Midtown Campus Faculty and Staff

Rhonda Jones

Midtown Campus Principal

Rhonda earned her bachelor’s degree in Education at Evangel University and her Master’s in Counseling from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.  In her free time, Rhonda likes to hike with her family.

Alex Kelley

Midtown Campus Asst. Principal

Alex is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in History, Math, and minored in Ancient Greek.  Alex also enjoys teaching Humanities, Government, Oklahoma History and Economics at The Academy.

Rhetoric Teachers

Jennifer Atwood

Jennifer received a BA from Baylor University and an MSt in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. She also served as Curator of Medieval Manuscripts for a private collection in Oklahoma City for several years. Jennifer can often be found singing in the choir at All Souls’ Episcopal Church or curled up with a warm cup of tea and a good book. 

Olivia Bates

Olivia Bates serves as the Chair of the Math Department and teaches Rhetoric level math classes. She received a BA in Secondary Math Education and an MS in Mathematics. In her free time, Olivia likes to garden, travel, and visit local coffee shops. 

Andrew Black

Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma Baptist University where he also minored in Biblical Studies. He earned his master’s degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University where he wrote his thesis on the theophanies in Shakespeare’s late Romances. In his free time, Andrew likes to have long conversations with good friends and to go on long walks with his wife and daughter.

Carol Hammontree


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Alex Kelley


Alex is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in History, Math, and minored in Ancient Greek.  Alex also enjoys teaching Humanities, Government, Oklahoma History and Economics at The Academy.

Charlotte Mills


In addition to teacher courses at the Dialectic and Rhetoric level, Charlotte serves as the Science Chair.  After serving in the USAF for six years, she completed her Bachelor degree in Science Education at the University of Oklahoma.  She also has a Masters in STEM Curriculum. 

Brittany Noble

Brittany earned a  BA and MS in Pure Mathematics at California State University, Northridge, as well as a MS in Economics from Baylor University.  She enjoys plants, lattes, and working out.

Anne Risch

Anne Risch serves as the Chair of the Humanities Department as well as teaches Rhetoric level Practicum and Omnibus courses.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and in Theology from Oklahoma Baptist University and also taught English for the Defense University of Mongolia. When not teaching, Anne enjoys such grandmotherly activities as knitting, baking pies, embroidery, tending to her houseplants, and caring for two her cats. 

Laura Santelmann


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Josh Spears

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.

Jen Stall

Debate and Spanish

Jennifer Stall oversees The Academy’s Forensics Department, coaching the school’s Mock Trial, Ethics, Debate, and Model U.N. teams.  In addition to her work at The Academy, she practices law part-time, specializing in contracts and employment law.  Before attending law school, she spent 3 years living and working in Austria and Germany.



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Midtown Support Staff

Julianna Osuna

Post Secondary Advisor
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Debbie Rankin

Midtown Culture and Events

Originally from South Texas, Debbie earned her BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M-Kingsville. She moved to OK with her husband Cole a few years after they married and started their family in OKC.  Debbie loves to bake and cook. 

Beth Vishanoff

Registrar/Office Manager
Beth earned a BS in Movement Science (Pre-Physical Therapy) from Gordon College and an MA in Christian Education (Women’s Ministry) from Denver Seminary. Beth enjoys reading, road trips, and having coffee with friends.