Middle School Principal
Mr. Bakelaar will be entering his fourth year as the Middle School Principal at Hartfield Academy. He has over 30 years of experience in education, serving as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He has received National Recognition from the White House, where he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, the highest national Mathematics teaching honor.
“My God given gift is relating to students and to build positive relationships with our students, where they understand they can come to me with anything. Whether it is tutoring in Math or praying with students and their families, God has placed me where He wants me to be.”
MS Counselor, Bible Teacher
Kim Allen is a pastor’s wife and former homeschooling mother, and became a School Counselor at Veritas after raising her two children, Kat and John. She is a resident of Madison, MS where she has partnered with her husband, The Reverend Canon Keith Allen, to plant a church, Holy Trinity. Mrs. Allen is the Middle School Counselor, and teaches Bible to 6th through 9th grades. She is excited to be a part of students’ emotional and spiritual health and growth.
“It is a natural thing to encourage students to explore their feelings and frustrations through the lens of the Word of God. I am so thankful to be a part of such a growing, God-centered mission at Hartfield.”