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.


Brian Lowe

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

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

Krista Lange
Lead Teacher,
Southern Indiana

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

Shawna White
Admissions Director

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

Chelsea Murray
College Counselor

B.A. Economics, Western Kentucky University

Tara Luse
Director of Instruction, K-3

B.A. Sociology, University of Kentucky

Upper School Faculty

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

Chrissy Bramer
AP Chemistry

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

Mark Compton

B.A. Classics & Philosophy, Hillsdale College

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

Annie Ingham

B.A. English, Hillsdale College

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

Nathan Messiter

B.A. Philosophy and Religion, Hillsdale College

Chelsea Murray

B.A. Economics, Western Kentucky University

Kelly Nall
Classical Studies

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M

Stephen Pardue
Classical Studies

B.A. Classics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Audrey Power
College Counselor

James Power
Classical Studies

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

Andrew Rudd

Mehak Sachdeva
chemistry, physical science

B.S. Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University
M.S. Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University
M.S. Chemistry, University of Kentucky

Kevin Scahill

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

Dr. Rebecca Shelburne
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology

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

William Spray

B.A. Religion and Philosophy, Southwest Baptist University

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

Lukas Swenson

B.A. Economics, Hillsdale College

Hannah Turrill
Classical Studies

B.A. Music and History, Colorado Christian University

Nicholas Uram

B.A. Latin, Hillsdale College

Dustin Warren
European History

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

Rebecca Willis

B.A. English, Hillsdale College

Maggi Windhorst

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

K-6 Faculty

Tiffany Campione
Junior Kindergarten

B.A. Speech Communication, Eastern Illinois University

Meredith Cull
Junior Kindergarten

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

Christina Steen
Junior Kindergarten

B.S. Accounting, University of Louisville

Starr Steinbach
Junior Kindergarten

Tennya Colburn

M.A. Counseling, Western Kentucky University

B.S. Education, Western Kentucky University

Rebecca Derringer

B.A. Communications, University of Louisville

Sandra Driggs

B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University

Emily Hanel

Jenna Railey

B.S. Psychology, University of Louisville

Christian Walker

B.S. Elementary Education, Southwest Baptist 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

Lauren Bayles
1st Grade

B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies, Lee University

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

Teal Wigginton
1st Grade

B.S. Elementary Education, Western Kentucky University

Jill Zamiska
1st Grade

B.S. Radiologic Technology, Northern Kentucky University

Brandi Knapper
2nd Grade

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

Krista Lange
2nd Grade

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

Faith Pugh
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 Blake
3rd Grade

B.A. German, Hillsdale College

Brenda Janke
3rd Grade

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

Anne Parry
3rd Grade

B.S. Biology, University of Georgia

Miranda Whitney
3rd Grade

B.A. Communication Studies, Utah Valley University

Evan Gartman
4th Grade

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

Amy Mangione
4th Grade

B.S. Accounting, University of Akron

Deborah Mangione
4th Grade

B.A. Botany, Ohio Wesleyan University

Amy Sizemore
4th Grade

B.A. Elementary Education, Anderson University

Christine Ury
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

Lauren Blunt
6th Grade

B.A. English, Hillsdale College

Amily Saxon
6th Grade

B.S. Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Jessica Watson
6th Grade

B.S. Elementary Ed., Northland International University

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

Jacob Pugh
Physical Education, Spring Meadows

B.A. Biblical Counseling, Boyce College

Katherine Ussery
Physical Education, Spring Meadows

B.A. Communications, Vanderbilt University

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
Administrative Assistant, Southern Indiana

A.S. Human Services, Jefferson Community College

Georganna Wheatley
Office Manager,
Crescent Hill

B.A. Studio Art, Transylvania University