Meet the Teachers of Carlton Landing Academy
Kristi Lokey - Head of School
Mrs. Lokey is a career educator and has served as Principal of Canadian Elementary School since 2006. She provided administrative oversight for Carlton Landing Academy when it was a magnet school within the Canadian School District from 2012-2014. She has experience in multiple educational settings from multi-age to starting her own private school. She has her Bachelor's in Education and Master's in Educational Administration. Mrs. Lokey is extremely excited to start the 2018-2019 school year at Carlton Landing Academy.
Aimee Boling - Administrative Assistant
This is Aimee’s first year at Carlton Landing Academy. She graduated from Eastern Oklahoma State College with an Associate’s in Psychology/Sociology. She is currently enrolled at East Central University and is working toward’s her Bachelor’s in Human Services Counseling. She lives in Crowder with her husband and has 4 children. She spends her free time mentoring and loving on kids/teens through her church and going on Mission Trips.
Shawn Sparks- Pre-K/K Teacher
Shawn completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Pittsburgh State University in 1985 and graduated from Wichita State University in 1990 with her Masters in Education, Early Childhood emphasis. Mrs. Sparks finished her Doctoral coursework in Curriculum & Instruction at Oklahoma State University in 2009 and has taught for 29 years in Pre K-Higher Ed classrooms across Kansas, Missouri, S. Carolina and Oklahoma.
Mrs. Sparks most recently taught Kindergarten and was the Reading intervention specialist at Canadian. She lives in Eufaula with her husband and has 7 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Mrs. Spark will be our Pre-K/K teacher as well as our Reading intervention specialist.
Natalie Hewitt - 1st/2nd Grade Teacher
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Mrs. Hewitt has experience in multi-age classrooms in public, magnet, and private institutions with an emphasis in STEM and Project Based Learning (PBL). She recently returned to her hometown, McAlester, with her husband and two children. At home, Natalie and her family raise chickens and grow produce marketed to local community. Mrs. Hewitt will be teaching our 1st/2nd grade class as well as K-8th STEM classes.
Kellie Holcomb- 3rd-8th Grade Math & Special Education Director
Celia Mullins- 3rd-8th ELA Teacher
Celia began her educational career in 1980 at Savanna Public School as an English teacher. She moved from there to McAlester Public Schools where she taught English at Parker Middle School. She then received her Master's Degree in School Counseling in 2000 and began her journey as a school counselor at McAlester High School until she retired in 2010. After two years of working part time as a behavioral specialist for a counseling agency, she realized she missed the educational atmosphere and returned to the educational setting at Indianola Public School. Mrs. Mullins served as the K-12 school counselor and psychology teacher there until 2018.
When Mrs. Mullins isn't working, she enjoys spending time just hanging out with her family and two dogs. She loves animals, chocolate, the outdoors, traveling, and watching movies. She is thrilled to be here at Carlton Landing Academy and is looking forward to many wonderful years ahead. Mrs. Mullins will be teaching 3rd-8th ELA as well as homeroom and social studies for 5th/6th grade.
Katlyn Delp - 3rd-8th Science Teacher
This is Katlyn's second year at Carlton Landing Academy. She graduated from Texas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science. While she loved Sports Science, she felt as though she was being pulled in another direction. From this, she joined Teach for America upon her graduation. She taught in Tulsa for the two years before joining the CLA team and is now on track to graduate with a Master's Degree in School Counseling. Miss Delp will be teaching 3rd-8th grade science, homeroom and social studies for 7th/8th grade, as well as K-8th physical education.
Abbie Abercrombie - Paraprofessional
Abbie comes to Carlton Landing from McAlester, Oklahoma. She graduated from Eastern Oklahoma State College with an Associate's in Child Development. She plans to re-enroll this fall to finish her Bachelors in Special Education. Abbie has completed Paraprofessional training and will be working with special needs students this year.
Claire Yott - Teacher Assistant
Although Claire grew up in Norman, she has lived in Utah, Alaska, Washington and Italy during the past 12 years. Claire and her family moved back to Oklahoma and soon found CLA. She was thrilled to find such a pro student school so close to home and loved producing CLA’s first yearbook.
She will continue to involve students in the production of the 2018 - 2019 yearbook. As well as, assist students and teachers in each classroom and during afternoon art classes, Claire will share her appreciation of art and artists.
Claire attended UCO in Edmond and East Central in Ada. She lives in McAlester with her husband, three sons, a dog, and a turtle, Tiny Starlord.
Jenifer Humphreys - Spanish & Culinary
Jenifer is a graduate from Baylor University with an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, minoring in Spanish, and a Master's Degree in School Administration. Jenifer lives in Carlton Landing with her husband and five children. Mrs. Humphreys has a diverse background in education. She has taught in inner city public, private, and home education settings. Two years ago, Jenifer helped start our school, Carlton Landing Academy, as it became Oklahoma's first rural public charter school. She now volunteers her time to work with our students as they learn foreign language through her classes but also as she provides additional hands on learning experiences for our students on a regular basis. Senora Jen will be teaching our K-8th grade students Spanish and Culinary skills this year.