In 2005, I received an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii/Leeward Community College. Four years later I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Additionally, I earned a Master of Education — Reading Option from East Central University in 2013. Before coming to Oak Hall Episcopal School I taught language arts, Texas history and U.S. history in Texas.
In 2011, I joined the staff of Oak Hall. I currently teach Middle School English, World Geography, Writing, and U.S. History. I am a U.S. Navy veteran and have worked and lived in various regions of the United States. My husband Chris and I recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. We have three children: Kevin, Nicholas, and Kelsie. Our granddaughter, Karli, is an EC4 student here at Oak Hall. I spend my spare time shuttling Karli to her various activities (and traveling, when possible).
My educational experiences began at Oak Hall Episcopal School in 1995 with Mrs. Wallis as her Kindergarten assistant. I feel blessed for the opportunity I had to be mentored by Mrs. Wallis for the seven years I spent here. I graduated from East Central University in 2005 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and an endorsement in Elementary Education. In 2005, I began teaching at Plainview Elementary School. During my 11 years at Plainview, I earned my National Board Certification (2010), Great Expectation teacher 2005-2017, and Cornerstone Recipient 2008 and 20011. I joined the Oak Hall family in 2017 as the Second Grade teacher.
I have been married to Garry Bartgis since 1981, and we have two sons Derek and Laramie Bartgis. We are members of Christ Community Church.
Children need role models who can share their love of learning, and their enthusiasm for exploration and discovery. I believe that my role as an educator is to nurture, mentor, and minister to children. I want to be a part of creating and supporting an environment that allows this to happen each and every day.
Children should be taught, along with basic curriculum, life skills such as critical thinking, information gathering /processing, and problem-solving to prepare them for future educational experiences. I recognize the uniqueness of every child and encourage the student to identify and appreciate his/her own special gifts. I believe that it is important to provide a well-rounded, value-centered education that effectively balances academics with experiences designed to broaden students’ knowledge of themselves and today’s world.
I can’t wait to spend this year learning and growing with your children.
I attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood.
After graduating from college, I taught Pre-K for one year at INCA Head Start. I then spent the next 13 years teaching at Lincoln Elementary in Ardmore. While at Lincoln, I taught Transitional First, Second, and Fifth Grades. I came to Oak Hall Episcopal School in 2019 to teach Fifth Grade.
My husband, Tim, and I have been married since 1990. He is a supervisor with Gulfmark Energy, Inc. We have one daughter, Kaycee, who graduated from college with a double degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Oak Hall is a wonderful place to be! I am thankful to be a part of the Oak Hall Family.
I graduated in 2006 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2007, I began my teaching career with Ardmore City Schools with teaching positions at both Jefferson and Lincoln Elementary in First and Second Grade. I obtained a Master of Education as a Reading Specialist in 2010. I have also taught with Southeastern Oklahoma State University as an adjunct instructor. I joined the Oak Hall family in 2015 as the First Grade teacher and in 2021 changed to the EC4 position.
My husband, Jeremey, and I have lived in Ardmore since 2000. We have two precious children, Ian and Alicyn. Ian attends courses at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Alicyn attends Ardmore High School. Our family enjoys time spent together traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors.
I received my undergraduate degrees in Speech-Communication, and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota. In 2008, I completed my studies in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University and received my Master of Science degree.
Having discovered my love of diagnostic testing while at OSU, I went on to hold jobs where I was required to provide evaluations for people of a variety of ages. My favorite part has always been putting together the many pieces of the puzzle in order to give the person I'm testing the most accurate and useful information so that they can hopefully get the answers to the questions that originally motivated them to seek testing.
My husband is a hospice chaplain and a minister at a local church. I also have two children who own large pieces of my heart and are growing up too fast for my liking.
I grew up in Ardmore, attended Oak Hall, and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1989. In 1994, I graduated from Northeastern State University with a degree in Elementary Education, Health and Human Performance/Exercise Physiology.
