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Careers at Battle Ground Academy

Meara Waxman, Upper School English Faculty

Working at BGA means being part of an inclusive community committed to igniting and nurturing student curiosity, intellect, and character.

At Battle Ground Academy, we take pride in fostering an enriching and dynamic educational environment, and our commitment to excellence extends to our faculty. Teaching at BGA offers educators a unique and fulfilling professional experience, where innovation and collaboration are not just encouraged but celebrated. Our supportive community values the diverse talents and perspectives that each teacher brings, creating a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere for both educators and students alike. With small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and a strong emphasis on professional development, BGA provides the ideal setting for educators to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our bright and motivated students. 

Competitive benefits and vibrant living

Battle Ground Academy is not just a place to teach; it's a community that values innovation, collaboration, and academic excellence. Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries, comprehensive health benefits, generous leave policies, and ample professional development opportunities. Nestled in the charming city of Franklin, our educators benefit from a perfect blend of close-knit community life and the cultural richness of nearby Nashville. Join BGA and thrive in an environment that celebrates both personal and professional growth.

Our commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunity employmentAt Battle Ground Academy, we are committed to building a diverse community, and we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Faculty Spotlights

Dave Lassell

Dave Lassell is a band teacher in his fifth year at BGA and his 19th year of teaching. Dave really enjoys working with beginning band students and showing all students the value in striving to produce music at a high level. His favorite musician is the saxophonist Michael Brecker. 

Spartacus Crawford

Spartacus Crawford is a math teacher in his second year at BGA and seventh year of teaching overall. Spartacus teaches Algebra I and Pre-Calculus, and he is also involved with both the middle- and upper-school tennis programs. He credits his former teacher Yuko Prefume with showing him how to care for students at a high level while still upholding high standards. Students in Mr. Crawford’s class can expect to collaborate with each other while sharing their thoughts and work with the whole class. 

Monica Frazier

Monica Frazier is the Lower School Spanish teacher and in her 18th year of teaching, 11 of which have been at BGA. Monica also serves as the Lower School’s Director of After School Programs and the Coordinator of the division’s inclusion and belonging work. Mrs. Frazier loves teaching about Spanish cultural traditions like Dia de los Muertos, and her students can expect a lot of singing, music, and fun.