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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ASHLEE HOLLOWAY

Ones Lead Teacher

Married to her high school sweetheart, Ashlee & Michael have 3 beautiful children together. Even though it's only her second year teaching, she considers GSPS home. She's determined to help make your child's first year away from home an incredible adventure. Ashlee acknowledges the important role that she plays in your introduction to Good Shepherd & is excited to start this year with your children.


 Alumni at Latta High School

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AMANDA ROBNETT

Ones 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

Ones 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 Lead 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

Twos Class Assistant 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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WHITNEY LUMPKIN

 Threes Lead Teacher

Whitney is from McAlester & moved to Ada when she started her bachelors at ECU in 2009. She married her high school sweetheart Nick & they both have one active/adorable little boy. Whitney has been a teacher at our school for the last 5 years. She teaches all of her students leadership skills, how to be independent thinkers & how to be role models in & outside of the classroom. 

BS, Family & Consumer Science

East Central University  

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SHELLY CROUCH

Threes Teacher

Shelly & her husband Joseph have called Ada their home for the past 17 years, before that, home was the great state of Texas! Together they have a beautiful daughter & adore watching her grow up. Her daughter attended GSPS for two years, after that she couldn't imagine a better place to work...since then she's been here for the past 5 1/2 years! She cares so much about this age group & loves that she get to help assist them into Pre-K.

Dumas Independent School Alumni

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ABBIE GANDY

Threes Teachers Assistant

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 5th 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 & her husband Jake together have a sweet daughter. This year is her 8th year at GSPS & we are all so thankful for her! 

Certified in Effective Teaching & Learning, Levels 1 & 2. Completed all training required by the Oklahoma Department of Developmental Disabilities Service Division

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MEGAN SHERBERT

Fours Lead Teacher

With more energy in her pinky than most of us have in our entire body, she's the perfect teacher to educate & keep up with our energetic & curious  Pre-K students. Megan has been with GSPS for the past 8 years & first started when her daughter was in the program. Megan & her husband John together have two beautiful kids- one having been through the program & the other in the program right now. 

BS, Psychology

East Central University 

Masters, Early Childhood Education

Liberty University

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LAUREN ROGERS

Fours Teacher

Lauren & her husband have 3 kids together & have all been through the GSPS program. This is her third year teaching at GSPS but started out her teaching career at Putnam City Public School. She always has a smile on her face & addresses all of her students with respect & kindness!

BS, Elementary & Childhood Education

University of Oklahoma

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ANGEL PATTERSON

Fours Class Assistant Teacher

Angel & her husband have been married for 23 years & have three wonderful children! She has lived in the greater Ada for the last 10 years & has worked at GSPS for three years. She is so much fun & lovable & is loved so much by all our students!

BS, Social Work

East Central University