My husband Billy and I have four amazing children between us. Grady 29, is an officer with the Chickasaw Nation Light Horse Police. He and his wife Taylor are parents to our precious grandchildren, Judd Ray and Evie Kay. Douglas-Ann (who attended Oak Hall from Kindergarten through Fifth grade), is a graduate of Baylor University and starting her L1 year at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Law. Joseph is a Junior at Oklahoma State University majoring in Constructional Engineering and Technology, and Jessica (who attended Oak Hall Fifth and Sixth grade), is a Senior at Plainview High School, an honor student, and head trainer for the Plainview football team. When not at Oak Hall, I enjoy reading, camping, working on our 113-year-old home, and spending time with family, friends, and fur babies: Bentley and Matilda Jane. We attend First Baptist Church, Ardmore.
Being a Love County native, I am a 1982 graduate of Marietta High School. I have spent the last 21 years working in food service, 17 for Marietta Public Schools, and the last four for Oak Hall. Previously, I worked 19 years in retail grocery. I married Dixon Caldwell in 1991, and we have two sons, Chase and Kyle, and one daughter, Hannah. We are extra blessed with four grandchildren - Vivian, Callahan, Hallie, and Caiden.
This being my fifth year at Oak Hall, I am blessed to be part of this "community" and its staff. I enjoy spending time with my family, on the beaches of Florida, the outdoors, gardening, decorating, cooking, and spoiling my grandchildren. We are members of New Hope Church of God in Ardmore.
I am a native of Tecumseh, Oklahoma where I was raised on a Black Angus ranch. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in International Business from Oklahoma State University. I moved to Ardmore from Oklahoma City in November 2010 where I was an Account Executive for Ackerman McQueen.
I joined the Oak Hall team in July 2014 as the Director of Development and Enrollment Management. I am active in the community, currently serving as treasurer for the Ardmore Enrichment Foundation, president of the Mercy Health Foundation, as well as serving on the Boards of the Salvation Army-Ardmore and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
My husband William and I have two daughters who attend Oak Hall. Grace is in Third Grade and Quinn is in Kindergarten. We are members of the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.
I was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. I graduated from high school with a Senior Cambridge Certificate in 1962. After graduation, I was invited by my best friend to visit St. John, in the US Virgin Islands and I accepted the opportunity. It was there that I met my beautiful wife, Marcia, who was also visiting a friend. We fell in love and were married on St. John. I saw snow for the first time when we flew into Sioux Falls, SD. I was entering a new phase of my life. America is a vast land compared to Trinidad’s 1853 sq. miles. Initially, I worked various farm jobs, plowing and cultivating fields, cutting alfalfa, and even shearing sheep. In 1973, I was hired by Northwestern Bell as a lineman and was transferred to Ardmore as a repair technician in late 1981. Technicians for AT&T were trained yearly in a number of technical classes as well as first aid and safety. I accepted a managerial position with Southwestern Bell in 2000 as a training and development manager. I then became the manager of a facility locating crew and then a manager of an installation and repair crew. I retired from SW Bell after 35 years of service. I joined OHES in 2014. Marcia and I are very active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. We have both taught children’s Sunday School. We are both lectors and communion ministers. I am also on the music and liturgy committee. I am a member of the men’s club, and I am also the coordinator of Food Resource Center of Southern Oklahoma.
I grew up in the Dickson and Ardmore area and graduated from Dickson High School in 2017. Growing up, I performed with ALT, Broadway Kids, DIckson Showchoirs, and FFA state and national choirs. My family also owns a small dairy goat farm and I was active in my FFA chapter, serving as an officer for three years.
While at Oklahoma State University, I performed in choirs, operas, and musicals. I graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Education.
I am so excited to begin a new year at Oak Hall Episcopal School. I am a firm believer that there is a musician in all children and cannot wait to see the amazing talents each and every student will bring to the table. Here's to a great 2022-2023 school year. Go Owls!
I graduated in 1996 from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. During the summers, I worked as a YMCA Day Camp counselor, and participated in a grant-funded project where women college science students served as mentors for eighth grade girls to encourage them to pursue STEM.
My teaching experience is across a range of scientific fields, from Medical Assistant and Technology to Chemistry and Earth Science. I also taught for a year as a grade-level teacher before transitioning to science research at the Noble Research Institute.
Together with my husband, Dennis, we have four children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. My son, Steven, is a professional truck driver with TMC based in Iowa, while my other children live in Oklahoma - Michael is a computer programmer for Legal Shield in Ada, and Caleb and Darcy are students at the University of Oklahoma.
