kristin mannschreck

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.

Fr. Nathan carr

The Headmaster leads The Academy by casting and safeguarding its vision and overseeing its overall operations, as well as shaping and developing The Academy's culture, staff, and curricular offerings.

Nathan Carr’s introduction to and subsequent love of great books occurred in the Western Civ classroom at Oklahoma Baptist University. After graduation from the University of Central Oklahoma, Nathan enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary and earned a Masters of Arts in Religion. He has also completed post-graduate work at the University of Toronto's Wycliffe College, is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, and is Vicar of St. James Episcopal Church of Oklahoma City.

Mr. Carr began serving at Providence Hall in 2006, teaching secondary school math and science, functioning as Upper School Development Director and then Provost before becoming Headmaster for The Academy. He is married to Sarah, and they have six children.

jesse blackwood

Jesse Blackwood is a writer, teacher, poet, and tour guide. He holds an Honors degree in Early Modern Studies and Classics from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie. He has worked in various teaching capacities with youth including as a high school Latin teacher, an elementary ESL teacher, as the director of a not-for-profit dedicated to serving youth living in poverty, and as a university Don. For his work with youth in Halifax’s North End he was awarded community worker of the year. And in 2017 he was the writer in residence at the University of King’s College. He currently leads tours for Rick Steve’s Europe through Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Swizerland, and the Netherlands. When not traveling through Europe he working to complete his first novel and poetry collection.