Faculty

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

  • Brad Crosby

    Director

    B.S. Computer Science, College of Charleston

    brad@highlandssummerville.org


  • Danielle Douthit

    Assistant

    B.S. Sociology, Charleston Southern University

    danielle@highlandssummerville.org


    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 four children, Carson, Lennon, Sutton, & Roman. This will be her sixth year homeschooling and second 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. 

  • JOy Stephens




    Joy Stephens was born and raised in Franklin, TN. You could say Classical Education is in her blood. She was homeschooled from 2nd grade and attended a classical Christian tutorial very similar to Highlands in middle and high school. After graduation, she became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT IV). She also shared her passion for the medical field and desire to help others by teaching Anatomy and Physiology to area homeschoolers. After many adventures and travels, she and her husband settled in Berkeley County in 2015. Joy works from home as a transcriptionist, as well as homeschool mom to 3 children, Brennan, Tanna, and Taggart. They love to hike as a family and are likely spotted out on the trails, exploring the beautiful landscapes and rich history that the Lowcountry has to offer. 



  • Shelly Templeton

    Teacher, Primary School, Jr. Kindergarten

    B.A. Early Childhood Education, North Greenville University

    shelly@highlandssummerville.org

  • Cheryl scarberry

    Teacher, Primary School, Kindergarten

    B.A. Elementary Education, University of West Florida

    cheryl@highlandssummerville.org


    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@highlandssummerville.org


    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

    ragland@highlandssummerville.org


    Lauren is a native to the Charleston area and lives in Summerville with her husband Bryan and their three children, Lucas, Eleanora, & Judah. 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 two years ago to be a stay-at-home mother. In her free time, she loves Netflix-binging with her husband, cuddling with Eleanora & baby Judah, and learning about dinosaurs with her son Lucas. Plus coffee. Lots of coffee.
  • Becca Wood

    Teacher, Grammar School, Third Grade

    B.S. Liberal Studies: Elementary Education, Longwood University

    becca@highlandssummerville.org


    Becca has experience teaching in a variety of settings. She has taught in public school for five years, private Christian school and has been homeschooling for the past two years. Becca lives in Summerville with her husband, Dawjr, and their four children. In her free time, Becca enjoys reading, writing and watching plants grow!

  • Lauren huftalen

    Teacher, Grammar School, Literature, Composition

    B.A., English, Christopher Newport University

    M.A., Teaching, Christopher Newport University

    huftalen@highlandssummerville.org


    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, and one daughter, Lydia. 

  • Mary barefield

    Teacher, Grammar School, Latin, Classical Studies

    M.Ed., Reading Specialist, University of Virginia

    mary@highlandssummerville.org


    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.