Upper School Principal / Upper School Mathematics
Mrs. Shane Artrip holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from Marshall University and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Texas State University. Mrs. Artrip has previously served as Covenant’s Headmaster for five years. She and her husband, Jim, attend Rock Branch Independent Church where she serves as the choir director and as an assistant in children’s music ministry. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Director of House System / Upper School Science
Travis Huffman has a master’s degree in Teaching and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with minors in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics from Marshall University. Born and raised in Parkersburg, Travis. He is married to his high school sweetheart, McKenzie, and is a member of 26th Street Church of Christ in Huntington. Mr. Huffman enjoys reading, cooking, and watching sports. He wants his students to have a better understanding of the world God gave them.
JONATHON WYLIE, PH.D.
Upper School Humanities, Biblical Studies, and Theology
Dr. Jonathon Wylie has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his doctoral program, he studied Ancient Languages and Biblical Archaeology at Wheaton College. He has served as a lecturer in the Department of Hebrew at the University of the Free State in South Africa since 2016, teaching ancient Hebrew, Syriac, and Ugaritic. He has spent many of his summers excavating in Israel, and is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church in North America. When he’s not teaching or excavating, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Meghan, hiking, and running.
Upper School Humanities
Adam Stephens has an M.A. in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a B.F.A. in Theatre from Marshall University. Before coming to Covenant, he worked as an advancement specialist for Gordon-Conwell, the executive pastor at Paramount Church in Jacksonville, an adjunct professor of Theatre Appreciation at Marshall University, and the Children’s Ministry Director at Hope Church in Charleston. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Charleston with their daughter, Geneva.
Upper School Rhetoric
Mrs. Arivett earned her master’s degree in English from Marshall University and a bachelor’s degree in Art from Morehead State University. Prior to Covenant, she taught as an instructor in the English department at Marshall University and as a tutor in at the Marshall University Writing Center. She and her husband, Bryan, live in Huntington with their dog, Leon, and they attend River Cities Community Church.
Upper School Latin
Mrs. Day has bachelor’s degrees in Latin and Humanities with an emphasis in Classical Studies from Marshall University, where she also minored in Ancient Greek. Her experience includes teaching in the Classics department at Marshall, teaching Latin and Language Arts at the Academy of Huntington, and teaching Lower School Latin at Covenant from 2009-2011, leaving when her second child, Millie, was born. Mrs. Day lives in Huntington with her husband, James, and their two daughters, Penelope and Millie. In her free time, she likes to sing, play piano, cook, bake, and spend time with her family. Mrs. Day attends Christ Temple Church, where she sings in the choir and praise team.
Upper School Band & Choir
Sarah Lafferty has a B.A. in Music Education from Morehead State University. She taught fourth grade at Covenant for seven years, and has spent more than ten years working with Chesapeake High School’s Marching Band. She and her husband, Heath, serve in the worship team of The Crossing Baptist Church. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to and make music, and spend time with her family and friends.
Yearbook Adviser & Latin
Franklin Norton is the Director of Advancement at Covenant School. He has a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from Marshall University, and is working toward his M.A. in Leadership from Gordon College. Mr. Norton is a member of Redemption Church, and serves as a leader with Greater Huntington Young Life.
JEREMY SHAFFER, D.MIN.
Old Testament Survey
Dr. Jeremy Shaffer is the executive pastor at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. He earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty (University) Baptist Theological Seminary, and also holds a Master of Divinity from Pensacola Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Bible from Pensacola Christian College. He and his wife, Rebekah, have two children who both attend Covenant School.