Administration & Staff

David Herndon


Mr. Herndon serves as the Headmaster at St. Augustine School.  He obtained a B.S. in Science from Mississippi State University, a M.S. from Mississippi College in Educational Leadership, and is currently writing his dissertation for fulfillment of a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Southern Mississippi University.  He served as a math teacher and administrator for 14 years in Jackson Public Schools before joining St. Augustine in 2015.  In addition to his administrative duties, Mr. Herndon has taught Pre-Physics and Geometry at St. Augustine.

Mr. Herndon and his wife Jolie live in Madison, MS and have four children—all of whom attend St. Augustine.  They have been members of Riverwood Bible Church since 2002 where he serves as a deacon and worship leader.  He enjoys reading books when he gets a chance, 10-hour family road trips, family movie nights, wood-working, and any sport/activity that scratches his competitive itch.

Ann Lowrey Forster

Logic I & II, Rhetoric I

Mrs. Forster serves as the Academic Counselor for St. Augustine School.  She also teaches Logic and Algebra II.  She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Philosophy and Political Science from the Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, as well as a Recognition of Excellence on the Secondary Math Praxis II examination.  Mrs. Forster has always been passionate about education.  Before serving on the founding board of directors for St. Augustine, she taught and tutored in various settings and homeschooled her own children.   Additionally, she writes for Mockingbird Ministries and is in the midst of a book of devotions based on the hymns of the faith.

Ann Lowrey and her husband, Paul, live in Jackson, where they are members of First Presbyterian Church.  The Forsters’ four children range in age from four to fourteen, and they are enrolled at St. Augustine.  In addition to her hobbies of writing and reading, Ann Lowrey loves to cook and to sing.  She’s pretty good at the former and quite bad at the latter.

Lauren Gregory

Dean of Academics
Latin I

Miss Gregory began teaching at St. Augustine in 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Belhaven University, a Master’s of Education in Dyslexia Therapy from Mississippi College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Studies in Classical Christian Studies at New Saint Andrew’s College.

She attends Holy Trinity Anglican Church where she enjoys being shaped by the liturgy of church tradition. When she is not working on school assignments, you will find her enjoying the outdoors, reading classical literature, or chopping vegetables.

Jessica McGehee

Dean of Families
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I

Mrs. McGehee received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. Mrs. McGehee taught 4th grade at Madison Station Elementary for 3 years prior to staying home with her children and finding her way to St. Augustine.

Jessica and her husband, Allen, live in Madison, MS with their four children all of whom spend their days at St. Augustine while Jessica is teaching. The McGehees are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church where Jessica serves with the preschool ministry and Allen is involved with both the deacon ministry and prison ministry.

Kateri Gill

Administrative Assistant – Office

Mrs. Gill obtained a B.A. in Art from Belhaven University.  She taught art for 5 years in the classroom setting, was the former art educator at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and completed an artist in residence program at St. Roch Community Church in New Orleans.  She joined St. Augustine in 2017 as the Drawing instructor.

Mrs. Gill and her husband, Levi, and their son, Asaph, all live in Jackson, MS.  They are members of Redeemer Church Jackson where they run a jobs preparedness ministry.  When not in the classroom, she stays home with their baby boy, sings in her church’s gospel choir, creates and exhibits her own artwork, and tackles restoration projects in their home.

Aimee Rankin

Administrative Assistant – Front Desk

Aimee Rankin serves as the Administrative Assistant at St. Augustine. She earned a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Southern Mississippi. She worked for Ronald McDonald House Charities, a children’s non-profit, before starting a family.

She and her husband, Paul, have been married 21 years and have two children who attend St. Augustine. She and her family attend Redeemer Church in Jackson. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and being outdoors hiking, canoeing, biking, camping, and gardening.

LeAnna Jackson

Administrative Assistant – Study Hall

Mrs. Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  Prior to making the move to teaching, she worked in artist management and television relations.

She and her husband, Bryant, live in Jackson, MS and have one son who also attends St. Augustine. They have been members of Highlands Presbyterian church since 2011. She enjoys reading books, music and singing in the praise team at Highlands, and traveling with her best friend who resides in Seattle.


