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

Cheryl Lowe

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

Cheryl Lowe wrote the best-selling Latina Christiana and First Form Latin programs. Her textbooks sold more than 1,000,000 copies worldwide. (more about our founder)



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

Susan 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

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 Power

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

Dr. Kevin Scahill

Classical Studies
Ph.D. Classics, University of Virginia
M.A. Classical Languages, University of Georgia
M.A. English, Austen Peay State University
B.A. English & Classics, Austen 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 Driggs

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

Julia 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

Elizabeth Cox

2nd Grade
M.Ed. Elementary Education, Indiana University Southeast
B.S. Early Elementary Education, Asbury University

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, and Music

Ashby, Jim

Jim Ashby

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

Bailey, Dr. Louis L.

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. Business Administration, emphasis Marketing, Eastern Kentucky University

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