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Mr. Patrick Spangler 
423 476-0650



I am excited about the future of Bradley Central and honored to have the opportunity to serve the students and faculty at the best high school in the country! My love for Bradley began many years ago. I walked the halls as a student-athlete at BCHS from '99-'01. I continued my academic and baseball career at Lee University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  After graduation, I worked in Human Resources for Randstad North America (4 years) before I was called into education and back to my alma mater, Bradley Central. I received my Masters of Education and Leadership from Lee University while teaching Business, Work-Based Learning, and serving as an assistant boys basketball coach for the past ten years. I served as an assistant principal in the BCHS Business Academy for a year prior to being named Principal of Bradley in June 2019.


I have been married eleven years to my beautiful wife Jan who serves as the assistant women’s basketball coach for Lee University. Together we have two “full of life” little boys, Hudson (6) and Houston (2). During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, running, and being outdoors.



Mrs. Angela Neely
Humanities Academy Principal
423-476-0650 ext 3016


Welcome to Bradley Central High School. It is with great pleasure that I represent the administrative team in the Humanities Academy. I am beginning my 28th year in education, 16th year in administration, and first year with the Humanities Academy. Before entering administration, I taught students in the area of mathematics and science. All years but eight have been at Bradley Central.  For eight years, I taught at Trewhitt Junior High School. I currently hold an Educational Specialist Degree from Tennessee Technological University in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.  I also graduated from UTC (M Ed), Lee College (BS), and BCHS (Honor). I am married and have one daughter. I enjoy singing, fishing, and dancing. I look forward to the 2019-2020 school year.


Mr. Terry McElhaney
STEM Academy Principal
423-476-0650 ex. 3027

I'm looking forward to a great year at Bradley Central High School.  I was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN.  I am married to my wonderful wife, Christie McElhaney, who also teaches at Bradley Central.  I have two children, Ryan, and Kyndall McElhaney.  I graduated from Chattanooga High School.  I received my Associates Degree in education from Chattanooga State Community College, my Bachelors Degree in special education from UTC and my Master's Degree in administration from Lincoln Memorial University.  I have taught at Brown Middle School (4 years), Ringgold High School (1 year), Walker Valley High School (6 years), and currently bleed black and gold at Bradley Central High School.   


Mr. Tyler Rich  
Freshman Academy Principal
423 476-0650 ext 3010


I was raised in Augusta, Georgia and moved to Tennessee in 1997. I attended Red Bank High School, where I met my wife Sarah and went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I began my teaching career at East Lake Academy before moving to my alma mater (Red Bank High School) where I taught 9th grade and coached football and baseball for 6 years. I then moved to Soddy Daisy High School where I continued to teach and coach football for 3 ½ years before moving into administration at East Ridge Middle School. I was the assistant principal at ERMS for 2 years and then transitioned to East Ridge High School for the 2018-19 school year. I am beginning my 13th year of education, 4th year as an assistant principal, and 1st in Bradley County. I am looking forward to the awesome opportunity of serving our faculty, staff, students, and families of Bradley Central High School. I know that my family and I look forward to a great 2019-20 school year.


I am married to Sarah (14 years) and have three children (Garyn-12, Ansley-8, and Layne-6)