Administrative Staff

MCA has a great administrative staff. These people help manage daily school affairs and keep things running for the faculty and students.

Patty Bare – Finance Director

Patty Bare is MCA’s Finance Director.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail pattybare@mcacademy.com

 

Pamela Braley – Upper School Director

braley2Pamela Braley is a native of New Hampshire and has lived all over the Northeast, including seven years as a missionary in the Province of Quebec, before moving to North Carolina in 1997.  Her teaching experience includes ten years in New Hampshire and ten years in Alleghany County, NC, and she has been on the faculty at MCA since fall of 2007.  Mrs. Braley holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Berkshire Christian College and a Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University.  During her tenure at Millennium, Mrs. Braley has been an English and history teacher, MCA’s  Dean of Middle School Students and Dean of Academics, and now is the Upper School Director to serve grades seven through twelve.  She and her husband live along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  She has four children and twelve grandchildren.

Phone Number 336.789.8421 E-mail pambraley@mcacademy.com

 

Lu Ann Browne – Director of Development; Director of IT

browneLu Ann Browne is MCA’s Director of Development, which is a position formed to promote understanding, acceptance, and support of the mission and philosophy of the school in the surrounding area. She loves her work because it allows her to present MCA to the community and prospective parents. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from UNC-Charlotte, Mrs. Browne is also Director of Information Technology, supporting MCA’s technology infrastructure of desktops, laptops, interactive white boards, and AV equipment, another job she loves because she gets to “play” with technology every day. Before coming to MCA in 2005 to spend more time with her daughters, she worked in the IT department for USAirways as a computer programmer and project director.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail luannbrowne@mcacademy.com

 

Rodney King – Athletic Director

rodneykingMr. King earned his Bachelor degree in history, secondary education from Appalachian State University.  He comes to MCA after teaching AP US History in Stokes County, NC, since 2001.  He has also coached cross-country and track, and works for the NC High School Athletic Association to run the state track meet each year.  Mr. King and his family live in Westfield, NC, and his children attend MCA.  He enjoys running and being outdoors.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail rodneyking@mcacademy.com

 

Tracy Hodges – Upper School Office Manager

tracyhodgesA Mt. Airy native, Tracy is a 1995 graduate of North Surry High School.  She worked in a local medical practice before moving to Louisville, KY, in 2006 to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College.  She returned to Mt. Airy in 2014 to be closer to family.  In her spare time, Tracy enjoys teaching in her local church, watching her nephew play football, and spending time outdoors.

Phone Number 336.789.8421 E-mail tracyhodges@mcacademy.com

 

 

Shanda Lawson – Administrative Assistant and Business Manager

lawsonShanda Lawson is MCA’s Administrative Assistant and Business Manager. She graduated from Surry Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Office Technology, and worked fifteen years in an office environment at a local industry before becoming a stay-at-home mom for five years. Mrs. Lawson joined MCA in 2007. She lives in Mount Airy and is the proud mother of an MCA student.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail shandalawson@mcacademy.com

 

 

Kirby McCrary – Headmaster

mccraryKirby McCrary earned his undergraduate and first graduate degree from Appalachian State University in Spanish and education. Since then, he has earned a M.Ed. in education administration from UNC-Greensboro. Mr. McCrary came to MCA in 2002 with twenty-two years experience in both public and private education in grades kindergarten through twelve. Before coming to MCA, he served as the headmaster of a K-8 Christian school in Winston-Salem for six years. Before that, he taught in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System for ten years, and earlier he taught six years at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, where he also coached wrestling.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail kirbymccrary@mcacademy.com

 

Deby Mitchell – Director of Upward Bound

Mrs. Deby Mitchell is MCA’s Director of Upward Bound having oversight of the Challenge Center, the Exceptional Children (EC) Program, English Language Learners, and 504s. Ms. Mitchell has a BS in Special Education, an MSA in Education Leadership, and an Ed. S in Education Leadership.  She is certified in Special Education, General EC Curriculum, and Adaptive EC Curriculum. She also has a principal’s licensure and a superintendent’s licensure, and before coming to MCA, Mrs. Mitchell was an assistant principal in Wilkes County. She has twenty-one years of experience and a passion for working in the area of Exceptional Education.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail debymitchell@mcacademy.com

 

 

 

 Alaine Poteat – Registrar

poteatAlaine Poteat graduated from Mt. Airy High School and attended Surry Community College where she earned her Associates in Art Degree. She enjoys sports and working with children. She has been at MCA since its inception in 2000.
Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail alainepoteat@mcacademy.com

 

 

Tonya Price – Receptionist /  Lion’s Watch Director

priceTonya Price is the MCA Receptionist, and she is the Director of the Lion’s Watch before and after school care program. She joined MCA in 2012, but she’s spent many hours working as a volunteer prior to that. Tonya has lived in Mount Airy, NC, with her husband Chris and two children since 2002. She enjoys the small town atmosphere Mount Airy has to offer. Tonya puts a friendly voice on the phone for calls that come in, and she makes the Elementary Office a inviting place for students, staff, and parents alike.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail tonyaprice@mcacademy.com

 

 

 Michael Reeves – Lower School Director

Michael Reeves grew up in Surry County, graduating from North Surry High School.  He holds a bachelor degree in political science from Appalachian State University and two graduate degrees, a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of School Administration from Appalachian State University.  He, along with his wife, Emily, and his daughter, Sophia, reside in Mount Airy.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail michaelreeves@mcacademy.com

 

Kaley Umstead – Technology Assistant

Kaley Umstead works part time as a technology assistant, working on MCA’s One to One Laptop Program, as well as assisting teachers and students with technology needs and questions.  She is currently a college student studying Informational Technology, and she is MCA’s first alumna employee.  She lives with her family in Mount Airy.

Phone Number 336.789.8421 E-mail kaleyumstead@mcacademy.com