Erica Adams

English 9th

Mrs. Adams earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Millsaps College.  Upon graduation she began her career teaching high school English at Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan, for the Department of Defense.  She also taught a fourth grade English culture class at Ishikawa Elementary School for Japanese students.  Following her years in Japan, she taught fifth grade at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Kaneohe, Hawaii.  She returned to the Reservoir area to reside in Rankin county after her time overseas and taught at Northwest Rankin High School.

Mrs. Adams is a USA Swimming certified swim coach for Sunkist Swim Team, where she has been coaching for the past ten years.  She is also the head coach for the Northwest Rankin High School swim team.  A lifelong passion for competitive swimming has grown into a love for triathlon which she enjoys with her husband Greg and four daughters, Anna Grace, Bella Ward, Lady Catherine, and Pippa Marie.  The Adams family attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where Mrs. Adams also serves as secretary for the church council.  She is thrilled at the opportunity to return to a classical classroom.

Christine Barron

Chemistry 8th, Biology 9th

Mrs. Barron earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from
Mississippi State University and holds an educator’s license from the State
of Mississippi.  Since becoming a teacher, she has had the privilege to
teach elementary, middle, and high school sciences in both public and
private schools.

Mrs. Barron resides in Jackson with her husband, Brent, and daughter,Maggie, who joyfully attends St. Augustine.  They worship at St. Stephens Anglican Church.

Autumn Blaylock

Biology 6th

Mrs. Blaylock received a B.S. in Elementary Education (grades K-8) with a special certification in Science (grades 7-12) from Mississippi College.  She has taught elementary school for over ten years with most of her time spent at Madison Station Elementary teaching 4th graders.  She also served as a teacher consultant to a low-performing school in the Delta before joining St. Augustine in 2017.

Mrs. Blaylock and her husband, Philip, have lived in the Madison area for over 20 years.  They have three sons; two are studying engineering at Ole Miss, and the youngest son is in 9th grade.  They have attended and served at Broadmoor Baptist Church for many years.  She loves to travel, read, sing in the church choir, and paint. She loves the people and learning environment at St. Augustine.

Hallie Bolen

Latin/Grammar 5th-6th, French I

Mrs. Bolen teaches 5th and 6th grade Latin and Grammar, as well as French 1 and 2 at St. Augustine School.  She lives in Madison, MS with her husband, Samuel, and her three sons, Steele (5), Hudson (3), and McClain (born this July).  She attends Broadmoor Baptist Church, where she serves in the preschool ministry.  She enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her family, and reading a good book on her porch.

Mrs. Bolen received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Mississippi and her Master’s in Education from Mississippi College.  She previously worked in the Madison County School District for six years as an English and French teacher.  She is passionate about educating her children in a classical environment and being a positive Christian influence in the classroom

Kimber Callen

English 4th-5th, Science 4th-5th

Mrs. Callen attended Belhaven University where she played soccer and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. This is her 4th year at St. Augustine and 8th year teaching overall.

She is married to Thomas Callen and together they have two children, Copeland and Eleanor. Mrs. Callen and her family attend Trinity Presbyterian Church where she enjoys teaching Sunday School and playing bass guitar for evening worship. She enjoys running, hiking, camping, and most of all teaching.

Liz Callen

Mathematics 4th-5th

Mrs. Liz Callen will teach 4th and 5th grade math at St. Augustine School. She obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education from Belhaven University, and taught 5th grade at Christ Covenant School for four years. Teaching math and instilling a love of learning in her students is something she is very passionate about. She also enjoys running, exercising, and being outdoors. Liz and her husband Alex have two boys, Rush (3) and Cooper (10 months), with a baby girl on the way. They live in Jackson, MS and attend Redeemer Church.

Elizabeth Cangelosi

Second Grade

Mrs. Cangelosi graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Elementary Education. She taught second grade for one year at Northwest Rankin Elementary School and English for two years at the Veritas School. She has also homeschooled her children for 13 years.  She and her husband, Caleb, live in Madison with their 5 children and attend Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church.

Rebeccah Cooper

Kindergarten, History/Bible 6th

Mrs. Cooper serves as a Kindergarten teacher, 6th Grade History & Bible teacher, and Aftercare teacher at St. Augustine School. She obtained a B.A. in Christian Studies from Mississippi College, as well as obtaining her TESOL Certification, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Mrs. Cooper joined St. Augustine in 2014.

