South Campus Faculty and Staff

Grant Bickell

South Campus Principal

Grant earned his BA in Educational Foundations from Iowa Wesleyan College and has a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Friends University. He most recently served as the Director of Student Life at Classical School of Wichita and found his love of classical christian education there. He also loves grilling, taking day trips and flying kites.

Grammar Teachers

Sarah Rhea

Blended PreK Teacher

Sarah graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachlelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Adult and Higher Ed with emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. Sarah enjoys time with friends and family, running, and watching sports. 

Amanda Deshotels

Blended/Traditional Kindergarten Teacher

Amanda earned her bachelors degree  in Communications/French at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. In her free time she likes to travel and read.

Tina Ray

Traditional 1st Teacher
Tina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Missions from Hillsdale College in Moore, OK. She and her husband participate in annual missions trips with 1040 Initiative to Ivory Coast, West Africa.
 

Deborah White

Blended 1st Teacher
Deborah earned her Bachelor of Education degree in 2009 at Wichita State University and taught for 6 years in the public schools.  Deborah likes to quilt, embroider, and sew in her free time if she isn’t making cakes on the side.
 

Amy Finch

Traditional 2nd Teacher

Amy graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She lives in Tuttle with her husband and their three children.  

Tana Scheurmann

Blended 2nd Teacher

Tana earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Oklahoma State University and her master’s degree in Reading Education at Northeastern State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading and cheering on her three children in their many activities.

 

Zereta Sucharski

Traditional 3rd Teacher

Zereta graduated from MACU with a BS in Christian Ministries. Previously, she served five years in the United States Navy as a Seabee where she met her husband, John. 

 

Jill Judd

Blended 3rd Teacher
More info coming soon!
 

Jessica Orr

Blended 4th Teacher

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Teaching.  Jessica loves traveling, running, and a good book.

 

 

Alison Thompson

Traditional 4th/5th Teacher
 Alison earned her bachelor’s degree in Music and English from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Education Certification from the University of Oklahoma. In her free time, Alison enjoys being outdoors and reading.
 

Catie Forester

Blended 5th Teacher

Catie earned her B.S and M.S. in English Education from the University of Oklahoma. Before switching to a teaching career, Catie trained to become a professional ballet dancer, performing with the Nashville Ballet and spending two years as a Ballet Performance major in college. 

Helen Morris

Grammar Music Teacher
Helen graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a BA in Vocal Performance and from Covenant Theological Seminary with an MA in Worship and Music. Helen enjoys reading, stitching, and sharing her love of music with students!
 

Tony Pyles

Grammar Latin Teacher
Tony Pyles is a PhD candidate in Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, and holds an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oklahoma. When he isn’t reading a dead language, he is probably building something in the garage or going to the park with his wife and six children.
 

Kimberly Reynolds

Grammar PE Teacher
Kimberly earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma Baptist University. Durning her time at OBU ,she was also part of the National Championship track team – she threw the hammer!
 

Stephanie Stephens

Grammar Art Teacher

Stephanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she majored in Psychology, focusing on Child Development and Art Therapy.  Stephanie enjoys traveling, painting, Sooner Football, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Dialectic Teachers

Devona Hutson

Humanities

Devona graduated from Southwestern Christian University with a BS in General Studies. She taught Humanities/English for seven years at Claremore Christian School. Devona enjoys visiting local coffee shops in her free time.

Jenna Klassen

Humanities

Jenna graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Philosophy from Houston Baptist Church. They moved to Oklahoma City to be near family and all four seasons.  

 

Charlotte Mills

Science
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. 

NEW

Math
More info coming soon!

Tony Pyles

Latin
Tony Pyles is a PhD candidate in Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, and holds an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oklahoma. When he isn’t reading a dead language, he is probably building something in the garage or going to the park with his wife and six children.

Josh Spears

Bible
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.

Stephanie Stephens

Grammar Art Teacher

Stephanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she majored in Psychology, focusing on Child Development and Art Therapy.  Stephanie enjoys traveling, painting, Sooner Football, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Aides and Other Staff

Vicki Bates

Blended 2nd Aide

After graduating from high school, I attended a Bible institute where I heard the gospel.  Accepting Christ as my Savior has been the most blessed experience of my life.  Reading, jogging, and teaching Sunday School are a few of my interests.

Rachel Cole

South Culture and Events

A Norman girl through and through, Rachel grew up in west Norman and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Rachel enjoys running, watching movies, a good book and cheering on the Sooners! 

Nola Moseley

Office Manager

Before coming to The Academy, Nola served as Admin. Assistant to the Dean of Hobbs College at Oklahoma Baptist University. Nola is married to Matt and is blessed to have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and four wonderful grandchildren! She attends Eagle Heights Church in Southwest OKC, where her husband is the student pastor. 

April Spencer

Office Manager (Friday)

More info coming soon!

Dana Smith

Blended PreK Aide

More info coming soon!