Welcome to our new North Campus Grammar Principal, Lindsay Berryhill

Dear Academy Faculty and Staff,

What a joy it is to close the door on a long, cold winter and welcome the first inklings of spring!  It’s certainly been an unusual year, but in celebration of a new season, we have exciting news to share!

As most of you know, after nine years of faithful leadership and a commitment to student discipleship, Mrs. Taylor announced her retirement from the position of North Campus Grammar Principal at the end of last year.  Since that time, our Grammar School Hiring Committee has been hard at work collecting applications and conducting interviews in hopes of selecting a qualified candidate who possesses the proven leadership experience needed to bring continued flourishing to our North Campus in keeping with the mission and vision of The Academy. 

After an extensive search, covered in prayer and supplication, we are excited to introduce Lindsay Berryhill, our new North Campus Grammar Principal!

Lindsay graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 2005, holding a B.S. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Liberal Arts. She began her career as a passionate early childhood educator in Norman, where she taught students in kindergarten through second grade. In 2010, she took on the role of Founding Director of Terra Verde Discovery School in Norman. From its humble beginnings as a one-room schoolhouse with eight students to a vibrant campus encompassing sixty acres and serving 160+ students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade, Terra Verde has remained true to Lindsay’s mission to preserve the joys of childhood. 
Lindsay is mother to her daughter, Andrea, and together they joyfully anticipate their official adoption day in the coming months. She loves to tell their story as a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Lindsay and Andrea share a love of children’s literature, time spent outdoors, and their beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The greatest joy of Lindsay’s career is wholeheartedly walking alongside students and their families as they traverse the mountains and valleys of life. She is thrilled to be bringing together her experience as an enthusiastic school leader with her strong Christian faith.
Lindsay will step into her new position on June 1, with the appropriate “meet-and-greets” to follow.  We are confident that the passing of the torch will be smooth transition and look forward to the coming year with a sense of gratitude for God’s provision partnered with joyful expectation for all that awaits.  
As always, we thank you for your prayers and support during this process and pray that you enjoy a rich and relaxing Spring Break.
With thanksgiving,

Alita M. Richter