After many weeks of reviewing a number of qualified candidates, the Conference Executive Committee, acting upon the recommendation of the Administrative Committee, has elected Stephen Bralley to be the new Superintendent of Education.

Bralley is presently the principal/7th-8th grade teacher at Shoal Creek SDA School in Peachtree City, Ga. where he has served for the past five years. Before serving in Georgia, he was the principal at Great Plains Academy in Enterprise, Kans. where he contributed as boys’ dean, teacher, and as the head administrator for 9 years.

He began his teaching career in the public school system of Putnam County, Tenn., and in addition to his expertise as both a teacher and an administrator, is fully endorsed in Elementary Education, and on the Secondary level in the areas of Social Studies, History, English, and Civics. His academic background includes graduating from Little Creek Academy, attending Southern Adventist University, and graduating from Tennessee Tech University with his undergraduate degree. Bralley grew up in Cookeville, Tenn. where his parents still live.

He met his wife, Tina, while they were both serving as camp staff at Cohutta Springs, and would eventually become the Youth Camp Associate Director there. His love for youth, teaching talent, expertise in technology, and his devotion to Jesus and God’s Church, combined with his demonstrated ability to work well with educators and students drew the attention of our search committee and we are pleased he is joining our team this summer.

He and his wife, Tina, an accountant, have two children; their son Xander is 9 years old, and their daughter Katherine is 6.  We welcome the Bralleys to Kentucky-Tennessee!

Photo: Xander, Stephen, Katherine, and Tina Bralley