Our Team

Our Team

John Duhon

John Duhon

Co-Founder/Co-Director

John Duhon

Co-Founder/Co-Director

John has taught for more than 20 years in both public and private schools and holds an Oklahoma teaching certificate in Elementary Education.

John is the all-school teacher, going into each classroom to work with kids individually and collaboratively. He offers children the opportunity to become immersed in the learning process and to take ownership of their education. John’s implementation of a research-based/project-oriented curriculum serves all the students at Keystone.

John and his wife, Dr. Lisa Duhon, are the parents of two Keystone graduates, Audra and Jackson.

Jenny Dunning

Jenny Dunning

Co-Founder/Co-Director

Jenny Dunning

Co-Founder/Co-Director

Jenny Dunning is ongoing Director of Development and previous classroom teacher. Jenny focuses on the business development of our school. With the help of our amazing children, faculty, and parents, she has launched the Annual Fund, writes grants, plans our fundraisers, and communicates with our generous supporters, including foundations, corporations and individuals.

Prior to founding Keystone, Jenny spent a lifetime raising money for a litany of non-profits, teaching elementary school Spanish, middle school Language Arts, Music Theater, Journalism, and high school Learning Lab in public schools. She holds three Bachelor of Arts degrees, an Oklahoma teaching certificate in Secondary Education, and has Master’s work in Learning Disabilities. Jenny credits the joyful mothering of her 6 children as the inspiration for her passion and counts them as her greatest accomplishment.

Bethany Bone

Bethany Bone

Preschool Teacher

Bethany Bone

Preschool Teacher

Bethany comes to Keystone from three years as the co-lead teacher in the preschool classroom at First United Methodist Preschool. She has a BS from Lipscomb University and has completed 69 formal hours of training through the Center of Early Childhood development Oklahoma Professional Development Registry. Bethany is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and its Oklahoma Affiliate, Oklahoma Association for the Education of Young Children (OKAEYC). Both are professional membership organizations to promote high-quality early learning for young children and help providers with professional development and current research.

Bethany believes that being a teacher is a gift! She loves seeing and experiencing joy and learning from a child’s eyes and is always amazed at the way a child can see something in a way she never anticipated. She also enjoys sharing her love of music, process-focused art, and providing an enriching environment for growth and development. Bethany even makes her own classroom materials from scratch, such as crochet doughnuts and felt cinnamon rolls.

Bethany is excited to be joining the Keystone staff, and will also be bringing her two daughters with her, Penny (3rd grade) and Tilly (PreK).

Kelly Coffman

Kelly Coffman

PreK Teacher

Kelly Coffman

PreK Teacher

Kelly Coffman is Oklahoma born and bred! She lives in Edmond with her husband, Michael, and their seven-year-old twins, True and Crosby, who will also be Keystone kids this year! Her favorite hobby is family time and together, the four of them adore family movie nights, taking trips to local parks and libraries, as well as time spent hiking, exploring nature, and playing games – board, indoor, outdoor, all kinds.

Kelly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She been teaching, including inclusive special education, kindergarten, and PreK since 2010, and she holds certification in both early childhood and special education. Kelly says that teaching PreK and being with vibrant, young learners is her heartbeat. She fully believes in the power of immersive and deeply exploratory hands-on learning through play as the ultimate learning environment – one where compassion and discovery reign. Kelly is at her happiest when she is in the messy middle of her kiddos’ unfolding childhood experiences and growth. She is looking forward to the learning and the working together – as Mr. Fred Rogers once said, “But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of early childhood.”

Natalie Baugh

Natalie Baugh

Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Natalie Baugh

Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Natalie Baugh was introduced to the magic of teaching from an early age and always knew it was her calling. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas where her parents still reside. Natalie received her degree in Early Childhood Education from OU in 2013, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree.

Prior to joining Keystone’s staff, Natalie spent her days in the second grade and kindergarten classrooms at Terra Verde Discovery School in Norman. She enjoyed exploring and learning from the world and children around her and strives to follow children’s natural curiosities, cultivating a classroom community full of risk takers. Natalie considers it a true joy to spend her days with young children and “letting children be little.” Her child-centered curriculum is inquiry-based and rich in meaningful, hands-on experiences. Natalie is passionate and committed to helping students become independent thinkers, to believe in themselves as unique individuals, and learn to honor and respect the differences that help shape the identities of our world. Natalie builds a strong classroom community in which taking risks and making mistakes is expected and valued.

