Cambridge Welcomes New Assistant Director of Admissions

Name: Bailey Bridgeman (for now… Bailey Hammond in January!)

Title: Assistant Director of Admissions

Classes Teaching: Middle School Latin 1 and High School Latin 1

Professor Bridgeman

How did you get to Cambridge? I first came to know Cambridge as a student in the sixth grade. During the admissions process, Cambridge piqued my family’s interest because of its small Christian community and rigorous academic program. By the time I graduated in 2014, the mission of Cambridge had a hold on me – it had become an integral part of my story. In college, I often caught myself gravitating toward social groups that mirrored the Christ-centered relationships I had built in middle school and high school. I am excited to return to Cambridge as an employee because I believe this school has cast an amazing vision for furthering the Kingdom in Dallas. Our mission of Academic Discipleship has deeply impacted my faith and philosophy of education, and I am so excited to share my story and the school’s story to new families.  

What’s your favorite activity/sport? I love to run! I ran in two half marathons this year and plan to run in many more in the future. Unfortunately, I didn’t take up running until college. If I could do high school over again, I would have joined Cambridge’s cross country team. 

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? My fiance and I recently read an article about Copenhagen that made us want to visit ASAP. It’s an interesting city because of its commitment to design and sustainability. We are also both huge fans of the hygge aesthetic, which finds its roots in Denmark. Most importantly, we want to visit Copenhagen’s restaurants! First on the list would be Rene Redzepi’s restaurant, Noma. My fiance has been following Redzepi’s career for a long time, and visiting his restaurant has made it onto both of our bucket lists. 

If you could learn any new language, what would it be? I would love to learn Italian. I love watching Italian cooking shows, and can recognize a few words because of my background in Latin. I would love to fully understand the language though!