Lower School Teacher Bios.

Mrs. Pam TiedemannKindergarten

Ms. T has been teaching for many years and we are blessed to have her at BCA.  It is very common to find her dressed in a fun costume or hat but do not let that fool you, she means serious business when it comes to academics and preparing her students.  When she is not here showering students with love, she is helping out with our volleyball team, teaching dance or spending time with her two daughters.

Mrs Angie RowandKindergarten Assistant  

This is Mrs. Rowand’s second year at BCA but her fourth year as a teaching assistant. Previously she assisted in Pre3 and Pre4 classes at Alpharetta Christian Academy.  We are excited to have her join us as our Kindergarten assistant along side Ms. T.  Mrs. Rowand and her husband of 21 years have a 4th and 7th grader at BCA and have been attending North Point Community Church since moving to Atlanta 15 years ago.

Mrs. Gail ClarkFirst Grade

Mrs. Clark has been teaching for over 30 years and has been at BCA for 13 years. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Baptist Bible College, and a Masters in Education from the Eastern University in St. Davids,  Pennsylvania. She has a lifetime certification from A.C.S.I. She is a certified Foundations and Frameworks Reading Program and Architecture of Learning trainer.

Mrs. Clark is a regular presenter at the ACSI Early Educator’s Conference in various areas including literacy, phonemic awareness, and math. Mrs. Clark most enjoys teaching alongside, not only great teachers, but wonderful friends. “We can laugh together, cry together and most importantly PRAY together. While I am constantly learning from my students, I think the greatest thing they continue to teach me every day is to have childlike faith.”   Mrs. Clark also enjoys, quilting, crafting, biking, and camping.

Mrs. Tiffany BuckSecond Grade

A graduate of the University of Valley Forge, Mrs. Buck earned a bachelor of science in Elementary Education, and is state certified through the State of Georgia and ACSI to teach preschool – 5th grades. Prior to her four years at BCA, Mrs. Buck taught two years of preschool and was the lead teacher for a toddler class and an aftercare program. Mrs. Buck and her husband, Skyler, are the Children’s Directors at Eastgate Church and also serve in the youth ministry. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Buck enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and making home decor.

Mrs. Lisa BroylesThird Grade

Mrs. Broyles earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Grace College and is certified by the state of Georgia and ACSI. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Broyles says what she has enjoyed most about her fifteen years at BCA is the family atmosphere and the genuine care and concern shown for others. “I love that we put Christ first in all we do.”  What has Mrs. Broyles learned from her students at BCA? “My students help me remember that God has made all of us unique and special. We are all loved for exactly who we are.”

Mrs. Pam GilchristFourth Grade

With more than 13 years of experience, Mrs. Pam Gilchrist joined BCA five years ago as the fourth grade teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Arts in Education from National-Louis University in Chicago. She is Georgia State certified, and has been a Georgia Odyssey of the Mind Coach. Having taught grades first through fifth in Chicago and Prescott, Arizona, Mrs. Gilchrist loves to make learning fun as well as openly worshiping and praying to God with her students at BCA.

Mrs. Gilchrist has been married to her husband Joe for 21 years.  They have a son, Jack, in the United States Coast Guard and a daughter, Annie, a junior in high school.

Mrs. Julie Fitton – Fifth Grade

Mrs. Fitton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Atlanta University and a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University. She is also certified by the state of Georgia and has previously taught 2nd and 3rdgrade.  Mrs. Fitton and her family attend Browns Bridge Church and all 3 of her children attend BCA.

Mrs. Morgan Van Gelder – LS Enrichment and Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

This is Mrs. Van Gelder’s first year at BCA, but her 6th year in education. She holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Toledo.  In the past she has taught 1st grade, served as an Assistant Principal and as an Education Consultant.  Mrs. Van Gelder is passionate about the community among the staff and families at BCA.  She and her husband, Phil, are blessed to have all three of their daughters at the school. In her free time, she enjoys sewing costumes for her kids, reading historical fiction, exploring new places around town and serving in the preschool rooms on Sunday mornings at Northpoint Community Church.

Mrs. Cathy WalkerArrowsmith

Mrs. Walker is beginning her 17th year teaching and her 15th year here at BCA. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing/Finance from the University of Oklahoma.  She was a Technical Recruiter for Lucent Technologies and Cisco for 9 years before joining the BCA family. Being part of BCA has been rewarding both spiritually and for her relationship and friendships with students and their families. She enjoys gardening, decorating, and spending time with her family. She has been married for over 25 years to her husband, Stephen.  They have two children in college, Avery and Alex, who both attended BCA.