grammar faculty

  • amy allen, sc blended latin

    Amy Allen is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a BSE in Elementary Education and a MS degree in Education Technology. She comes to The Academy after classically educating her three children at home for eight years. Amy loves to read, garden, and travel. One of her goals is to visit every continent - or at least six of them.

  • Jenifer atkins, Nc blended 1st Grade

    Jenifer is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned her BA in Special Education and her MEd in School Guidance and Counseling. She and her husband, Bob, have two daughters. She loves traveling, competing in triathlons, marathons, and time spent with family and friends.

  • Jennifer atwood, nc traditional 5th grade

    Jennifer has her BA from Baylor University, with a double-major in Museum Studies and Great Texts of the Western Tradition, minoring in History. She went on to earn an MSt in Medieval Studies from Oxford. She then spent three years as Curator of Medieval Manuscripts for a collection in OKC.

  • Liza baker, nc blended Pre-kindergarten

    Liza graduated with a BA in Religion from Baylor University. She has worked or OU's Center for Early Childhood Professional Development, specializing in facilitating classes focused on early childhood developmental milestones. Liza and her husband have two boys at The Academy and one toddler boy at home. She loves a good book, a good sale, a good laugh, and a good nap, preferably in that order.

  • sam broughton, nc traditional 3rd grade

    Rev. Broughton has a BA in Behavioral Science and a minor in History from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.

  • stephanie bryan, nc traditional 4th grade

    Stephanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching at a Christian school in Tulsa for three years, she moved to Forth Worth and earned her Masters in Christian Education from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. She has been teaching at a classical Christian school in Fort Worth for the past three years and is beyond excited to be back in the great state of Oklahoma.

  • Lindsay Burress, NC blended 3rd Grade

    Lindsay graduated from St. Gregory's University with a BA in Social Studies Education and Fine Arts. She has worked in youth ministry for the past 10 years. She and her husband, Randy, have two children enrolled in The Academy. She loves reading, gardening, and outdoor living.

  • carleigh burroughs, nc traditional 4th grade

    Carleigh graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2011 with her degree in secondary English education with Cum Laude honors. Previously she taught fourth and fifth grades at Covenant Classical School in Forth Worth. She and her husband are in love with classical Christian education and can't wait for their infant son to join The Academy!

  • Nancy carr, nc blended & traditional art

    Nancy is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BS degree in Education, and is an ongoing student at The Conservatory of Classical Art in Edmond. She enjoys working and managing a substantial vegetable garden and spending time with her four sons, their wives and her many grandchildren.

  • rachel cary, nc blended & traditional latin

    A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Rachel received her BA from Hillsdale College, where she majored in music and studied Latin extensively. Her love for Latin began at her classical Christian high school. As the oldest of six, she has a lifelong love of working with children.

  • charity chan, nc traditional pre-kindergarten

    Charity graduated with a BA in Speech Communications. She has been blessed to spend time working with children overseas and is excited to continue working with the young scholars of The Academy.


  • ruth cochrum, nc blended 1st grade

    Ruth earned her BA in Early Childhood Education at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. Since then she has taught English overseas in Hungary and taught in public school for three years. She and her husband, Travis, live in outhwest Oklahoma City. Together they enjoy competing in triathlons, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

  • amanda deshotels, sc blended kindergarten

    Amanda graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a BA in Communications and a minor in French. She spent two and a half years in North Africa but now lives in Washington with her husband and two girls (both Academy students).

  • laura despain, nc blended pK3


  • sara fisher, nc blended kindergarten

    Sara is a graduate of OBU with a degree in Elementary Education. She has taught various ages and in a number of settings for the past fourteen years. Sara and her husband, Jason, have three children, two boys at the North campus in the blended model, and a baby girl. The Fisher family lives in Midwest City.

  • kim forgue, sc blended kindergarten

    Kim graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Community Health and Sociology. She has worked with children in many different settings for several years. She and her husband Micah live in Mustang and have one son who attends the south blended campus of The Academy.

  • Kim frakes, sc blended 2nd grade

    Kim earned her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. Since then she has taught nine years in public and private education. She lives in Norman on an urban farm with her funny and awesome family.

  • jenny fudickar, nc blended 2nd grade

    Jenny earned her BA in Elementary Education from East Central University and an MA of Education in Instructional Media-Library Information from the University of Central Oklahoma. She and her husband, Ben, live in Oklahoma City with their two daughters.

  • lorie gray, nc/sc blended 2nd grade

    Lorie has earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Central Oklahoma. She has sixteen years of experience and this is her seventh year at The Academy. She and her husband, Doug, have four children who all love to travel together. She also enjoys being a fitness instructor at the YMCA.

  • allison harms, nc Music

    Allison graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a Bachelor's in Music Education. Allison has taught music to various grades in the Dallas area, and also spent some time working in children's ministry. She grew up in Edmond, and has recently moved back to the Edmond area. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband, Ryan, and their children Lylah and Andrew.

  • ashley hensley, nc art

    Ashley graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma where she majored in Fine Arts and minored in Russian History. She enjoys nature, caring for her vegetable garden, and spending time with her husband and two children. Her son and daughter are students at The Academy.

  • tara jett, nc/sc blended 3rd grade

    Tara graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and previously taught in public schools for nine years.  Along with working at The Academy, she works as an office administrator for Young Life.  She and her husband , Bo, have four children.

