About Us

Faculty Profile
Kevin Bracher, Ph.D.
Head of School
Kevin Bracher is the head of school at Whitefield Academy. He began at Whitefield in 2007 as principal of the Middle School and continued to assume roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to his appointment as head of school, he was serving as the school’s academic dean focusing on curriculum, faculty development, testing, technology, and accreditation. With over 25 years of experience as an educator, Bracher has demonstrated consistent dedication to excellence, integrity, and Christ-centered leadership in both public and private schools. His career began as a high school math teacher (ranging from algebra through AP calculus) and coach of three sports, followed by leadership posts in all three K-12 levels - high school, middle school, and elementary school. Bracher has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and three graduate degrees from Georgia State University, including a Ph.D. in educational leadership.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
I’ve worked in a variety of schools in the Atlanta area for over twenty years—public schools, private schools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, schools with diverse student bodies, and schools with relatively homogeneous student bodies. Based on those experiences and what I’ve learned about schools in the area, I am convinced you will not find another school outside of Whitefield that graduates a group of alumni with a stronger combination of strength of intellect, maturity in Christ, and diversity of giftedness.

Why I love my job:
Teachers have always been among my most admired heroes. Because of teachers, I began to sense a calling into education as a young child and have been blessed by such heroes throughout my life. I love having a job that enables me to serve and support teachers to be the best they can be in having the same kind of impact on today’s students that teachers have had on me. Their potential for impact is limitless at Whitefield since they are teaching students in a covenant community, where they can tap into the power of Jesus Christ and a partnership with parents with the same ultimate aims. What an opportunity!

On a personal note


My family:
My wife Becky and I have four children who all attend Whitefield: Stephen ('14), Kathryn ('15), Anna ('20) and John Robert ('22).

Hometown:
Oak Ridge, Tennessee