Faculty & Staff

Highlands Latin School has an outstanding faculty with years of experience, both in education and fields outside the classroom. Apply for a faculty position.

Administration

Shawn Wheatley

Shawn Wheatley
Head of School

M.S. School Administration, Bellarmine University

M.S. Secondary Ed., University of Kentucky

B.S. Biology, Transylvania University

Jason Borah

Jason Borah
Principal, Crescent Hill

M.A. Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A. Theology, Moody Bible Institute

Tara Luse

Tara Luse
Lower School Principal, Spring Meadows

B.A. Sociology, University of Kentucky

Leigh Lowe

Leigh Lowe
Curriculum Director

M.B.A., University of Louisville
B.A. Business Administration, Transylvania University

Shawna White

Shawna White
Admissions Director

M.S. Social Work, University of Louisville
B.S. Social Work, Western Kentucky University

Erin Breland
College Counselor

B.A. Communication Studies, University of South Carolina-Beaufort
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Brian Lowe
President

J.D., Vanderbilt Law School
B.A. Physics and Mathematics, Transylvania University

Office Staff

Emily Hanel

Emily Hanel
Office Manager, Spring Meadows

Jill Gilbert

Jill Gilbert
Administrative Assistant, Spring Meadows

Georganna Wheatley
Office Manager,
Crescent Hill

Upper School Faculty

Victoria Arledge
Biology

M.A. Missiology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Biology,
Southeastern Louisiana University

Amy Bankes

Amy Bankes
Math

B.A. Secondary Education in Mathematics, Grace College

Sam Bankson
Classical Studies

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary  
B.A. Christian Studies, North Greenville University
Rachel Bier

Rachel Bier
AP Latin, Latin

M.A. Classics, emphasis Latin, University of Virginia
M.A. Classics, Washington University, St. Louis
B.A. Letters, Xavier University

Chrissy Bramer
AP Chemistry/Dean of Academic Excellence

M.A. Teaching, University of Louisville
B.S. Biology, University of Kentucky
B.A. Chemistry, University of Kentucky

Jeremy Breland
English/Dean of 9-12 Students

B.A. English, University of South Carolina-Beaufort
B.A. History, University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Mark Compton

Mark Compton
Latin

B.A. Classics & Philosophy, Hillsdale College

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Stephanie Crosby
Literature

B.A., Morehead State University

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Stephanie Day
Science

B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Louisville

Chandler Downing

Chandler Downing
Science, Geography

B.A. Religion, Hillsdale College

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Mark Gilbert
math

M.B.A., Wake Forest University
B.A. Statistics, University of Tennessee

Jennifer Heinze
Literature

B.A. English, University of Oklahoma

Tony Hernandez

Anthony Hernandez
Math/House System

M.A. Mathematics, Marshall University
B.A. Mathematics and Physics, Marshall University

Kyle Janke

Kyle Janke
English

M.A. English Literature, Eastern Michigan University
B.A. English, Hillsdale College

Anna Kinde
Classical Studies

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. Classical Christian Education, Whitefield College

Rob Lewis

Robert Lewis
Latin

M.A. Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology
B.A. Philosophy, Purdue University

Alex Long
Latin

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. History, University of Texas at Arlington

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Catherine Milem
Latin/Literature

B.A. Literature, Hillsdale College

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan
Math

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.S. Secondary Science Education, Ball State University

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Kelly Nall
Greek/PE/CH Dean of 7-8 Students

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M

Max Oesterling

Max Oesterling
Math

B.A. Mathematics, University of Louisville

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Tereza Peercy
Anatomy and Physiology

M.S. Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati
B.S. Nursing, University of Louisville
Audrey Power

Audrey Power
College Counselor

B.A. Arabic & Journalism, University of Georgia

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Logan Prettyman
Latin

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies, Boyce College

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Margaret Roy
Latin/Classical Studies

M.A. Linguistics, University of York
B.A. French
, Grove City College

Andrew Rudd
Greek/Club Sports

B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies, Cedarville University

Kevin Scahill

Dr. Kevin Scahill
Latin

Ph.D. Classics, University of Virginia

M.A. Classical Languages, University of Georgia
M.A. English, Austin Peay State University
B.A. English & Classics, Austin Peay State University

Paul Schaeffer

Paul Schaeffer
Classical Studies

B.A. Liberal Studies, Bellarmine University
Thomas Sculthrope

Tom Sculthorpe
Math, AP Physics

M.Div. Biblical & Theological Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Physics
, U.S. Naval Academy
William Spray

William Spray
Physical Science

B.A. Religion and Philosophy, Southwest Baptist University

Dr. Charles Suer

Dr. Charles Suer
Algebra II, Calculus

Ph.D. Applied and Industrial Mathematics, University of Louisville
M.A. Mathematics, University of Louisville
B.S. Mathematics, University of Dayton

Hannah Turrill

Hannah Turrill
Classical Studies

B.A. Music and History, Colorado Christian University

Dustin Warren

Dustin Warren
European History

B.S. Social Science and Secondary Education, William Carey University

Maggi Windhorst
English/ SM Dean of 7-8 Students

M.A.T. Elementary Education, University of Louisville
B.A. English, University of Louisville

K-6 Faculty

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Rebekah Borah
Junior Kindergarten

