TEACHERS & STAFF
Renee Boley, K3 Teacher, Renee Boley has devoted her life to teaching children. She taught her two children through 6th grade before becoming a preschool teacher and aide both at Houston Academy and Covenant United Methodist Church. She has been married to her husband Darrell for 30 years. They have attended Bethel Baptist Church for 25 years. Her hobbies include running, riding mountain bikes, and playing disc golf. She does all things as unto the Lord.
Deborah F. Borcik, Deborah Borcik graduated from Troy University with a BS in Secondary Mathematics and English and an MS in Secondary English Literature. She has over twenty years of teaching experience and holds teaching certificates in both mathematics and English. Deborah enjoys engaging students in active learning through inquiry and intrigue. She believes that if students understand the “why” of the content being studied, the “how” is much easier to achieve.
Deborah and her husband, Lee, are committed to Christ and seek to raise their children, Ben and Emmalee, in a home that serves the Lord. The Borciks are active members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. They enjoy going to movies as a family, following the Troy University Trojans, and spending time with their three cats: Frisco, Gandalf, and Zoe.
Amanda Carter, , 2nd/3rd Grade, Amanda Carter is a graduate from Troy University, Dothan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Amanda has since then taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. She is married to Tommy Carter and has three girls. They attend Watermark Church. She feels honored to be a part of what God has ordained for this school year.
Gail Christiansen, Resource Teacher, she is a resident of Dothan, and has been a member of Bethel Baptist Church for over 25 years. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Parent/Child Development. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 34 years and has two daughters, Jessica and Caroline
Dawn Etress, 1st Grade, Dawn Etress recently retired after teaching 29 years in the public school system. She is a graduate of Cottonwood High School and Troy University. She holds a Master’s degree in elementary education. She has been a member of Bethel Baptist Church for 35 years and states she is so excited to continue her passion for teaching at Bethel Christian Academy. She has two sons, Josh and Jody, two daughters in law, and two grandchildren.
Amanda Ford, Upper School Biblical Studies and Girls PE, Mandi Ford lives in Dothan, Alabama with her husband Anthony and fur baby, Allie. They have two grown children that Mandi gained when they married. Mrs. Ford has a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling from the Baptist College of Florida. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education at Troy University. She is a member of Bethel Baptist Church and looks forward to serving the Lord and students this year.
Michele Holliman, Michele Holliman is very excited to be at Bethel Christian Academy as the Upper School Language Arts/Yearbook Sponsor. She is a long time resident of Dothan and a graduate of Dothan High School. She has been married to her husband, Robert, for 24 years and they have two children, Grace and Stephen. In 1994, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associates in Computer Science and after taking several years off to start a family, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education K-8th, emphasis in Math. She is looking forward to seeing how God is going to work this year.
Terri Kelly, Latin, Upper School History, Art, Terri Kelly retired from the public school system in 2013 after teaching for 30 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Troy University in Elementary Education. She is a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she enjoys singing in the choir and working with VBS. She enjoys serving God as a teacher at Bethel Christian Academy
Stefanie King, Upper School Science, Stefanie King has been a science teacher since 2001 to homeschool and private school students. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Foods from Auburn University. Stefanie has been married to Howard King for over 30 years, and they have lived in Dothan since 2010. They attend Logos Baptist Church. Mrs. King is thrilled to be a teacher at Bethel Christian Academy and tell students about God’s amazing creation.
Susan McClenney, 4th Grade, Susan McClenney is retired from public education after teaching for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Troy University in Elementary Education and has been married to her husband Joe for 44 years. They have 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Mrs. McClenney is excited to meet the students and begin her third year teaching at Bethel Christian Academy. She lives in Headland, Alabama and is attending Newville Baptist Church while her husband serves as the pianist.
Susan McKenzie, Upper School History and Bible, retired in 2019 after 28 years in both public and private schools where she served as a teacher, reading coach, and Principal. Mrs. McKenzie has BS degrees in both elementary and early childhood education from Auburn University at Montgomery. She also has a MEd degree from AUM. She has Administration & Supervision Certification from Alabama State University.
