Kathryn Bremner
Mrs. Bremner is the Executive Director and Head of School at Grace Christian School. A Virginia educator who has worked with over a hundred schools across the country in the area of curriculum development and classroom instruction, she is a former math and science middle school teacher. During her ten years at the middle grades level, Mrs. Bremner was a member of a collaborative team working extensively with gifted learning, special needs, and English as second language students. In addition to her role as a classroom teacher, she served as a clinical faculty member to James Madison University’s middle grades program, co-teaching pre-service education classes. Mrs. Bremner has served as the Associate Executive Director for the Virginia Middle School Association and as a board member for the Virginia Schools to Watch program. She has served as an education consultant and curriculum specialist for Modern Red School House and for Nancy Larson Publishers. Mrs. Bremner received a B.S. degree in Sociology from Bridgewater College, an M.Ed degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in middle grades curriculum and an endorsement in Educational Leadership from James Madison University. Mrs. Bremner, her husband, David, and their two children reside in Mechanicsville where they are active members of Mechanicsville Christian Center.

Jennifer Britton

Mrs. Britton is the Principal and Academic Advisor at Grace Christian School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with distinction, from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Teaching from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.  Mrs. Britton has over 20 years of experience in education. She is a former Hanover County classroom teacher and Math and Reading SOL Support Coach. She has worked extensively with both gifted and remedial students specializing in developing individualized academic student success plans. Mrs. Britton has been a member of the Hanover community for over 30 years. She and and her family are active members of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Mechanicsville.

Brian Shay

Coach Shay is the Athletic Director of Grace Christian School. Coach Shay is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Marygrove College with a Master’s degree in The Art of Teaching. He also completed his Administrative Degree from the University of Dayton. Coach Shay spent over twenty years in Ohio as a classroom teacher, coach, athletic director and an administrative leader.

In 2010, he was called to leave the education field behind and travel north to Wisconsin to work at Rawhide, a Christian boys’ ranch for troubled teens. After one year, God lead him to Virginia where he spent two years as middle school math teacher in Henrico County Public Schools.

Coach Shay is ardent about seeing people of all ages growing in their relationship with the Lord, experiencing a heart transformation and applying God’s principles to their lives. His personal motto is, “it’s not just about knowing, it is about DOING. It’s not enough to know the will of the Father, it is about living it.” Coach Shay, his wife Angela, and their daughter Ainsley, are members of Fairmount Christian Church.

Higher Learning. Higher Purpose.