Faculty & Staff

Below you will find a list of our Faculty and Staff members.


Julie Anastasio


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 and are in the process of adopting our granddaughter Karli. During my spare time, I enjoy reading and traveling.


Kristi Aycox


Library Media Specialist

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. In 2013 I joined the faculty at Oak Hall Episcopal School as the Second Grade teacher. This is my second year as the Library Media Specialist.

I grew up in Healdton, Oklahoma, but moved to Ardmore in 2010. My husband, Terry, and I have three children. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. He currently serves as a Military Police Officer and 2nd Lt. in the United States Army. He and his wife Teondra, are stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Trevor works full time and is working towards a degree in Actuary Science, and Tori is in her Sixth year at Oak Hall and is now in the Seventh Grade.


Cathy Bartgis


Second Grade

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.


Kim Beard


Fifth Grade

I moved to Madill in the Eighth Grade and later graduated from Madill High School. 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 thirteen 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.”

My husband Tim, and I have been married since 1990. He is a supervisor with GulfMark Enery, Inc. We have one daughter, Kaycee, who graduated from college with a double degree in Biology and Chemistry.

I am excited to be joining the staff at Oak Hall. I look forward to having a wonderful year.


Cynthia Bell


First Grade

I graduated in 2006 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a 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 Senior at Ardmore High School and Alicyn attends Ardmore Middle School. Our family loves spending time with our church family, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors.


Wendy Berry



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, a daughter-in-law, Hillary, and a beautiful granddaughter, Penelope.

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. I am a member of the Oklahoma Music Educator Association. I serve on the Board of Directors for Ardmore Little Theater and l love spending time with family and friends. I am very excited and love to be sharing my knowledge and love for music!


Sara Black



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 26 , is an Ardmore Policeman. He and his wife Taylor are parents to our precious grandson Judd Ray. Douglas-Ann (attended Oak Hall from Kindergarten through Fifth grade), is a Sophomore at Baylor University, where she is a member of the BIC Honor program, Intramural referee and the current Intramural golf champion. Joseph is a Senior at Plainview High School, an honor student, and a member of the Plainview football team, and Jessica (attended Oak Hall Fifth and Sixth grade), is a Freshman at Plainview High School, an honor student and a member of the Plainview Track 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.


Connie Boatright


Early Childhood 4

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 Freshman at the University of Arkansas. 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!


Lisa Caldwell


Food Service Manager

I am a 1982 graduate of Marietta High School, being a Love County Native. I have spent the last 17 years working in food service for Marietta Public Schools, and the previous 19 years in retail grocery for Winn-Dixie Stores. I married Dixon Caldwell in 1991 and we have two sons, Chase and Kyle, and one daughter, Hannah. We are blessed with three grandchildren, Vivian, Callahan, and Hallie.

This is my first year at Oak Hall, and I am blessed to be a part of this culture and staff. I enjoy spending time with my family, Florida beaches, spending time outdoors, gardening, decorating, cooking, and spoiling my grandchildren. We are members of New Hope Church of God, Ardmore.


Jennifer Crosby


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 two daughters, Grace, who is in Kindergarten at Oak Hall and Quinn, who was born in May 2017. We attend the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.


Ron Deyalsingh



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.


Jeannie Hand



I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree for grades k-12 from Southeastern State University in Durant Oklahoma. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I started the Art program for grades k-12, at Olney, Oklahoma. After a couple of years, I moved to Ardmore, where I started the Art program at Plainview.

After eight years of teaching at Plainview, I had an amazing opportunity to move overseas to teach with the Department of Defense School system, to teach the children of the US Military. For 27 years, I had the option to teach in many different locations, such as The Philippines; Seoul, South Korea; Okinawa, Japan; and Aviano, Geata, and Vicenza, Italy. I also did a lot of traveling and exploring in my new locations.

I love helping children find their own creative spark and develop new skills. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy cooking, reading, knitting, taking photos, and traveling.


Tammy Landgraf


Early Childhood 3

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.


Jaclyn Lide


Early Childhood 3

I was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. I attended Plainview Schools and then went on to receive a degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I am certified to teach both Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

After graduating from college, I taught Second Grade for seven years at Plainview. In 2009, my husband Brawn and I both quit our jobs and we moved to Austin, Texas to be part of planting a church. The next four years were an amazing time of growing our family and growing close to the Lord.

In 2013 we moved back to Ardmore, At that time I began to work at the First United Methodist pre-school. I taught 3s for three years and then decided to go back to full-time teaching, teaching Kindergarten at Plainview last year. With my oldest beginning her senior year this year, I decided it was best for me to step back out of the classroom and have more time for my family. God very clearly called me to be a teacher, and teaching three-year old’s has been my greatest joy. I was super excited when this part-time opportunity presented itself.

My husband, Brawn Lide, is a leadership coach with John Maxwell Company. We have five children. Madelyn 18, Will 14, Isabelle 12, Livia 8, and Landon 6.


Kristin Littlefield


Administrative Assistant

Although I grew up in East Aurora, NY (outside of Buffalo-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 Surgery 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 at Oak Hall Episcopal School in Administration. 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 Sophomore at Southwestern Oklahoma State University majoring in Pharmacy, while Patrick is a Sophomore 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 volunteering with the Ardmore High School Speech, Debate, and Drama team. 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.


Mike McCullers


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 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.

Jayci McMurry


Early Childhood 4

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, an have since taught Kindergarten at Sulphur Elementary and EC4 at Plainview, my alma mater.

My husband Howard, is in the defense stage of 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.


Cathy Nogueira


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; 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 Freshman at Dickson High School and Lauren is in Seventh Grade at Oak Hall. Both girls began at OHES in EC3. Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, sporting events, and being in the great outdoors. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.


Lauren Oliver


Third Grade

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 first year teaching at Oak Hall. Prior to teaching at Plainview, where I most recently taught, 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 Forth Grader at Oak Hall, Reece, a First Grader at Oak Hall, and baby Elliott.

Martha Walker Riesen


Fourth Grade

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 30 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 26, and Blake, aged 23, 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 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 and the Ardmore Enrichment Foundation. 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.


Scott Saner


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 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.

Rowland Swearengin


Food Services Assistant

While new 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 elder 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 the congregation of The First Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Ardmore.


Carolyn Thomas


Learning Support Specialist

Jumping with joy is how excited I am to begin 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 five grandchildren who keep our hearts full of sweet calming beats. Our quiver is full and we are blessed.


Jimmie D. Wallis



Let me introduce myself. I am an Ardmoreite born and raised. I attended Ardmore High School and graduated with a B. A. 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 currently is employed at Putnam City Schools as a First Grade educator.


Melanie Williams



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 staff!

My husband Scotty and I were married in 2009. I have two children. My son, Blaine, is a college Sophomore at Oklahoma State University and my daughter, Madison, is a Junior at Plainview High School. I also have three stepsons – the twins, Nicholas and Isaiah, are college Sophomores at Cowley Community College in Kansas playing tennis. Jackson is in 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.


Ken Willy



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 Seventh Grade; and, Charlie is in Third 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. We are members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.


Lori Youderian


Business Manager

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 Junior at Plainview High School. Lauren also attended Oak Hall through the Fifth Grade and is currently an Eighth Grader at Plainview Middle 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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