Mrs. Cooper and her husband, Wes, live in Crystal Springs, MS and have one child. She also has served as Children’s Minister at Harmony Baptist Church in Crystal Springs since 2018. She enjoys reading, road tripping, painting, and spending time with her family.

Nancy Elkins


Mrs. Elkins received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Reading from Mississippi State University, and her Master’s degree from The University of Alabama.  She also holds a gifted education specialty through the University of Virginia.  She has over 9 years of elementary teaching experience in Virginia, Germany, and Mississippi. This is Nancy’s third year to teach kindergarten at St. Augustine, and she enjoys every minute of it!

Mrs. Elkins has been married for 17 years to Lee and has four beautiful children—two sons and two daughters–who all attend St. Augustine.  The Elkins family loves to serve in their home church, Highlands Presbyterian.

Paul Forster

Physics 11th

Paul Forster has a B.A. in Political Science from the Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Jackson State University. He is a practicing civil engineer and teaches Physics at St. Augustine. He loves infrastructure, city planning, all the sciences, theology, and a really good joke.

He and Ann Lowrey and their four children have lived in Jackson for 13 years.

Mollie Gardner

Music K4-2nd

Mrs. Gardner has taught music at St. Augustine for 4 years. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from New Tribes Bible Institute. Before coming to St. Augustine, she and her husband Thomas served as missionaries in Austria at the International Christian School of Vienna. She also taught elementary music and directed the high school choir at Canton Academy. Mollie has over 20 years of experience serving in worship ministry in several churches and 15 years of experience teaching piano lessons.

Mrs. Gardner is married to Thomas and they have three boys—Thad, Ian, and Daniel—all of whom currently attend St. Augustine School. They attend and serve at Riverwood Bible Church where her husband is the Teaching Pastor. She loves playing the piano, writing songs and gardening.

Katie Gilchrist

English 11th

Ms. Gilchrist earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English at the University of Mississippi in 1988 and her Juris Doctorate in 1991, also from Ole Miss.  She has practiced law in the Jackson area since graduation and is now one of the founding partners of Gilchrist Donnell PLLC in Ridgeland.  Katie specializes in health care law, and has taught health law classes at the Ole Miss Law School for thirteen years.

Katie has always been drawn to teaching and spent fifteen years as a volunteer leader with Young Life at Jackson Academy, working with high school girls, beginning right after law school.Katie lives with her two miniature dachshunds, Annie and Dottie, at Lake Caroline in Madison, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.  Whenever she can manage to, she enjoys traveling (anywhere), planning trips for others, spending time with her five nieces and nephews, photography and all things “weinerdog-related.”

Levi Gill

Service Coordinator
English 6th-7th, Writing Lab 6th

Mr. Gill earned a B.A. in English & a professional teaching license from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. He taught in a variety of settings and states before moving to Mississippi in 2012: public schools in Colorado, a private summer enrichment school in California, and an alternative school and an inner city non-profit in Connecticut.  Before joining St. Augustine in 2016, he worked as a full time missionary in downtown Jackson.

Mr. Gill and his wife, Kateri, live in Jackson, and they have one sweet little boy, Asaph. They are members of Redeemer Church Jackson. Through the church they have the unique opportunity to serve the city through a jobs preparedness ministry called Work Life. In his spare time Mr. Gill looks forward to reading classic novels, writing poems and creative non-fiction, playing with his infant son, and doing remodeling projects on their West Jackson home.

Linda Grantham


Mrs. Grantham has served as a K4 teacher since 2011.  She has a love for children and teaching, and homeschooled her own children from kindergarten through high school.  She and her husband, Horace, live in Raymond and have six grown daughters.  Linda has been involved at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church since 2008.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bike riding, going for walks, planting flowers, and being “Gigi” and “Grammy” to her six grandchildren and her great granddaughter.

Jasmine Holmes

History/Bible 8th, English 8th

Mrs. Holmes teaches humanities at St. Augustine school. A Texas native, she obtained a B.A. in English from Thomas Edison University and has been a classical educator since her graduation in 2012. This is her third year at St. Augustine. In addition to teaching, she is a freelance writer for publications like Christianity Today, Modern Reformation, and The Gospel Coalition, and is releasing a book with InterVarsity Press this spring. Her husband Phillip is a Mississippi native who serves as head of marketing and communication for Reformed Theological Seminary and has been a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church for almost a decade. They have two sons, Wynn and Langston.

