District Administrators and Support Staff

Amy Allen

Comm. Director/Curriculum & Development
Amy is currently working on a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Oklahoma, where she is also an instructor, after earning a BSE in Elementary Education and an MS in Education Technology.  She loves to travel and hopes, one day, to visit every continent.

Lindy Beswick

Admissions Coordinator
Lindy earned her bachelor’s degree in English from East Central University and her master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.  She lives in Norman with her husband and their two children. 

Darla Benoit

Admissions Director
Darla is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned a M.Ed in Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked at The Academy as a teacher and Administrator for eight years. She and her husband, Tim, live in Norman and have twin boys who are in the Dialectic school at The Academy.

Sheri Boughman

Business Office Coordinator
Sheri earned a B.S. in Education from Kent State University with a Comprehensive Social Studies major.  She enjoys reading, crossword puzzles,  and sudoku.  She and her husband love hosting their children and 13 grandchildren.

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.

Jamie Howell

Culture and Events Manager
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. Jamie has lived in Oklahoma all her life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. 

Rhonda Jones

Director of Accomodations

In addition to serving as our Midtown principal, Rhonda also serves as the Accommodations Director.  Rhonda has been working with students in educationally developmental roles since 1998. 

Kristin Mannschreck

Chief of Staff
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.

Rob McKinzie

Athletics Director

Rob McKinzie is The ACADEMY Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach.  Coach MAC earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from York College (NE) and his master’s degree from University of Central Oklahoma. In his free time, Rob likes to ride road bikes and enjoy family vacations.

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

Serving for roughly 179 months at the Academy teaching, Josh Spears has taught all manner of subjects, mostly in the biblical, theological and philosophical world after spending the usual amount of months earning a bachelor of arts in Theology from Randall University and a master of arts in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.  In his free time he likes to write website bios, take naps, yell at/because of football games, spend time with one wife/four children, read, watch Netflix, think about climbing fourteeners and steadfastly avoid Oxford commas.

Eric Williams

Technology Lead
More info coming soon!