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

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

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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NIKKI ADUCCI

Twos Lead Teacher

Nikki & her husband CJ together have three adorable boys & have lived in Ada for the past eight years. This is her fourth year teaching at GSPS & her fifth year as a GSPS parent. In all aspects she embodies a kind hearted tone & adores each one of her students. It's not unusual to walk into her classroom to see her teaching students their colors with their full attention & at another time comforting them to sleep at nap time. While your child is in her class she will devote endless hours to help your child develop spiritually, emotionally & cognitively! 

Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy,

University of Louisiana

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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ANGIE IVAN

Twos Teacher

Angie, originally from Broken Arrow, has lived in Ada for the past 13 years with her husband, Dr. Steve Ivan, and sons. After both of her sons graduated from GSPS, she became a teacher & for the past 9 years has been educating young minds ever since. She loves to exercise & can keep up with any of your child's active needs!

Broken Arrow Alumni

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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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 

ANDREA SAMSON

Threes Lead Teacher

Andrea & her husband Steve moved here 13 years ago from Mississippi, but has long since named Ada her home. Together they have three children whom they adore! She has been with GSPS for the past nine years, making her one of the longest standing teachers on our staff. Hard working & kind it is her goal to provide her students with positive & fun learning experiences.

Child Development, Associates Certified

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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

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

NICHOLE HAMMONDS

Teachers Assistant

Nichole & her husband Jake together have a sweet daughter. This year is her 8th year at GSPS & we are all so thankful for her! You'll see Nichole assisting different classrooms, helping direct kids to or from the pick-up line & providing students with more one-on-one attention. 

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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BRE FOSTER

Teachers Assistant

Bre is a kind & sweet soul that believes in healing hugs & that laughter is the cure for anything. She's been with GSPS for the past few years & is invaluable in any classroom she assists. This year she'll be introducing a new baby girl to her beautiful family! 

BS, General Studies

East Central University

 

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