Staff Directory

At Paramount Online Academy, we know that the success of our students depends on the strength of our staff. We’re here to support your child with focused instruction and your family with positive communication.

Dr. Brandalyn Hayes

School Director

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Dr. Brandalyn Hayes began her educational career in the Nashville Public Schools in 2009 as a Kindergarten teacher. She spent seven years teaching within the district before accepting her first Administrator position at Joelton Middle School. Over the next three years, Dr. Hayes served as Dean of Instruction and Dean of Students. During her time at Joelton, she worked with the Principal to increase all students' academic growth and achievement. Dr. Hayes became a Dean of Culture for 11th and 12th-grade students at RePublic High School. While at high school, she improved the credit recovery program to provide parents and students with consistent support and communication about progress and timelines for graduation credit completion.

She received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University in 2005 and obtained a master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2008. Dr. Hayes earned a master's degree in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2011 and a Doctorate in Education with a license in Administration from Lipscomb University in 2013.


Megan Bouckley

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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As a 2010 graduate of Indiana State University, Ms. Bouckley has supported students in various educational settings throughout her career in Education. From private childcare education to traditional urban public school systems to joining the Paramount team in 2016, Ms. Bouckley has experience providing high-quality education to students in both an on-campus and virtual setting. In the last five years, Ms. Bouckley has served Paramount Schools as an educator, school leadership team member, testing coordinator, and administrator. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, Ms. Bouckley has worked with students, families, and staff in Paramount’s Virtual Learning Program to ensure students’ high-quality educational experiences choosing a virtual pathway. With a passion for providing all students with exemplary standards-based, data-driven instruction, Ms. Bouckley looks forward to serving the staff, students, and parents of Paramount Online Academy.


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