Northfield School of the Liberal Arts


Northfield Faculty
 In Loco Parentis

During their time at Northfield, a student interacts with the faculty of the school personally and on a daily basis. The faculty of Northfield School function In Loco Parentis, in the place of the students' parents, exercising their role as teacher while intentionally caring for and cultivating meaningful relationships with their students.

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Matthew Alumbaugh
algebra & science
BS, Friends University


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Hannah Oster
BS, Friends University,  MS [in pursuit] Wichita State University

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Ken Spurgeon
history & government
BA, MA, Wichita State University

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Jim Graf
BA, MA, Wichita State University



Eric Whetmore
chemistry & math tutor
BS, Friends University, MS, University of Iowa

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David Cullen


Megan Taylor Gilstrap

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Nathaniel Lutke
capstone, history, & geography
BA, University of Kansas, MA, Wichita State University

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Amy Henry
literature & composition
BA, University of Northern Colorado, MA [in pursuit]

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Noah Trammell
latin & history
BA, Wichita State University

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Erin Sundquist
MM, Wichita State University

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Bill Coleman
literature, composition, & drama
BFA, MFA, Wichita State University


Lisa Segard
mathematics & pre-algebra
BA, Wichita State University

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Charlene Diaz
reading & great books

Administration at Northfield


Becky Elder
amica scholae, headmistress
BA, University of the South


Susan Elder
financial aid director
BA, Kansas State University

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Emily Alumbaugh
office manager
BA, Friends University


Emma Schatzman
event coordinator
BA [in pursuit], Wichita State University