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Faculty & Staff List

The number in parentheses at the end of each bio indicates the year that the person started their tenure with Westminster School.

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MS. ADAMS earned her B.A. in political philosophy from the University of Dallas and M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe. Ms. Adams previously taught middle school social studies, language arts and math at Ambrit Rome International School. She has tutored across grade levels, including SAT, MCAT, and GRE Prep through The Princeton Review. Ms. Adams teaches sixth grade social studies at Westminster School. (2012)

MS. ALEXANDER earned a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma, as well as sixth through eighth grade endorsements in French, language arts and science. She holds an M.Ed., in early childhood education and a PK-12 art endorsement from the University of Central Oklahoma. Ms. Alexander served as the co-director of the Lower Division's After School Club and now teaches kindergarten in the Primary Division. She is working toward a Montessori certification at Oklahoma City University. (2013)

MRS. ALMON holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has worked on her Master's degree at the University of Central Oklahoma and has taken classes in children's literature at Oklahoma City University. Mrs. Almon is Westminster's Lower Division librarian. (1990)

MRS. ASHINHURST holds a bachelor's degree in language arts education from The University of Oklahoma and has finished all coursework for an M.Ed., in instructional leadership and academic curriculum from OU. She taught 10th grade English at Norman High School and for two and half years at Highland Park in Texas. Mrs. Ashinhurst is the seventh grade English teacher at Westminster. (2016)

MRS. ATCHLEY holds a B.S. in elementary education from Oklahoma City University and a Masters of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in elementary administration. She served as director of instructional programs for Mustang Public Schools and has taught both regular and gifted classes in the Mustang and Moore public schools. Mrs. Atchley teaches second grade at Westminster School. (2015)

MRS. ATKINSON attended Northeast Louisiana University and graduated from Francis Tuttle School of Nursing. She is a licensed practical nurse with extensive triage and clinical experience. She was previously employed by Senior Life Care and the Oklahoma City Clinic. Mrs. Atkinson is the school nurse at Westminster School. (2007)

MR. BAIRD graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in physical education. He has had additional training as a climbing instructor. Mr. Baird teaches middle school physical education and is the Middle Division's athletic director. (1981)

MRS. BROCK holds a B.S. in elementary and early childhood education, summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University. She has previously taught math in Putnam City. Mrs. Brock teaches fifth grade math and serves as the math curriculum coordinator at Westminster School. (2014)

MS. BROOKS earned her B.S. from Oklahoma State University in human development and family science with an option in Early Childhood Education. She has her M.Ed., in Education with a certification in Montessori Education from Oklahoma City University. Ms. Brooks teaches practical life, science and language in kindergarten. (2012)

MS. BROWN received her education at Szu Wei in Hualien, Taiwan and attended Oklahoma City University. She is a teaching assistant in the 5-Day classroom. (1998)

MRS. BRUCE holds a B.A. in elementary education from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. She has taught first grade in Mansfield, Texas and second grade in Putnam City schools. Mrs. Bruce teaches first grade. (2013)

MRS. CARLSEN holds a B.S. in science education from the University of Oklahoma. She taught life sciences at Norman North High School and was an educational officer for Central Oklahoma Marine Aquarium Society. Mrs. Carlsen teaches seventh grade science. (2010)

MRS. COGHILL earned her B.B.A. in general business cum laude from Oklahoma Christian University and her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law. Prior to joining Westminster, she did tax work at a public accounting firm in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Coghill is a licensed attorney in the state of Oklahoma and works as the director of business operations. (2015)

MRS. DREYLING earned a B.S. magna cum laude in elementary education from Oklahoma City University. She previously taught fourth grade at James L. Dennis Elementary School in the Putnam City district. Mrs. Dreyling is a fourth grade teacher at Westminster School. (2012)

MR. DUBOIS
holds a B.S. in elementary education from Oklahoma City University and an M.Ed., in secondary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. He previously taught fifth grade for the Oklahoma City Public Schools, and was a Regional Coordinator with Oklahoma A Plus Schools. Mr. Dubois is the language arts curriculum coordinator and teaches fifth grade language arts at Westminster School. (2011)

