Carole ParkerCo-founder, Learning Architect, Lead Spark Guide, Librarian
Carole co-founded Evergreen with her daughter, Matina and has her Bachelors in Elementary Education. She has worked with children as a school teacher and children’s ministry coordinator for many years and is NAMC Montessori trained. She loves incorporating elements of best practices from a variety of educational philosophies including Montessori, Forest School, and Play-based education (Anji-inspired). Her passion is working with 5-7 year olds and creating a rich learning environment with lots of books where each child can thrive. Some of her favorites: cooking, spending time with her six grandbabies, camping and hiking with her husband in Oregon every summer.
Matina HunnellCo-founder, Head of School, Learning Architect, Middle School Guide
Matina and her mom, Carole Parker, are the co-founders of Evergreen Academy. Fueled by a desire to provide a better educational learning model for her own two children and the greater Norman community, Matina embarked on this wild and beautiful entrepreneurial journey to start a nonprofit school back in 2019. Prior to Evergreen, she was a music educator for twelve years. Matina has a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Jazz Studies from UCO, and a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Voice from Berklee College of Music. Some of her favorites: gardening, farmer’s markets, improvisational cooking, coffee, wine, dark chocolate, and reading a book while snuggling her lazy and loveable Australian Shepherd, Junebug.
Kristin McIntyreLead Discovery Guide, Summer Camp Director
Kristin has been a member of the Evergreen team since 2020 and has become an integral part of the magic of our school. She has a Master’s in Human Relations and Bachelor’s in Psychology both from OU. Prior to coming to Evergreen, she founded a highly successful nonprofit homeschool group where she taught classes. She enjoys designing quests and fun writing projects for the learners in Discovery Studio (7-11 year olds) and her two youngest boys attend the school. Some of her favorites: dark chocolate, laughing, she has a special love for animals- especially her two dogs.