A Pre K - 8th GRADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN BRANDON, FL

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Bell Shoals Baptist Academy is to provide a Christ-centered education and serve as a guiding compass that helps us express a direction and points everyone to that direction. We strive to train students to excel in academics, fine arts, athletics, and technology while fostering a biblical worldview throughout all aspects of our program.

WE BELIEVE:

  • in the inerrancy of God's Word 
  • God is sovereign 
  • we are saved by Grace and faith in Jesus Christ 
  • in God the Father, Jesus, His Son, and we are led by the Holy Spirit 

PHILOSOPHY

As a ministry of Bell Shoals Baptist Church we strive to encourage all of our students to Follow Jesus, Love People and Make Disciples while offering real hope and new life. Our purpose and process rest securely on a Biblical foundation, living in submission to God's Word while becoming more like Jesus as we glorify God and grow spiritually.

WE LEAD OUR STUDENTS TO:

  • Follow Jesus. (Matthew 4:19-20) Jesus calls us to follow Him.
  • Love People. (Matthew 22:37-20) He commands His followers to love God and others.
  • Make Disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20) He commissions His followers to make disciples.

Academy Contacts

Walt Shaffner
Headmaster
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Sandra Carnley
Principal
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Sue Potteiger
Asst. Principal of Development and Public Relations
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Michele Kline
Assistant Principal, Middle School
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Gyia Carney
Brandon Campus Early Learning Center Director
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Mary Beth Green
Apollo Beach Campus Early Learning Center Director
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Education Steering Committee

Purpose:
 To assist in the planning, conducting and evaluating the ministry of Bell Shoals Baptist Academy in conjunction with the Academy administration and Headmaster. To develop and maintain a Policy and Procedures Manual for the operation of Bell Shoals Baptist Academy.

Composition:
 The committee shall be composed of six (6) members to be elected to three year terms on a staggered rotation.

Responsibilities:
 Conduct a monthly meeting to evaluate the ongoing ministry of the Academy and provide counsel in up-coming decisions. Provide input and guidance in determining policies, strategies and operating procedures for the Academy. Assist the administration in determining the financial needs of the Academy and the preparation of the annual budget. Assist the administration in the selection of potential staff and faculty. Participate in the annual evaluation process of Academy employees. Serve as a liaison for the Academy between the church and parents of Academy students in communicating policies, events, and resolving possible conflicts.

Current Members:
 Gwen Edmonds
 Joel Joiner
 Beverly Rivera
 Barbara Smith
 Diane Sutter
 Gayle Terjung

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