MRS. DUBOW holds a B.S in early childhood education, child studies, and Spanish and an M.Ed., in special education from Vanderbilt University. She taught kindergarten through second grade in Nashville, Tennessee, and in independent schools in New York City. Mrs. Dubow is the reading specialist at Westminster School. (2015)

MR. ECKROAT holds a B.A. in German and a minor in art from Oklahoma Baptist University. Mr. Eckroat is the facilities coordinator for Westminster School. (2004)

MR. EVANS holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a B.A. in journalism/advertising from the University of Oklahoma. He has taught fifth grade in the Putnam City schools. Mr. Evans is a fourth grade teacher at Westminster School. (2006)

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MRS. FISHER earned a B.A. in both sociology and family psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University and an M.Ed. from the University of Oklahoma. Before coming to Westminster, she taught in the Norman Public School District. Mrs. Fisher teaches fifth grade and is the co-director of the Lower Division. (1999)

MRS. GLEASON holds a B.S. in education from the University of Oklahoma. She taught first grade in Putnam City before coming to Westminster. She is the co-director of the After School Program in the Lower Division and coaches fourth grade girls' basketball. (2016)

MRS. GODFREY earned her B.S. in education, secondary English from OSU and a masters of library and information studies from OU. She worked as a high school English teacher/librarian, the Lower Division's technology teacher and most recently as the chief information officer for Deer Creek Public Schools. She is the co-director of the Lower Division. (2009)

MRS. GRAHAM earned her B.S. in accounting cum laude from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Certified Public Accountant and previously worked for Gillispie & Ogilbee, CPAs. Mrs. Graham is the director of finance and financial aid for Westminster School. (2006)

MRS. WOOD-HALACKA holds a B.S. in family studies and gerontology from Southern Nazarene University. She is working toward her M.S. in child and family studies (family life education) from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the Primary Division office coordinator. (2012)

MRS. RUSSELL HARBISON (Class of 1981) received her B.A. degree in chemistry and German from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She also holds an M.A. in Art Conservation from State University College at Buffalo, NY. Ms. Russell taught high school chemistry in Maine and worked several years as an artifact conservator. Ms. Russell is a graduate of Westminster School and teaches sixth grade science. (2000)

MRS. HAUSER (Class of 1988) concentrated her work at Connecticut College in social studies where she earned a B.A. in crime, law and society: domestic and international issues. She later received an M.S. in forensic science from the University of New Haven. Mrs. Hauser worked in law enforcement in Connecticut and is a graduate of Westminster School. She teaches seventh grade civics and coaches basketball. (2008)

MRS. HEATH holds a B.S. in physical education from Oklahoma Christian University. She teaches physical education in the Primary Division. (1971)

MRS. HOWELL earned her Bachelor's in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also has an endorsement to teach middle school language arts and is certified in early childhood education. She has taught in the Moore, Norman and Mustang Public Schools. Mrs. Howell teaches second grade at Westminster School. (2016)

MS. HUDSON holds a B.S. in early childhood education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught first grade in the Putnam City Schools. Ms. Hudson teaches practical life, language and science in kindergarten. (2000)

DR. JENSEN holds an AMS early childhood certification, an M.A. in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University and a Ph.D., in music composition from the University of Minnesota. He has taught as an adjunct professor of music for the University of Oklahoma, and continues to teach as an adjunct online for the Indiana University East. He teaches kindergarten in the Primary Division. (2016)

MRS. JENSEN graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.M.A. in viola performance followed by the completion of a music education credential program. She has taught at Montessori schools in California, Minnesota and Oklahoma and also directed music programs. Mrs. Jensen earned her M.Ed in early childhood education with a Montessori certificate from Oklahoma City University. She teaches 5-Day language and practical life at Westminster. (2012

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MRS. KABRICK is working toward a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Tulsa. She previously served as the Primary Division office coordinator as well as a substitute teacher. She teaches 3-Day in the Primary Division. (2016)

MRS. KIM holds a B.A. in Spanish and English from Kyunghee University in Korea. She has her M.Ed., in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University and is certified by the American Montessori Society. She was the director of Norman Korean Language School. Mrs. Kim teaches kindergarten math at Westminster. (2014)

MRS. KLEPPER holds a B.S. in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Hospital and as a school nurse with the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Mrs. Klepper is the school nurse. (2008)

