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Shiloh Christian Faculty

Committed to guiding students as they become disciples of Christ who can defend God’s Word as truth


Tracie Kopyscinski
PreK - Class Two Music

Mrs. Kopyscinski discovered her love of music at age six when she began music lessons. Over the years she has taught piano and been heavily involved in her church's music ministry. She feels blessed to be able to make a godly impact on the next generation and pass on her love for, and God's love for, music.

Shannon Wolfe

Mrs. Wolfe is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's in Art Education and is a certified Fine Arts Educator for grades Pre-3 through 12th. With 16 years of teaching experience and numerous continuing education art courses, she is a multidisciplinary artist with vast understandings of various mediums. 

Coty Tarp

Nature Studies

Mrs. Tarp graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  She has nine years of teaching experience and is certified in Early Childhood Education.  Mrs. Tarp also has a Master's degree from ECU in Library Media Science.  Her deep love of teaching and  great wonder of God's creation makes her the ideal SCA Nature Studies teacher.


Cindy Shaw
Head of School
Class Five & Six Latin

Mrs. Shaw graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and later earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.  She has taught over 34 years, receiving the honor of Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year twice.  She has served as a classroom teacher in first and second grades, sixth grade science and remedial reading, seventh grade Language Arts and science, and spent 11 years as a middle school media specialist.

Jann McDonald
Class Two

Having served as Secretary on the Shiloh Board of Directors since our inception, she is no stranger to the school. Mrs. McDonald is a graduate of The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. An educator for over 17 years, she holds certifications in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.

Lori Marshall
Class One

Mrs. Marshall has been in education for 16 years as a teacher and administrator. Of those years, ten were in a classroom and six were in administration. She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education in School Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mrs. Marshall has served as a Special Education Advocate for Students with Special Needs, was awarded Site Teacher of the Year, and has written and taught Bible school curriculum for over 30 years. 

Angel Crosswhite

Mrs. Crosswhite studied Christian Education at Ozark Christian College and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ashford University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.  She has served as an interim director and assistant director at two different Christian preschools.  Mrs. Crosswhite has had extensive training and input in children’s ministry programs and education over the years, making an impact in the lives of children wherever she serves.    

Barbara Kilkenny
Class One

Mrs. Kilkenny is an experienced, award-winning teacher who has taught over 30 years.  She has multiple undergraduate degrees that include Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Deaf Education, Elementary Principal and a Master’s in Early Childhood with a minor as a Reading Specialist.  Among her many awards is the Eva Johnson Lifetime Teaching Award for the State of Oklahoma, Channel 5’s “One of Oklahoma’s Best Teachers”, and Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year.  

Philip Kopyscinski
Class Four Latin

Class Five & Six Bible & History

Mr. Kopyscinski has been in ministry for over twelve years as a youth pastor and music director.  He holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology: Christian Counseling from Liberty University.  His God-given desire to work in a school led him to SCA.  Mr. Kopyscinski possesses a gift for teaching which is evident in his ability to reach and impact the children in his classes.   

Marcy Farrand

Mrs. Farrand received her Bachelor's in Liberal Studies from Oklahoma Christian University.  She formerly taught 2-to-4 year olds at the Jesus' Lambs Mothers Day Out program and spent the past three years as a PreK teacher's aide at Blanchard Elementary.  Mrs. Farrand recently passed the OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test) for teachers.  Combining these experiences with her enthusiasm and work ethic, Mrs. Farrand is an excellent addition to our SCA family.

Trina Baker
Class Three

Mrs. Baker graduated from Mid-America Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries.  She has been involved in children’s ministry for 25 years and owned and operated a two-day preschool where she taught for five years.  In addition to teaching at Shiloh, Mrs. Baker is currently serving as the Children’s Director at Woodland Hills Baptist Church. 

Amie Conn
Class Four

Mrs. Conn comes to SCA with a wide range of experience, from substitute teaching PreK through 8th grade to full-time teaching kindergarten and 3rd grade in the Putnam City school district.  She also taught PreK for nine years at My Lambs Preschool in Bethany.  Mrs. Conn graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and earned certification in Early Childhood and English.

"Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." 
                                                                                      --Robert John Meehan

It was once said, "You can have the best curriculum and the prettiest buildings, but if you don't have this
(as a teacher was pointed to), you don't have a school."   

At Shiloh Christian Academy, we hold this to be true and are greatly blessed by those God has sent us.  Our teachers are the most important tools we place before our children.


Craig Elrod
Class Four Science
Class Five & Six Mathematics & Science

Mr. Elrod graduated with a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a Master of Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He came to SCA with 31 years of teaching experience, primarily in grades third through six. 

Holly Austin
Class Five & Six
Language Arts

Mrs. Austin is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BBA and is currently working on her Master's degree from SEOSU. Her prayer is to walk worthy of the call that God has placed on her to teach at Shiloh.

Amanda Helenschmidt

Mrs. Helenschmidt began her teaching career as a preschool teacher and later moved to Kindergarten. She came to SCA with 5 years of classroom experience. In addition to teaching PreK, she is teaching Kindergarten Art.


Laura Howell
Kindergarten - Class Two Physical Education

Mrs. Howell comes to SCA with a Bachelors degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also earned a certificate in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously she has taught Preschool and First Grade and served as a Preschool Minister. 

Patricia McDonald

Having graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Science Management, Mrs. McDonald brings 23 years of education experience to Shiloh, with eight of those years as a classroom teacher. She holds a teaching certificate from The Association of Christian Teachers and Schools and is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. 

Dena Moody
Administrative Assistant

Having been involved with SCA since the school began, Mrs. Moody is the ideal person to keep the "behind the scenes" running smoothly. She brings 27 years of experience in administrative work. She has also served at Woodland Hills Baptist Church for 13 years as a Sunday school teacher and assisted with VBS for 15 years.

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