Veronica Paradis


Veronica Paradis received her BA in English and her MS in Education at Central Connecticut State University. She has been with Benton Hall Academy since 1982.

James Purcell

Dean of Students

Jimmy Purcell is also our Athletic Director. He received his BA in Human Resources from Trevecca Nazarene University. Mr. Purcell has been at Benton Hall Academy since 1993.

Renee Hodges

Office Manager

Renee Hodges manages the front office. She has several years of administrative & accounting experience. Renee had a child graduate from BHA, and has been employed since 2011.

Diane Wood

Guidance Counselor

Diane Wood received her BA in Psychology from David Lipscomb University, Nashville and her M.Ed in Guidance and Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. Mrs. Wood has been employed at Benton Hall Academy since 1978

Melanie Britton

Business Manager

Melanie received her degree in Business Adminsitration/Accounting.from Middle Tennessee State University.
She joined Benton Hall Academy in January of 2013.