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

  • Brad Crosby


    Teacher, Grammar School, Third Grade

    B.S. Computer Science, College of Charleston


  • Danielle Douthit


    B.S. Sociology, Charleston Southern University


    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 seventh year homeschooling and third 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. 

  • Michelle Crosby

    Campus Coordinator

    B.S. Computer Science, College of Charleston


    Michelle has been home schooling her two kids for six years.  She enjoys programming, tinkering with electronics, drawing, digging into God's word, learning languages, and has been practicing martial arts since 1998. 

  • Shelly Templeton

    Teacher, Primary School, Jr. Kindergarten

    B.A. Early Childhood Education, North Greenville University


    Shelly loves to bake, exercise, go to church, catch up on her favorite TV shows, and spend time with her family and friends.  She could live on coffee and chocolate-without nuts!

  • Joy Stephens

    Teacher, Primary School, Kindergarten


    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.

  • Dorothea Gerber

    Teacher, Primary School, 1st Grade

    B.M. Vocal Performance, Brevard College


    Dorothea is a wife to Rodney and mother of two children, Arabella and Elliana. Both of whom have attended Highlands since it’s creation in 2018. She is an artist, a children’s art teacher at Public Works Art Center and homeschooler of four years. Dorothea found a passion for teaching after a few friends asked her to teach them art in 2019, and has been teaching since. Her free time is spent in the outdoors either in the garden, on the water in a boat, or camping.

  • 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 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, Fourth Grade

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


    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, Latin, Classical Studies - Fifth Grade

    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, and one daughter, Lydia. 

  • Mary barefield

    Teacher, Grammar School, Latin, Classical Studies, Literature, Composition - Sixth/Seventh Grade

    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.