Middle School Teacher Bios.

Mrs. Ashley Baker – Athletic Director, Physical Education and Seventh Grade Bible

Bio coming soon

Mrs. Sarah Boyce – Language Arts and Middle School Team Lead

With ten years of teaching experience, Mrs. Boyce joined our middle school team as our Language Arts teacher in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an Instructional Strategist Endorsement, and is Georgia State certified, and Reading and ESOL endorsed. Mrs. Boyce was named teacher of the year for Charles Brant Chesney Elementary School and was selected as a semi-finalist for Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2012-2013 academic year.   Mrs. Boyce is excited to teach at BCA because she will have the opportunity to help her students find who they are in Christ and discover their purpose for His kingdom. Mrs. Boyce and her family attend East Gate Church in Cumming, and her daughter, Ellyana, will be a first grader and her son Avner, will be in Pre-4.

Mr. Daniel Gastley – 6th Grade Bible

Picture and Bio coming soon

Mrs. Kaala Guess – Science

Mrs. Guess received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Grace College in 2013. She moved to the area this summer with her husband, Quentin and is excited to teach at BCA because she will have the opportunity to influence and encourage students in their walk with Christ through a scientific lens. Mrs. Guess is coming to BCA from Granger Christian School in Indiana where she taught middle and high school science classes and coached soccer for 3 years.

Ms. Olivia McClure – Social Studies and Language Arts
Pic coming shortly

Ms. McClure grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from King’s Ridge Christian School. She moved to Birmingham, AL to attend Samford University where she received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater with a minor in English and her Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education. Ms. McClure has spent the past 3 years teaching high school English and theater classes down in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She moved back to Atlanta this summer and is excited for the opportunity to be teaching at BCA.

Mr. David Millis – Social Studies and Dean of Students

Mr. David Millis joined our staff  as Middle School Social Studies teacher in 2015.  He graduated with a BS in Secondary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He is also state certified in Secondary Education Social Studies. Most recently, Mr. Millis worked at Keystone Jr./Sr. High School in Knox, PA, where he taught Social Studies and led an after school Homework Helpers program.  Mr. Millis moved to the Atlanta area with his bride, Adrienne from the Pittsburgh area. They are currently attending church at Fellowship Bible Church, and are self proclaimed “movie buffs”.  Mr. Millis also enjoys sports of all kinds, kayaking, and just “hanging out with people”. He is the proud owner of two dogs, Arya and Cassius.

Mrs. Peggy Ridley – Math

Mrs. Ridley earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an Emphasis on Secondary School Teaching from California State University East Bay. She is a member of the National Council of Mathematics Teachers, holds a Language Development Specialist Certificate, and is ACSI certified.  Mrs. Ridley is certified in the State of Georgia to teach mathematics grades 4-12 in addition to being ACSI certified.”

Mrs. Ridley has been teaching for 15 years and has been at BCA for the past nine. She enjoys the students and fellow staff members. “The mood and activity here drew us to Bridgeway as parents of a rising 3rd grader in the spring of 2006. From her students, Mrs. Ridley has learned, “That many of them have amazing, godly character qualities at a very young age; that they are willing and eager to invites us teachers into their lives and share their lives with us (something I didn’t experience as often in public school).  Mrs. Ridley’s son,  David, is an alumni of BCA now attending Georgia State pursing a degree in music education

Mr. Iain Velez – Spanish and Eighth Grade Bible

Mr. Velez has been teaching Spanish at Bridgeway for 10 years. He earned a B.S. in Spanish and Business Administration from Houghton College in Houghton, NY, and is certified by the State of Georgia and ACSI. What he most enjoys about BCA is being able to use his gifts and sharing his faith freely, while making an impact for the Kingdom of God. “My students have taught me to be a better teacher, role model, and Christian example.”

Growing up in Bolivia, Mr. Velez had many different pets and animals, but now he only has one funny looking dog called Bossa. Mr. Velez played for the U17 Bolivian National soccer team and toured with a Christian rock band during college. Today, he’s just as happy as the worship leader for Bridgeway Church, and coaching both the girls and boys BCA soccer teams.

Mrs. Cathy Walker –  Arrowsmith
 

Mrs. Walker is beginning her 16th year teaching and her 14th 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 25 years to her husband, Stephen.  They have two children in college, Avery and Alex, who both attended BCA.