MS. KREK graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with a B.A. in Spanish, history and social studies with an emphasis in education. Upon graduation, she took her first teaching position in an American school in Guatemala City where she taught World History for two years. She teaches sixth and seventh grade Spanish at Westminster and coaches volleyball. (2011)

MS. LACHANCE holds a B.F.A. in fine art, illustration from Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in English and a Master's in fine art, illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Prior to coming to Westminster, Ms. LaChance worked as a designer at several New England-based footwear companies. She's been exhibited in galleries, has published artwork in literary journals and magazines and continues to be a working artist. Ms. LaChance teaches art in the Primary and Middle Divisions. (2016)

MRS. LAUZON has a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in psychology and minored in child development and counseling. She is certified by the American Montessori Society and received her M.Ed. from Oklahoma City University. Mrs. Lauzon taught at Holy Family Cathedral School in Tulsa where she piloted the first Montessori program at the school. She teaches in the five day classroom. (1998)

MRS. LEE holds a B.A. in music summa cum laude from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and a B.A. in Japanese education in Korea. She also received a Master of early childhood education and Montessori Certification with honors from Oklahoma City University. Mrs. Lee assists in teaching in the 5-Day classrooms. (2009)

MR. LEMMONS holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from Oklahoma Christian University. He has worked previously as the sports supervisor at Camp Chaverim. Mr. Lemmons coaches basketball and supervises Westminster's summer programs, and is the co-director of the Lower Division's After School Club. (2010)

MRS. MARVEL earned a B.A. in journalism/history from Baylor University. She worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Texas and Oklahoma and spent several years in the marketing/publications field before coming to Westminster as the director of communications. (2012)

MS. McCALEB holds a B.S. in education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught both as a substitute teacher and in the After School Club at Westminster School. Ms. McCaleb teaches technology in the Lower Division. (2014)

MRS. McCANTS holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has a minor in computer science, which includes courses in BASIC language, COBOL, ASSEMBLY programming language, and application software. Mrs. McCants is the technology coordinator for Westminster School. (1982)

MRS. McNEILL received her B.S. from Oklahoma State University and her M.Ed. in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University. She earned her American Montessori diploma after completing her Montessori internship at Westminster School. Mrs. McNeill is a 5-Day teacher at Westminster. (2011)

MRS. MARTIN holds a B.S. in psychology from Southern Nazarene University and a Master’s of Arts in School Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Since 2005, she has worked as a School Psychologist for a number of school districts in Oklahoma. Mrs. Martin is an independent contractor who offers psychology services at Westminster School. (2012)

MRS. MARCHANT holds a B.S. in actuarial science with minors in statistics, math and psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She teaches seventh grade math and coaches the Math Counts team. (2014)

MS. NASH received a Bachelor of Science degree in general studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has done accounting work at several businesses in the Oklahoma City community. She handles accounts payable and payroll for Westminster School. (2013)

MRS. NAVARRO holds a Bachelor's in art history from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Before she moved to the United States, she taught ethics, history and art history in high school and art in middle school at Colegio Reims. She teaches sixth and eighth grade Spanish at Westminster. (2016)

MS. O'NEIL (Class of 1981) is a Westminster alum who earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California. She worked in a variety of marketing positions on the west coast before joining Westminster as the ISAS accreditation coordinator. Ms. O'Neil handles accounts receivable and administrative work for Westminster School. (2004)

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MRS. PAQUE holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University. She is earning her M.Ed., in education with a certification in Montessori Education at Oklahoma City University. Mrs. Paque teaches in the 3-Day classroom. (2015)

MRS. PATEL holds a Master's degree in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University and is certified by the American Montessori Society. Mrs. Patel taught third grade at St. Mary's in Guthrie, Oklahoma and currently teaches math, geography and sensorial in the 5-Day classroom. (2014)

MRS. PEARSON earned a B.S. in physical education/health/safety from Oklahoma State University. She also holds teaching certifications for elementary education, early childhood education and National Board Certification as an early childhood generalist. Before coming to Westminster, she taught P.E. in Tulsa and kindergarten through second grades in both Tulsa and Putnam City. She is a third grade teacher. (2016)

