Faculty & Staff
Below you will find a list of our faculty and staff members.
In 2005 I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2009, I received my National Board Certification as a middle childhood generalist, specializing in the development and teaching of students in Grades 2-5.
I have been the Fifth Grade teacher at Oak Hall Episcopal School since 2009 after having taught both Fourth and Fifth Grades in a public school setting for four years. My husband, Zac, and I have two children who attend Oak Hall, Barrett (6th Grade) and Brandt (2nd Grade). Away from the classroom, I enjoy reading, crafts, and college football. Zac and I also operate a herd of Charolais cattle and enjoy traveling with our children to show livestock.
Middle School English & Social Studies
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, 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. During my spare time, I enjoy reading and traveling.
Lower School Extended Day
I graduated from Lone Grove High School in 2014 and am currently in the BSN Nursing program at East Central University.
I was born at Whiteman AFB, Missouri and have lived in Virginia and Hawaii prior to moving to Oklahoma.
In my free time I enjoy reading and going on cruises. I joined Oak Hall Episcopal School in the Fall of 2015.
In 2006 I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Rather than start my teaching career, I chose to continue my education. Two years later, I graduated from The University of Oklahoma with my Master of Arts in Education and Community Renewal. However, I remained a stay-at-home mom until my youngest child started school. When my daughter started school, I joined the team at Plainview Public Schools as the Gifted and Talented coordinator for one year. I then moved to join the Second Grade team at Charles Evans Elementary with Ardmore City Schools. I have been the Second Grade teacher at Oak Hall since 2013.
I grew up in Healdton, Oklahoma, but moved to Ardmore in 2010. My husband, Terry, and I have three children. Tyler is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma and serves with the ROTC. Trevor attends NonPareil Institute in Plano, Texas, and Tori attends Oak Hall and is in the Fourth Grade. In addition to teaching, my mother and I have small business in downtown Ardmore. It is a project that we started together after she retired from 33 years of clerical work at a family business.
I graduated in 2006 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2007 I began my teaching career in Ardmore at Jefferson Elementary as a First Grade teacher. I then obtained my Master of Education as a Reading Specialist in 2010. In 2011, I transferred to Lincoln Elementary in order to be with my own children during their primary years. While at Lincoln, I had the privilege to teach both First and Second Grades. During this time I also began teaching for Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the Elementary Education department 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 is a Freshman at Ardmore High School while Alicyn is in the Fourth Grade here at OHES. Our family loves spending time with our church family, and traveling these great United States whenever we have the chance. Other interests include reading, knitting, spending time with family and pets as well as supporting my children in their many extracurricular activities.
I am a 1989 graduate of Ringling High School. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Cameron University in 2003. I have one son, Burke, and a daughter-in-law, Hillary, who are expecting my first grandchild in 2017.
I joined the Oak Hall faculty as Music Director in 2015. In addition, I operate a private vocal studio. I have traveled throughout the United States and worldwide with various performing groups. My favorite and current hobby is being involved with the Ardmore Little Theatre. I am very excited to be sharing my knowledge and love for music!
I grew up in Ardmore, attended Oak Hall and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1989. In 1994 I graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma 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 23, Douglas-Ann (attended Oak Hall from Kindergarten through Fifth grade), who is a Junior at Plainview High School, Joseph, a Freshman at Plainview High School, and Jessica, a Sixth Grader at Oak Hall. When not at Oak Hall I enjoy reading, walking, camping, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
Early Childhood 4
I graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2010 with my 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. Connor was a student at OHES from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and is now a Senior at the University of Oklahoma studying Microbiology. Karli was an OHES student from EC3-Seventh Grade and is now a Sophomore at Plainview High School.
I am excited to be at Oak Hall. It’s a great place to be!
I was born in Dallas, Texas where I graduated from Walden Preparatory Academy. After graduation I attended the University of Northern Colorado as a Fine Arts Major. While attending school I worked as an Assistant with a Chef and mentor from Sweden at a large hotel in Colorado. I continued to cook in hotels and restaurants as an Assistant Chef and then upon returning to Dallas, as a Head Chef until finally deciding to move to Oklahoma with my bride, Marilyn, in the mid 1980’s I worked at the bakery in Marietta for ten years. Interested in a change, I went back to school, this time in Houston, where I received an Associate of Arts and Computer Technology degree, and began work as a graphic design artist. I worked in Dallas, commuting from Marietta, then moved to Boulder, CO for two years with Marint, Inc. Still with Marient, I accepted the position of Art Director, moving to Austin, Texas however I decided to return to Oklahoma to freelance as a graphic artist when the company was moved to Florida. At that time OHES needed a Kitchen manager and knowing my background in food service offered me the position. I accepted, loved the work, and have not looked back.
Director of Development and Enrollment Management
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 Ardmore Enrichment Foundation. 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 one daughter, Grace Marie, who attends Oak Hall in the EC3 class. We attend the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.
