I am a recent graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University where I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Musical Arts and a minor in Education. I was born in south Florida, but at a young age my parents followed God's voice in moving to Mexico as missionaries to open a Christian school.
From a young age, my parents inspired me to become a teacher, as they are both teachers themselves. Living overseas not only made me fluent in Spanish, it also gave me a diverse worldview. I believe music has major benefits in the development of the whole child and its importance from a young age.
I have taught private voice lessons to students of various ages, and have volunteered overseas as a teacher to refugees. I am an active member of First Baptist Church and enjoy singing in their choir. As you would expect, in my free time I enjoy singing.
I am very excited to be part of the Oak Hall family!
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 have three children: Kevin, Nicholas, and Kelsie; we adopted our granddaughter, Karli last year. I spend my spare time reading picture books, visiting splash pads, and chasing bubbles.
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. In 2016-2017 I had the honor of being Ardmore City Schools' District "Teacher of the Year". 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.
My husband, Jeremey, and I have lived in Ardmore since 2000. We have two precious children, Ian and Alicyn. Ian attends courses at University Center of Southern Oklahoma and Alicyn attends Ardmore Middle School. Our family enjoys time spent together, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors.
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 27, is an Ardmore Policeman. 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 Junior at Baylor University, where she is a member of the BIC Honor program, an Intramural supervisor, and the current Intramural golf champion. Joseph is a Freshman at Oklahoma State University majoring in Business Ag, and Jessica (who attended Oak Hall Fifth and Sixth grade), is a Sophomore at Plainview High School, an honor student, and a trainer for the Plainview football team. When not at Oak Hall I enjoy reading, camping, watching my children perform and play, and spending time with family, friends, and our Yorkie, Bentley. We attend First Baptist Church-Fusion, Ardmore.
I graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I also hold a certification in Early Childhood Education. Prior to completing my degree, I worked at Oak Hall (2003-2008) as a teacher’s assistant in EC4, Kindergarten, and First Grade. My teaching experience includes teaching EC4 at Oak Hall from 2010-2012, and EC4 and Second Grade at Plainview Primary from 2012-2015.
Although originally from Springdale, Arkansas, my husband Kevin and I moved to Ardmore in 1999. We have two children, Conner and Karli, both of whom attended Oak Hall. Conner was a student at OHES from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with a degree in Microbiology. Karli was an OHES student from EC3-Seventh Grade and is now a Junior at the University of Arkansas majoring in Speech Pathology. Both of our children received an outstanding education at Oak Hall. I believe the foundation they built here will lead them onto a bright future!
I am excited to be at Oak Hall. It’s a great place to be!
Being a Love County native, I am a 1982 graduate of Marietta High School. I have spent the last 19 years working in food service, 17 for Marietta Public Schools, and the last two 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 three grandchildren - Vivian, Callahan, and Hallie.
This being my third 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, vice president of the Mercy Health Foundation, as well as serving on the Boards of the Salvation Army-Ardmore and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). I am a board member of Salvation Army-Ardmore as well as the Secretary for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
My husband William and I were married in 2010 and have two daughters, Grace, who is in First Grade at Oak Hall and Quinn, who is in Early Childhood 3 at Oak Hall. 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 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 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 am excited and blessed to be back in my hometown after my time away at OU. I could not be happier to begin my teaching career at such an amazing school as Oak Hall. I look forward to a great year!
A graduate of Madill High School, I have 25 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.
Married to Ronny Landgraf since 1977, we own and operate Landgraf Farm & Ranch and Landgraf Custom Pecan Harvesting. We have two children: Ryan, an Engineer for BNSF Railroad; and, Ashley, the HR Administrator for Brown Transportation. We also have four grandchildren, Mason, Rayden, and twins Jax and Blayklee. Outside of my school activities, I enjoy running 5K races, gardening, and spending time with family.
Although I grew up in East Aurora, NY (outside of Buffalo in snow country) I attended the University of Central Arkansas majoring in English, with a minor in Accounting after my family’s move to Arkansas in 1986. In 1993, I moved to the Ardmore area, where I worked for 13 years at Southern Oklahoma Surgical Associates as a Surgical Coordinator.
Prior to and during my employment at Surgical Associates, I continued my education by auditing a number of medical courses. In 2007, I began working in Administration at Oak Hall Episcopal School. My husband Scott and I have been married since 1992 and have two children, Barrett and Patrick. Both Barrett and Patrick are Oak Hall ‘lifers’, having attended from Pre-K through Eighth Grade. Barrett is now a Junior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University majoring in Pharmacy, while Patrick is a Junior at Ardmore High School. Both of the boys received an outstanding education at Oak Hall. The solid foundation they received here continues to prove that an Oak Hall Episcopal School education is worth the investment!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children, reading, watching my beloved Buffalo Bills football team, and traveling. I currently serve on the Board of the Ardmore Enrichment Foundation. My family and I have been members of the First United Methodist Church of Marietta since 1998 where I served as Treasurer from 2000-2010.
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 and Paris currently attend Plainview Schools and our oldest attends Oklahoma State University. We enjoy traveling and exploring new places in our spare time. I also enjoy cooking and trying new foods and dishes. I joined the Oak Hall staff in 2016.