Mrs. McKenzie and her husband, Earl, live in Rehobeth and are members at Bethel Baptist Church where they are both active in the Music Ministry. Mrs. McKenzie has two daughters and two granddaughters.
Mrs. McKenzie is excited to be a part of Bethel Christian Academy. She is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for everyone in the coming school year.
Cassadi Roper, Kindergarten, Cassadi Roper is a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences with a major in Early Childhood Development. She is married to Bradley and they have two children, Ellorie and Amoson. They are members of Ridgecrest where Bradley serves on staff. She is excited and feels blessed to be teaching at Bethel Christian Academy and looks forward to seeing God work in the lives of the students and families.
Katie Skinner, K-4 Teacher, Katie is a graduate from Troy University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She is married to Jarrod and they are members of Church at the Crossing where he serves as worship pastor. She is so excited to be a teacher at BCA and looks forward to what God will do this year!
Hope Taylor, Upper School Math, Hope Taylor is a life-long resident of Houston County and for 28 years she taught high school math in the public school system. She has a Master’s Degree from Troy University. She and her husband, Rollins, have two sons, two daughters in law and 1 grandson. She has been a member of Bethel Baptist Church for more than 40 years and serves as the church pianist and the ministry assistant to the Minister of Music.
Carly Williams, Physical Education, Preschool Aide, Carly Williams is thrilled to join the BCA Family as the Lower School P.E. Teacher and Preschool Aide. She feels blessed to be able to teach biblical stewardship in the lives of her students. This will be her 6th year as a P.E. Teacher and Volleyball Coach. Carly has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and Applied Social Science. For the past 10 years she has worked in Christian schools in many capacities, as a Teacher’s Aide, Coach, P.E. Teacher, and Bus Driver. Carly is a Dothan native. She has been married to her husband for 21 years. They have two children Don (18) and Gracie (16). She has been a member of Harvest Church for 22 years.
Alyssa Wilson, Upper School Science, Bible, Spanish, Alyssa Wilson has lived in Dothan since 2015 with her husband Daniel and their two girls, Maggie and McKenzie. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a double major in health education and athletic training. She has worked as a certified athletic trainer, mental health case manager and a public school teacher. She and her family are members of Bethel Baptist Church and are excited to be part of God’s work at Bethel Christian Academy..
April Wilson, BCA Administrator, Director of Preschool/Children’s Ministries, has been part of the Bethel Baptist Church staff since 2013. A B.S. in Elementary Education from Troy University has allowed April to exercise her love of children and education in the Public and Christian school systems for 20 years. April is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She serves as the administrator for BCA. She and her husband have been members of Bethel for 16 years and have 3 beautiful daughters.
Donna Skinner, Principal, retired in 2015 after teaching 38 years in the public school system. Mrs. Skinner has a B.S. in elementary education from Auburn University and a master’s degree from Troy University. She and her husband Kent live in Dothan and have two grown children and four grandchildren. She is a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church where she has been teaching children’s Sunday School and serving as its Director for over 30 years. She feels blessed to be a part of BCA, something that has been a vision of her church for many years.
Janet Hunter, Business Administrator, retired from the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources in 2015 after working for 33 years as a social worker and supervisor of the Department’s financial programs. She has a B.S. degree in Business Finance from Auburn University. She and her husband Phillip live in Cowarts, Alabama and have been active members of Bethel for 32 years where they have been teaching children’s Sunday School for 27 years. They have two children and one granddaughter. Mrs. Hunter is excited to be part of God’s work at Bethel Christian Academy.
Blair Ervin, Administrative Assistant, has been a member of Bethel since June of 2016. It was her prayer that she could become more involved in ministering to children since first attending church here at Bethel. She has always loved serving in any and every capacity of the Preschool and Children’s Ministry. God is so faithful, and His plans led her here for a specific purpose to serve alongside Mrs. April Wilson in the Preschool and Children’s Ministries. Her favorite worship song is “Goodness of God.” Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Do everything for the glory of God.” She graduated from Troy University in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She is married to Anthony and they have one son, Cooper.