Early Childhood 4
I grew up in South Dakota. I graduated from Avon High School and went on to complete one year of study at Nettleton College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I have attended numerous workshops both Montessori and Traditional, and I have visited other Montessori schools. I have my Methodology training in Great Expectations and received my Gesell training in Austin, Texas. I have been teaching for 30 years. In 1969 I married and in 1982 our family moved with my husband's work to Ardmore. When my youngest was old enough to attend school in 1984, I went to work for Bettye Brown and the Montessori Preschool.
In 1992, the Montessori School merged with Oak Hall, though we were on a separate campus' until we came together in the present school building in 1995. My husband, Ron, and I have been married since 1969 and we have four children - Corey, Colin, Calia, and Calicia and they in turn have given us twelve beautiful grandchildren.
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 also was 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 Loves and Fishes for St. Mary’s.
I was born in Marietta, Oklahoma and graduated from Plainview High School. I attended college at Southeastern State Teacher College (former name for SEOSU) where I pursued my Elementary Education degree.
My husband, Gary and I have been married since 1977 and together have five fabulous children, 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Through our years together, Gary and I traveled to many faraway places with the United States Air Force. I opened a State Farm Insurance Agency in Marietta in 1987 and after 20 years I decided to retire. I missed teaching, and thus returned to teaching at Ardmore Christian School where I taught Second Grade for eight years. For the past three years I have worked for a non-profit organization helping to provide counseling for foster children.
Family time is my favorite hobby along with traveling, golf, and shopping. I joined the Oak Hall faculty and staff in 2016.
I was born and raised in Ardmore. After graduating from Ardmore High School I attended Oklahoma State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (GO POKES!) I then moved to Texas where I attended West Texas A & M and earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders. Upon graduation I was employed by Mercy Ardmore as their Outpatient Speech Language Pathologist. I primarily serve the pediatric population.
My husband, Jordan and I have been married for one year and have a precious Golden Retriever named Bella. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and reading.
Early Childhood 3
I graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Business degree as well as an Elementary Education degree. I also hold a certification in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern Missouri State University. I have taught school in Wapanucka, Durant, Coleman, and Milburn, Oklahoma as well as San Antonio, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. I am trained in BIST (Behavior Intervention Strategies and Techniques).
My husband, Scott Sutherland, and I live on a ranch and own and operate Southern Oklahoma Animal Resources (a nonprofit animal rescue). We have four sons – Justin, John, Christopher, and Joe (who is an Oak Hall alumni). I have four granddaughters – twins Avery and Ainsley, Addison, and Kenzie (who currently attends EC4 at Oak Hall).
In my spare time I enjoy my horses, cooking, gardening, and helping those who cannot help themselves.
Library Media Specialist
In 1992 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from SOSU and earned a Master of Education with an option in Library Media from ECU in May 2015. I joined the Oak Hall faculty in 2014. Prior to being employed at Oak Hall I served as an OHES Parents’ Association member and an OHES Board member.
My husband, Mike and I have two children. Madison (who attended OHES) graduated from Plainview High School and the University of Oklahoma earning a BA in Public Affairs and Administration. Dayton (who attended OHES) graduated from Ardmore High School and is active duty in the United States Marine Corp.
My hobby is traveling and spending time with my children. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Early Childhood 3
A graduate of Madill High School I have 22 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 3s program.
Married to Ronny Landgraf since 1975, 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 two grandchildren, Mason who is five, and Rayden who is two. Outside of my school activities, I enjoy running 5k races, gardening, and spending time with family.
Although I grew up in East Aurora, NY 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.
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 at Oak Hall Episcopal School in Administration. My husband Scott and I have been married since 1992 and we have two children, Barrett and Patrick. Barrett attended OHES from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and is now a Junior at Ardmore High School while Patrick has been at OHES since Pre-K and is now in the Seventh Grade.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children, reading, fine wine, and volunteering with the Ardmore High School Speech, Debate, and Drama team. My family and I have been members of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta since 1998 where I served as Treasurer from 2000-2010.
I grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma and graduated from Okemah High School in 1977. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Office Administration. After working in the business and industry field, I later returned to ECU to earn my teaching certification in Business Education. I taught high school computer application classes as well as yearbook in the Sulphur Public School system from 1996-2005. From 1996-2002 I was involved in a statewide initiative to provide training to all teachers in the areas of telecommunications and distance learning.
My family and I moved to Ardmore in 2005. My husband, Clayton and I have three children and four grandchildren; our son Jason and his wife Meghann have two children – Lily is in Seventh Grade and Jay is in First Grade, both at OHES; our daughter, Nikki and her husband, Kyle live in Edmond – they have two children, Tammy and Beckham; our daughter Leslie is a recent graduate of OSU and lives in Ardmore. We are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.
I have a love for art, the arts, and all things “creative & crafty”. I recently completed the Great Expectations methodology course and am currently enrolled in several online art workshops for educators. I joined the amazing Oak Hall team in the spring of 2016.
