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 the Finance Director for MCA.  She graduated from Surry Community College with an Associates Degree in Accounting.  Prior to MCA, she was the Payroll Manager for 12 year for a multi state corporation.  Patty is the proud Nana of two MCA students who have been attending MCA since they started school. She enjoys being able to work at the school her granddaughters attend!  Priceless!

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]


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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]


Rodney King – Athletic Director

Mr. 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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]



 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 [email protected]


Kaley Pruitt – Technologist

Kaley Pruitt works as a technologist, working on MCA’s One to One Laptop Program, as well as assisting teachers and students with technology needs and questions. She is MCA’s first alumna employee, Kaley has worked here since 2016.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]


Angie Umstead – Upper School Office Receptionist

umsteadAngie Umstead graduated from Surry Community College with a Associates in Applied Science degree. She worked as a substitute teacher for 5 years before accepting the position as 3rd grade TA. Mrs. Umstead lives in Mt. Airy with her husband and children; her children are alumni students from MCA.
Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]