Aimee Hudson

History/Bible 4th-5th, Latin/Grammar 4th

Mrs. Hudson teaches fourth and fifth grade History/Bible in addition to 4th grade Latin/Grammar at St. Augustine School.  She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi College and has been teaching at St. Augustine since 2016.  Mrs. Hudson and her husband, Brian, have 3 children and live in Clinton where they attend First Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Cindy Lee

Mathematics 6th & Math Lab

Mrs. Lee graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in civil engineering and worked as a licensed engineer for a Jackson consulting firm for twelve years.  For the last twenty years she has home educated her three daughters and privately tutored students from elementary math through college algebra.  She also taught pre-algebra for two years at the Veritas School. She has always had a love for math and for young people.  Cindy has been married to Jim for twenty eight years and they attend Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church where they enjoy teaching children’s Sunday school, and serving in the special needs ministry and orphan care ministry.  Her oldest daughter dances with Ballet Magnificat and her youngest two daughters will begin attending Mississippi College this fall.  In her free time, Cindy loves to read, spend time with her girls and Jim, and invest in friendships.

Lydia Lippencott

History 11th, Latin 7th

Mrs. Lippincott recently graduated Belhaven University with a B.A. in Classical Education Studies and a B.F.A. in Acting. She and her husband, David, live in Jackson, MS where they attend Redeemer Church. Aside from teaching and learning, Lydia loves the outdoors, all forms of art, and reading scripts and classic literature as her schedule allows. She is excited for her first year at St. Augustine School.

Amy McCart

Art K4-7th

Ms. McCart has served as the art teacher at St. Augustine School for the past four years.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006.  Ms. McCart loves baking, music, and, of course, art!  She and her six year-old son live in Madison, MS.

Kristen Meyer

Third Grade

Mrs. Meyer is originally from Hattiesburg, MS and graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1997 with a degree in Child Development. She worked as a Child Life Specialist at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Women & Children outside of Washington, D.C. before moving back to MS in 2001. She has been married to her husband Clay for 18 years and has two children. Her daughter is in high school and her son is in middle school, both at St. Augustine. Before coming to St. Augustine, her children were in Brandon Public Schools and then homeschooled for three years. Mrs. Meyer has been teaching third grade at St. Augustine for the last four years and has loved every minute of it.

Allison Miller

Latin II

Mrs. Miller has a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Mississippi. She developed a love for Latin as she studied the language along with her children during more than twenty years of homeschooling. Mrs. Miller also has taught Essentials of the English Language at the Classical Conversations program in Brandon. She loves Latin, she loves teaching, and she loves teenagers, too!  This year will be her second year to teach Latin at St. Augustine.

Mrs. Miller and her husband, Jason, have been married 34 years, and they live in Madison. They have three grown sons, and their daughter Julia is a junior at St. Augustine. They are long-time members of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Miller enjoys traveling to horse shows with Julia, listening to audiobooks, and simply being with her family, especially on the rare times when everyone is home.

Gabriella Newcomb

History 9th

Mrs. Gabriella Newcomb received her degree in Music Education from Belhaven University in 2018. She has been teaching at St. Augustine since her graduation. She is originally from Houston, TX but moved to MS in order to obtain her degree. She is currently working towards her Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies, also at Belhaven University. Mrs. Newcomb is also a professional musician. She is heavily involved in her church’s Worship Choir both as a vocalist and instrumentalist. She also has taught piano and violin from her private studio for five years. Mrs. Newcomb lives in Jackson with her husband, Josiah, and her one-year-old son, Lawrence. Her hobbies include reading, writing, baking, hosting, and decorating.

John Perritt

Bible & Apologetics II

Dr. Perritt received a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS), and a D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). He served as Youth Director of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church for over 12 years and worked in insurance prior to that. He is the author of Your Days Are Numbered (2016), What Would Judas Do? (2017), & Time Out! (2018). He and his wife, Ashleigh, have five children and are members of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church where John serves as a Ruling Elder.

Amanda Quarles

Accreditation Coordinator
Second Grade

Amanda Quarles serves as second grade teacher at St. Augustine School.  She earned her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Belhaven and her M.A. in English from the University of Alabama and taught at local colleges before helping found St. Augustine School.  In addition to teaching for St. Augustine, she also directs accreditation efforts for the school.  The Quarles family has two children at St. Augustine, and they are members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Quarles loves fascinating science videos, diagramming sentences, good stories, good trips, and good projects.