Information Technology Director
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 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. All three currently attend Plainview Schools. Winnie, our youngest, is in Fourth Grade, Paris is in the Sixth Grade, and Mia is a Sophomore in High School. 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.
Physical Education & Athletics Coordinator
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. My husband, Carlos and I have been married since 1996 and have two children at Oak Hall. Emily is in Sixth Grade and Lauren is in Fourth Grade. Both girls began at OHES in EC3. Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, sporting events, bicycling, and being in the great outdoors. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Martha Walker Riesen
A graduate of Ardmore High School, I went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, earning my Bachelor of Science – 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 29 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 23 and Blake, aged 20, both of whom attended Oak Hall for nine years. I am a charter member of the Concerned Citizens Group of Ardmore. We are a group of concerned citizens working together to make a positive change in our community. I am an active member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, and volunteer there with the Sunday Supper program and as an altar guild member.
Middle School Math
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 nearly thirty years 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 and our son, Colin (an Oak Hall alum) who is currently a Sophomore at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and a minor in Psychology. While still in Texas I worked for Davis Rexrode Architects until 2003 when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. In 2007 we moved to the Ardmore area. I am currently the Teacher’s Assistant in Kindergarten, and I have been an Oak Hall parent since 2007.
I have been married to my husband Brad since 2002. We have three children – Hannah, Corinne, and Oliver who all started at OHES in Pre-K and are currently in Seventh Grade, Fifth Grade, and Third Grade, respectively. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, doing arts and crafts, and reading.
After graduating from Madill High School I went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Music Endorsement from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In 1998 I completed my Masters Degree in Elementary Administration from East Central University. I then spent 12 years working for Springer Public Schools in a range of disciplines and across grades 1 through 8. I started working at Oak Hall Episcopal School in 2005 teaching Third Grade.
I have been married to Lindsey Vaughn since 1991, and we own Boat Dock Pro Shop (the Lake Murray Marina Service Shop) where he works. We have one daughter, Kaitlyn. She attended Oak Hall from the time she was three in the Montessori Program through the Eighth Grade. She graduated from Oak Hall in May 2013. She is currently a Senior at Plainview High School. I enjoy reading and scrapbooking. I currently make scrapbooks for each of my children in Third Grade. I enjoy the flexibility of reading books on my iPad. I read an assortment of genres and I get excited by them all.
Jimmie D. Wallis
After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Oklahoma State University, I began a Masters in Speech Pathology (incomplete) from Phillips University and later received my Early Childhood Education endorsement from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I began my career in education as a Speech Pathologist and later worked as a Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Special Education Consultant for Waukomis and Sulphur Public Schools. I have been the Kindergarten teacher at Oak Hall Episcopal School since 1993.
In my professional development I have attended numerous SAES, Frog Street and Great Expectation workshops. In addition, I am certified in Gesell Training, Great Expectations Methodology, Reading Readiness, and a range of Lindamood Bell methodologies and techniques. I have been married to Bill Wallis since 1980 and we have two daughters Sarah Karnish and Callie Smith, both of whom are Oak Hall Episcopal School alumni. I have now joined the ranks of grandparenthood! When not at Oak Hall you may find me at Kiddie Land a children's clothing store which I have co-owned since 1987.
I grew up in Ardmore and am a graduate of Plainview High School. I graduated in 2010 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2011 I began teaching Fifth Grade at Lincoln Elementary.
2015 marks my first year to teach at Oak Hall. I am excited to be the new Science teacher – I believe in a hands-on approach to learning and will incorporate that into my Science classroom. I feel blessed to be part of the amazing Oak Hall Episcopal School staff!
My husband, Scotty, and I were married in 2009. I have two children who attend Plainview Schools. My son is a Junior at PHS and my daughter is in Eighth Grade at PJH. I also have three step sons – the twins attend Ardmore High School and are Juniors this year, and one who is in the Eighth Grade at AMS. 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 July 2016 I successfully defended my thesis to complete my Doctor of Ministry degree in Educational Leadership at the Virginia Theological Seminary. I currently serve as a board member 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 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 two children who attend OHES. Gemma is in Fourth Grade and Charlie is in Kindergarten. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, reading, watching sport, and the pleasures of good food and wine. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
After graduating high school I attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond where I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. After graduating college, I was employed as a recruiter for an aviation repair/maintenance company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My husband, Ryan and I relocated to Ardmore in August of 2000, and I have been employed at Oak Hall ever since. I obtained a Masters of Elementary Education from East Central University in 2002. Although I have held several positions within Oak Hall, I have served as the Business Manager since 2007.
Ryan and I have two children. Addie attended OHES through Fifth Grade and is now an Eighth Grader at Plainview Middle School, and Lauren is in the Fifth Grade here at Oak Hall. Both girls began attending Oak Hall when they were three.
In my spare time, I like spending time with family, traveling to Colorado each spring to ski, and curling up with a good book. I am a member of First United Methodist Church in Ardmore.