Our students are blessed by the incredible teachers who serve at Oakdale Academy. These Christian men and women are deeply committed to our Mission, are experts in their fields of study, and are passionate about nurturing students spiritually, academically, and socially.

Together, our faculty has nearly 270 combined years teaching students, with an average of 15 years teaching. We are honored that families entrust Oakdale Academy staff with the solemn task of imparting knowledge, inspiring critical thinking, and helping to develop godly character in their children.

Our staff seeks to prepare students to become men and women who value truth and wisdom, and are equipped to live out their lives as responsible citizens, honoring Almighty God in all they do.


Head of the Lower School
Head of the Upper School, House Governor
Office Manager
Mr. Lou DiAntonio
Athletic Director


Administrative Assistant


Mrs. Valerie Bredow
B.A. Hillsdale College
French, Rhetoric
Mrs. Margaret Elson
B.A. Northwood University
Apologetics, Foundations, Literature
Mrs. Jill Fox
B.S. from Cedarville College
M.A. from Oakland University
Math, PE
Miss Amalia Hansen
BA, Hillsdale College
6th Grade
Mrs. Rebecca Johnson
B.F.A. College for Creative Studies
Mrs. Juanita Kozak
B.S. Grace College
M.A. Wayne State University
Vocal Music
Mrs. Kris Krajewski
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist
Mr. Kevin Krueger
BA, Patrick Henry College
Literature, Math
Mrs. Kristin Lashar
B.S. San Diego Christian College
5th Grade
Mrs. Patti Maguire
A.A. Macomb Community College
B.S. Central Michigan University
Saginaw Valley State University
1st Grade
Mrs. Nancy Mason
B.A. Madonna University
Junior Kindergarten
Mrs. Julie Naughton
B.S., Oakland University
M.A., Oakland University
Science and Math
Mr. Mitchell Nees
B.A. Hillsdale College
M.A. University of Illinois
Latin, History
Mrs. Lori Simpson
B.A. Cedarville University
2nd Grade
Mrs. Judy Smalley
B.S. Central Michigan University
3rd/4th Grades
Mr. Nathan Smith
B.A. Grand Valley State University
M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts
Instrumental Music
Mrs. Rosemind Taber
B.A. Yale
M.A. Regent University
Math, Science
Mrs. Susan Wilkie
B.A. Taylor University

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