Outside of the classroom, Natalie enjoys reading, yoga, spending time at the lake, and coffee! She loves living in her cute house with her boyfriend Jackson and two puppies, Phoebe and Toby.

Lindsey Vogel

Lindsey Vogel

2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

Lindsey Vogel

2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

Lindsey Vogel can’t wait to begin her fifth year of teaching and is ecstatic to join the Keystone family! She is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Mass Communication. After graduating, Lindsey realized a way to merge her cultural anthropology degree, love of knowledge, and her passion for working with children and their families, through teaching! Working with children brings her such joy; she can’t think of a better way to spend her days.

Lindsey has taught second grade in Tulsa Public Schools, at Riverfield Country Day School, and in Edmond Public Schools. Over the years, she has created yoga clubs at her schools and has completed 32 hours of personal and classroom mindfulness training. In her free time, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, cooking, and hiking with her dog, Maisey.

Sharon Kinzie

Sharon Kinzie

4th/5th Grade Teacher

Sharon Kinzie

4th/5th Grade Teacher

Sharon is an experienced teacher with 24 years of service. She received her BA in Elementary Education (K-8) from Oklahoma State University in 1994 and her MA in Education Administration from The University of Central Oklahoma in 1998.

She began her career teaching 4th grade in Coyle Elementary School in Coyle, Oklahoma in 1994. After two years of teaching 4th, she moved to 5th and began her MA program in Administration. The following year while finishing her MA she was asked to be the interim Elementary Principal in April of that year when her principal suddenly resigned. She finished her degree that summer and was hired as the elementary principal where she remained for the next nine years.

When grandchildren started coming along, Sharon wanted to go back into the classroom to work with children at the classroom level again, and to allow more time with family. She resigned from the Coyle School District and began that fall with the Perkins-Tryon School District as a 2nd grade teacher. She looped the next year with her class to 3rd grade where she taught for the next nine years before moving to 5th grade Language Arts.

Sharon has been trained in different multidisciplinary areas such as: Love and Logic, Great Expectations, Barebones Grammar, Take Flight Reading, and is currently working towards becoming a licensed Language Therapist with the Take Flight Reading Program.

Sharon believes in providing a learning environment to encourage children to explore knowledge in a variety of methods, and to understand the power of “YET,” I don’t know that “YET.” She believes in teaching to the whole child meeting them where they are, and challenging them to grow and develop a love of learning through exploration and developing a Growth Mindset. She strives to provide a learning environment that praises effort, struggle, and perseverance, and provide feedback and praise when students select difficult tasks to conquer or try new strategies when learning a concept.

Sharon is married to David, the love of her life for 40 years. They have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and one sweet eight-year-old old Shitzu named Spicey Rosie Bell. Sharon loves family time, gardening, learning new things, and traveling. She has gone on many mission trips to countries such as: Papua New Guinea, Rome, Belize, Alaska, Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica.

Missy Benear

Missy Benear

Art Teacher

Missy Benear

Art Teacher

Missy, the Art teacher, is doing what she loves best: Art with kids! Missy has been teaching for more than 30 years in both public and private schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and certificates in both. She has been at Keystone since the beginning and has taught several grades, but has been with Pre-K for the last 10 years. She has always integrated her love of all forms of art into her classes. Missy believes that all children can create big art and that the process is more important than the product. She understands that art is a very important part of expressing who they are and what they feel about the world around them. She provides a place where creativity and the love of Art can flourish.

Missy is married to Tony and they have two grown sons and Merida the cat!  Missy loves spending time with family, traveling, drawing/painting, reading, and yoga.

Jessica Carel

Jessica Carel

COG/PE Teacher

Jessica Carel

COG/PE Teacher

Jessica has always known that she was passionate about children and working with them. She started babysitting at a young age and has loved working with children ever since! Jessica attended UCO and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Life/Child Development. She absolutely loved her field of study and learning about how children develop in play-based and natural environments. She has previously worked at the YMCA, leading summer camps, and before that held an office job at a Christian non-profit for two and a half years while in college. Jessica loves being active, playing games, and bringing out her inner child. She has learned so much over the years and is so excited to start as the PE/COG teacher at Keystone!

