ADMINISTRATIVE & support STAFF

  • darla benoit

    Admissions assistant

    Darla is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned a MEd in Speech-Language Pathology and has worked with children for 15 years in a variety of settings. She and her husband, Tim, have twin boys who attend The Academy.

  • sheri boughman

    NORTH CAMPUS OFfice manager

    Sheri graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Education; her Comprehensive Social Studies degree included a major in History with minors in Geography, Economics and Political Science.

  • Lori clark

    FINANCIAL coNtroller

    Lori graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting and from California State University (Fullerton) with an MS in taxation. Lori and her husband, Rod, moved to Norman in 2011. They have four children, two of which are at The Academy and two have graduated.


  • Rachel Cole

    Culture and Events Coordinator, South Campus

    A Norman girl through and through, Rachel grew up in west Norman and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. After a break as a stay at home mom to her two girls, Olivia Grace and Emma Rose, Rachel is super excited to join The Academy as the Culture and Events Coordinator the the South Campus. Rachel enjoys running, watching movies, a good book and cheering on the Sooners! 

  • Jamie Howell

    CULTURE AND EVENTS MANAGER, NORTH CAMPUS

    Jamie has lived in Oklahoma all her life and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. While attending the University of Central Oklahoma, Jamie met her husband Chris and they have two daughters, who both attend The Academy in the Traditional model. Having been part of The Academy as a parent long before she became a staff member, Jamie loves that her role lets her engage with the community and share in the mission and vision of The Academy even more.

  • Rhonda jones

    NORTH CAMPUS Assistant principal

    Rhonda earned a BS in Elementary Education from Evangel University and an MA in Counseling from AGTS. She is a certified teacher and licensed counselor in the state of Oklahoma. Rhonda has been working with students in educationally developmental roles since 1998. She is passionate about classical Christian education, and she and her husband, David, are blessed to have their daughter, Emily, attend The Academy.

  • darla lynn

    south CAMPUS principal

    Darla started as a parent when her oldest child began kindergarten in 2004. Two of her children have graduated from The Academy and she currently has two children enrolled here as well. She began as the HR Coordinator and is now the principal of our South Campus. She and her family live in Norman.

  • kristin mannschreck

    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

    Originally from Edmond, Kristin graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Secondary Math Education and a minor in Spanish language. She was a member of the Chi Omega women's fraternity.

  • nola moseley

    SOUTH CAMPUS Office manager

    Nola is married to Matt and is blessed to have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and four wonderful grandchildren! She attends Eagle Heights Church in Southwest OKC, where her husband is the student pastor. Before coming to The Academy, Nola served as Admin. Assistant to the Dean of Hobbs College at Oklahoma Baptist University.

  • alita richter

    Director of human resources

    Alita has enjoyed a rich career in Church Management and recently completed the Christian Non-Profit Leadership Credential program through Azusa Pacific University. Alita and her husband, Jim, live in Edmond and have five grandchildren, three of whom attend The Academy.


  • Josh spears

    Lyceum  director

    Josh earned a BA in Theology at Hillsdale FWB College and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. Hobbies include carpentry, watching college football, reading World War II memoirs, and photography.

  • judy swanson

    North campus administrative assistant

    Judy has been involved in education for the past 28 years, homeschooling her five children from K-12th grades.  She has also enjoyed teaching co-op classes and substituting at The Academy where three of her five amazing grandchildren attend classes.  Judy is a lifelong Edmond resident, where she lives with her husband Gary.

  • ann taylor

    north campus principal

    Ann graduated from Colorado University with a BS in Education and a minor in Science and has 35 hours towards her MA in Special Education. She is also certified as a Level 1 therapist in the National Institute of Learning Differences. Ann served as Operations Manager for the USO overseeing six stations throughout S. Korea while stationed there with her husband for two years.

  • rebecca wedel

    Admissions DIRECTOR

    Rebecca earned a BA in Psychology from Texas A&M University and worked with special education students before moving to Norman and marrying her husband, Todd. They have two daughters.

  • todd wedel

    academic dean & central CAMPUS principal

    Todd earned a BA in English and History from Oklahoma Baptist University and an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Oklahoma. A gifted curriculum developer, Todd has been a frequent presenter at ACCS conferences.

  • lois white

    Central campus office manager

    Lois holds a Bachelors in Mathematics from Wheaton College, loves music, cooking, and decorating, and runs a grammar school lunch room like a fine banquet hall. She and her husband, Dan, have one daughter.

  • Eric Williams

    electronic systems manager