Specialists

Tracy Chapelle

Early Reading Interventionist, Certified Academic Language Therapist

Tracy graduated from the University of Alabama with an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Studies, which allowed her to combine her interests in human development, psychology and special education. Her children attended Undercroft from Early Childhood through Middle School. Tracy is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and has served since 2013 as our Early Reading Interventionist, providing intervention to early readers.

Molly Berger

Speech and Language Pathologist

Molly was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1975, she attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1979. In 1981, she completed her Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. She has worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist for 38 years in public and private schools. She has served as Speech and Language Pathologist for the Undercroft community since 1992. Molly and her husband, Sheldon, have been married for 40 years and have two children, one of whom is a UMS alumnus.

Mary Fox

Learning Specialist

Mary Fox came to Undercroft in 2011 with 29 years of teaching experience. She has served students with special education needs and differing learning styles at Jenks Public Schools since 1985. She is a native Tulsan but has also lived in Texas and California. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary and special education at Texas Christian University and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Tulsa. She loves working with the students, staff and parents at Undercroft to ensure every student is successful.

Carolyn Flippo

Español

Ms. Flippo has been at Undercroft since 1990. After residing in South America for 9 years, she returned to the U.S. and began as an upper elementary assistant and Spanish teacher. She moved abroad to Norway, from 1994-1996 and returned to UMS to teach Spanish to the lower elementary through middle school levels. She made a change to middle school assistant in 2005 and in 2009 transitioned back into the role of Spanish teacher. Senorita Flippo now teaches conversational Spanish to our early childhood, lower elementary, and middle school students.

Teresa Mossburg

Early Childhood Music Specialist

Mrs. Teresa Mossburg believes music is a gift to us all and it is meant to be shared with joy. She returned to Undercroft in 2010 as music specialist after adopting her beautiful two children. While previously at Undercroft (from 1996-2003), Teresa studied the Montessori method and truly respects and integrates the methodology. Teresa graduated cum laude from the University of Tulsa in 1984 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. As a child, she played the piano and joined the school band in 6th grade. While at the university, she majored in Instrumental Music (emphasis on trumpet with a minor in voice and piano). Teresa has been a music teacher for grades pre-k – 12 in and around the Tulsa area since 1984. She has also taught private piano lessons since 1994.

Janna O'Leary

Lower Elementary Music Specialist

Janna passionately believes that the arts are for all. She is focused on making the spaces she holds a welcoming and safe place for everyone, so that each individual can engage in their work as their full self. She is passionate about anti-racism, inclusion, and consent, and is always learning. Janna has been teaching Music, Theatre and Movement on the traditional land of the Kiikaapoi, Osage, Muscogee, Caddo, and Oceti Sakowin nations (also known as Tulsa) since 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Theatre from the University of Arkansas, and is working to complete her BA in music. She is thrilled to be a part of the Undercroft family!

Mike Grimes

Steel Drums, Rock Band and After School Jazz Band

Mike Grimes comes to Undercroft with 36 years of music experience, including professional work in song writing, performing and teaching. He was born and raised in Mississippi, just south of Memphis. His interest in music began at the age of 5, with his first instrument, the accordion. He was hooked and went on to play piano, trumpet, bass, guitar and drums. His core training in classical and jazz styles, led to full music scholarships at NWCJ and Delta State University. Mike moved to Oklahoma in 1987 and has taught children and adults both theory and the love of playing music. In addition to teaching music at Undercroft, Mike teaches drumline and guitar at Bishop Kelley.

Annie Ferris

Art Specialist

Annie grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1996. She attended the University of Oklahoma and went on to receive a Bachelors of Art in the field of Psychology with a minor in Fine Art. Annie has worked in the arts in various capacities over the course of her career, including both as a professional artist and as the owner of MAKE : Modern Art for Kiddos Everywhere, which provides classes and camps designed with creative and engaging curriculum inspired by history, music, art, culture, and social issues to inspire and motivate youth. Annie and her husband have a daughter who has been enrolled at Undercroft since 2013 and joined the staff as art specialist in 2018.

Jennifer Summers

Physical Education

Jennifer is a certified fitness instructor, trainer, and owner of a local gym. Teaching group fitness has been her passion since she was a young adult. She delights in sharing her knowledge with children and even owned and operated an in home childcare business for many years. Jennifer enjoys being in nature – especially hiking, swimming, kayaking and camping.

Andrea Sawyers

Lower Elementary After Care Specialist / Nap Room Assistant / Facilities Assistant

Anna Dodgen

Early Childhood After Care Specialist / Nap Room Assistant

Anna, her husband, and their dog, Kaya, moved to Oklahoma from east Texas two years ago. Anna has been a part of the Montessori environment for eight years now and loves it! She currently is a student at Tulsa Community College, earning her associates degree in Elementary Education and then plans to continue her path and earn her Bachelors in Education in the near future.