Faculty & Staff.

Jesus said, “When a student is fully trained, he will be like his teacher.” (Luke 6:40)

Teachers are the architects of a school’s culture, and they serve as role models for their students. Bridgeway has always been blessed with the most dedicated teachers and staff available. Our faculty is made up of certified, seasoned educators.  Most importantly, our teachers are nurturing, Christ-centered individuals who are as committed to our students’ spiritual development as they are to academic success.

2016-2017 Bridgeway Faculty


George Dempsey – Head of School
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Jennifer Gastley – Principal
Joy Hodges – Director of Finance
Sandra Hackett – Finance, Registration & Technology
Ashley Baker  – Administrative Assistant
Melissa Hayes – Director of Admissions & Communications
Libby Martore – Front Desk


Preschool Teacher Pictures/Bios
Michelle Smith – Pre3 Lead Teacher
Gail White – Pre4 Lead Teacher
Cheri Hunt– Preschool Assistant

Lower School

Lower School Teacher Pictures/Bios
Pam Tiedemann – Kindergarten
Seritha Stewart – First & Second Grade Assistant
Amy Rountree – First Grade
Gail Clark  – First Grade
Tiffany Buck – Second Grade
Morgan  Michell – Second Grade
Lisa Broyles – Third Grade
Pam Gilchrist – Fourth Grade
Judy Vega – Fifth Grade
Jan Fowler – 3rd – 5th Grade Assistant
Susan Ballew – Media Center Instructor
Dennis Clark – Physical Education
Anna Kilbride – Music and Drama
Demetra Stephens – Technology
Brandee Thurman – Art

Middle School

MS Teacher Picture/Bios
Sarah Boyce – Language Arts/Middle School Lead
Anna Kilbride – Drama and Music
Kay Smith – 6th & 7th Grade Science
Jennifer Gastley – 8th Grade Science
Van Keys – Physical Education & Athletic Director
David Millis – Social Studies
Peggy Ridley – Mathematics
Demetra Stephens – Technology
Brandee Thurman – Art
Iain Velez – Spanish & Bible
Michael Watanabe – Band
Daniel Gastley – 6th Grade Bible
Ashley Baker – 7th Grade Bible

The Arrowsmith Program

Cathy Walker – Lead Teacher
Karen Leis – Arrowsmith Assistant