new faculty announced for 2020-2021
every year i write a blog post about new faculty members that will be joining the bbs family in the fall. for the most part, those posts are all very similar, and adding new teachers is a fun and exciting (and very important) part of my job. in my twenty plus years in education, i have learned that change always happens even when you are not expecting it. if you would have asked me in february if i thought we would be adding any new teachers this year, i would have said “not that i am aware of.” as is always the case, circumstances change, and that means that sometimes teachers make changes as well. when this happens, we have opportunities to add talented folks who are excited to become a part of our school. i love the fact that interest in working at bbs is strong. this is the fourth consecutive year that i have hired a teacher that expressed interested (and interviewed) over a year earlier. as i said earlier, we know that change is constant, but who could've expected trying to hire new teachers in the middle of a pandemic? while covid-19 has made this process a little more challenging, i am thankful for a dedicated team of faculty members who have helped us with the hiring process by serving on teams to interview and select candidates from a robust applicant pool.
the following teachers will be joining our staff in the fall (or moving to a new grade!) .complete bios for each of our new teachers will be available soon.
mrs. vikki cole will be moving from 4th grade F&F to 4/5th Language Arts
ms. lindsay patty will be moving from teaching k3 to teaching 2nd grade.
ms. jesse robinson will be moving from teaching 3rd grade to teaching 4th grade F&F.
mrs. erisha abbott will be teaching 2nd grade. mrs. abbott comes to bbs from hamilton county department of education where she has taught for the last eight years, and prior to this, she taught six years in dalton, ga. mrs. abbott has two children that currently attend bbs - willa in k5 and kellen in 3rd grade.
mr. zachary barrows will be teaching 3rd grade. mr. barrows comes to bbs from berean academy where he has taught and coached 4th grade for the past couple of years. mr. barrows has a son (nolan) who will be in the 1st grade at bbs in the fall.
mr. lucas webb will become our athletic director and pe teacher. mr. webb is excited to be joining our team. he is a graduate of utc where he was a captain of the football team and also an all-conference player for four years. lucas holds multiple school and southern conference records. he has been working with coach owens since march on a smooth transition and can’t wait to begin working with our students.
we also want to acknowledge the great job our teachers that are moving on to other opportunities have done. we are appreciative of the great work that mr. creed, mrs. martin, coach owens, and mr. winters have done in their time at bbs and wish them well. we will miss seeing them on campus as they move to new opportunities.