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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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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. Prior to teaching seventh grade English at Westminster, she taught ninth and tenth grade English at Norman High School and Highland Park High School in Texas. Mrs. Ashinhurst completed an administrative internship in 2017-18 and is now the Middle Division Director. (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)

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 school's athletic director. (1981)

MRS. BAKER 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. Mrs. Baker teaches practical life, science, and language in kindergarten. (2012)

MS. BISHOP earned her B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and her M.A. in anthropology from Vanderbilt University. Ms. Bishop teaches fourth grade language arts and social studies. (2017)

MRS. BLACK holds a B.S. in elementary education from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She has taught third and fourth grades since 1991 in York (PA), Wichita (KS) and Norman (OK). Mrs. Black teaches third grade at Westminster School. (2018)

MS. BORKENHAGEN earned her B.F.A. in interior design from the University of Central Oklahoma. She holds an M.Ed. in early childhood education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has previously taught English in Korea, kindergarten in Oklahoma City, and pre-kindergarten in Edmond. Ms. Borkenhagen teaches 3-day at Westminster School. (2017)

MR. BRATCHER graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in elementary education. He has taught grades first through fifth in his 20 years with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Mr. Bratcher teaches first grade at Westminster School. (2018)

MRS.BRATCHER earned a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma and Middle Level Math certification. She has taught grades 2-8 in Oklahoma City and Norman Public School. This is her 17th year teaching. Mrs. Bratcher teaches Middle School math. (2017)

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

MS. BRYAN earned a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma and is currently working towards her M.S. in instructional media at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught for fifteen years kindergarten through fifth grade, and has also served as a librarian. Ms. Bryan will teach third grade. (2017)

MRS. CARLSEN earned 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 and coaches volleyball and track. (2010)

MR. CLIFT earned a B.S. in music education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He has worked with students at the elementary and high school level in New York and Oklahoma. Mr. Clift teaches music at Westminster School. (2018)

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. DAVIDSON earned a B.S. in elementary education with a middle school math endorsement from Oklahoma State University. She recently taught third and fifth grades at St. Eugene's and Casady. Mrs. Davidson will teach fourth grade language arts and social studies. (2018)

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 as well as at Westminster and was a Regional Coordinator with Oklahoma A Plus Schools. Mr. Dubois teaches second grade 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)

MRS. EASTHAM (Class of 1998) attended Tulane University and the University of Oklahoma, studying studio art, anthropology, and art history. She previously worked as an office administrator for Norman Vision Source. Mrs. Eastham is the Lower Division office coordinator. (2017)

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 math 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 science and is the co-director of the Lower Division. (1999)

MRS. FRANTZ holds a bachelors degree in Spanish from the University of Oklahoma and is currently studying for an M.ED., in instructional leadership and academic curriculum with a focus in world language education. She previously taught Spanish one and three in the freshman academy at Norman High School. Ms. Frantz teaches Spanish at Westminster. (2018)

MS. FREJO earned a B.A. in Mass Communication with an emphasis on public relations from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has served in several non-profits, most recently as the Jewish Federation's primary communication liaison with the Jewish and greater Oklahoma City communities. Ms. Frejo is Westminster's Director of Communications. (2017)

MRS. GLEASON holds a B.S. in education from the University of Oklahoma. She taught first grade in Putnam City before coming to Westminster. Mrs. Gleason is the co-director of the After School Club 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 master's 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. Mrs. Godfrey is the co-director of the Lower Division. (2009)

MRS. GOODWIN holds a B.A. in both Religion and English from Oklahoma City University and an M.Div. from Drew University. She taught sixth grade English and Language Arts for Oklahoma City Public Schools. Mrs. Goodwin will teach seventh grade social studies at Westminster. (2018)

MS. GORMLEY, originally from Scotland, earned her Nursing degree from Murray State College. She has worked in critical care nursing for 37 years, recently retiring from Oklahoma Spine Hospital. Ms. Gormley will be serving as a part time nurse at Westminster. (2018)

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

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)

MS. JACKSON earned a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught in Moore Public Schools and at John Rex Charter. Ms. Jackson teaches fifth grade math. (2018)

MR. JENSEN holds an AMS early childhood certificate, 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. Mr. Jensen 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. Mrs. Jensen teaches 5-Day language and practical life at Westminster. (2012)

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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 geography, cultural studies, practical life and art 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)

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 school's first Montessori program. Mrs. Lauzon teaches in the 5-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's in 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 is the co-director of the Lower Division's After School Club. (2010)

