest passions. Now given the opportunity to share this passion with others, Alissa is incredibly excited to delve deep into dissecting literature and fine-tuning writing mechanics with her students. Her hope is that by understanding literature and engaging with personal, research-based, and persuasive writing, students will therefore have a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Above all, Alissa seeks to promote growth and respect in the classroom, all the while encouraging students to use their unique, God-given talents to their best potential.