Jessica grew up in Tuttle, OK, and moved to Edmond in 2015 when she started college, and has been here ever since! She danced competitively for most of her life, and she still loves dancing in her free time! She also enjoys the outdoors, reading, coffee, and being with friends and family! She lives with two awesome roommates in Edmond.

Melanie Larson

Melanie Larson

Office Admin

Melanie Larson

Office Admin

After graduating college with a journalism degree, Melanie Larson spent 15 years building a career as a developmental book editor, working with a variety of publishers and authors. But after her first child enrolled in preschool at Keystone in 2013, she found a new passion, and later spent most of her free time volunteering at the school.

While she officially joined the Keystone staff in 2018, Melanie had, for several years prior, managed Keystone’s social media presence, co-chaired fundraising events, coordinated marketing efforts, and been active with our parent group, PAK.

Now, as our office manager, Melanie utilizes many of the same skills she used in running her editing business: clear communication, multi-tasking, organization, attention to detail, and planning a schedule. Her favorite thing about being at Keystone is getting to spend time with her two kids during the day, but she is also thrilled to get to be a daily part of this magical place.

LaHonda Lerma

LaHonda Lerma

Finance Manager

LaHonda Lerma

Finance Manager

LaHonda is Keystone’s Financial Officer and has an extensive background in accounting and office management. LaHonda is retained by several Oklahoma City businesses as primary accountant and oversees all of Keystone’s financial affairs. She also sits as Financial Advisor to Keystone’s Board of Directors. She brings years of experience to a crucial aspect of our school.

Tristan Mautz

Tristan Mautz

Classroom Aide

Tristan Mautz

Classroom Aide

Tristan has worked at Keystone for two years as an in-classroom aide for students in kindergarten/1st grade, and was quickly beloved by all the students and staff. She is a fun-loving and natural fit in the Keystone community, jumping in to help wherever she’s needed.

Tristan has a BA in psychology from UCO and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school psychology with a certification in applied behavior analysis. She said, “I enjoy working at Keystone because we prioritize the children. Working with the kids and seeing them make connections with how the world works is my favorite thing. Those ‘aha!’ moments are what I live for!”

Tristan lives in the Village with her puppy and boyfriend.

Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos

Spanish Teacher

Liz Ramos

Spanish Teacher

Liz Ramos is Keystone’s part time Spanish teacher. Liz grew up in Mexico City with Spanish as her first language. She moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, when her father’s company transferred him there. Liz graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BS in Communications in 2011. She spent three years as a radio assistant for Jake FM and La Zeta FM (Spanish radio), and two years at The Language Company as a bilingual instructor.

Liz loves teaching Keystone kids Spanish because they get to explore different Spanish cultures around the world, in addition to vocabulary and sentences. Liz enjoys working at Keystone because the community has become like family to her.

In her free time, Liz loves spending time with her family: her husband, Juan Jose, and three kids: Gabriela, Maribel, and Rosario. She also enjoys dancing and taking her kids to art classes!

Hannah Sharp

Hannah Sharp

Take Flight Instructor, CALT

Hannah Sharp

Take Flight Instructor, CALT

Hannah Sharp grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a BA in English. As a diagnosed dyslexic with ADHD, Hannah grew up working hard to overcome her own learning differences, and she is passionate about quality and successful education for all learners. Hannah has worked at Keystone in many capacities over the year, utilizing different skill sets, and has two children who attend Keystone as well.

As our Take Flight Instructor and Reading Therapist, Hannah teaches grapheme recognition and grapheme sound association using multisensory techniques to multiple age groups. Hannah loves that Keystone “gives the gift of time” to our students, understanding that all learners need time to process. That individual time to process allows for understanding, insight, reflection, and, ultimately, a confident learner.

Hannah also has a Certificate of Completion from MECA’s Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Graduate Program, and is nationally certified as a C.A.L.T. (Certified Academic Learning Therapist). The requirements achieved to sit for the CALT certificate exam included: 900+ practicum hours teaching and 220 hours additional in-person instructional training.

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