B.A. International Politics, University of North Carolina

Misty Montgomery

Misty Montgomery
Junior Kindergarten

B.S. Sociology, Campbellsville University

Dr. Joanna Royals
Junior Kindergarten

D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
B.S. Biological Sciences, Clemson University

Starr Steinbach

Starr Steinbach
Junior Kindergarten

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Dr. Melissa Chambers
Kindergarten

Ph.D. Physiology, University of Kentucky 
B.S. Chemistry and French, Hillsdale College
 

Tiffany Campione

Tiffany Campione
Kindergarten

B.A. Speech Communication, Eastern Illinois University

Tennya Colburn
Kindergarten

M.A. Counseling, Western Kentucky University

B.S. Education, Western Kentucky University

Rebecca Derringer
Kindergarten

B.A. Communications, University of Louisville

Tarah Matthews
Kindergarten

M.Ed. Special Education, Freed-Hardeman University 
B.S. Child and Family Studies
, Freed-Hardeman University

Christian Walker

Christian Walker
Kindergarten

B.S. Elementary Education, Southwest Baptist University

Carrie Baird

Carrie Baird
1st Grade

M.S. Health Service Administration, University of Evansville
B.S. Health Service Administration, University of Evansville

Kristy Fletcher

Kristy Fletcher
1st Grade

Julia Lasoi
1st Grade

M.A. Reading and Writing, University of Louisville
M.A. Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary
B.A. Elementary Education, Asbury University

Teal Teysen

Teal Teysen
1st Grade

B.S. Elementary Education, Western Kentucky University

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Melissa Ford
2nd Grade

B.S. Biology & Linguistics, North Greenville University

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Mary Harruff
2nd Grade

M.A. Education, University of the Cumberlands
B.S. Elementary Education
, Georgetown College

Krista Lange

Krista Lange
2nd Grade

B.S. Elementary Education, Dr. Martin Luther College

Jenna Railey

Jenna Railey
2nd Grade

B.S. Psychology, University of Louisville

Amber Wheat

Amber Wheat
2nd Grade

M.A.T., Bellarmine University
B.A. Business Administration, McKendree University

Brenda Janke

Brenda Janke
3rd Grade

B.S. Elementary Ed., University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Anne Parry

Anne Parry
3rd Grade

B.S. Biology, University of Georgia

Mandi Rae Bender

Mandi Stussy
3rd Grade

B.A. English and Communications, Liberty University

Caryn Thomas
3rd Grade

B.A. Music Education, Asbury University

Miranda Whitney

Miranda Whitney
3rd Grade

B.A. Communication Studies, Utah Valley University

Amber Elliot

Amber Elliott
4th Grade

M.A. Biblical Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Biblical Counseling, Boyce College
Evan Gartman

Evan Gartman
4th Grade

M.A. Christian Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Christian Theology, University of Mobile

Beth Gurtner

Beth Gurtner
4th Grade

B.S. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Edinboro University

Amy Mangione

Amy Mangione
4th Grade

B.S. Accounting, University of Akron

Sydney Law
5th Grade

B.S. Biblical Counseling, Boyce College

Kara Robertson

Kara Robertson
5th Grade

M.A. Education in Teaching and LearningLiberty University

B.S. Elementary Education, Liberty University

Amy Sizemore

Amy Sizemore
5th Grade

B.A. Elementary Education, Anderson University

Camarie Weeks

Camarie Weeks
5th Grade

B.S. Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Trevor Wheeker

Trevor Wheeker
5th Grade

B.A. Religious Studies & Organizational Leadership, Western Kentucky University

Taylor Fletcher

Taylor Fletcher
6th Grade

M.A. Christian Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies, Covenant College

Keaton Price

Keaton Price
6th Grade

M.A. EnglishUniversity of Louisville

B.A. English, Rhodes College

John Steinke
6th Grade

M.S. Teacher Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A. History
, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson
6th Grade

B.S. Elementary Ed., Northland International University

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Brittany Loder
Latin

M.A. Ancient and Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies, New York University
B.S. Humanities
, Boyce College

 

Kalee Miller

Kalee Miller
Latin

B.S. Humanities, Boyce College

Physical Education, Art, & Music

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Christina Arruda
Music

B.S. Sacred Music Performance, Tennessee Temple University

Dr. Louie L. Bailey
Choral Music

Ph.D. Musical Arts, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A. Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Music, Georgia State University

Teresa Boling
Director, Drama Troupe

B.A. Business Administration, Eastern Kentucky University

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Erika Boyd
Music

B.A. Music Education, Mississippi College

Brandon Davis
Athletic Director

B.S. Sports Administration, University of Louisville

Jennifer Gilcreast
Music, Spring Meadows

M.M., University of Notre Dame
B.M., Asbury College

Janice Murdoch
Art

M.A. Dance/Movement Therapy, Antioch New England Graduate School
B.A. Dance and Exercise Training, California State University

Hope Nelson
Physical Education, Crescent Hill

M.A. Teaching, University of Louisville
B.A. History, University of Louisville

Meribeth Szwed
Asst. Athletic Director

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Libby Thomas
Music

M.A. Teaching, University of Louisville
B.S. Music Education, Asbury College

Katherine Ussery

Katherine Ussery
Physical Education, Spring Meadows

B.A. Communications, Vanderbilt University