  • gaylee koehler, nc traditional kindergarten

    Gaylee is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, where she earned her BA in Special Education. She also holds a certification in Early Childhood Education, and has been teaching students in a variety of settings over the past 16 years. She and her husband, Michael, have three children. She loves traveling, music, and time spent with family and friends.

  • DARCI MAYS, NC TRADITIONAL 2nd GRADE

    Darci graduated from the University of Oklahoma and holds an Oklahoma teaching certificate in Art. She and her husband, Jeff, have six children. She is passionate about missions and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

  • SUE MCCLELLAN, SC BLENDED 3RD GRADE

    Sue earned her BA and MA from the University of Illinois-Champaign. She loves to read, play with her kids (she and her husband, Mark, have boy/girl twins), and train her dog, Kelvin.

  • CINDY MCCOOK, NC blended PK3

    Cindy is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned her MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked several years in the public school setting as a speech-language pathologist in Fort Worth and College Station, Texas. Cindy and her husband, Clayton, have two daughters.

  • JENNI MCINTOSH, SC BLENDED 1ST GRADE

    Jenni earned her BA in Elementary Education from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. She and her husband, Mat, have five children and live in Norman, where Mat is a pastor.


  • cissa newberry, nc blended 4th grade

    Cissa graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Theater. She and her husband, Russell, have four children who attend The Academy. She is, and always will be, the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.

  • jessica orr, sc blended 4th grade

    Jessica is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she earned a BS in elementary education and her MA in Teaching.  She and her husband, Brent, have one daughter and two sons at The Academy.  Jessica loves traveling, running, her sweet family, and a good book.

  • christy PHELPS, SC art

    Christy has taught oil painting to students in other organizations and incorporated her love for art while working at a local art studio, inn, and teaching fitness. She also enjoys being a mom and is excitedly pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

  • pat pierce, nc blended 5th grade

    Pat graduated from UCO with a Master's degree in Reading Education and has taught for twenty-five years in a variety of elementary settings. She loves flower gardening, piano and reading. She and her husband, Bob, have six wonderful grandchildren.

  • tina ray, nc/sc blended 1st grade

    Tina earned her BA from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. She and her husband, Russell, have two married children and one grandson. She enjoys photography, quilting, reading, and serving with the 1040i ministry in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

  • becky reichert, sc BLENDED PRE-KINDERGARTEN

    Becky is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her BA in Early Childhood education. She has taught various ages and in a number of different settings over the past 10 years. She lives in Norman with her husband and son.

  • kimberly reynolds, nc blended & traditional pe

    Kimberly earned her Bachelors in English, with minors in Religion and Business. She loves working with students and leading them in physical education or athletics.


  • Twila Rhoring, Sc blended pre-kindergarten


  • gwyneth rinner, nc traditional 1st grade

    Gwyneth was born and raised in Oklahoma City and attended college at Biola University in Los Angeles, where she majored in Communication Disorders and minored in Bible. She enjoys traveling and being with family and friends.


  • mark robinson, nc/sc blended pe

    Mark holds aBA in Industrial Arts Education with minors in Psychology and Physical Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Hobbies include humor writing, carpentry, fiction writing, camping, family, living, loving, and laughter.

  • allison scott, nc traditional kindergarten

    Allison is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University where she earned a BA in history and anthropology and plans to pursue higher education in the future. She enjoys gardening, good coffee, and a well-placed Lord of the Rings reference.

  • sherri smittle, nc/sc blended 5th grade

    Sherri graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science. She loves reading, playing board games, and spending time with her family.

  • emily stanfill, sc blended music

    Emily is passionate about music education. Along with teaching at he Academy, Emily runs a private clarinet and piano studio in OKC. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Music degree from New York University. Emily and her husband, Jordan, enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending OU football games.

  • ALLISON STEPHENS, NC Blended Pre-kindergarten

    Allison is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she earned her BA in Psychology. She and her husband stay busy with their four children. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, gardening, and traveling.


  • cindy strum, nc blended kindergarten

    Cindy is a graduate of OSU earning a BS and MS degree in Economics. Cindy and her husband, Mike, have three children, a boy who is a senior at Edmond Santa Fe High School, a daughter who is Sophomore at The Academy, and a 7th grade boy who is homeschooled. Cindy loves kids and spending time with her family who lives in Edmond.


  • zereta sucharski, nc blended 3rd grade

    Zereta served five years in the United States Navy as a Seabee where she met her husband, John. After their enlistments, they moved to Chicago and were involved in Church-planting. Relocating to Blanchard in 2012, they are currently building a home there. They have two daughters: one who attends Central campus and the other North blended model.

  • missy wagner, nc traditional 2nd grade

    Missy graduated from Geneva College in Pennsylvania with a BS in Elementary Education. She taught four years at a Christian school in Enid, Oklahoma before moving to Oklahoma City.

  • stacie weichbrodt, sc blended 4th grade

    Stacie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Education. She has been teaching for the past twelve years. She is Mommy to two beautiful kids, her five year old son, and a brand new baby girl. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially outdoors.


  • abbie wickersham, Sc blended kindergarten

    Abbie earned her degree in Elementary Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has taught third and fourth grade at Veritas Classical Academy and Kindergarten at El Reno Public Schools. She and her husband, Jody, live in Newcastle with their five children, two cats, and dog. She enjoys jogging, doodling, journaling, good coffee, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • cathy young, NC Blended Pre-kindergarten

    Cathy Young has a BS in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma and a ME in early childhood education from Texas Women's. She and her husband recently moved from the Dallas area. She enjoys her summertime snorkeling and hiking.