The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves, but how far we advance others.  —John C Maxwell, author, speaker, pastor

You care about who teaches your children and you should. But have you considered who leads and supports them? Our administrative team – from our IT staff, to our headmaster, to operations and marketing – are carefully selected folks who love God, love children, and love classical education.

Meet the Administration

Academic Advisors

But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands. Isaiah 32:8 ESV

Every full-time student in the Veritas Scholars Academy Diploma Program has a dedicated Academic Advisor who will provide knowledgeable counsel to ensure they are taking all the right courses to meet their fullest potential and are on track to meet graduation requirements.

Meet the Academic Advisors


I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8 ESV

The impact that a great teacher can have on the education of a student is immeasurable. At Veritas, we understand the importance of great teachers and are proud to introduce you to our remarkable group of men and women that are helping to shape the minds of the next generation. As you will quickly see, our teachers are from all over the nation and even the world. Operating in an online environment has allowed us to find and attract some of the best teachers in the world.


Sarah Alba

Sarah Alba has had the unexpected pleasure of teaching at two schools over the past five years. Both teaching experiences came as amazing surprises while looking for other things...

About Sarah

Rocio Alférez-García

Trained in Spain and Ireland, Señora Rocio is a language teacher, a certified mentor and coach, and has a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a Master’s degree in International Markets.

About Rocio

Alana Amunrud-Sharp

Alana Amunrud-Sharp was born in Lewistown, Montana, into a family that loves math and science so much that they can ofte...

About Alana

​Mary K. Andreades

Mary K. Andreades is a classics maven, having pursued learning in the humanities for all of her life. After receiving a classical education...

About Mary

Erick Barrett

Erick Barrett is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

About Erick

​Janet Beavin

Janet Beavin taught English in a Christian school before having a family and beginning her real education.

About Janet

Carrie Bennett

Carrie Bennett is a fifth generation teacher who is passionate about all things having to do with language and children.

About Carrie

Michelle Berube

Michelle Berube discovered her passion for teaching while working as a biology TA during her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Purdue University.

About Michelle

Britta Braaten

Britta Braaten is from the state of Washington but currently lives in North Carolina with her husband.

About Britta

Kortnie Brockwalder

Kortnie Brockwalder began her teaching career in 2015, and since then she has taught in grammar school settings.

About Kortnie

Allan Bruner

Allan Bruner is a science teacher at a small public high school in Oregon, where he has served as mathematics, chemistry...

About Allan

Joshua Butcher

Joshua Butcher began teaching classically in 2010 after earning a BS and MA in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, eventually abandoning his dissertation to focus more fully on classical education.

About Joshua

Linae Calkovsky

Linae Calkovsky has more than 15 years of teaching experience and has spent the last six years specifically at a classical Christian school...

About Linae

Robin Caminiti

Robin Caminiti began her teaching profession over 20 years ago at a public high school, then pivoted to being a Supervising Teacher...

About Robin

Al-Marie Campana

Al-Marie Campana (best known as Nana) was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

About Al-Marie

Brian Carnesecchi

Brian Carnesecchi began his career at West Highland Christian Academy in Milford, Michigan where he taught middle and high school Bible, History, and Civics.

About Brian

Sarah Cartwright

Sarah Cartwright grew up with a homeschool, classical, Christian education and thoroughly enjoyed learning through the lens...

About Sarah

Scott Cartwright

Scott Cartwright grew up with missionary parents and learned from a young age the importance of faith in every aspect of our lives.

About Scott

Dr. Jonathon Caudill

Dr. Jonathan Caudill has always enjoyed teaching about living things.

About Jonathon

​Kari Ceaicovschi

Kari Ceaicovschi stumbled upon Latin when registering for a language as an undergraduate at the University of Montana...

About Kari

Grace Centanni

Grace Centanni has been enamored with immortal languages since she declared as an eight-year-old to her parents...

About Grace

Hisung Choi

Hisung Choi has had extensive experience teaching for over twenty years.

