DSC Faculty

Barbara Malloy
Administrative Office & Preschool Teacher

Barbara was born in Germany. She began working with us in 2018, and is teaching on a regular basis since the Winter 2018. As a former director of a Corvallis preschool, Barbara is supporting our youngest students – 3-5 years old – in our 2-year preschool program and in the office.

Brittney Teal-Cribbs, MA
Teacher for A1/A2 levels;

Brittney earned her MA in European History from WOU, and her BA in History with a minor in German from OSU. Already as a student, she enjoyed teaching of German to children. With the Ashbrook Independent School’s German after-school program and the Corvallis Preschool Teacher experiences, she continues teaching Kindergarten and Elementary German courses at DSC. Brittney joined DSC in November 2014.

Annette Youngberg
Teacher for adult courses

Annette is a retired clinical microbiologist who began studying German in junior high school. She has visited Germany several times, usually on a bicycle. Her favorite places in Germany are Berlin, Aachen, and rural Bavaria. Annette enjoys sharing her love of German language and culture with students of all ages. Annette joined our school in 2015 and is currently teaching A1and A2 levels adult classes.

Lynn Merritt Ekstedt
DSC Librarian and Teacher

Lynn’s love of German began in her college days when she spent six months in Germany as an exchange student. A few years ago, she met Ludmila Schuster while taking German classes at Oregon State University. Lynn enjoys reading, traveling, learning new things, and meeting new people. In January 2019, she became the DSC librarian. She taught beginning adult German courses in 2021-22.

Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D.
Teacher for adult classes

Elizabeth B. Jones is Professor Emerita of Modern German History at Colorado State University and currently lives in Corvallis. She is supporting DSC by teaching and substituting for our adult classes, and co-organizing and preparing lecture series on German history and culture (see “Tuesday ZOOM Presentations” in our calendar).

Scott McCannell, B.A., B.A., MAT
Teacher for adult A2 level conversation class

Scott earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and German from OSU and a master’s degree in teaching from Western Oregon University. Scott teaches mathematics and statistics at Central High School in Monmouth. He learned his first few words in German from his grandmother and studied German in high school and college, but his passion for the language ignited only after a 2018 trip to Düsseldorf, Berlin and Erfurt. He began assisting with the conversation class at DSC in spring 2022.

Ludmila Schuster Provaznikova, Ph.D.
School Director & Teacher

Ludmila received an MA in FL Education and History in the Czech Republic. She spent several years teaching German and History at middle and high schools in the Czech Republic and in Germany. In the United States, she earned an MA in German Literature at the UNC and a PhD in Foreign Language Acquisition at the University of Iowa. She has been faculty in the German Program at OSU since 2010. Her interest is multi-lingual language development, which she gets to practice with her family every day. Ludmila started the school team in the Fall 2014.

Supporters, Assistants and Volunteers:

Kim Phillips, Language Assistant

Kim is a Kindergarten teacher at the Ashbrook School, Corvallis.  She began as a DSC volunteer in 2017 and has been an assistant for children’s classes for many years. 


Nikki Richardson, Language Assistant

Nikki began as a volunteer in 2019 and has been an assistant for children’s classes and adult German conversation classes ever since. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2022.

Erika Scholl, Presenter and Native Language Conversant


Dan Youngberg, Web Support

Dan retired from HP long ago. He provides web support for several local organizations, rides a bicycle, and builds things.