Faculty

Our faculty seek to engender in each child a love for the Good, the True and the Beautiful.

  • Adrian B. Swain

    Director

    B.S. Mathematics, Samford University

    highlandssummerville.adrian@gmail.com


    A homeschooling mother of four, Adrian has used Memoria Press in her home since 2013. It has been a blessing to watch each child grow in knowledge and wisdom through the guidance of this simple, beautiful and challenging curriculum. With a desire to share this success with others and create a community of like-minded families, she partnered with Highlands Latin School in Louisville, KY to bring a Highlands education to Summerville, SC.  Fun facts: Adrian is both a PK and a PW; she bought and sold electricity for large industrial customers, and her nightcap is chocolate ice cream.

  • Danielle Douthit

    Assistant

    B.S. Sociology, Charleston Southern University

    highlandssummerville.douthit@gmail.com


    Danielle was born and raised in Florence, SC. In 2005, she moved to Charleston to attend CSU. She currently lives in Summerville with her husband Jared and their three girls, Carson, Lennon, and Sutton. This will be her fifth year homeschooling and first year working at HLS. She finds it a true joy to school her children (and herself!) classically while being surrounded with the sweet, beautiful culture that resides amongst the families at Highlands Latin School. 

  • Shelly Templeton

    Teacher, Primary School, Jr. Kindergarten

    B.A. Early Childhood Education, North Greenville University

  • Cheryl scarberry

    Teacher, Primary School, Kindergarten

    B.A. Elementary Education, University of West Florida


    Cheryl was born and raised in Huntington, WV, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Scott. They traveled the country while Scott served in the Air Force, before settling down in Summerville in 1995. They have two adult children, Amber and Zachary, and three grandchildren, Ever, Max, and Arizona. Cheryl has over ten years of classroom experience teaching Kindergarten.  She loves investing in the life of each child that comes through her classroom. Her goal is to lay a solid educational foundation in an environment where the children know they are loved. She desires to instill in them a love for learning, a love for others and a glimpse of the depth of the incredible love that God has for them. She enjoys teaching Kindergarteners; they are so full of life, joy and hilarious stories! They just make her smile! When she is not teaching, she loves hanging out with her husband, children and grandchildren. She loves to read, play the piano, go to the beach and have wonderful conversations with her friends.


  • rosemary sommerfeldt

    Teacher, Primary School, First Grade

    B.A. Early Childhood Education, College of Charleston


    Rosemary was born and raised in Eutawville, SC and lives in Berkeley County with her husband Jeremy and their daugher, Isabella. She taught second grade in public schools for six years and was named Rookie Teacher of the Year during her first year teaching. She decided to take a step back from teaching in the public schools in order to stay home and raise her daughter.  In her free time, she loves exercising, watching TV with her husband, and playing with little Isabella.

  • Lauren Ragland

    Teacher, Primary School, Second Grade

    B.A. Elementary Education, North Greenville University


    Lauren is a native to the Charleston area and lives in Summerville with her husband Bryan and their two children, Lucas and Eleanora. She taught second and fifth grade in public schools for eight years and was honored to be named District Teacher of the Year. She also served two years overseas as a homeschool teacher for a missionary family. She stepped out of the classroom last year to be a stay-at-home mother. In her free time, she loves Netflix-binging with her husband, cuddling with baby Eleanora, and learning about dinosaurs with her son Lucas. Plus coffee. Lots of coffee.
  • Lauren huftalen

    Teacher, Grammar School, Literature, Composition

    B.A., English, Christopher Newport University

    M.A., Teaching, Christopher Newport University


    Lauren is excited to join the Highlands community! She has experience teaching all subjects in Kindergarten, 1st, and 5th grade. She especially loves teaching literature and watching students get lost in a good story. Most recently, she has been writing curriculum for language arts, writing, and Social Studies in her free time. Lauren and her husband live in Moncks Corner where he serves as the Student Pastor for First Baptist Moncks Corner. They have one son, Grady, who is 2 years old.

  • Mary barefield

    Teacher, Grammar School, Latin, Classical Studies

    M.Ed., Reading Specialist, University of Virginia


    Mary lives in Summerville with her son, Rollin. After years of moving from place to place as a military child and then a military wife, she is happy to call South Carolina her adopted home. She has homeschooled from the beginning using bits and pieces from Memoria Press. She began her teaching career in southern France and spent ten years in classical schools teaching Latin, history and English. She currently teaches Cisco Networking at Trident Technical College. In her free time, she enjoys romping outside with her son and two Belgian shepherds.  

want to teach?

We are looking for enthusiastic, qualified teachers who share our values.  After reviewing our About Us page and the main Highlands Latin School website, please fill out the Teaching Application on the Contact Us page.