Dear Families,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of former BCA care staff member, Mr. Ray Steinmetz.

Mr. Steinmetz is the father of Jamie Steinmetz and Allyson Steinmetz, both who are currently serving on our care staff. He joined BCA in 2001 and served year-round as the afternoon after care assistant director with Melissa Swafford (former cc director) until 2019. He held this position in conjunction with TSA through the Chattanooga Airport.

Many of our older current students and alumni remember him fondly for his good humor and willingness to serve in any capacity, as he did many times throughout his employment at BCA.

Because so many of our faculty and staff would like to uphold and honor the Steinmetz family during this time of sudden loss, we will close school and child care for Monday, May 3.

Please refer to the link below for information on visitation and funeral services set for May 2 and May 3.

I ask that you especially lift up Jamie and Allyson at this time as they cope with the untimely passing of their father.


David Topp