MEET THE TEAM

Our staff is consistently striving to make an environment that is safe, clean, playful & God focused for your child

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LAURA MCDONALD

Director

In 2003 she started at GSPS as a teacher & in 2012 stepped up & became the director of the school. Prior to coming here she was a teacher for Stratford Public School & McKinney Christian Academy. She is a director with exceptional insight & is constantly striving to make GSPS a beautiful place for children to learn, grow, & build a deeper understanding of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

BS, Early Childhood Education

East Central University

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AMANDA ROBNETT

Twos Teacher

As a member of First United Methodist Church, Amanda feels right at home working in the halls of GSPS. In her free time she loves spending time with her fiancé Wade & their animal children- Winnie, Thor, Jet & Xena. A typical day for Amanda at GSPS is spent playing on the floor & running around with your kiddos in the gym & playground. Amanda believes each child is unique & strives to help them grow & learn at their own pace.

Alumni at Ada High School

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HEATHER HAYNES

Twos Teacher

Bubbly, kind & warm... all words that would fit right into Heather's personality. She grew up around Ada & is a proud alumni from Vanoss High School. Heather & her husband Tyler have been married for almost 13 years & together have 4 beautiful children. This year will be her 8th year teaching here at GSPS!

2006 Vanoss High School Alumni

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AMBER BLANSETT

Twos Teacher

Amber & her high school sweetheart Logan have two sweet children. In the classroom it's not an unusual sight to see Amber giving a child a hug or helping soothe a boo-boo. Amber is a cup that is always overflowing- she believes in the power of love, praise & encouragement. Each child is special to her & she can't wait to spend the year helping them achieve new things!


Ada High School Alumni

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CAITLIN KHAN

Fours Teacher

Caitlin is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two rambunctious & beautiful daughters. She can be found in the classroom always encouraging her students to learn new skills & laughing beside them while they do it. She has a kind heart & believes that a big smile & laughter are essentials to learning! 

BS, Business Administration 

Minor, Human Resource Management

East Central University

Wynnewood High School Alumni

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ABBIE GANDY

Twos Teacher

As a former student of GSPS, Abbie is now beginning her first year working for the program. She has worked at AECC for a year as a teacher's assistant and is passionate about helping young children grow and become the best they can be.

Current student at East Central University & is studying Social Work 

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BRANDY KANUCH

Threes Teacher

This is Brandy's 7th year teaching at GSPS. Her goal is to always make a positive impression on your child's life. She gives it her all to teach, inspire & motivate your child. Brandy & her husband T.R. have two beautiful children & love cheering on their Cougars! You'll typically find Brandy helping your young artist create their masterpieces! 


Ada High School Alumni 

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NICHOLE HAMMONDS

Threes Teacher

Nichole begins her 9th year at Good Shepherd this year.  She and her husband Jake have a daughter Tori.  Nichole is a gifted teacher and loves her students. She is a Latta school Alumni and still loves supporting her Panthers.

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AMANDA BYRD

Ones Teacher

Amanda is looking forward to a new start after working in banking for many years. She and her husband Adam have two daughters. She has been a member of the Ada community all her life.  Her degree is Family and Consumer Science from East Central University. She is happy to be spending time with our smallest of students at Good Shepherd.

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ASHLEY GLOVER

Fours Teacher

Ashley is beginning her first year as a teacher at Good Shepherd. She is currently working on her Elementary and  Special Ed degree. After having children in the public school system, her eyes were opened to the idea that she should become a teacher. She is looking forward to helping all children learn.  She and her husband live in Konawa with their six children.

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SARAH CARTER

Ones Teacher

Sarah is a wonderful addition to our preschool. She and her husband Kendall have two children and one on the way. Her kind spirit is just what the one year old class needs.  She is looking forward to watching them grow and learn.

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BROOKE CLEMENS

Ones and Twos Teacher

Brooke's smile is contagious. The children all love her. Although, this is her first year at the preschool, Brooke is a perfect fit for the ones and twos.  She has enjoyed working with children for years and looks forward to watching her students grow.

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MELISSA ANDREWS

Substitute Teacher

Melissa has been a part of Good Shepherd for many years.  Both her daughters attended and graduated from the preschool.  We loved her as a parent and welcome her as a teacher.  Melissa has a degree in Family and Consumer Science from East Central University.