James Purcell

Headmaster | Athletic Director

Mr. Purcell received his BA in Human Resources from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has been at Benton Hall Academy since 1993.

Jeff Keith

Dean of Students

Jeff Keith has been at Benton Hall Academy since 2015.


Andrea Meyers

Dean of Students | Director of Technology

She received her BS in Special Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL in 2005. She holds a Professional Certification in Special Education K-12. In 2014 she earned her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Tennessee Technological University.  Mrs. Meyers has been teaching at Benton Hall Academy since January of 2006.

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.