Meet Our Founders
Mrs. Kelly Conroy has been teaching since 1992 and knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was in second grade and had one of the most caring teachers ever. Mrs. Conroy gained early acceptance to Keene State College and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in mathematics education. After graduation, her first job was teaching Kindergarten through Sixth grades in Reading, Vermont, where she worked for four years. Realizing she wanted to be a better teacher, Mrs. Conroy moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to attend the University of Colorado (UCCS). She graduated in 2000 with her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in gifted and talented instruction.
While attending UCCS, she also taught in Academy School District #20, teaching first through fourth grades at Rockrimmon and Academy International Elementary (AIES) Schools and served as the Talented and Gifted Coordinator at AIES. Mrs. Conroy had the distinct honor and privilege of being a part of a fantastic staff, which opened Academy International Elementary, the first public school International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in North America. She taught at AIES until departing after the 2002-2003 school year to begin raising her family. She returned to teaching in 2017 after being hired at Hickory Ridge Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia.
In the summer of 2020, Mrs. Conroy received a certificate in autism education from Liberty University. Her passion continues to be educating each child as a unique person created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). In the fall of 2020, Mrs. Conroy co-founded and opened Bridge Way Preparatory (BWP) Christian School and continues to follow the path God is leading her and cannot wait to see the plans He has for BWPCS. Outside of education, Mrs. Conroy enjoys spending time with her husband Justin and their three daughters (Jillian 18, Stephanie 15, & Abigail 14). They enjoy traveling and visiting different parts of the United States as well as other countries.
Mrs. Lynnetta M. Seabury is a teacher known to be a “Ball of Fire” when she walks into any classroom. Her love for teaching started at an early age, frequently playing school with her grandmother, siblings, and cousins. Mrs. Seabury has worked in private school education for over 20 years, enjoying every moment to the fullest.
Mrs. Seabury’s background working and teaching in private schools includes several years at the Wee Center, a private institution in Pensacola, Florida, and years teaching at The Children’s Primary School in San Diego, California. True to herself as she always is, her propensity to lean toward involvement in the life of young people lead her to spend several years as a guidance counselor at the University of Phoenix in San Diego, CA. Mrs. Seabury has worked as a CAO (Chief Administration Officer) for St. Michael’s by the Sea in Carlsbad, California. Her mission in life is to create environments where individuals discover and successfully walk in their destiny. In relocating to the Virginia area, Mrs. Seabury worked at Hickory Ridge Academy as the Science Department Head and History teacher. Education and Management have always been a part of her makeup.
Mrs. Seabury holds a baccalaureate degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Management, giving her an advantage in managing the classroom setting without skipping a beat. Mrs. Seabury is a professor at Centura College and teaches business courses. Mrs. Seabury was also inducted into the 2022 Marquis Who's Who in America. God is first in Mrs. Seabury’s life. She is married to a wonderful, patient man, Jeffrey (affectionately known as Pastor Jeff), with two handsome sons, David and Jonathan, and a doggie named Athena.