High School Core Teachers

Sarah B

Sarah Bollschweiler

English

Grade/Position: High School English
Degrees/Certifications: Brigham Young University, B.A. English Literature, 1999; Brigham Young University, Graduate Certificate TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), 2000; University of Tennessee, currently pursuing M.S. English Education, expected graduation 2020.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Three sentences about me: Before coming to Clayton-Bradley, I taught English as a second language at Maryville College and in Japan. Now, as a high school English instructor, I combine the knowledge of grammar and mechanics I learned in ESL with the study of rhetoric and literature, guiding students in a study of significant texts (new and old, fiction and non-fiction). When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy making music, spending time outdoors, and traveling with my husband and four children.
Fun Fact: I’m the fifth of ten children (seven sisters and three brothers).
Favorite thing about CBA: My classroom: it is peaceful and clean and a wonderful escape from my busy house!

Scott Hussey

Scott Hussey

English

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Grade you teach or position held: High School Humanities Instructor (ELA I, II, Speech, Media)
Degrees/Certifications: University of Florida, BS, Advertising – University of South Florida, MA, American Studies
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Tell us about yourself/experience in three sentences or less: In CBA’s first year, the school presented me with a great professional opportunity – create a Humanities curriculum focusing on the student experience. Towards that goal, we have adopted and adapted practices, like an integrated curriculum, Harkness pedagogy, and Project-Based Learning, so student thought outshines teacher knowledge. Developing the CBA high school has been a most excellent adventure.
Fun fact: I was born on an Election Day. My dad went from the hospital to a Congressional Election Party.
Favorite thing about CBA: Teacher Autonomy

Josh Riggins

Joshua Riggins

Social Studies

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Grade you teach or position held: Social Studies Instructor, High School
Degrees/Certifications: BA in History, Minor in Political Science and Secondary Education
Hometown: Maryville, Tennessee
Tell us about yourself/experience in three sentences or less: I have been a high school social studies instructor since 2014. I have been fortunate to teach history, civics, philosophy, economics, culinary arts, and personal finance. In my spare time, I like to explore Knoxville and surrounding areas, read books, and cook delicious food.
Fun fact: I bake really good bread!
Favorite thing about CBA: I love the sense of community that has been built between students, faculty, and families.

Francisco Camacho

Science

Grade you teach or position held: High School Science
Degrees/Certifications: AAS, BS, PhD, California teaching credential
Hometown: Lived all over!
Tell us about yourself/experience in three sentences or less: I was raised an Air Force brat and lived all over the world. I started my career as an outdoor educator, moved into scientific research, and came back to education. Most of my research is in mycology; I love mushrooms.
Fun fact: My collaborator and I were the first people to grow the golden chanterelle in “captivity”
Favorite thing about CBA: We are reimagining education.

KendalM

Kendal McCarter

Science

Grade you teach or position held:  High School Physical Sciences Teacher
Degrees/Certifications: B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of TN
Hometown: Maryville, TN
Tell us about yourself/experience in three sentences or less:  Kendal McCarter was born and raised in Maryville, TN attending Heritage High.  After graduating he attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, earning a Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Engineering.  During college, and for some years afterward, he was a wilderness canoe guide for the Boy Scouts of America in northern Minnesota and Canada.
Fun fact: I spent one winter working as a Musher in Northern Minnesota, working with the Boy Scouts.
Favorite thing about CBA: I enjoy the community atmosphere of the school.

Arielle Kennedy

Mathematics

Grade you teach or position held: Upper School Math Instructor
Degrees/Certifications: Lipscomb University, M.S. Education, 2014, Maryville College, B.A. Mathematics, 2013
Hometown: Kingston Springs, TN
Tell us about your experiences in three sentences or less: After studying math and physics at Maryville College, I was accepted into the Teacher for America Program where I had opportunities to teach in Atlanta Public Schools, the Greater Nashville region, and be a part of the Teach For America Rural Leadership Program, learning from some of the best rural schools in the nation. Aside from doing random math problems for fun, I try to spend much of my time with my husband, Rob, and our mountain cur, Dina, backpacking, kayaking or working on our growing, mini-farm.
Fun Fact: When I was born my older brother’s favorite movie was The Little Mermaid; therefore, he named me Arielle, after the way Sebastian the crab says “Ariel.” (The red hair is just a coincidence.)

Jennifer Bruce

Mathematics

Grade you teach or position held: High School Mathematics
Degrees/Certifications: Syracuse University, M.S., Ph.D. Mathematics, 2002; Drew University, B.A. Mathematics and Music, 1994.
Hometown: Branchville, New Jersey
Tell us about yourself/experience in three sentences or less:  Teaching is in my blood; I followed my parents into the profession when I fell in love with teaching in graduate school and have never looked back.  I was a mathematics professor at Maryville College for 14 years before coming to Clayton-Bradley as a founding member of the high school team in 2014.  I’m also a classically-trained singer, and in my free time I sing with the Knoxville Choral Society and enjoy kayaking and horseback riding with my husband and daughter.
Fun fact:  In addition to teaching math, I also assist with the CBA Singers.
Favorite thing about CBA: The constant interaction and interdisciplinary planning I get to do with my colleagues.

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