Kathy Cavanaugh

Teaching Assistant

Kathy has been with Benton Hall since 2009.

Jean Ferguson


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


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.

Andrea Meyers


Andrea Meyers teaches middle school and manages After School Care. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received her BS in Special Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL as well as a Professional Certification in Special Education K-12. Ms. Meyers has been teaching at Benton Hall Academy since January of 2006.

Amy Murphy

Teacher’s Assistant

Amy Murphy is a teaching assistant to lower and middle school. She is currently pursuing a BA in Education from Martin Methodist College, Pulaski. Ms. Murphy has been at Benton Hall Academy for over 14 years. In addition to being a tutor and teaching assistant, Miss Amy does morning and after school care at Benton Hall Academy.

Larry O’Brien


Larry O’Brien teaches high school sciences and music. He received his Masters in Education in Special Education from Vanderbilt University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New School for Social Research. Larry has been teaching at Benton Hall Academy since 1997.

Teri Windham


Teri Windham teaches high school geometry, algebra and trigonometry. She received her BA in English and Math from the University of Alabama and Masters of Education from Texas Tech University. Teri Taylor received her teaching certificate from Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas. She has been in the classroom for 13 years and has taught at Benton Hall Academy since 2005.

Mary Reynolds


Mary Reynolds teaches in the lower/middle school and coaches soccer. She received her BS in Psychology from York College and her MEd in Teaching, Learning, and Leading from Lipscomb University. She is also has a 7-12 English/Language Arts teaching certification.


Wade Archer


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.