Are you interested in joining the BASA faculty when we join in Fall 2020? Please email Dr. Simpson to express your interest. You can also check our career page.

Dr. Dale Simpson

Principal, BCSS Innovation Campus

I am very excited and honored to serve as the principal for Barrow County’s Workf...

Lathan Pooser

Assistant Principal

Lathan Pooser is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. In 2005, he received his Bache...

Laura Watts

Assistant Principal

Laura Watts grew up in the Florida Panhandle (Crestview). She received her Bachelor of ...

Janet Pollett


Jan Pollett is married to Carey, her husband of 39 years! They have 2 daughters, 2 sons...

Donna Reeves


Ms. Donna Reeves is a Georgia native. Her childhood was spent growing up in rural Alaba...

Elizabeth Autry


Dr. Nicole Baker

Gifted Social Studies Teacher

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April Balenger

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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Paige Betts

8th Grade Math and Science Teacher

Heather Brewington, RN

School Nurse - Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy

Tajshmon Brooks

Audio, Video, Technology, & Film Instructor

Tajshmon Brooks is from Columbus, MS. His family is from the country of Panama and Trin...

Annelle Brunson

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Nellie Brunson joins the BASA team as an 8th grade social studies teacher. Her passion ...

Shannon Brzezinski

Media Clerk

Shannon Brzezinski was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She moved around a lot as ...

Hope Bush

Curriculum Assistance

Hope Q. Bush is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science...

Audrey Callahan

HS Math

Audrey Callahan grew up in Georgia and has recently relocated to Winder. She received h...

Ms. Cristina Carrigan

HS Math Teacher

Cristina Carrigan grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey. In 2011, she received her Bachelo...

Caroline Cates

Dance Teacher

Caroline Cates is originally from Snellville, Georgia. She graduated from Brookwood Hig...

Charles Clark

ELA Teacher

Dylan Clark

STEM Teacher

Jerry Edmondson

ISS Paraprofessional

Coach Jerry Edmondson was born in Macon, Ga. He received his BS and M Ed. Degrees in He...

Ms. Katherine Eidson

Visual Arts Teacher

Katherine has always had a love of the arts. Originally from Woodstock, GA, she attende...

Carmen Estevez-Sherer

Spanish Teacher

Originally from Alcalá de Henares, the city of Cervantes, in the province of Mad...

Dr. Kristen Farist

Life and Health Science Teacher

Kristen Farist was raised in the North Georgia mountains and enjoys spending time outdo...

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Dr. Ashley Floyd

Band Director

Ashley Floyd is a Winder-born music teacher and composer. As an educator, he has taught...

Brittain Gantt

8th Grade Science Teacher

Brittain Gantt was born in Gray, Georgia. In 2015, he received his Bachelor of Arts in ...

Dr. Cheryl Guy

BASA Magnet & Academy Coordinator

Dr. Cheryl Guy has been an educator for over thirty-five years. She earned a BA in Soci...

Mrs. Christine Hartness

Social Studies Teacher

Although Christine Hartness is entering her fourth year as a teacher, she is a lifetime...

Gretchen Hollingsworth

Science Teacher

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Kevin Kennedy

HS Math Teacher

Coach Brad Kolowich

Health and Physical Education Teacher

Brad Kolowich (Coach K) was born and raised in a large family of six in Detroit, Michig...

Ms. Ysheena Lyles

8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Ysheena Lyles was born and raised in Barrow County and is a proud graduate of Winder Ba...

Benjamin Manning

STEM Teacher

Ben Manning grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin.  After high school, Ben studied Physics...

Cat Mills

Media Specialist

Cat Mills was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and has gotten to live all over the country be...

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Haley Mitchell

Grade 9-12 - Chorus


Dr. Cindy Murphy


Cindy Murphy grew up in Conyers, GA and graduated from Heritage High School. She receiv...

Liberty New

8th Grade Social Studies and ELA Teacher

Sherelle Patisaul

Grade 9-12 - Drama, Grade 10 ELA

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Sherri Perry

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Ms. Perry, a native of Georgia, grew up in neighboring Oconee County. She earned a Bach...

Ms. Mckendree Ramsell

8th Grade Math Teacher

2019-2020 will be McKendree Ramsell’s eleventh year teaching in Barrow County, an...

Dr. Anne Ridgway

ELA Teacher 6-12

Anne Locke Ridgway hails from the small bucolic town of Hartwell named after the amazin...

David Rows


        David Rows is a native of London, Ontario Canada. In 2000, ...

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Rob Simpson

8th Grade Math Teacher

Rob Simpson is a native of North Atlanta but has lived in the Athens area since 1998. A...

Julie Sitton


Anabel Snyder

Newcomer Academy Instructor

Ms. Catherine Swanson

Visual Arts Teacher

Catherine Swanson was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She graduated with a Bac...

Lauranne Teyssier

Special Education

Paul Thornton

Curriculum Assistance

Mrs. Laura Wilburn

Life and Health Science Teacher

Laura Wilburn grew up on Lookout Mountain, GA. After attending University of Georgia an...

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Dr. Deborah Yarrow

ELA Teacher

Debbie Yarrow was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She completed an undergraduat...

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