Our Head of School2018-04-30T12:20:33+00:00

Gavin Brettenny

Welcome to BFA

Black Forest Academy appoints new Head of School for the 2018/2019 school year.

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, Scott and Cammy Jones will be concluding their service at BFA and moving to Miami, Florida where Mr. Jones will serve as Head of Westminster Christian School. The Board is extraordinarily thankful for the Jones family’s investment at BFA over the past seven years. They will be greatly missed.

I am pleased to be able to share with you that Gavin Brettenny has been selected as BFA’s next Head of School. Mr. Brettenny, along with his wife, Bev, and two sons, Liam and Dylan, has lived in Kandern since January 2015. He has been serving on a part-time basis as BFA’s Director of Partnerships and as a member of BFA’s Directors’ Team. Mr. Brettenny’s main role during his time in Kandern has been as Director of Strategic Development for Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Africa.

Mr. Brettenny brings a great amount of Christian educational leadership experience to BFA. He has worked as a resident assistant, a teacher, a principal, and a school director. In his recent work with ACSI, he has been training school leaders in a number of African countries for the purpose of developing national Associations of Christian schools. Mr. Brettenny speaks at conferences around the world.

The Board is very thankful for God’s guidance throughout the search process and for Mr. Brettenny’s readiness to step into this role and serve as BFA’s Head of School. Mr. Brettenny has expressed his appreciation of and commitment to BFA’s mission statement and target audience. We are excited about the skill set and experience he brings to BFA, his commitment to Christian education, and his desire to support and lead the BFA community.

With gratefulness,

Karen McAdam
BFA Board Chair