As a lifelong Ardmoreite and a friend and relative of many Oak Hall graduates, I am honored and blessed to be part of the Oak Hall family as an EC4 teacher. I spent my childhood at my mother’s EC4 classroom and knew I was called to be a teacher at a very early age. I graduated with my degree in Early Childhood Education from East Central University, and have since taught Kindergarten at Sulphur Elementary and EC4 at Plainview, my alma mater.
My husband Howard, recently completed his Ph.D. and is the pastor at Jimtown Baptist Church, where we currently live. We love to travel, try new recipes, visit family, read, and play with our puppy and kitty.
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 is a Sophomore at Dickson High School and sadly, Lauren is in her final year at Oak Hall (Eighth Grade). Both girls began at OHES in EC3 and have loved their experience here. Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, at sporting events, and being in the great outdoors. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
I am an Ardmore native and a graduate of Plainview High School. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from East Central University, and a Master of Science degree in Reading and Literacy Education from Oklahoma State University.
This is my fourth year teaching at Oak Hall. Prior to teaching at Plainview, where I taught before coming to Oak Hall, I taught a variety of grades in several other Oklahoma public school districts as well as a private school in Texas.
I have been married to my husband Shem since 2008, and we have three daughters, Emma, a Fifth Grader at Oak Hall, Reece, a Second Grader at Oak Hall, and our youngest daughter, Elliott, who is two.
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 33 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 27, and Blake, aged 24, 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, the Vestry 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, reading, and working in the yard.
I graduated from Ardmore High School and attended East Central University in Ada. I have been married to John Roberts for 33 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 for Solitare, and Jon-na is a nurse for Mays Home Health.
I am happy to say that my grandchildren also attend Oak Hall! Kiannah is in Fifth Grade, Camille is in Third Grade, Laila is in Kindergarten, and Xander is in Pre-K.
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 years of experience teaching in three states, I am also a tutor at the University Center. My other work experiences have ranged from salmon fisherman 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 and is employed by Legal Shield in Ada in the accounting department.
Retiring to Ardmore since 2017, my family's community roots originate from 1922 when my Great Aunt Dicie and Great Uncle Willie moved to Ardmore from Mena, Arkansas. At the age of four, I caught my first fish at Lake Murray with help from my Uncle Willie. It was the biggest fish ever!
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, I attended Oklahoma City University in 1969 majoring in Vocal Music Performance then Business Administration. Working at St. Anthony Hospital in 1970 began a 24-year career spanning Mental Health and Human Resources Administrative services. During 1985, the Third Order of the Sisters of St. Francis merged with their parent order and created the SSM Health Care system. I am forever humbled to have witnessed the dedication and sacrifice of these religious women in the provision of healthcare in the Midwest for over 100 years and to have had the opportunity to have a minor supporting role in the merger of 17 of their hospitals. Their mission and philosophy of "Turn No One Away" echoes in my soul forevermore.
After the April 1995 Oklahoma City tragedy, I continued my Human Resources career with a variety of healthcare and manufacturing companies and retired in 2013. With the death of my older sister's husband, I decided to leave Oklahoma City for Ardmore and ensure her safety, security, and well-being. I receive great contentment and joy from my plants, many of which originate from the 1980s, spending time with my shelter pet Julia, and most of all, joining in worship with multiple Christian churches in Ardmore as well as Oklahoma City.
Jumping with joy is how excited I am that in 2018 I began my first year at Oak Hall Episcopal School serving as the Learning Support Specialist. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration.
After receiving my Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Wellington ISD offered me a contract to teach special education. After three years of teaching, my husband and I moved to Ardmore in 1995 where I began working for Ardmore City Schools as a special education teacher. After six years with Ardmore City Schools, I made the move to Dickson Public Schools where I served in many roles that included Special Education teacher, Special Education Director, Alternative Education Program Director and Middle School Principal. In 2004, I received my Master’s degree in Administration from East Central University and returned to Ardmore City Schools were I served as the Special Education Director for seven years.
God has blessed my husband, Pastor Joseph Thomas, and I to parent three boys who have given us three daughters-in-love. From those blessed unions, we now have six grandchildren who keep our hearts full of sweet calming beats. Our quiver is full and we are blessed.
Let me introduce myself. I am an Ardmoreite born and raised. I attended Ardmore High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology from Oklahoma State University. I continued in the master’s program at Phillips University. I continued post-graduate training in the area of Early Childhood at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I have two daughters who were lifers at Oak Hall. My oldest is a Pediatric Dentist, and my youngest has blessed my husband Bill and I with two adorable grandchildren and is currently employed at Putnam City Schools as a First Grade educator. This year, my oldest granddaughter, Evie, is a student at Oak Hall.
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.
2015 marked my first year to teach at Oak Hall. I am excited to be the Science teacher – I believe in a hands-on approach to learning and incorporate that into my Science classroom. I feel blessed to be part of the amazing Oak Hall Episcopal School faculty!
My husband Scotty and I were married in 2009. I have two children. My son, Blaine, attends college at Oklahoma State University and my daughter, Madison, is a Senior at Plainview High School. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports, fishing, camping, 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 Board of Directors as well as the Standards Committee of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.
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. Our two children attend OHES: Gemma is in Eighth Grade; and, Charlie is in Fourth Grade. 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. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
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.
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.
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 Senior at Plainview High School. Lauren also attended Oak Hall through the Fifth Grade and is currently a Freshman at Plainview High School. My hobbies include spending time with my family, reading, and traveling to Colorado each spring to ski. I am a member of the First United Methodist Church.
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