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.S. 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

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

Rachel Bier 

M.A. Classics, University of Virginia
M.A. Classics, Washington University
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

Dr. Matt Dickie

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

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

Alex Long

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

Steven Lange

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

Chelsea Murray

English, College Counseling
B.A. Economics, Western Kentucky University

Kelly Nall

Classical Studies
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M


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

Hannah Turrill

Classical Studies
B.A. Music and History, Colorado Christian 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

Christina Steen

Junior Kindergarten
B.S. Accounting, University of Louisville

Starr Steinbach

Junior Kindergarten

Brandi Knapper

Junior Kindergarten Assistant
B.S. Criminal Justice, Indiana University, New Albany

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

Tara Luse

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

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

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

Brenda Janke

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

Anne Parry

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


Lu Elliott

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

Amy Mangione

4th Grade
B.A. Botany, Ohio Wesleyan University
B.S. Accounting, University of Akron

Amy Sizemore

4th Grade
B.A. Education, Anderson University


Kelsey Lozada

5th Grade
B.S. Education, Berry College

Christine Fuller

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

Kalee Miller

5th Grade
B.S. Humanities, Boyce College

Robert Lewis

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

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

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, Jim

Jim Ashby

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


Janice Murdoch

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

Rhonda Hibdon

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

Jennifer Gilcreast

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

Teresa Boling

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

Steve Walrad

Physical Education, Crescent Hill, Pre-Algebra
B.S. Plastics Engineering Technology, Ferris State University
A.A.S. Plastics Technology, Ferris State 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-Smero

Administrative Assistant, Southern Indiana
A.S. Human Services, Jefferson Community College

Georganna Wheatley

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