Faculty

Wade Archer

Teacher | Coach

Wade has been with Benton Hall since 2013.  He has a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University and an undergrad degree from Texas Christian University.   Wade is our school’s organic gardener and is responsible for the garden and construction of the outdoor classroom.  He also coaches the basketball team.

Allie Bright

Teacher

Allie Bright has been at Benton Hall Academy since 2015.  She teaches lower school reading, language arts and social studies.

Kathy Cavanaugh

Teacher

Kathy has been with Benton Hall since 2009.  Kathy teaches math, science, social studies and handwriting in the lower school.

Jean Ferguson

Teacher

Jean Ferguson teaches high school English and Spanish. She received her BA in Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Professional Certification Grades 7-12. Jean Ferguson has been teaching for over 20 years and has been at Benton Hall Academy since 1992.

Denise Johnson

Teacher

Denise teaches middle school. She received her BS in Education from David Lipscomb University, Nashville. She also is a Designated Career Level 3 Master Teacher and Certified K-9. She is currently working towards a Masters Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and the University of Tennessee. Johnson has over thirty years of classroom experience and has been teaching at Benton Hall Academy since 1995.

Sheridan Kaatz

Teacher | Coach | Bus Driver

Sheridan Kaatz began as a substitute teacher at Benton Hall Academy in 2014.  He teaches high school history.

Laura Mason

Teacher

Laura Mason began as a substitute teacher  at Benton Hall Academy in 2014.  She teaches middle school math, reading and language arts.

Amy Murphy

Teacher | Lunch Coordinator

Amy Murphy teaches art in thelower and middle school. Ms. Murphy has been at Benton Hall Academy for over 14 years. Miss Amy does morning and after school care at Benton Hall Academy.

Nicole Ochs

Teacher | Yearbook Advisor | Saddle Up Coordinator

Nicole began as a substitute teacher at Benton Hall Academy in 2013.  She teaches high school journalism.

Carol Weaver

Teacher

Carol Weaver began as a substitute teacher and tutor at Benton Hall Academy in 2014.  She teaches high school math and Chemistry.