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Our school prides itself in having a non-hierarchical organizational structure. The three founders of the school,
Jenny Dunning, John Duhon, and Risa Wilkins McKinney, all wear many hats.
Director of Development
Jenny Dunning is ongoing Director of Development and previous classroom teacher. After teaching 6 years at Keystone,
Jenny is taking a sabbatical from teaching Art this year to focus 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 Theatre, Journalism, and high school Learning Lab in public schools. She holds three Bachelors 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.
John Duhon and Risa Wilkins McKinney are profiled along with their fellow faculty members.
Marilyn loves preschoolers! Her degree is in Elementary Education with many hours towards an early childhood degree.
She has taught in both public and private schools, teaching in preschool, pre-K, kindergarten, and second grade areas.
Marilyn’s favorite age is 3-year-olds, of course! She believes that young children learn through play and her goal is to
share appropriate activities that foster learning. She loves watching children explore and discover life. Children love
to be taught and nurtured; therefore Marilyn’s favorite activity of the day is HUGS! Every child is one of a kind, and
the Preschool class at Keystone allows each child to feel that he/she is just that - Special! Our 3 year old preschool
class provides the foundation of learning and self-esteem for a life-long adventure in education. Children will know
that school is a fun, safe and loving environment. It's the truth - School is Cool!
4- and 5-Year-Old Teacher
Missy leads the 4- and 5-year-old program this year and contributes toward making our Preschool program the finest in the state.
Missy has been teaching for 20 years in both public and private schools. She holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and
has a teaching certificate in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She focuses on implementing a developmentally
appropriate curriculum for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. She provides a place where young children can play and
learn while simultaneously learning the beginning aspects of social interaction.
Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher
Working with Keystone's kindergarten and 1st graders this year, John has taught for 19 years in both public and private schools
and holds an Oklahoma teaching certificate in Elementary Education. John’s implementation of a research-based/project-oriented
curriculum serves all the students at Keystone. He offers children the opportunity to become immersed in the learning process
and to take ownership of their education. John is the father of one of Keystone’s amazing kids.
Second Grade and Third Grade Teacher
Art Teacher 2nd - 5th Grade
In addition to being Keystone’s 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, Risa works magic in the Art room. She has been teaching 2nd and 3rd grades
for 29 years in both public and private schools. Holding an Oklahoma teaching certificate in Elementary Education, her focus has been
implementing the appropriate curriculum through the arts for each child in a fun and inspiring way. She is masterful at encouraging
children to find their own strengths and learning styles, while simultaneously facilitating an environment where each child experiences
the joy of learning. Risa is the grandmother of two Keystone Kids.
Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade Teacher
Assistant to the Director of Development
Serina is our 4th and 5th grade teacher and also our Technology Specialist. In addition to the 4th and 5th grade classroom,
she is teaching technology classes for all students pre-K through 5th grade and is working with teachers to integrate technology
in the classroom. She also manages all social media – Twitter, Facebook, and the blog – for Keystone Adventure School. Finally,
she continues this year as the Assistant to the Director of Development, which includes assisting with all fundraising and development
of Keystone. Serina has 10 years of teaching experience, beginning her teaching career as a high school English teacher at Edmond North
High School, where she was nominated for teacher of the year in 2004 and 2005. She has also worked at Kaplan Test Prep teaching graduate
school test prep for the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, where she was named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and South Region
Teacher of the Year in 2010. She graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University with a BA in English and is currently completing
a Master’s degree in Computing and Technology in Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She currently holds teaching certificates
in Oklahoma and Texas for grades 4-12. Serina has a passion for education and is dedicated to helping students find their paths and passions
with a firm belief that every child has something crucially valuable to contribute to this world. She is also the mother of two Keystone kids.
Physical Education Teacher
Paige is Keystone's Physical Education/Health teacher and a classroom assistant. After building a successful, fun,
and educational program last year, Paige returns to bring more excitement and learning opportunities for all children,
both in the classroom and in the P.E. environment. She is from Puyallup, WA, graduated from Gov. John R. Rogers High
school, and, in June 2004, moved to Edmond, OK to attend Oklahoma Christian University. She graduated in 2010 with a
Bachelor of Science in Sports Wellness and Recreation Management. She worked during college as a nanny to several families.
She joined the Keystone family as the Physical Education Teacher in August of 2010.
Andy provides students with focused academic support as Keystone's new learning specialist. Andy has now been teaching
for over a decade in Texas and Oklahoma at both the high school and middle school levels. He holds an Oklahoma teaching
certificate for Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities: PK-12 and is currently finishing a M.Ed. in Special Education
at the University of Oklahoma. Andy is driven by the conviction that all children can thrive when provided with an educational
environment that truly embraces individual differences and allows for the time and attention necessary to facilitate the
natural advancement of learning.
Cog Room Teacher
Melanie has been working with children for 5 years. She will be helping Keystone students to refocus and organize their vestibular
system and cognitive skills allowing them to benefit the most in their learning environment. Melanie is the proud mom to a senior
at Edmond Memorial.
Art Teacher Pre-K - 2nd Grade
Amber is finishing a degree in Elementary Education and certification as an American Sign Language interpreter at the University of
Central Oklahoma. She has worked with children for the past 7 years and recently received a QPR mentor certification. She also volunteers
by doing reading assessment and intervention with inner-city children. She loves working with young artists and creates a classroom climate
that inspires them to creatively express themselves.
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.
Janelle is our Administrative Assistant and Office Administrator. She received her BA in Applied Liberal Arts with an
emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma. She worked for a local home builder for over five
years as Office manager and then Director of Operations. Janelle’s last name personifies who she is and her high level
of importance to Keystone. She is indeed “the spark” that ignites the interest of many newcomers to our school. Her
knowledge and enthusiasm for our Keystone family and philosophy is contagious.
- Jenny Dunning, Chair
- Rick Dunning
- Bliss Morris
- Armand Paliotta
- Cathy Perri
- Steve McDonnold
- Tari Vickery