I am thrilled to serve as the Oak Hall Science teacher. My goal is to empower young minds by training them to think critically, reason well, and love one another.
I grew up in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and attended Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey. I moved to Florida in 2003 to complete my education.
In 2005, I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Later that year, I began my teaching career at Liberty Park Elementary School in Greenacres, Florida, where I taught for nine years. In 2014, I continued my teaching career at the Benjamin School and taught there for seven years until we relocated to Oklahoma. I also earned my Wilson Certification to help students with dyslexia and tutored various grade levels throughout the years.
My husband Laramie and I have one son, Asher, who is an active two-year-old. We also have two dogs, a lab mix, Toby, and a puppy named Sarge. I am looking forward to starting my second year at Oak Hall!
I was born and raised in Ardmore and am a Plainview High School graduate. I attended the University of OKlahoma majoring in Early Childhood Education. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education degree in May 2020. I began my career in Early Childhood in August of 2020.
I am a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore, where I also served in the Nursery and Children's Ministry departments. When I am not in the classroom, I can be found at the lake, spending time with family, or traveling.
I could not be happier to be at Oak Hall. I look forward to another great year!
An Ardmore native, I graduated from Ardmore High School in 1980. I moved from Ardmore in 1989 to pursue business interests in construction and real estate. I married Theresa David in 1992 and we had an amazing 26 years together until she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2018. I am blessed with two wonderful children, Gabriel (Chicago, Illinois) and Brianna (East Lansing, Michigan).
I decided to retire when my wife passed away, but found that retirement when you are solo is not that much fun! I am excited about starting the next chapter of my life with Oak Hall. I am an avid reader and love writing books on various topics. I am an active member of New Hope Church of God.
I have a Master's of Education degree with a focus in Library Media Science from East Central University. My first teaching job was as the Library Media Specialist at Oak Hall where I taught for three years before moving to Michigan. After returning to Oklahoma I was the Library Media Specialist at Whitebead Public School in Pauls Valley for the previous three years. I am very excited to return to Oak Hall where I have served as a Board of Trustees member and a Parents' Association member. My children attended Oak Hall as well. I am a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
My husband, Mike, and I have two grown children, Madison Dial and Dayton Hobson. We also have Lucy, our beloved Yorkie, who reigns our home.
A graduate of Madill High School, I have 30 years of continuing education training in a number of methodologies including; Gesell, Math Their Way, Reading Readiness, Jim Fay Love and Logic, Great Expectations, and Frog Street. Prior to working at Oak Hall Episcopal School, I spent four years at First Methodist Pre-School in the three-year-old program. After one year as the Kindergarten associate at Oak Hall, in 1998 I became a teacher in the Early Childhood 3 program.
I have two children - Ryan and Ashley, as well as five grandchildren. Outside of my school activities, I enjoy running 5K races, gardening, and spending time with family.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. My husband, Matt and I have been married since 1997 and moved to Ardmore in 2003. We have two boys, Ethan and Samuel, both of whom attended Oak Hall from EC3 through Middle School. Ethan is now a Freshman at College of the Ozarks and Samuel a Sophomore at Plainview HS.
Aside from my job as a realtor, I have been an involved parent and Oak Hall supporter for over 15 years, helping in classrooms and with school activities. I am excited about joining the Oak Hall Faculty & Staff and working with Ms. Tammy in EC3.
I was born and raised in Ardmore and graduated from Lone Grove High School. I earned my Bachelor's and Master degree in Speech Pathology from Texas Woman's University.
I have spent the last year working with the adult population and prior to that worked at Plainview and Madill schools. I am excited for my first year at Oak Hall!
My husband, Joshua, and I have two wonderful children, Raina age eight, and Ridge age three. In my free time I love to spend time with family, cook, and travel.
I am a native of Ardmore and a 1991 graduate of Ardmore High School. I attended the University of Oklahoma from 1992 through 1996 majoring in chemistry. I have fourteen years of experience as Director of Technology and Director of Operations at Southern Oklahoma Technology Center in Ardmore. I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and currently own a private technology consulting business serving many types of businesses in southern Oklahoma.
My wife Christy and I have three beautiful daughters between us: Winnie, Paris, and Mia. We enjoy cooking and trying new foods and dishes. I joined the Oak Hall staff in 2016.
