Faculty & Staff

Below you will find a list of our faculty and staff members.

Alyssa Allen

Fifth Grade

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 (7th Grade) and Brandt (3nd 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.

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. 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 year I have made the move to Library Media Specialist and look forward to serving the students of Oak Hall.

I grew up in Healdton, Oklahoma, but moved to Ardmore in 2010. My husband, Terry, and I have three children. Tyler is a recent graduate at the University of Central Oklahoma. He currently serves as 2nd Lt. in the United States Army. He and his new 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 4th year at Oak Hall and is now in the Fifth Grade.


Cathy Bartgis

Second Grade

I am so excited to be returning to Oak Hall Episcopal School as your Second Grade classroom teacher. 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 (1995-2002) I spent there. In 2005 I began teaching at Plainview Elementary School. During my 11 years at Plainview, I earned my National Board Certification (in 2010), Great Expectation teacher 2005-2017, and Cornerstone Recipient 2008 & 2011. I am excited to share that I am a recipient of a Westheimer Foundation Scholar and was awarded a professional development grant to attend SDE National Conference July 2017 in Las Vegas.

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.


Cynthia Bell

First Grade

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 Sophomore at Ardmore High School while Alicyn is in the Fifth Grade here at OHES. Our family loves spending time with our church family, and traveling these great United States whenever we have the chance.


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. In my spare time I am involved with the Ardmore Little Theatre, 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 24 , works for Neighbor Drilling, Douglas-Ann (attended Oak Hall from Kindergarten through Fifth grade), who is a Senior at Plainview High School and a member of the 2017 4A State Championship girls golf team, Joseph, a Sophomore at Plainview High School and a Plainview Indian football player, and Jessica (attended Oak Hall Fifth and Sixth grade), a Seventh grader at Plainview Middle School and talented artist. 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 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. 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 Plainview High School.

I am excited to be at Oak Hall. It’s a great place to be!



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 and the Boys and Girls Club of Carter County 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 attends Oak Hall in the EC3 class and Quinn, who was born in May 2017. We attend the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.

Marcia Deyalsingh

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.

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 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 Food Resource Center of Southern Oklahoma.






Tammy Landgraf

Early Childhood 3

A graduate of Madill High School I have 24 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 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 two grandchildren, Mason who is seven, and Rayden who is three. Outside of my school activities, I enjoy running 5k races, gardening, and spending time with family.

Kristin Littlefield

Administrative Assistant

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. Both Barrett and Patrick are Oak Hall ‘lifers’, having attended from Pre-K through Eighth Grade. Barrett is now a Freshman at Oklahoma City University while Patrick is a Freshman at Ardmore High School.

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 where I serve as President of the Booster Club. 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.


Bebe Lodes


I grew up in the small town of Okemah, Oklahoma. Upon graduating from Okemah High School in 1977, I attended East Central University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Office Administration. After several years working in business and industry, I returned to ECU in order to obtain my teacher certification in business education. I taught high school computer application classes and yearbook in the Sulphur Pubic School System from 1996-2005. I was also the adult sponsor for several SHS student organizations as well as a staff member for numerous committees. From 1999 to 2002 I was involved in a statewide initiative to provide training to all teachers in the areas of telecommunications and distance learning. In 2005, my family and I moved to Ardmore and I was blessed with the opportunity to stay home until our youngest child, Leslie, graduated from Plainview High School. I have a love for art, the arts and all things “creative and crafty” and was able to enjoy those years at home letting my creative juices flow!

My husband Clayton and I have three children and four grandchildren; our son Jason and wife Meghann have two children, Lily and Jay. Our daughter Nikki and her husband Kyle live in Edmond. They have two children, Tammy and Beckham. Our daughter Leslie is currently attending PA school at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. We are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore.

I joined the amazing Oak Hall team in the Spring of 2016 and can’t wait to see what the 2017-18 year holds!


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 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 Sixth Grade, Paris is in the Eighth Grade, and Mia is a Senior 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.


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. My husband, Carlos and I have been married since 1997 and have two children at Oak Hall. Emily is in Seventh Grade and Lauren is in Fifth Grade. 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 two daughters, Emma (aged 7) and Reese (aged 4), plus two dogs Pete and Frank.

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 24 and Blake, aged 21, 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 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 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 football games and reading.

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 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.



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.


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 my 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 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 Senior at PHS and my daughter is a Freshman at PHS. I also have three step sons – the twins attend Ardmore High School and are Seniors this year, and the other is a Freshman. 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 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 Fifth Grade and Charlie is in First Grade. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, reading, watching sports, 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 Sophomore at Plainview High School. Lauren also attended Oak Hall through the Fifth Grade, and is currently a Seventh 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.