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 is entering his second year on BCA’s faculty, having taught math and Spanish the previous sixteen years in Amesbury Public Schools, middle and high school levels. For the past two years at BCA, he coached varsity girls soccer, varsity 2 girls basketball, and varsity tennis, including the 2018-19 NEPSAC GIL champions in both soccer and basketball. Tim coaches the boys varsity soccer team this season. He is 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 strong interests are 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.
Jesica Chaya, Mathematics Faculty
Jesica Chaya recently graduated from Merrimack College with a double degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education, as well as a minor in Spanish. At the completion of the education program, Jesica received a Massachusetts teaching license for Mathematics 5-8 and 8-12. Through the program, Jesica began her teaching career as a student teacher at North Andover High School. She is excited to begin this new journey in her life at BCA. Jesica’s passions include social justice, service, traveling, hiking, and her Lebanese culture. She attends St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Lawrence, MA.
Brenda Clark-Warne, Science Faculty
Brenda Clark-Warne returns to BCA as the AP Biology teacher. 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.
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.
For the past five years, Mrs. Fuller have been blessed to spend time at home with her husband Brian and her three children: Josh, Lisa, and Daniel. She looks forward to returning to the classroom and working with the talented students and faculty at BCA.
Heather Gaither, Humanities Faculty
B.A., English Education, Evangel University
M.Ed., Lesley University
Heather Gaither received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She began her career in the Missouri public schools, teaching high school Language Arts, Publications, and middle school Language Arts. After moving to Massachusetts with her husband and two sons, she joined the Bradford faculty in 2005. She received her Master of Education degree from Lesley University. Currently, Heather teaches high school Psychology, Sociology, and Health.
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 is excited to share 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
Graham Jackson teaches Modern World Literature to freshmen and sophomores. Graham earned his BA in English from Patrick Henry College in Northern Virginia, and he is currently pursuing 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 looks forward to continue sharing his enthusiasm for world literature with his students.
MacKenzie Kennedy, World Languages Faculty
B.A. Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Spanish, Wheaton College, IL
MacKenzie Kennedy received her Bachelor’s degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology and Spanish from Wheaton College, IL. During college, MacKenzie lived in Costa Rica and Spain, studying the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Also while at Wheaton, she worked as a Research and Teacher’s Assistant for a professor of anthropology. In this role, she assisted her professor with doctoral research and previewed articles for submission to anthropology journals. Before teaching at BCA, she worked as a Volunteer Coordinator for Amirah Boston, an organization that serves survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. MacKenzie teaches high school Spanish at BCA. MacKenzie attends 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.
Lindsay MacNeil, Language Arts Faculty
B.A., English, Salem State University
Lindsay MacNeil loves to teach because every day as a teacher is an opportunity to positively impact a student’s life. She believes that literature and writing allow us to explore the world across time and space and develop our answers to life’s biggest questions. Lindsay earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Salem State University. She is MA certified in English Language Arts for grades 5-8 and 9-12. Lindsay and her husband, Jamie, live in Andover and serve in ministry at Lowell Assembly of God in Tewksbury. Lindsay is an avid reader and moviegoer, amateur baker, and outdoor enthusiast.
Robin Mann, Faculty, Grade 2
Throughout her life, Robin Mann has always had a passion for working with and teaching children in a variety of ways, including coaching, teaching Sunday School, leading Cub Scouts, volunteering at VBS, and teaching at the New American center, a summer school for children of refugees. When her children were young, Robin felt a strong conviction to home educate them through high school. By the time her daughter was completing her senior year of high school, Robin realized that teaching was her calling. She returned to school and received a master’s degree in Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities from Gordon College and is now licensed to teach in the state of Massachusetts. This past year, Robin worked in Lawrence as a special needs teacher of mathematics. She is a lifelong learner and is committed to developing the hearts and minds of her students toward Christ. She is married to her college sweetheart and has two grown children, a son-in-law, and a new grandson. Robin and her husband live in Merrimac and are members of the Byfield Parish Church in Georgetown where they have attended for twenty-seven years.
