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

  • Mary barefield


    Teacher, Logic School

    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.  

  • amy king

    Campus Coordinator

    Amy King began homeschooling her eldest in 1998. Since then, she has been active in the homeschool community, founding SHEEP in 2004. She has also served on the board of LCHEA for six years and as president for one. Amy also started the Wildcats homeschool baseball program. She is an ardent supporter of foreign missions as well. Her youngest is graduating in 2023.

  • Shelly Templeton

    Teacher, Primary School

    B.A. Early Childhood Education, North Greenville University


    Shelly is a Summerville native, wife, dog mom, and mom of 2 sweet little girls (1 & 3). She taught Headstart and K4 in the public schools for 8 years before leaving to become a stay-at-home mom in 2019. In her spare time she loves to bake, exercise, catch up on her favorite TV shows, watch football with her husband, and spend time with her friends and family. She is also a big fan of coffee and chocolate!

  • Lauren Ragland

    Teacher, Primary School

    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 in 2017 to be a stay-at-home mother. In her free time, she loves Netflix-binging with her husband, cuddling with Eleanora and Judah, and learning about dinosaurs with her son Lucas. Plus coffee. Lots of coffee.

  • Lindsay hendrix

    Teacher, Primary Grade

    B.S. Elementary Education, College of Charleston


    Lindsay Hendrix has two children and is an avid rescuer of kittens and puppies. She has taught at SHEEP for over five years. One of her greatest loves is teaching children about music and animals.

  • Lindsay Farr

    Teacher, Primary School

    B.A. Communication, Greenville University


    Lindsay makes her home in St. George with her husband, Edward, and their five children. She began homeschooling in 2009 and has used Memoria Press frequently throughout the years. Lindsay enjoys volunteering with St. George Young Theatre and teaching Sunday School at her church. In her free time she loves reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

  • Gary Scott

    Teacher, Grammar School

    B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University


    Born in Philadelphia PA, but raised in Charleston SC since six weeks old, Gary Scott attended Catholic Schools in the Charleston area throughout his secondary education. After working in the upstate area as a digital design engineer for four years, he transitioned back to the Charleston area in a position with a Department of Defense agency. In that capacity he served many technical and managerial roles with increasing difficulty and responsibility, culminating in the execution of all personnel programs for an organization of over 3400 civilians. Upon retiring in 2015, he continued involvement with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce efforts to bring more computer science programs into the Lowcountry by teaching Java programming at West Ashley high school for two years. After that he taught math and digital literacy at the local Summerville Homeschool Education Enrichment Program (SHEEP). With the onset of COVID he focused efforts on homeschooling his daughter which continues to this day. He lives in the Summerville area, married to his wife Brendora with two children, Ryan and Ella. He enjoys a wide variety of interests including music, tennis, automotive restoration, farming, woodworking and learning.

  • Cortney Seaton

    Teacher, Grammar School

    B.S. Business Management, Ohio Valley College


    Cortney loves living in the Lowcountry with her husband and two kids. This year will be her 7th homeschooling, 5th using Memoria Press, and 1st teaching at HLS. Previously, she worked as a training coordinator and compliance officer in the credit union industry. Cortney enjoys a good book, rocks a good barre class, and appreciates good coffee.

  • becca wood

    Teacher, Grammar School

    B.A. Elementary Education, Longwood University


    Becca and her husband, Dawjr, live in St. George with their 4 children. She has been homeschooling her children since 2019. Before teaching at Highlands, she worked as an elementary public school teacher. She graduated from Longwood University with a degree in education. She’s currently a few classes away from graduating with her master’s degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In her spare time she enjoys reading, the outdoors and making messes with her kids. Most of her time outside of the classroom is spent serving her beloved church.

  • Lauren huftalen

    Teacher, Logic School

    B.A., English, Christopher Newport University

    M.A., Teaching, Christopher Newport University


    Lauren began teaching at Highlands when it opened in 2018. 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. 

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.