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.

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.

Mr. 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, St. John’s of Oklahoma City.


Stephen Taylor

Assistant Headmaster

Stephen Taylor earned his B.A. at Gordon College, his M.Ed. from Lesley University, and teacher certification from the Association of Classical & Christian Schools. He is passionate about shaping children’s affections for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. He has taught English and History to students grades 6-12 and most recently served as the Head of School at Arma Dei Academy, a classical Christian school in Highlands Ranch, CO.

In addition to his passion for Christian education, he serves on the board of directors for Tyndale House Foundation and the Alumni Advisory Council at Gordon College. He and his wife Emily have two children, Ellena and Corin, and love spending time as a family, exploring the outdoors, reading, and playing games.

Kristin Mannschreck

Chief of Staff
Joining The Academy in 2012, Kristin has successfully filled many different roles in the school’s short history, having worked in admissions, comms, and branding.  She now serves as Chief of Staff, working alongside the Headmaster and Assistant Headmaster at the district level. 
Kristin’s sole purpose and deepest excitement comes from protecting the rather unique culture at the Academy.  Its deep formative effect, and her great joy in student engagement has made her something of a Chief Cultural Officer at The Academy–to the greater glory of God
Originally from Edmond, Kristin graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Secondary Math Education and a minor in Spanish language.  She is married to Mike, and they have 3 children at The Academy.