Scott McGowan, Upper School Bible Faculty
Scott McGowan received his Bachelor’s in Communication with an emphasis in speech. Following graduation he worked for the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District as a paraprofessional prior to arriving at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2009 he joined that Army National Guard as a Chaplain Candidate while in seminary. 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 currently resides in Essex with his wife, Amy.
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.
Tamara Panza, Technology and Design and Arts Faculty
Tamara Panza is passionate, creative, and looks for joy and beauty in life that can be captured and shared through media and photography. She brings over a decade of experience working in a collegiate setting, inspiring students to develop and implement multimedia in a fast-paced, media driven society. As a parent of teenagers, it is her desire to inspire and draw creativity out of each learner that cultivates God’s design for each student. She graduated from Eastern Bible College with a BA in Theology and then from Ashland Theological Seminary with an MA in Counseling and Psychology.
Francellis Quinones, World Languages Faculty
B.A., Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., International Relations, University of Essex, England
Francellis received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UMass Amherst. During college, Francellis studied abroad in the Dominican Republic to study the language and her history. After UMass Amherst, Francellis attended the University of Essex in Colchester, England, for a year long intensive Master’s program focused on International Relations. Francellis taught high school history and humanities for 14 years in Boston, Weston, and at Greater Lawrence Technical School. Francellis teaches Spanish at BCA Lower School to grades 1-4, while helping to run the lower school as the Executive Assistant. Francellis attends West Congregational Church in Haverhill, MA.
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.
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.
B.S., Music Education, University of New Hampshire
Thom Stolar graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Music Education with a major in trumpet and expertise in flute and music composition. Mr. Stolar taught instrumental music, music technology, concert band, and jazz band for 20 years in the Newburyport public schools. In 2005, Mr. Stolar was recognized with the Edward G. Molin Award for Teaching Excellence. Over the year, his student ensembles have won numerous awards around the Merrimack Valley. Mr. Stolar also manages events, composes songs, and performs in the Thom Stolar Band, which has released two CDs: “You are the Way” (2002) and “Once Upon a Time” (2006). At Bradford, Thom teaches instrumental and ensemble music classes at the high school and middle school and private and semi-private lessons in trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, saxophone, and percussion. Thom and his wife live in Salem, NH, and attend Center Point Community Church also in Salem, NH.
Scott Sullivan, Faculty, Grade 3
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. He returned to school for his Masters in Education. Scott says he knows he has found his true vocation when he sees the eyes of a child light up with discovery. Scott has been teaching students with diverse learning needs in Newburyport for the past five years. 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.
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.
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Gordon College
Logan Walsh recently graduated from Gordon College with dual Bachelor degrees in Biology and Chemistry. While attending Gordon, Logan was very involved in the student chapter of the American Chemical Society and conducted research in the areas of genetics and organic synthesis. After graduation, Logan entered a Phd program in organic synthesis.Through that experience, he realized his passion was in education, not research. Logan returned to Massachusetts and entered the BCA community as a substitute teacher and is excited to begin his journey as a full time educator. Logan’s passion is to help students develop a more complete understanding of how science affects the world around them. He also has a desire to expose students to Green Chemistry and how that is changing the way scientists approach the discipline. When not teaching, Logan enjoys exploring the outdoors and reading a good book. Logan attends First Presbyterian Church in Danvers and is an active member of their young adult Bible study.
Matthias White, Language Arts Faculty
Matthias White teaches British Literature to juniors and seniors. Matthias earned his BA in English from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. While earning his undergraduate degree, Matthias studied abroad at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Matthias has a diverse set of experiences which he incorporates into teaching, including his time interning for Paramount Pictures in New York City where he developed and executed promotional campaigns for major theatrical releases. Matthias has been a substitute teacher for BCA this year, and we have been extremely impressed with how he interacts with our students, manages his classroom, and brings a high-level of academic instruction to his subjects. In addition to his work, Matthias has volunteered at The Counter Influence youth group in Lynnfield, MA, and he has a variety of interests, including film, Shakespeare, creative writing, specialty mac and cheese, and laughter.
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.
B.A., Combined Language, Gordon College