Megan Rowan

Choral Music 7th-11th

Mrs. Rowan teaches the 7-8th grade and 9-11th grade Choir/Aesthetics classes at St. Augustine School. She has studied piano for 18 years and received her B.A. in Music from Belhaven University. She also works in the Jackson area as a piano teacher and collaborative pianist.

Megan lives in Jackson with her husband, Jacob. They are members of Redeemer Church, where they enjoy serving together in Growth Group and on the Redeemer Community Arts committee. When she’s not practicing piano, she enjoys reading, embroidery projects, drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea, and watching tv shows with her husband.

Daniel Scarbrough

History, Bible 7th

Mr. Scarbrough’s college background was at Mississippi State University where he obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting.  He earned his CPA license and worked in public accounting for twelve years before moving to his current position as Pastor of Families and Youth at Riverwood Bible Church in Jackson, MS.  He and his wife, Shea, live in Madison, MS with their three children and their rowdy dog, Shadow.  He enjoys reading books, hiking and camping, and watching MSU sports with his family.

Shea Scarbrough

Logic I, K4 Aide

Mrs. Scarbrough earned a B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi State University and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama. She is married to Daniel Scarbrough, Pastor of Families and Youth at Riverwood Bible Church, and they have three children, all of whom attend St. Augustine School. When not teaching at home, school, or church, Mrs. Scarbrough enjoys camping, kayaking, and laughing with family and friends.

Stacy Seago

First Grade

Mrs. Seago is returning for her second year teaching 1st grade. She has been married for almost 20 years and has four children (her youngest newly adopted from China).  She taught 8 years prior to being a stay at home mom.  Some of her favorite things are traveling in the ‘Big Bus’ (aka the family RV), date nights with her husband, and playing tennis.

Nikki Starr

Mathematics 7th, Third Grade Assistant

Nikki is originally from Daphne, Alabama and moved to Madison in 2013 with her husband, Thomas. They recently welcomed their first child, Catherine Greer, in October of 2018. Nikki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. She previously worked in the Madison County School District for five years as a Resource teacher.  In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, reading, being at the beach, and spending time with family. She is excited to join the St. Augustine family and looks forward to this school year!

Ansleigh Thornhill

First Grade

Mrs. Thornhill obtained a B.S. in Education from Delta State University.  She has 11 years of experience as a teacher and library media specialist with Madison County Schools.  She enjoys being in the classroom again after being at home with her children the past few years.

Mrs. Thornhill has been married to Jake for the past 15 years, and they reside in Madison with their five children.  She has actively served alongside her family as a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church since 2002.  Mrs. Thornhill enjoys travelling, spending time with her friends, and reading, but spends most of her time shuttling her kids around.

Mona Trotter


Mrs. Trotter is new to St. Augustine this year as a teacher, but she has been a part of St. Augustine for several years as a parent. Mrs. Trotter holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. She has taught for many years in public and private school as well as homeschooling her own children.

Mrs. Trotter lives in Madison with her husband Jeff, and son, Andrew. She has 3 other grown children and 3 grandchildren with 2 on the way. The Trotters are members of Highlands Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Trotter enjoys reading, scrapbooking, playing with the grandchildren and hosting parties.

Jessica Watkins

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry 11th

Mrs. Jessica Watkins will be teaching Trig/Pre-Calculus and Statistics with St. Augustine.  She obtained a B.S. in Math Education from Mississippi College and then taught middle school and high school math before obtaining a Mathematics M.S. from Mississippi College.  Since that time, she has served as an instructor for Mississippi College and Belhaven University in the Mathematics Department.

Mrs. Watkins and her husband live in Brandon.  Together they have four daughters – ranging in age from 1 to 7. They attend Crossgates Baptist Church where Jessica serves in the preschool ministry and sings in the choir.  When not otherwise occupied by school or children, she enjoys running, sewing, wood-working, and baking.


Tom Grogan


Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Grogan grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area where he attended Kennesaw State University. Mr. Grogan closed his contracting company in 2006 to serve his family as a stay at home dad.

