Administration & Staff


MICHELE PANEK, Administrator


In 2019, Mrs. Panek began serving BACA as Administrator.  She holds an Associates of Science degree in Education, has experience in business and employee management, and has a commitment to local church ministry.

Mrs. Panek's daughters attend BACA, and she continually expresses gratitude for the consistent, Biblical influence that will help shape them into Christian leaders.


PATTI DRONEY, Administrative Assistant

Miss Patti has passionately served BACA since 2003!  As she cares for various school needs throughout each day, it is her joy to daily encourage students, parents and staff through prayer and uplifting conversation.

Miss Patti's daughter attended and graduated from BACA!



Mrs. O'Rourke joined BACA in 2020 as the Before Care Attendant and in May of 2021 began working with our PreSchool program.  Her love for children is evident as she has served her church in the nursery and in children/youth ministries.  Prior experience in two local preschools and an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education prepared her for her position in BACA's PreSchool program.


WENDY HENRY, PreK4-K Teacher

Mrs. Henry began her time at BACA in 2010 as an After Care Attendant but quickly moved into a full time teaching position in Preschool, Kindergarten, and/or First grade.  She excels at keeping her students engaged in their lessons - even it if means redecorating and rearranging her classroom!

Mrs. Henry's children attended and graduated from BACA!


CORINNE HOOTEN, 1st-3rd Teacher

Mrs. Hooten joined the staff at Bradford Area Christian Academy in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies and a Master's degree in Theological Studies, Missions Concentration.  Homeschooling four children provided tremendous experience and insight for her current teaching position.

Students in Mrs. Hooten's classroom love learning about the cultures of the world!


BARBARA NELSON, 4th-5th Teacher


Mrs. Nelson was hired in August 2021 .  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College.  She has 15+ years of experience in education - primarily as a Christian Education Director, a Director of Daycare, and a Preschool Teacher.  She is also the wife of the new pastor at the First United Methodist Church, Bradford, PA.


MICHAEL HOOTEN, 6th-8th Teacher

Since 2017, Mr. Hooten has taught various combinations of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry, and a Master's of Divinity.  He also gained teaching experience through the homeschooling of his four children.

The students enjoy challenging Mr. Hooten to solve their Rubik's cubes!

Part Time and Substitute Staff:

Cassidy Blackwell, Sarah Border, Marcia Gustafson, Joshua Hooten, Eve Kinne, April Nelson, Alice Stewart