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.”