Mr. Grogan and his family moved to Ridgeland in 2009. They are members at Riverwood Bible Church where he serves as a Deacon and leads their MANNA Food Ministry.  In his spare time, he enjoys camping with his family, Georgia Bulldogs sports, and woodworking. Mr. Grogan and his wife, Semantha, have been blessed with two children, Charlie and Allison, who both attend St. Augustine.

Jolie Herndon

Aftercare Director

Mrs. Herndon enjoys serving as the Aftercare Director. She graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She revels in being able to take a large group of children and delight them with games, stories and all kinds of fun. She and her wonderful team of Aftercarers make it their aim to provide a special time of fun and refreshment at the end of the Aftercare kids’ school day.

Jolie lives in Madison, MS, with her husband, David, and their four children and are members of Riverwood Bible Church.  She enjoys any and all attempts to expand her cooking abilities in the kitchen, especially if made from scratch, loves to read good books, and has recently rediscovered a love of playing the piano. She is thrilled to be a part of the St. Augustine community.

Mallory Hicks

Childcare Director

Mrs. Hicks serves as the Childcare Director at St. Augustine School. She obtained a B.S. in Marketing from Mississippi State University. For several years, she worked as a preschool teacher before having children.  She has been a stay at home mother with her two children for the past 5 years and has worked as a preschool substitute teacher for the past year.

Mallory and her husband, Daniel, live in Gluckstadt, MS and have two children, Charlotte (5) and Baker (2). They attend Fondren Church, where her husband serves as the Communications Director. In her free time, Mallory enjoys working out, being outside, reading, and attempting to be artistic/crafty.

Rebekah Kettleman


Mrs. Kettleman is a recent graduate from Mississippi College, where she received her B.S. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Previously, she has worked as a Communication Specialist and a freelance press release writer.

Rebekah and her Husband Bryce currently reside in Brandon with their blessing, Holden Kettleman. Rebekah and Bryce are both members at Shiloh PBC in Bovina, MS where her father is the pastor. She has several hobbies, but calligraphy and running are what she prefers to do in her spare time.

Suzanne Koefed


Mrs. Koefoed obtained a B.S. in Education from Indiana University and a M.S. in Education from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She served as a teacher in the lower elementary grades for 6 years with careers in Indiana and Boston serving in public, private, and charter schools. She has also worked as an ABA Therapist for children with autism in Indiana and Austin, Texas.

Mrs. Koefoed and her husband, Jonathan, enjoy living in the Belhaven neighborhood where he is a history professor at Belhaven University. They are parents to two little girls. Suzanne enjoys running, being outdoors, cooking, creativity, long conversations over coffee, and laughing with family and friends!

Carla McCarter

Aide, K4

Mrs. McCarter serves as an aide at St. Augustine School. She obtained a B. S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. Before joining St. Augustine in 2017, she spent 11 years teaching in Jackson Public Schools, and 5 years at Madison-Ridgeland Academy.

Mrs. McCarter and her husband, John, along with their 3 kids live in Madison, and are members of Vertical Church. She loves spending time with her family and traveling to new places.

Della Sellers

Assistant Teacher, First Grade

Before working at St. Augustine, Della was a full-time wife and mother. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney until the birth of her first child. Della earned a B.S. from Mississippi College and a J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law.

Della and her husband live in Madison, MS with their two children, both of whom attend St. Augustine School. She is a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church and loves being a part of the St. Augustine school community.

Jo Neel Vickery


Mrs. Vickery serves as an assistant in the childcare department at St. Augustine School. She obtained a B.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M University. Jo Neel has been married to John David for 14 years and have four daughters (Ellie 12, Josie 10, Finley Kate 7, and Hannah 5) that attend St. Augustine. They are members of Redeemer Church in Jackson. In her free time, Jo Neel enjoys having deep conversations with other women, ultimate frisbee, working out, making and eating delicious food, and adventures!

Ginny Willoughby


Ginny Willoughby is excited to join the childcare staff this year. She has been a part of the St. Augustine community for five years. Ginny and her husband Matt live in Gluckstadt. They have four children, three of whom attend St. Augustine and are members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Ginny attended Mississippi State before transferring to MUW in Columbus, where she graduated with a B.S. in Nursing. Ginny worked as a Registered Nurse in the years prior to staying home with her children.