Faculty List

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

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Lowe CherylCheryl Lowe (read bio)

M.S. Biology, Western Kentucky University
B.A. Chemistry, University of Louisville
Author of Latina Christiana, Lingua Angelica, Henle Guides, and Classical Studies

Brian Lowe

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

hlsb_ch_0907Shawn Wheatley

Head of School
M.S. School Administration, Bellarmine University
M.S. Secondary Ed., University of Kentucky
B.S. Biology, Transylvania University

hlsb_sm_1009Kelly Booker

Principal, Spring Meadows
M.B.A. Bellarmine University
B.S. Business Administration, Bellarmine University

hlsb_sm_1267Dr. Matt Dickie

Assistant Principal, Upper School
Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Exercise Science, Valdosta State University

borah-mug-2016Jason Borah

Assistant Principal, Grammar School
M.A. Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A. Theology, Moody Bible Institute

hlsb_ch_0195Lyndsay Magar

Admissions Director
M.A. Education, University of Louisville
B.F.A. Harding University

hlsb_sm_1058Jennifer Bowen

College Counselor
M.Ed. School Counseling and Guidance, University of Louisville
B.A. English, Miami University (Ohio)

hlsb_sm_1549Mary Melchior

Office Manager, Spring Meadows
A.D.N. Purdue University

hlsb_sm_1110Mary Dick

Administrative Assistant, Spring Meadows
A.S., A.A.S. Nursing, Kaskaskia College

hlsb_ch_0193Roxanne Hack-Smero

Administrative Assistant, Crescent Hill
A.S. Human Services, Jefferson Community College

hlsb_ch_0031Georganna Wheatley

Office Manager, Crescent Hill
B.A. Studio Art, Transylvania University

Upper School Faculty

hlsb_sm_1548Susan Akaydin

Algebra I, Trigonometry
M.A. Secondary Education, University of Louisville
M.S. Statistics, University of Kentucky
B.S. Applied Mathematics Engineering, University of Louisville, Speed School

hlsb_sm_1854Joel Amunrud

Advanced Math
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Biblical Studies, Master’s College

hlsb_sm_1216Alana Amunrud-Sharp

Physical Science, Geometry, Pre-Calculus
M.A. Biblical History and Geography, Jerusalem University College
B.S. Computer Engineering, Montana State University

HLSA_CH_2031Dr. John Mark Beazley

Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. Western Seminary, Portland, OR
M.A. Exegetical Studies, Western Seminary, Portland, OR

B.A. Biblical Studies, Briercrest College

hlsb_sm_1162Chrissy Bramer

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

Sean Brooks

House System Director,
Classical Studies, Latin
B.A. Religion, Missouri Baptist University

hlsb_sm_1668Elizabeth Casebolt

English, Classical Studies
M.A. English, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi
B.A. English Literature, Saint Anselm College

hlsb_sm_1333Brian Davidson

Greek, Logic, Rhetoric
Ph.D. cand., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Religious Studies, Gardner-Webb University
A.S. Civil Engineering Technology, Gaston College

hlsb_sm_1267Dr. Matt Dickie

AP Latin
Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Exercise Science, Valdosta State

hlsb_sm_1709Anthony Hernandez

AP Physics, Computer Programming, Physics
M.A. Mathematics, Marshall University
B.A. Mathematics and Physics, Marshall University

hlsb_ch_0527Shannon Hunsucker

English, Classical Studies
M.A. Secondary School Counseling, Western Kentucky University
B.A. English and Secondary English Education, University of Kentucky

hlsb_sm_1336Kyle Janke

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

Steven Lange

M.Div. Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

B.A. Northwestern College


hlsb_ch_0766Matthew Miller

Ph.D. cand., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Trumpet Performance, Cedarville University

Elizabeth Pierce

Greek, Classical Studies
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. Linguistics, University of Tennessee