About Hisung

Kathleen Cockrel

Kathleen Cockrel is a math instructor at Eureka College in central Illinois and has tutored elementary through high-school math for several years.

About Kathleen

​Jennifer Collender

Jennifer Collender graduated valedictorian from Logos School and then from New St. Andrew's College with a Liberal Arts...

About Jennifer

Michael Collender

Dr. Michael Collender has 20 years of experience teaching in Classical Christian education.

About Michael

Jeremy Cooley

Jeremy Cooley holds a B.S. (Religion) from Liberty University and a M.T.S. from Reformed Baptist University.

About Jeremy

​Rick Davis

Rick Davis has been teaching in classical Christian schools since 2006. He studied in the honors program at Liberty University where...

About Rick

Shana Deemy

Shana Deemy has over 21 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings.

About Shana

Lockett DeGraaf

Lockett DeGraaf has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences and began educating classically ten years ago.

About Lockett

Luke Dixon

Luke was born and raised in Clifton Park, NY.

About Luke

Jennifer Downer

Jennifer Downer is an experienced teacher and scholar who earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from Arizona State University.

About Jennifer

Kyle Dunham

Kyle Dunham is an experienced teacher of more than twenty years, with a passion for learning and communicating truth to young people and adults of all ages.

About Kyle

Amy Dunlap

Amy Dunlap began her teaching career at Esperanza Academy Charter High School in 2007 and spent nearly seven years there teaching 9th and 10th graders in inner-city Philadelphia.

About Amy

Loraine Dunn

Lorraine Dunn graduated with her degree in Social Studies Education from Millersville University in the fall of 2012.

About Loraine

​Melonie Eastham

Melonie Eastham loves teaching students to look for the integration of Biblical truth and worldview. “In the beginning...

About Melonie

Martyn Ellsworth

Martyn Ellsworth began his career as a youth minister in southern Illinois. He spent several years in youth ministry and has served as a pastor since 2008...

About Martyn

Xiaodong Fan

Xiaodong Fan resides in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

About Xiaodong

Dr. Cindy Felso

Dr. Cindy Felso is a longtime advocate for home education and classical education that has been teaching logic and math

About Cindy

Julia Fuette

Julia Fuette has been teaching history, literature, and composition since 2005.

About Julia

Tom Garfield

Tom Garfield was superintendent of Logos School from its founding in 1981 until 2016. He also served as a founding board member...

About Tom

Sarah Gavin

Sarah Gavin earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Grove City College before moving overseas to attend...

About Sarah

Jason Glass

Jason Glass has over a decade of teaching experience including Science, Bible, Physical Education, Health, and English...

About Jason

Paula Gossard

Dr. Paula Gossard discovered a love of middle school students and teaching while leading a middle school youth group...

About Paula

Damian Haarhoff

Sir Haarhoff loves working for Veritas, where he is committed to support and come alongside parents in their honorable...

About Damian

Mark Hamilton

Mark Andrew Hamilton taught College English Composition and Literature full-time for 15 years...

About Mark

Lisa Hellier

Lisa Hellier began her teaching career in a women’s ministry as a Bible teacher over twenty years ago.

About Lisa

Barbara Helmkamp

Barbara Helmkamp earned an engineering degree in Physics from Colorado School of Mines (1986) and a Ph.D. in Physics from...

About Barbara

Jon Hoglund

Jonathan Hoglund lives in Vietnam and serves as lecturer in theology at Hanoi Bible College. Before that, he also taught at Kremenchuk...

About Jon

Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover’s passion is to see her students excel both as students and as individuals.

About Margaret

Tammy Howland

Tammy Howland graduated from Indiana University with her degree in secondary math education in 1992.

About Tammy

Emily Humphreys

Emily Humphreys has been teaching classically for 15 years. She began learning about classical education during her college years at Oklahoma Baptist University.

About Emily

Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt is a Georgia native who enjoys debates about the best sweet tea spots and other important topics. She was classically trained K-12 and can attest to the quality of classical Christian education.

