Born and raised in Parkersburg, Travis graduated from Parkersburg High School in 2010 and has lived in the Huntington area since then. He graduated from Marshall University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry, math and physics. Continuing his education, he earned a Master of Arts in teaching (ages five to adult) in 2016. He is married to his high school sweetheart, McKenzie, and is a member of 26th Street Church of Christ in Huntington. Email Mr. Huffman. Go to Mr. Huffman’s Classroom Page
Larry Bryant attended Morehead State University and has bachelor’s degrees in health and physical education and history, and a master’s degree in secondary education. He has 42 years of teaching experience, the last seven at Covenant. Mr. Bryant says that children who understand history are better equipped to become citizens. “Since we live in a representative government, citizens should know what has been successful or failed in the past to make wise choices on promises of candidates today,” he says. Larry and MaDonna have been married for 43 years; they have four children and two grandchildren and attend Expression Church of Huntington. Email Mr. Bryant. Go to Mr. Bryant’s Classroom Page
Sarah Lafferty is the band, music, and art instructor at Covenant. A 2009 graduate of Morehead State University, she has a Bachelor of Arts in music education and is licensed to teach pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and vocal music. “Along with our curriculum, I encourage my students to be compassionate, empathetic, and giving through outreach,” she says. Email Mrs. Lafferty. Go to Mrs. Lafferty’s Classroom Page
Dr. Jeremy Shaffer
Dr. Jeremy Shaffer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Divinity from Pensacola Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty (University) Baptist Theological Seminary. The executive pastor at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, he has taught Bible classes at Covenant for six years. “My desire is to motivate and encourage students to be active listeners rather than passive ones because education is only one part of the learning process,” he says. “In whatever class I teach, the Scriptures are the sole authority.” He and his wife, Rebekah (kindergarten teacher), have been married for 16 years. Email Dr. Shaffer. Go to Dr. Shaffer’s Classroom Page
Mrs. Shane Artrip teaches secondary math, science, and grammar Latin. Mrs. Artrip holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Texas State University and a Master’s degree in mathematics from Marshall University. She has taught for 30 years at varying levels from grammar school through university. 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 grown children and two grandchildren. Mrs. Artrip served as Covenant’s Headmaster for 5 years and currently serves as Secondary Academic Advisor. Email Mrs. Artrip Go to Mrs. Artrip’s Classroom Page
Mrs. Sarah Jones is a graduate of Marshall University, with a bachelor’s degree in public communication and a master’s degree in communication. Prior to teaching, she was a disability rights advocate working to remove barriers and create equal access for people with disabilities. While she is still very passionate about disability rights, she felt called to be an educator. God led her to Covenant, where she teaches secondary literature and rhetoric. She and her husband, Madison, have two dogs (one of which will be a service dog for her brother) and live in Huntington.