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University. In 1997, I moved to the Ardmore area. Prior to my employment at Oak Hall Episcopal School, I was employed for 12 years as an Equine Breeding Manager at Carol Rose Quarter Horses in Gainesville, Texas and Pieper Ranch in Marietta, Oklahoma. I was a substitute teacher at Oak Hall Episcopal School from 2008 to 2012 when I took up the full-time position of Physical Education Teacher.
During my time at Oak Hall, as both a parent and teacher, I served on the Board of Trustees 2009-2012; Oak Hall Finance Committee; and Oak Hall Head of School Search Committee; served as Director of Owl University after school enrichment program 2015-2018, and helped implement the Dickson Athletics Co-op. My husband, Carlos and I have been married since 1997 and have two children: Emily and Lauren. Lauren is a Sophomore and Emily is a Senior, both at Dickson High School. Both girls attended Oak Hall from EC3-Eighth Grade. They loved and enjoyed their 11 years of school here.
Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, attending sporting events, and being in the great outdoors. We are members of St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
A graduate of Ardmore High School, I went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, earning my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree in May 1983. After graduation, I worked in retail as a clothing store manager at both The Squire Shop and Cyrk & Co. in Norman and Oklahoma City. Returning to Ardmore in 1986, I accepted a teaching position at Oak Hall Episcopal School where I have joyfully continued to teach for the past 35 years. While I have taught Third and Fifth Grade at Oak Hall, it is as the Fourth Grade teacher that I found my place.
In December 1986 I married Mark Riesen. We have two sons Andrew, aged 29, and Blake, aged 26, both of whom attended Oak Hall for nine years. I am an active member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church where I am currently serving on the Bourland Board, and volunteer there with the Sunday Supper program and as an altar guild member. I am also currently serving on the Ardmore Village Board, the Ardmore Enrichment Foundation, and The Reading Room. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love attending college football games, going to the movies, traveling, and reading.
I graduated from Ardmore High School and attended East Central University in Ada. I have been married to John Roberts for 34 years. All three of our girls attended Oak Hall from Pre-K through Fifth Grade. Shena works for the Dept. of Human Services, Angelica works at home, and Jon-na is a nurse for Breeding Bully.
I am happy to say that most of my grandchildren attend Oak Hall! Camille is in Fifth Grade, Laila is in Second Grade, and Xander is in First Grade. I enjoy working at Oak Hall!
I graduated from High School in Kenai, Alaska, and went on to receive my Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian University) and my Master of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I have also attained a number of credit hours from a variety of universities and colleges around the state in Tulsa, Ada, Weatherford, Oklahoma City and also Hays, Kansas. In Oklahoma and Texas, I have undertaken both Advanced Placement and Pre-AP training, as well as Advanced Algebra training in Texas.
I joined the Oak Hall faculty in 2013. With thirty plus years of experience teaching in three states, I am also a tutor at the Murray State College Ardmore Campus. My other work experiences have ranged from commercial salmon fishing to census worker. I currently live in Ardmore with my wife Tina, who works for the District Attorney in child support services. Our son, Colin (an Oak Hall alum), graduated from ECU in 2019, married his wife Pipe in October of 2021, and is employed by Rolling Hills Hosptial in Ada in the accounting department. Their family includes two large dogs.
I am proud to be a native Ardmoreite. I attended Ardmore city schools graduating from Ardmore High School. I then attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology. I continued in the Speech Pathology master's program at Philipps University. My post-graduate training in the area of Early Childhood was from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
2022 marks my 43rd year in education - 28 of those teaching Kindergarten at Oak Hall Episcopal School.
My husband, Bill, recently retired from Michelin Tire Company. We attend First Presbyterian Church in Ardmore where I sing in the choir and am active on the Worship Committee, and the Pastor Nominating Committee. Our two daughters were Oak Hall “Lifers”. My oldest, Dr. Sarah Karnish, is a Pediatric Dentist in Shawnee, OK. She and her husband, Dr. Kyle Karnish, have one daughter who is a year old. My youngest, Mrs. Callie Smith, is employed by Putnam City Schools as a PEAK educator and IT consultant. She and her husband, Eric, have two children, Evie and Liam. Evie attended Kindergarten at Oak Hall and Liam is currently attending Kindergarten here this year.
