Allison Bass (email)
Allison Bass is a distinguished educator with two decades of experience in both the public and private school setting. After graduating from Mississippi State University, Allison began her teaching career in Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi. After moving to Florida, she taught grades 2-5 in Duval County Public Schools. In 2014, Allison began teaching 3rd grade at Beaches Chapel School. She has held many leadership roles over the years such as developing curriculum, chairing various committees, serving as a lead teacher, improving academics, and playing a critical role in many aspects of school improvement plans. She is empathetic to every student’s need, every teacher’s struggle and to the community’s challenges. She believes that keeping a positive atmosphere is key to success and that teamwork is the ultimate way a school can be successful. Her work ethic, vision, passion, and commitment to excellence make Allison a natural leader. She is married to Sam and has four children.
Kathy McWilliams (email)
Kathy McWilliams is the Guidance Counselor at Beaches Chapel School. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching and in school counseling. Kathy has served in a vast amount of leadership positions in Duval County Public Elementary, Middle and High Schools, from coordinating Dual enrollment programs and leading AICE Cambridge Programs. She also worked with military families, homeless students and international students. Kathy holds a B.A. in Elementary and Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Canisius College and an ABD in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. She is an expert speaker on academics, accelerated coursework, suicide prevention, drug abuse and depression. Kathy is married to Jack and they have eight children.
Jason Myers (email)
Jason Myers joined Beaches Chapel as the Financial Director in August 2021. He is responsible for overseeing all finances related to Beaches Chapel School and Church. Prior to being employed at Beaches Chapel, Jason lived in Albuquerque, NM through High School. He then attended Western New Mexico University as a student athlete on the golf team where he double majored in BBA Accounting and BS Operations Management. After college, Jason was hired as a tax preparer with Moss Adams LLP for a tax season then served 13 years as the Senior Auditor for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe developing extensive operational management and accounting skills within the ministry and education sector. Jason moved to Fernandina Beach in May 2021 and currently resides with his sister and brother-in-law.