Our purpose

In early 2013, a small group of educators and parents came together to brainstorm the idea of a new school with a unique and powerful model for educating children. Included in the group were Pat Bradley-the current Executive Director of Clayton-Bradley Academy, Linda Jordan - a leading expert in Highly Effective Teaching, and Kevin Clayton - CEO of Clayton Homes.

While the idea for the school was born from a small group, we fully recognize that we cannot take on this challenge alone. When CBA opened its doors, there were 77 students enrolled in grades K-6 with the intention to grow one grade level per year to 580 K-12 students at full capacity. However, the desire to be a part of the CBA community has led to growth far beyond what could have been projected.


Reimagining education


To ignite the power of learning


Clayton-Bradley Academy is dedicated to creating a student-centered, positive, and challenging environment where all students excel through:

Critical thinking
Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills

Board of Trustees

The Innovative Education Partnership is comprised of leaders in education, business management, finance, media technology, and community service. Advisers to the board include retired presidents, CEOs and top officials of leading STEM industries.

Mary Bogert
Vice Chair

General Manager,
Knoxville Convention Center (SMG)

Don Bruce

Professor, University of Tennessee

Ross Bradley
Bradley Family

VP of Development, TDK Construction

David Jordan
Clayton Homes

VP, Corporate Services, Clayton Homes

Elizabeth Neilson

Retired, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Finance & Administration, University of Tennessee

Jeff Pelletier

VP of Research and Solutions, ProNova

Lynn Peterson

Attorney, Lewis, Thomason, King, 
Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.

John Powell

Director, Environment, Safety and Health, Oak Ridge National Lab

Tom Sudman

Chairman & Founder, Digital AV

Margie Nichols

Vice Chancellor for Communications Emerita
University of Tennessee

Linda Jordan

Senior Implementation Advisor
International Center for Leadership in Education

Ignite the Power of Learning


Pat Bradley

Executive Director

Kendall Terry

Assistant Director

Cindy Schneitman

Fiscal Director

Mary Liford

Principal, Lower School

Rebecca Wolfenbarger

Principal, Upper School

Kimberly Headrick

Student Affairs, Lower School

Brad Rasmussen

Student Affairs and Assistant Principal, Upper School

Samantha Edwards

Director of Development

Brittany Ryden

Director of Admissions

Support Staff

Nina Esmark

Accountant, Business Office

LeAnn Graves

Assistant, Business Office

Claire Hammontree

Financial Assistant, Business Office

Kathy Miller

Assistant, Lower School

Melissa Dovey

Assistant, Upper School


Thank you for your interest in working with Clayton-Bradley Academy.

We look for special individuals with a proven background in innovative education, coupled with a desire for student success. We encourage you to take the time to study our website.

Click here to apply

Questions can be directed to Kendall Terry at terryk@claytonbradleyacademy.org