MRS. LUKE earned her B.S. from Oklahoma State University in child development and a Master's in family and child studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. Previously, she was employed by the University of Oklahoma as a literacy mentor for the Early Steps to Literacy grant. Mrs. Luke teaches 3-Day at Westminster School. (2018)

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)

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)

MR. McCARTHY is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in multi-disciplinary studies. He has been a private tutor for high school and middle school math students at Casady School where he also coached high school and middle school sports. Mr. McCarthy teaches middle school math and coaches basketball and soccer. (2017)

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)

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. Ms. Nash 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. Mrs. Navarro teaches Spanish at Westminster. (2016)

MR. OLDHAM graduated from Carleton College in 1999 with degrees in computer science and drama. He has taught preschool through high school children in Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma. Mr. Oldham teaches Middle School math. (2017)

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 other administrative tasks for Westminster School. (2004)

MS. ORR attended Oklahoma State University's program in 3-D design and earned a B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of Central Oklahoma. She previously taught at Saint Charles Borromeo. Ms. Orr teaches Middle School art. (2017)


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MRS. PAQUE holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University. She has her M.Ed. in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University and is certified by the American Montessori Society. Mrs. Paque teaches kindergarten math, sensorial and botany. (2015)

MS. PARKER is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in elementary education. She taught her first four years in Bixby Public Schools and has been in the Deer Creek Public Schools for the past 15 years. Her years of teaching have all been in the fifth and sixth grades with areas of social studies, math, language arts, and music. Ms. Parker teaches fifth grade social studies. (2017)

MRS. PARKS earned her B.S. in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her M.Ed., in dyslexia therapy from Mississippi College. Mrs. Parks is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and has previously taught kindergarten, first grade, and dyslexia therapy for students with various learning abilities. Mrs. Parks also holds certifications specifically in reading and English. Mrs. Parks teaches third grade. (2017)

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

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. (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 has been an Artist-in-Residence throughout Oklahoma, and her art has been shown in galleries across the country. Ms. Pickard is a graduate of Westminster School and teaches lower school art. (2001)

MRS. PIPPIN earned her B.S. in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught language arts and social studies to middle school students in Oklahoma City and Deer Creek. Additionally, she has taught fourth and sixth grade composition. Mrs. Pippin teachers fifth grade language arts. (2018)

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 and she team teaches eighth grade English, serves as the school's language arts curriculum leader, and coaches tennis. (2007)

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. She previously taught at Trinity School in Oklahoma City for sixteen years. Mrs. Rodgers teaches sixth grade English at Westminster. (2006)

MRS. ROSZEL worked in the office at Cooper Middle School and as library media assistant at Northridge Elementary in Putnam City. 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. Ms. Ryan teaches Lower Division physical education and coaches basketball and track. (1991)

MRS. 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. 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. Mrs. Seabrook 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 and drama teacher 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 fourth 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 after as the first fellow at Westminster School. Mrs. Sheets teaches eighth grade science. (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)

MS. SIMON holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma. She previously taught first grade in Deer Creek. Ms. Simon teachers first grade at Westminster School. (2018)

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 middle school music teacher. (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 and is the director of admission 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 president of Leadership Oklahoma City's Youth Leadership Exchange. Mr. Trudgeon is the development director for Westminster School and coaches basketball. (2014)

MR. TURPEN received a B.A. in history from the University of Oklahoma. He previously spent three years working in the Education Department at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Mr. Turpen teaches seventh grade history at Westminster School. (2018)

MRS. TYRA earned a B.A. in language arts education and a M.A. of liberal studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught both middle school and high school and has over 27 years experience. Ms. Tyra teaches seventh grade English at Westminster School. (2018)

MS. ULBRICH earned her B.S. in social studies education at the University of Georgia College of Education. She has her M.Ed., in social studies education from Georgia State University. She previously taught various levels and subjects of high school social studies in Atlanta. Ms. Ulbrich teaches sixth grade social studies at Westminster. (2017)

MR. VERNON received his B.A. in history from Yale University and his M.Ed. 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 where she served as the math curriculum chair and the professional development site representative. Mrs. Wade teaches fourth grade at Westminster School. (2011)

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 graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in early childhood education. Mrs. Ward teaches first grade at Westminster School. (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. Ms. Williams is the director of the After School Program and is the music teacher for the Primary Division. (1990)

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. Mrs. Wood-Halacka is the Primary Division office coordinator. (2012)

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