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

Founder

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)

Administration


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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

Jennifer Wathen

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

Brian Lowe

Administration
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

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Alana Amunrud-Sharp

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

Dr. Udika Bandara

Statistics, Geometry
Ph.D. Applied and Industrial Mathematics, University of Louisville

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Dr. John Mark Beazley

Latin
Ph.D. Church History, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. Western Seminary, Portland, OR
M.A. Exegetical Studies, Western Seminary, Portland, OR
B.A. Biblical Studies, Briercrest College

Rachel Bier 

Latin
M.A. Classics, University of Virginia
M.A. Classics, Washington University
B.A. Letters, Xavier University

Chrissy Bramer

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

Dr. Erika Bratcher

Pre-Calculus
Ph.D. Applied and Industrial Mathematics, University of Louisville
M.A. Mathematics, University of Louisville
B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Georgetown College

Sean Brooks

House System Director
M.M.F.T. Campbellsville University
B.A. Religion, Missouri Baptist University

Elizabeth Casebolt

English
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

 

Brian 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

 

Dr. Matt Dickie

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

 

Paula Frizzell

English, Classical Studies
M.S. Therapeutic Recreation, University of Florida
B.S. Youth Ministry and Bible, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO

 

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

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Shannon Hunsucker

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

 

Kyle Janke

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

 

Alex Long

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

Steven Lange

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

Natalie Malcom

Latin, Pre-Algebra
M.A. Missiology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Liberty University

Chelsea Murray

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

Kelly Nall

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

Brian Peel

Latin, Classical Studies
B.A. Humanities, University of Louisville

Shelburne

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

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

David Thomas

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

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

Maggie Windhorst

English
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

 

Starr Steinbach

Junior Kindergarten

 

Brandi Knapper

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

Coco Briggs

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

Tennya Colburn

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

Sandra Driggs

Kindergarten
B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University

Kristin Mast

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

 

Jenna Railey

Kindergarten
B.S. Psychology, University of Louisville

Jessica Sanders

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

Amber Wheat

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

Angela Billingsly

1st Grade
B.S. Nursing, University of Akron

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

Mercedes DeLong

3rd Grade
B.A. English, University of Louisville

Joy Herbert

3rd Grade
B.A. Business Marketing, University of Kentucky
M.A. Education, University of Louisville

Brenda Janke

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

Anne Parry

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

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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 Education, Anderson University

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Kelsey Lozada

5th Grade
B.S. Education, Berry College

Sarah Jo Davis

5th Grade
M.Div.,  Candidate 2019, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Humanities, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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, Marantha Baptist University

Jessica Watson

6th Grade
B.S. Elementary Ed., Northland International University

Rebecca Willis

6th Grade
B.A. English, Hillsdale College

Alex Tibbott

Latin
M. Div. Christian Ministry, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies, University of Northwestern – St. Paul

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

Murdoch

Janice Murdoch

Art
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

Teresa 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

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

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Mary Melchior

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

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Mary Dick

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

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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