I grew up in Ardmore and am a graduate of Plainview High School. I graduated in 2010 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2011, I began teaching Fifth Grade at Lincoln Elementary.
I taught science at Oak Hall for six years. Last year I made the move back to the Fifth Grade classroom. I feel blessed to be part of the amazing Oak Hall Episcopal School faculty and am excited about the new year!
My husband Scotty and I were married in 2009. I have two children. My son, Blaine, is an electrician in Orlando, Florida and my daughter, Madison, is beginning her sophomore year of college at the University of Central Oklahoma to study nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports, fishing, and cruising. We are members of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore.
I was educated at St. Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney, Australia, on a choral scholarship, singing in the Cathedral Choir. I earned my Bachelor of Music Education degree in Australia, and my Master of Music degree in England. In 2016, I completed my Doctor of Ministry degree in Educational Leadership at the Virginia Theological Seminary. I currently serve on the Standards Committee of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools, and have completed six years on the Association's Board of Directors.
Prior to moving to the United States, I was Director of Music and Performing Arts at my alma mater. Before taking up my appointment in 2013 as Headmaster of Oak Hall Episcopal School, I was Dean of Students at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, Coral Gables, Florida, and Director of Music for both the school and the church.
My wife Amanda and I have been married since 1997, and we have two children. Charlies is in Sixth Grade at Oak Hall. Gemma, an Oak Hall graduate, attends St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, reading, watching sports, shooting Sporting Clays, and the pleasures of good food and wine, and a decent ale. I am on the Vestry of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, where our family worships.
I graduated from Plainview High School and then attended North Central Texas College, completing an Associate's degree in Equine Science. I then studied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree. I graduated with my Master of Science (Early Education and Intervention) degree in July 2022.
After teaching First and Second Grade for two years at Jefferson Elementary School, my family made a move to Norfolk, VA, where my husband was stationed with the US Navy. While in Virginia, I was a Group Educator with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which administers two living-history museums.
With my husband's retirement from the US Navy, our family recently moved back to Ardmore, I joined the Oak Hall family in the fall of 2020 as the Kindergarten Assistant. My son, Christian, is in fourth grade here at Oak Hall.
In 1998, I received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the University of Central Oklahoma. After relocating to Ardmore in 2000, I began my employment with Oak Hall Episcopal School. In 2002, I received my Master of Education from East Central University in Ada, OK. Although I’ve held several positions with Oak Hall Episcopal School, I’ve served as Business Manager since 2007.
My husband, Ryan, and I have been married since 1998. We have two children, Addie and Lauren. Addie attended Oak Hall through the Fifth Grade and is currently a Sophomore at the University of Oklahoma. Lauren also attended Oak Hall through Fifth Grade and is currently a Junior at Plainview High School. My hobbies include spending time with my family, reading, and traveling to Colorado each spring to ski.
|Anastasio, Julie||MS English & Social Studies Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Bartgis, Cathy||Second Grade Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Beard, Kim||Third Grade Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Bell, Cynthia||EC4 Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Benedick, Ruth||Learning Support Specialist||580-226-2341|
|Black, Sara||Technology Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Caldwell, Lisa||Food Services Manager||580-226-2341|
|Crosby, Jennifer||Director of Development & Enrollment Mgmt||580-226-2341|
|Elmer, Jenna||Music Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Flanagan, Amy||Science Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Genn, Kelly||First Grade Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Harkins, Kaylie||EC4 Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Harris, Chris||Food Services Assistant||580-226-2341|
|Hobson, Jacque||Library Media Specialist||580-226-2341|
|Landgraf, Tammy||EC3 Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Littlefield, Kristin||Administrative Asst.||580-226-2341|
|Lollman, Julie||EC3 Assistant||580-226-2341|
|Lucas, Rebecca||Speech Pathologist||(580) 226-2341|
|McCullers, Mike||Information Technology Director||580-226-2341|
|Nogueira, Cathy||PE & Motor Development Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Riesen, Martha||Fourth Grade Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Saner, Scott||MS Math Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Wallis, Jimmie||Kindergarten Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Williams, Melanie||Fifth Grade Teacher||580-226-2341|
|Wilson, Anna||Kindergarten Assistant||580-226-2341|
|Youderian, Lori||Business Manager||580-226-2341|