About Sara

Rebecca Jacoby

Becky Jacoby graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education and Psychology...

About Rebecca

​Amanda Jager

Amanda Jager holds a B.Ed. and an M.A. from McGill University. She has been homeschooled, attended private school...

About Amanda

Dr. Tara Jernigan

Dr. Tara Jernigan is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has lived in the Pittsburgh region since 1996. Married...

About Tara

April Jones

April Jones has over 20 years of experience in teaching and tutoring in a variety of settings in K-12th grade...

About April

​Tammy Kabakjian

Tammy Kabakjian is a homeschooling mother with a love of classical education. She earned a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from...

About Tammy

Teresa Kao

Teresa Kao is the wife of American Bible Society attorney Stephen Kao and the mother...

About Teresa

Kathleen Kavanagh

Katie Kavanagh has taught the Christian classical liberal arts at Providence Academy and Providence Prep Academy...

About Kathleen

​Al Keller

Al Keller received his M.A. in Russian History from the University of New Orleans in 1970, followed by three years of post-graduate...

About Al

Amy Kelly

Amy Kelly fell in love with classical education while teaching at Coram Deo Academy in Plano, Texas.

About Amy

​Caryn Kepford

Caryn Kepford received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She continued her...

About Caryn

Binnie King

Binnie King is an enthusiastic classical Christian educator whom God has prepared for such a time as this.

About Binnie

​Laura King

Laura King, is headmaster and teacher for Imago Dei Academy in Alamogordo, New Mexico and teaches grammar school...

About Laura

Amy Kleespies

Amy Kleespies is an Army wife who has lived and taught throughout the United States.

About Amy

Jack Klein

Jack Klein lives just a stone’s throw from the Beartooth Mountains in Billings, MT - recently awarded “Best City in America” by...

About Jack

​Susan Klein

Susan Klein is a graduate of Montana State University in Billings, MT with a degree in Math and History Education and...

About Susan

Kyle Klunick

Kyle Klunick was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. God saved him during his freshman year at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Physics...

About Kyle

Jeremy Krans

Jeremy Krans has a master’s degree in Theology and a bachelor’s in Philosophy. He has been teaching everything from...

About Jeremy

Theresa Krebs

Theresa Krebs attended George Mason University, where she earned undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and Biology, with...

About Theresa

Reena Kurapati

Reena Kurapati has taught 6th grade General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, remedial math, and Economics at...

About Reena

Margaret Laird

Margaret Laird is the happy wife to Ben, a university professor, and the mother of five active and inquisitive children...

About Margaret

Kristine Landru

Kristine Landru always knew she wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn’t until middle school that anyone...

About Kristine

Mei-Ning Langworthy

Mei-Ning Langworthy graduated as valedictorian of Lincoln Academy and later with high honors from the Wheaton Conservatory of Music...

About Mei-Ning

Esther Leonard

Esther Leonard has 13 years of experience in education. For eight years she taught basic science to 6th-8th grade students and was a mentor teacher and department chair.

About Esther

Amy Levin

Amy Levin attended Kent State University, earning both a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in English, and a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology ten years later...

About Amy

​Emily Lindstrom

Emily Lindstrom worked for twelve years at the largest chemical company in the world.

About Emily

​Crissy Lodmell

Crissy Lodmell is excited to be teaching mathematics at Veritas Scholars Academy! Crissy graduated magna cum laude from...

About Crissy

Rachel Lott

Rachel Lott has spent the last fourteen years working in university-level education, both as a tutorial leader and an administrator...

About Rachel

Beth Lucas

Beth Lucas has served as a missionary in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. She has taught in a wide variety of settings...

About Beth

Lisa Lushenko

Lisa Lushenko is an experienced educator and military veteran. She has served in various teaching and tutoring roles for over twenty years, while living in eight states and three countries.

About Lisa

Heather Magnuson

Heather Magnuson is passionate about teaching Spanish and is a fervent proponent of language learning.

