Legacy Alliance Teachers
Our teachers are dedicated to helping your students thrive. They provide in-class instruction through lectures and handouts. They assign homework and tests and are also responsible for grading and submitting their scores.
Our classroom dynamic involves families partnering with instructors to help students to grow in scholastic understanding and relationship with Christ. Parents will grade homework and help motivate the children, while teachers will grade tests and challenge them to continue. This ensures that both parents and teachers are involved in helping their student learn, as well as recognizing their progress.
High School Spanish
I am so excited to teach the High School students the Spanish language and share the culture. I grew up in Baja, California and have always been involved in missions. My husband and I travel to Mexico about twice a year, working together in the Spanish gospel work and are pastors in Sapulpa. My desire is to prepare the students to be able to connect with other young people from Hispanic countries and missions, as well as realize what a blessing it is to be an American who can reach out a hand with a word of encouragement to people in other lands who are less privileged materially.
Michael Stansell has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years, writing software and leading software
development teams in the life insurance industry. He enjoys working with students to help them
navigate the waters of modern software development. He is also gifted at leading young people in
character growth by modeling an active relationship with Christ, developing connections with students,
and pointing them to the Word of God as their ultimate guide, authority, and joy in life. Michael looks
forward to working with students at Legacy Alliance to help them develop skills with technology that will
serve them well as they eagerly move into higher education and all kinds of work situations.
Jerry Ledford, Jr.
A graduate from the University of Tulsa in Business Administration. I spent 26 years in the civil engineering field for one company until I resigned in 2011. God was moving me in a new direction towards my passion of disciple making. My journey has been helping young believers become established, equipped, and empowered in their faith. During this journey I have been privileged to have a doctoral mentor in Theology disciple me, teach me, push me, and encourage me along the way. In 2013 my faithful wife and I founded LifeSteps World Ministries. As a missionary my focus has been to teach and help others on their journey of being a disciple of Jesus. My ministry work is focused on Colombia, South America as well as here in the states. In Colombia I have been working with an indigenous group (Wayuu) taking selected leaders on a journey through the Gospels with Jesus and His disciples. Training these leaders as Jesus, the perfect disciple maker, trained His disciples. My desire is to allow the transformative Word of God to be our teacher as we look to Him and come before Him with a humble heart and mind. It is my privilege to be able to help others on their journey of faith in Jesus so they will be able to disciple, teach and walk with others.
Middle School Bible, Grammar, and Literature, and Sign Language
Michelle Stansell is thankful to have the opportunity to teach middle school students at Legacy Alliance,
now that she and Michael are officially empty-nesters. She homeschooled their four children through a
hybrid model similar to Legacy, the youngest graduating in the first Legacy class of 2020. Michelle has a
degree in Deaf Education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and taught deaf children
for a few years before becoming a mom. She enjoys building relationships with students and pointing
them to God’s Word and His Son as they grow and experience the ups and downs of life. She also loves
to read, craft, and play with her two grandchildren.
Jo Ann Craig
7th & 8th Grade / 9th Grade Grammar
I majored in French at Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and spent some time in the business world, then I switched to teaching. I taught at Christian Education Alliance for 19 years, mostly Grammar and Vocabulary for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. I also filled in when needed through the years in 6th grade grammar, vocabulary, history and literature. My experiences there include speech and drama several years and 7th and 8th grade general science spring semester of 2019.
I home schooled my daughters for nine years. Additionally, I have taught math at several different levels at Christian Education Alliance and have been a tutor for years.
5th-8th Grade Writing (IEW)
Renee is passionate about encouraging families who have chosen to home educate their children. Renee and her husband, Jim, have been married for over thirty years and have four adult children and an amazing daughter-in-law. Life’s adventures have offered the Vasher family the opportunity to live in several states before settling in Oklahoma a few years ago. Renee has had the privilege to serve in leadership and teaching positions at several homeschool co-ops and support groups over the years. In her free time she enjoys reading and traveling. Renee has a B.A in Psychology and is a Registered Instructor for IEW. Both Jim and Renee serve on the Board of Trustees for Homeschool Oklahoma.
What I appreciate about Legacy is the university style: you can go to your lectures and then go home to do your thinking, practice, and reading time on your own. I love the alliance with the parents because they can be more involved in their children’s education.
– Mrs. Tricia Bell