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About Us

About Us


Principles
A focus on student achievement, effective classroom instruction, high standards and expectations for students, an orderly and secure climate for learning, strong leadership, and a shared vision about educational purpose among our staff.

Mission
We strive to provide students with a safe and inclusive campus with a focus on growth and individual achievements in both academics and athletics. Our goals include emphasizing community relevance, college preparedness, and individual integrity in an equitable way that empowers all students to have a greater impact on their world.

Vision
We want our students to thrive in this world. Their educational experience is a crucial time of growth and self-discovery. Through a focus on growth, relevance, and achievement, we will impact our local and global community.

Lisa Walters
Head of School

Our History
From the 1970 Briarpatch yearbook: Briarfield Academy, only a vision in July, 1969, is the product of the love and devotion of our parents and friends. The foundation, walls, and roof are all parts of a joint community effort. Our fathers and brothers came at “quitting time” to contribute their bits of sawing, nailing, and painting. Our mothers and sisters swept, cleaned, and encouraged. And then, in September, 1969, our unyielding ambitions and zealous work produced a novelty in East Carroll Parish. Briarfield Academy had become a wonderful reality.

Edward J. Fly
First Principal

Carpentry work in one of the classrooms

The vision turning into a reality

Our Incredible Faculty and Staff
has a combined 375 years of educational experience

Elementary Staff

Haley Hopkins
Preschool

Jamie Clement
Kindergarten

Shelia Howard
1st Grade

Heather Payne
2nd Grade

Tara Bailey
3rd Grade

Rachel Frith
Upper Elementary, Assist. Principal

Renee Arledge
Upper Elementary

Tisha Parker
Upper Elementary

Secondary Staff

Emily Batton
Science

Alisha Clark
Math

Jeanette Martin
Math

Cherie Morara
PE, Athletics

Zoe Rossouw
English, Business

Beau Travis
Athletic Director, Dean of Students

Jennifer Wise
English

Support Staff

Amanda Keene
Administrative Assistant

Dorothy Kelly
Chef

Lindsey Hankins
Chef

Lisa Holt
Administrative Assistant

Tina Hutchinson
Cafeteria Manager

Marilyn McDaniel
Custodian

Patsy Thomas
Custodian