Abbie Rudibaugh


B.A. Miami University, Ohio

Dr. Rebecca Shelburne

Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Univer


sity Georgia

B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan

hlsb_sm_1850Dr. Charles Suer

Pre-Algebra, Algebra II, Statistics
Ph.D. Applied and Industrial Mathematics, University of Louisville
M.A. Mathematics, University of Louisville
B.S. Mathematics, University of Dayton


Ashley Taylor

Pre-Algebra, Algebra
B.S. Interior Design, emphasis Art History, Texas Christian University

David Thomas

Geography, U.S. History, Logic, Rhetoric
B.A. History and Government, Berry College


K-6 Faculty (By Grade)

Junior Kindergarten


hlsb_ch_0072Coco Briggs

B.S.N., University of Iowa
B.S. Biology, Los Angeles Baptist College

BrittainTeresa Brittain


B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Louisville

hlsb_3400Tennya Colburn

M.A. Counseling, Western Kentucky University
B.S. Education, Western Kentucky University

hlsb_ch_0110Sandra Driggs

B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University


Kristin Mast

M.A. Special Education, Wayne State University
B.A. Elementary Education, Calvin College

First Grade

hlsb_sm_1160Tara Luse

1st Grade
B.A. Sociology, University of Kentucky

Julia Lasoi

hlsb_ch_0244Teal Wigginton

1st Grade
B.S. Elementary Education, Western Kentucky University

hlsb_sm_1262Jill Zamiska

1st Grade
B.S. Radiologic Technology, Northern Kentucky University

Second Grade

Elizabeth Cox

2nd Grade

hlsb_sm_1056Joy Herbert

2nd Grade
B.A. Business Marketing, University of Kentucky
M.A.T. Education, University of Louisville

Krista Lange

2nd Grade
B.S. Elementary Education, Dr. Martin Luther College


Sarah Rueff

1st Grade
M.A.T., Bellarmine University
B.S. Biology, Centre College

 Third Grade

Mercedes DeLong

3rd Grade

Brenda Janke

3rd Grade
B.S. Elementary Ed., University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

hlsb_ch_0400Anne Parry

3rd Grade
B.S. Biology, University of Georgia

hlsb_sm_1608Jessica Watson

3rd Grade
B.S. Elementary Ed., Northland International University

Fourth Grade

hlsb_sm_1700Lu Elliott

4th Grade
B.S. Human Environmental Sciences, University of Alabama
Elementary Teaching Certificate from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

hlsb_ch_0669Amy Mangione

4th Grade
B.S. Accounting, University of Akron

hlsb_ch_0902Jessica Martin

4th Grade
M.A. Church Ministries, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies, Boyce College

 Amy Sizemore

4th Grade

Fifth Grade

hlsb_ch_0617Kelsey Cross

5th Grade
B.S. Education, Berry College

Sarah Jo Davis

5th Grade

hlsb_ch_0569Christine Fuller

5th Grade
B.S. Teacher Education, Boyce College

Kalee Miller

5th Grade

 Sixth Grade

hlsb_ch_0764Robert Lewis

6th Grade
M.A. Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology
B.A. Philosophy, Purdue University

hlsb_sm_1214Natalie Malcom

6th Grade
M.A. Missiology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Liberty University

Kayla Phillips

6th Grade

Amily Saxon

Sixth Grade

Physical Education, Art, and Music

Bailey, Dr. Louis L.Dr. Louie L. Bailey

Choral Music
Ph.D. Voice and Music Education, Southern Seminary
M.A. Church Music, Southern Seminary
B.A. Music, Georgia State University

Ashby, JimJim Ashby

Athletic Director
Physical Education, Spring Meadows
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Murray State University

MurdochJanice Murdoch

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

HibdonRhonda Hibdon

Music, Crescent Hill
B.A. Fine Arts, emphasis Organ, Judson College

GilcreastJennifer Gilcreast

Music, Spring Meadows
M.M. University of Notre Dame
B.M. Asbury College

Teresa BolingTeresa Boling

Director, Drama Troupe
B.A. Business Administration, emphasis Marketing, Eastern Kentucky University

Melissa Edwards

Physical Education, Crescent Hill
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Berry College