The primary purposes of the Board of Directors is to develop and review policy, hire senior administrative staff, review the performance of senior administrative staff and consulting staff, ensure financial accountability and maintain a well-kept campus. Our long-term vision for the school is a constant focus on exemplary Christian instruction, joyful learning for every student, passionate teachers, delighted parents, clean facilities, good governance and financial stability. This is the Board’s prayer, hope, and dream. Together we trust God that we are purposed to bless students with insights and habits that will serve them well for a lifetime. We welcome families to communicate with the Board by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin McCarthy – Acting-Chair
Kevin McCarthy joined the BCA Board in January 2015 and was elected Acting-Chair of the Board in May 2019. Kevin has worked in politics at the provincial and federal level for over a decade and now works at Enriched Academy. Kevin lives in Burlington with his wife Leanna and three children, who attend BCA. Kevin and his family attend Groundswell church.
Wendy Fretz – Past Chair
Since 1991 Wendy has been involved in a variety of roles at BCA, and previously Park Academy, and all four of her children attended and graduated from the school. Wendy has been married for 33 years, has four grown children and seven grandchildren and is retired after working with her husband in the pharmaceutical industry. Wendy attends the Meeting House.
Ken Johnson – Secretary
Ken Johnson joined the BCA Board in August 2014, and was elected Secretary of the Board in June 2015. Ken is a Sr. Project Manager for a Toronto based general contractor completing Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects. Ken lives in Burlington and attends Ebeneezer Canadian Reformed Church with his wife and son, who is a BCA graduate (2013).
Andrew Ponsen joined the BCA Board in May 2019. Since 2004 Andrew has worked at King’s Christian Collegiate. He has enjoyed the challenges involved in being the Director of Facilities for 14 years, including involvement in 5 major renovations/additions to the school facility during that time. Andrew has been married for 16 years to his second wife Teresa; his first wife having passed away in 1999. He has two married children and two fantastic grandchildren. When not busy with home and work life, you can find Andrew pursuing his passion – swimming, cycling or running in the Burlington area as he trains for triathlons. Andrew and Teresa attend Faith CRC in Burlington.
Robyn Ross joined the BCA Board in June 2019. Robyn has been involved in education since 1988 through teaching in private and public schools, in corporate education, operating a tutoring business and volunteering. Robyn lives in Oakville, with her husband, Steve Hayes, and their two children, who both attend BCA. Robyn and her family attend St. Matthew Catholic Parish.
Kim Beaman joined the BCA Board in July 2019 after being a classroom teacher at the school for eight years. She is also a graduate of the school. Kim currently serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry at West Highland Church in Hamilton. She lives in Burlington with her husband, Ross, and their three children.