MRS. PHELPS received her B.S., in mathematics from the University of Central Oklahoma and her M.Ed. from Oklahoma City University. Mrs. Phelps teaches sixth grade math and co-directs the middle division. (1981)

MS. PICKARD (Class of 1980) holds a B.F.A. in painting/printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Montessori Teaching Certificate from Oklahoma City University. She has studied at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the Chautauqua School of Art. Ms. Pickard taught art at the School of the Plains and has been a Montessori teacher in our primary division. She is an Artist-in-Residence throughout Oklahoma, and her work has been shown in galleries across the country. Ms. Pickard is a graduate of Westminster School and teaches fourth and fifth grade art. (2001)

MRS. RAPP holds a B.A. in education from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in retail management and done extensive volunteer work with children. She is also a certified Cline-Fay "Love and Logic" parenting instructor. Mrs. Rapp is the Lower Division office coordinator. (1991)

MR. REDMOND holds a B.A. in English literature from Miami University. He earned his M.A. in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also has completed professional work at Harvard's Principal's Center and was a summer fellow at Vanderbilt's Peabody School. Mr. Redmond previously worked in administrative and teaching roles in Georgia and New Jersey. He co-directs the Middle Division. (2016)

MRS. REGENS (Class of 1993) holds a B.A. in public policy from Duke University and a Master's in education from Pepperdine University. She earned her M.Ed. in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Mrs. Regens team teaches eighth grade English and is the assistant head of school. (2006)

MRS. REINEKE holds a B.A. in letters from the University of Oklahoma and a post baccalaureate degree in elementary education from Rio Salado College. She taught fifth grade at Cesar Chavez School in Phoenix, Arizona and fifth grade language arts at Westminster from 2007-2011. Mrs. Reineke is a Westminster School graduate. She team teaches eighth grade English. (2007)

MS. RIGGLE holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She completed her Orff Schulwerk (Music for Children) certification at the University of Kentucky and at St. Thomas University in Minnesota. She completed an apprenticeship with the American Orff Schulwerk Association at the University of Kentucky. She has taught music at the First Presbyterian Church S.P.A.R.K. Program, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, at St. Paul's Episcopal, and in the Yukon Public Schools. Ms. Riggle teaches music in the Lower Division. (1994)

MS. ROBINSON (Class of 1981) holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Central Oklahoma. An award-winning author and poet, she is an experienced presenter who has worked extensively with the Oklahoma Arts Council Artist-In-Residence program. Most recently she has taught English and writing at Oklahoma City University and Rose State College. Ms. Robinson is a graduate of Westminster School and teaches fourth grade language arts. (2016)

MRS. RODGERS holds a B.A. in oral communication from Harding University. She has also completed Schools Attuned training and is a certified Alphabetic Phonics instructor. Mrs. Rodgers taught at Trinity School in Oklahoma City for sixteen years and now teaches sixth grade English at Westminster. (2006)

MRS. ROSZEL worked in the Putnam City school system in the office at Cooper Middle School and as library media assistant at Northridge Elementary. Mrs. Roszel is the Middle Division office coordinator. (1999)

MS. RYAN holds a B.S. in health and physical education from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught at Heritage Hall, George Cross Academy in Norman, Westover School in Connecticut, and Cincinnati Country Day School. She has also taught middle school physical education at Westminster and teaches Lower Division physical education and coaches basketball and track. (1991)

MS. RYAN holds a Master's of education from Oklahoma City University and the American Montessori certification. Ms. Ryan assists in teaching kindergarten. (2007)

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MRS. SABODA holds a B.S. in jewelry design from State University College at Buffalo, NY, as well as a M. Ed. in art education from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade art in Buffalo, NY, and sixth through eighth grade art in Rochester, NY. She has also participated in and taught workshops at the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY. Mrs. Saboda co-teaches art in the Middle Division. (2014)

MRS. SAUSEDA has a B.A. in early childhood education from the University of Oklahoma. She taught first grade in Moore before coming to teach first grade at Westminster. (2016)

MRS. SEABROOK holds a B.S. in early childhood education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught kindergarten and first grade at James L. Dennis Elementary School. She is a second grade teacher at Westminster. (2012)