About Heather

Honesty Martin

Honesty Martin has a passion for math, dance, teaching, and singing. After receiving a BS in Mathematics and a Dance Minor...

About Honesty

Randy Martin

Randy Martin graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy followed by a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.

About Randy

Greg Massey

Dr. Greg Massey earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina in 1992.

About Greg

​Andrea McCabe

Andrea McCabe developed a love of both science and teaching early in life, helping her father set up his entomological field...

About Andrea

​Dr. Erlend McGillivary

Dr. Erlend McGillivary gained his PhD from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

About Erlend

Rachel Minnis

Rachel Minnis was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida until she attended college in Gainesville.

About Rachel

​​Elizabeth Morelli

Elizabeth Morelli graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Master's College with a BA in Education, and has been teaching in classrooms ever since.

About Elizabeth

Brooke Moret

Brooke Moret taught elementary school for six years in a public Charter school in Jacksonville, Florida.

About Brooke

​​Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan is a Navy kid and Army veteran whose work has taken her all over the globe.

About Heather

Elizabeth Nelson

Elizabeth Nelson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in English from Bates College and then her career path...

About Elizabeth

Ryan Noppen

Ryan K. Noppen is an author, analyst, and educator who holds a Master of Arts degree in European History from Purdue University.

About Ryan

​Jaclyn Partridge

Jaclyn Partridge completed her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University and her Bachelor of Arts...

About Jaclyn

Toni Payne

Toni Payne has a love for learning and a love for Christ; these loves have fueled her service to the homeschooling commu...

About Toni

Savannah Pettit

Savannah Pettit lives in north Texas and has been a teacher for fourteen years, twelve of which has been in a virtual setting.

About Savannah

Anna Pinkerton

Anna Pinkerton graduated with a Master of Arts and Religion from Trinity School for Ministry in 2016. Her focus was in Church...

About Anna

​Corey Piper

Corey Piper earned his BA in Education from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and has mostly taught middle school students...

About Corey

​Sheryl Powell

Sheryl Powell graduated magna cum laude from Houghton College with a B.A. in French and did graduate studies in the language...

About Sheryl

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston has been an instructor and tutor in classical Christian education since 2013, teaching a variety of subjects...

About Andrew

Melinda Quattlebaum

Melinda Quattlebaum is a born and raised Oklahoman who loves the unpredictability of Oklahoma weather. Raised in the cit...

About Melinda

Lori Rogers

Lori Rogers graduated from Bryan College in 1984 with a BA in Psychology/Family and Marriage Counseling. She homeschooled...

About Lori

​​Mackenzie Rollins

Mackenzie Rollins was born in Ohio and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Spanish.

About Mackenzie

Mary Sam

Mary Sam is a home schooling mom of six children, ages 6 through 20. She graduated from Houghton College with a BS...

About Mary

​Katy Schmitz

Katy Schmitz has been teaching VSA curriculum to her own children, and to other homeschooled students in her community...

About Katy

Beth Scott

Beth Scott has taught French, Spanish, English Language Arts, Writing, and ESL at both public and private schools and at...

About Beth

Holly Scott-Riddell

Holly Scott-Riddell was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, but currently resides in St. Andrews, Scotland.

About Holly

​Erica Searl

Erica Searl is the wife of a retired Army chaplain and the homeschooling mother of five children, three of whom are...

About Erica

Beth Seavey

Beth attended Cairn University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a secondary bachelor’s degree in...

About Beth

Kevin Seekell

Kevin Seekell is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics...

About Kevin

​Rob Shearer

Rob Shearer is the husband of Cyndy Shearer, the proud father of 11 children, an Elder at Abundant Life Church, and the...

About Rob

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith has been interested in math and science, especially learning about the way things work for as long as she can remember...

About Heidi

Esther Snodgrass

Esther Snodgrass grew up on a farm in the mountains of western Maryland where she was homeschooled and developed a curiosity about the way the world works and a love of learning.

