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.


Cheryl Lowe

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

Find out more about our founder here.

Shawn Wheatley
Head of School

M.S. School Administration, Bellarmine University

M.S. Secondary Ed., University of Kentucky

B.S. Biology, Transylvania University

Kelly Booker
principal, Spring Meadows

M.B.A., Bellarmine University

B.A. Business Administration, Bellarmine University

Dr. 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

Jason Borah
Assistant Principal,
Grammar School

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

Leigh Lowe
Curriculum Director

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

Tara Luse
Director of Instruction, K-3

B.A. Sociology, University of Kentucky

Krista Lange
Lead Teacher,
Southern Indiana

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

Chelsea Murray
College Counselor

B.A. Economics, Western Kentucky University

Brian Lowe

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

Upper School Faculty

Joel Amunrud
Advanced Math

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

Alana Amunrud-Sharp
Physics, AP Physics

M.A. Biblical History and Geography, Jerusalem University College
B.S. Computer Engineering, Montana State University

Caleb Aulie

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Biblical Studies, Trinity International University

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

Elizabeth Casebolt

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

Jon Christianson
Latin, Classical Studies

B.A. Classical Studies, University of North Dakota

Mark Compton

B.A. Classics & Philosophy, Hillsdale College

Dr. James Cripps
Statistics, Science

Ph.D. Microbiology & Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School
B.S. Chemistry, University of Louisville

Jarrett Ford

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Religious Studies, Clemson University

Ron Frieson

M.P.H., Loma Linda University
B.S. Biology, Bethel University

Mark Gilbert
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I

M.B.A., Wake Forest University
B.A. Business Administration, University of Tennessee

Anthony Hernandez
Computer Programming, Physical Education

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

Kyle Janke

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

Robert Lewis
Metaphysics, Logic

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

Shelby Lohman

B.A. Spanish, Mathematics, & Classical Education, Hillsdale College

Alex Long

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

Krista McMillan

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. English, Middle Tennessee State University

Chelsea Murray

B.A. Economics, Western Kentucky University

Kelly Nall
Classical Studies

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M

McKinley Nicoson

B.S. Pre-Medicine/Biology & Liberal Studies, Bellarmine University
A.A.A. Biblical Studies, Boyce College

Stephen Pardue
Classical Studies

B.A. Classics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

James Powers
Classical Studies

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Religious Studies, Clemson University

Kevin Scahill

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

Paul Schaeffer
Classical Studies

B.A. Liberal Arts, Bellarmine University

Dr. Rebecca Shelburne
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology

D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University Georgia
B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan

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

Jonathan Swan

M. Div. Christian Ministry, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Biblical Studies, Southwest Baptist University

Hannah Turrill
Classical Studies

B.A. Music and History, Colorado Christian University

Steve Walrad

B.S. Plastics Engineering Technology, Ferris State University
A.A.S. Plastics Technology, Ferris State University

Dustin Warren
European History

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

Maggi Windhorst

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

K-6 Faculty

Meredith Cull
Junior Kindergarten

M.A. Education, University of Louisville
B.S. Dairy Cattle Science, University of Kentucky

Carol Turner
Junior Kindergarten Assistant

Christina Steen
Junior Kindergarten

B.S. Accounting, University of Louisville

Starr Steinbach
Junior Kindergarten

Coco Briggs

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

Tennya Colburn

M.A. Counseling, Western Kentucky University

B.S. Education, Western Kentucky University

Sandra Diggs

B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University

Kristin Mast

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

Jenna Railey

B.S. Psychology, University of Louisville

Jessica Sanders

M.A. Teaching, University of the Cumberlands
B.S. Child & Family Studies, Eastern Kentucky University

Amber Wheat

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

Carrie Baird
1st Grade

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

Julie Lasoi
1st Grade

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

Brandi Knapper
1st Grade

B.S. Criminal Justice, Indiana University, New Albany

Teal Wigginton
1st Grade

B.S. Elementary Education, Western Kentucky University

Jill Zamiska
1st Grade

B.S. Radiologic Technology, Northern Kentucky University

Kim Miller
2nd Grade

Krista Lange
2nd Grade

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

Faith Liebing
2nd Grade

B.A. Christian Studies, Hillsdale College

Sarah Rueff
2nd Grade

M.A.T. Elementary Education, Bellarmine University
B.S. Biology and Secondary Education, Centre College

Tulia Wolfe
2nd Grade

B.A. Elementary Education, Boyce College

Elizabeth Demske
3rd Grade

B.A. German, Hillsdale College

Amelia Harrington
3rd Grade

B.S. Teacher Education, Boyce College

Brenda Janke
3rd Grade

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

Anne Parry
3rd Grade

B.S. Biology, University of Georgia

Mary Elissa Thomas
3rd Grade

B.A. Elementary Education, University of Kentucky

Lu Elliott
4th Grade

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

Rebecca Lally
4th Grade

B.A. Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College

Amy Mangione
4th Grade

B.S. Accounting, University of Akron

Amy Sizemore
4th Grade

B.A. Elementary Education, Anderson University

Christine FUller
5th Grade

B.S. Teacher Education, Boyce College

Kelsey Lozada
5th Grade

B.S. Education, Berry College

Kalee Miller
5th Grade

B.S. Humanities, Boyce College

Chloe Rijke
5th Grade

B.A. Classical Studies, Hillsdale College

Reuben Blake
6th Grade

B.A. History & Greek, Hillsdale College

Amily Saxon
6th Grade

B.S. Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Jessica Watson
6th Grade

B.S. Elementary Ed., Northland International University

Rebecca Willis
6th Grade

B.A. English, Hillsdale College

Steven Lange

M.Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
B.A., Northwestern College

Physical Education, Art, & Music

Jim Ashby
Athletic Director

Physical Education, Spring Meadows
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Murray State 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. History & Greek, Hillsdale College

Jennifer Gilcreast
Music, Spring Meadows

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

Rhonda Hibdon
Music, Crescent Hill

B.A. Fine Arts, emphasis Organ, Judson College

Janice Murdoch

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

Richard Watkins
Physical Education, Spring Meadows

M.S. Sports & Health Science, American Public University
B.A. Liberal Arts, Olivet College

Office Staff

Mary Melchior
Office Manager,
Spring Meadows

A.D.N., Purdue University

Mary Dick
Administrative Assistant, Spring Meadows

A.S., A.A.S. Nursing, Kaskaskia College

Roxanne Hack-Smero
Administrative Assistant, Southern Indiana

A.S. Human Services, Jefferson Community College

Georganna Wheatley
Office Manager,
Crescent Hill

B.A. Studio Art, Transylvania University