MS. SHADID (Class of 1997) holds a Master's of library and information studies and a B.A. summa cum laude in letters from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked as an assistant professor of bibliography and as a librarian at the University of Oklahoma Libraries' Western History Collections. Ms. Shadid is a graduate of Westminster School and is the library media specialist in the Middle Division. (2010)

MRS. SHAW holds a B.A. in French from Hollins College and also a B.S. in education from the University of Missouri. She has studied in France through both Hollins College and Vanderbilt University. She taught in the Missouri Public Schools and at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. Mrs. Shaw teaches first through fifth grade French. (2001)

MRS. SHEETS (Class of 2008) earned a B.S. in psychology with an emphasis in family and child development from California Lutheran University. She has experience working with both elementary and middle school students, and is working with the eighth grade as the first fellow at Westminster School. (2016)

MRS. SIMMONS holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught in Putnam City Schools. Mrs. Simmons teaches second grade. (2005)

MRS. SIMPSON holds a BFA in music from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's of music education with an emphasis in choral conducting from Kansas State University. She is certified in Level One Orff Schulwerk from Boston College and Level Two from The New York City Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Mrs. Simpson has conducted the Prelude and Minuet Level Choruses for the National Children's Chorus in New York City, and taught elementary music for Success Academy Charter School in Harlem, NY. Mrs. Simpson is the music teacher for the Primary and Middle Divisions. (2016)

MRS. SIMS earned her B.S. from Oklahoma State University in early childhood education and has her M.Ed. in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University. She taught in Westminster's kindergarten and 5-Day programs from 1995-2002 and from 2011-2013. Mrs. Sims directs Westminster's Primary Division (2011)

MRS. SKARKY (Class of 1992) has a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught fourth grade and Lower Division technology at Westminster School. Mrs. Skarky is a graduate of Westminster School. She is the director of admission and alumni relations at Westminster. (2001)

MS. THOMPSON holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She received her Master's in education from Oklahoma City University, as well as American Montessori certifications in early childhood and elementary. Ms. Thompson teaches first grade at Westminster School. (2007)

MR. TRUDGEON earned a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining Westminster, he worked in community and public affairs for Kerr-McGee Corp. and Cox Communications in Oklahoma City. He is active in Leadership Oklahoma City's Youth Leadership Exchange and is the president of the Oklahoma Zoological Society. Mr. Trudgeon is the development director for Westminster School. (2014)

MR. VERNON received his B.A. in history from Yale University and his Master's of education from the University of Oklahoma. He has worked toward a doctorate in education and history at Stanford University and completed a Klingenstein Fellowship for independent school heads at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He has taught in middle schools and high schools in Oklahoma City and Norman. Mr. Vernon teaches eighth grade history and heads Westminster School. (1977)

MRS. WADE holds a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Tulsa. She has previously taught first through fifth grades in the Tulsa Public Schools and has been the math curriculum chair and the professional development site representative. Mrs. Wade teaches third grade at Westminster School. (2011)

MRS. WALDO holds a B.A. in History magna cum laude from Duke University and was a fellow at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. She attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she completed the institute on the Art and Craft of Principalship. Mrs. Waldo has taught in junior highs and middle schools in Shawnee and Norman. She has been director of the Child Development Program for Westminster Presbyterian Church and an elected member of the Nichols Hills City Council. Mrs. Waldo previously served as the Lower Division director and now serves as the Foundations of Language Teacher. (1990)

MR. WARD holds a B.S. in early childhood education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Ward has directed the Lower School After School Club and is now teaching third grade. (1994)

MRS. WARD holds a B.S. in human environment science and early childhood education from Oklahoma State University. She has taught at King’s Gate School in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Ward teaches first grade. (2005)

MS. WILLIAMS is certified in Orff Music and with the American Montessori Society. She completed the level one certification of Orff Schulwerk and is working toward level two certification. She is the director of the After School Program and is the music teacher for the Primary Division. (1990)

MR. ZIMMERMAN received a B.S. in secondary education from Oklahoma State University in 2006. He taught math and Spanish for two years in Oklahoma, during which time he also coached. After earning his M.S. in health and human performance from Oklahoma State University in 2008, he taught and coached for two years at an American school in Guatemala City. At Westminster School Mr. Zimmerman teaches eighth grade math and coaches volleyball and basketball. (2011)

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