About Esther

Mandy Southern

Mandy Southern was born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma on a family farm where she learned the value of working hard and ideas essential for life.

About Mandy

Dr. Travis Southern

Dr. Travis Southern received his B.S. in biochemistry with distinction and his M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.

About Travis

Yolanda Statema

Yolanda Statema earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Wheaton College (’86), and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership...

About Yolanda

Ed Stengel

Edward Stengel is a published scholar of history and literature, an experienced Christian Apologist, as well as a world...

About Ed

Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart has been teaching secondary students for over a decade.

About Jonathan

​Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart grew up in northern New Jersey in an ethnically and linguistically diverse neighborhood, which inspired...

About Melissa

Shannon Strader

Shannon Strader’s first teaching role was in clinical research at the University of Houston.

About Shannon

​Melissa Teply

Melissa Teply earned a B.S. in Secondary Education Biology from Crichton College in Memphis, TN in 1999.

About Melissa

​Edward Thurber

Edward Thurber earned a BA in English literature from the University of California at Davis. He earned a Master’s degree...

About Edward

​Norma Tochijara

Norma Tochijara was born in Mexico City but 16 years ago moved to Montreal, Canada, where she lives with her family...

About Norma

Kristina Todorich

Kristina Todorich discovered her passion for teaching mathematics in an unconventional way, through her work as a public relations professional.

About Kristina

Rebecca Tunstall

Rebecca Tunstall graduated from Cairn University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and a second...

About Rebecca

Heather Tutuska

Heather Tutuska has been teaching online for several years, and previously taught literature for a Canadian classical Christian online school...

About Heather

Midge Vad

Midge Vad is an elementary educator who has taught many different grade levels in public, private and homeschool settings. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2007 with a BA in Elementary Education...

About Midge

Gail Van Ryn

Gail Van Ryn has a passion for teaching students of all ages to communicate using various forms of media

About Gail

Jason VanBemmel

Jason Van Bemmel graduated from the University of Maryland with a History major and an English minor. He also has Master’s...

About Jason

Esther Veldman

Esther Veldman has been teaching for most of her adult life both in the classroom and at home.

About Esther

Natalie Venable

Natalie Venable is a professional educator with 25+ years of teaching experience.

About Natalie

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education, Master in Education in Administration, and her Doctorate in Higher Education from Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.

About Kimberly

​Summer Weaver

Summer Weaver has developed a passion and personal commitment to three things: leading young children to Christ...

About Summer

Hettie Weber

Hettie Weber resides in beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia, a perfect place for her students to come visit and learn...

About Hettie

Dr. Richard Weber

Rich Weber received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Marquette University in 2002.

About Richard

Jeffrey Wells

Jeff Wells spent 23 years in pastoral ministry during which time he founded Crowley Christian School...

About Jeffrey

Jessica Whisenant

Jessica Whisenant began her career teaching ancient Near Eastern history and biblical Hebrew as a graduate student at the University of Michigan and briefly at the University of Oregon.

About Jessica

Carrie White

Carrie White graduated from Simpson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cross Cultural Studies, and obtained her teaching...

About Carrie

​Christina Wienckoski

Christina Wienckoski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in French and completed her Masters of Education...

About Christina

Carolyn Wilson

Carolyn Wilson has spent her life in classical Christian education and appreciates it more every year.

About Carolyn

​Rae Wilson

Rae Wilson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education K-8 with a Reading Major and a Math Minor from Eastern...

About Rae

Mary Wright

Mary Wright graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a B.A. degree from the College of Math, Science...

About Mary

​Rebekah Yamada

Rebekah Pringle Yamada delights in opportunities to explore and share her fascination with literature, cultures, genres...

About Rebekah

Lyndsay York

Lindsay York is a homeschool mom who has raised three children on Veritas Press curriculum and VSA.

About Lyndsay

Jaime Zapata

Jaime Zapata grew up as the second of three children in Plano, Texas.

About Jaime