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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

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Tracie Kopyscinski
Class Two

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
Classes Two - Seven Art

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
Latin II & III

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
Dean of Students,
Class One Art,
Class Five Bible & History

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
Intro to Latin, Latin I, Classes Six & Seven Bible & History, Athletics

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.   

Karina Tison
Class One

Having worked with children for over 25 years, Mrs. Tison is a wonderful addition to Shiloh. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University and has a business and elementary teacher certification. Mrs. Tison is continuing her education as she pursues a Masters degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University as a Reading Specialist.

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 Seven Math,
Classes Five & Six Math & 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 Seven Logic

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
Kindergarten Art

Ms. Helenschmidt began her teaching career as a preschool teacher and later moved to Kindergarten. She came to SCA with 5 years of classroom experience.

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Charity Alcantara
Kindergarten - Class Four Physical Education

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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. 

Taylor Carr
Classes Five - Seven Language Arts

Mrs. Carr began her secondary education at Western Oklahoma State Collage, where she received an Associates degree in Health Sciences. During her time at WOSC she served as a Western Ambassador. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Before coming to Shiloh, Mrs. Carr enjoyed coaching softball and tennis and substitute teaching. She spent two years as a classroom teacher before taking time off to spend with her family. She is loving being back in the classroom as a part of Shiloh.

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