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Administration

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

Faculty

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.

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Sarah Alba

Sarah Alba has had the unexpected pleasure of teaching at two schools over the past five years...

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

Melissa Amaya

Melissa Amaya is a Software Engineer by trade and an educator by calling. She has served as a Classical Conversations Tutor...

About Melissa

Kathy Arrick

God has inspired in Kathy Arrick a strong desire to impart to young hearts the delights of learning, the rewards of challenging work...

About Kathy

Nicole Artese

Nicole grew up in Massachusetts and attended college at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT...

About Nicole

Whitney Barnes

Dr. Whitney Barnes began her teaching career in the humanities in 2012. She holds a Masters in history from Georgia State University...

About Whitney

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 has taught writing classes at VSA since 2008, with previous experience in public and private schools.

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

Leah Boothman

Mrs. Leah Boothman has loved education ever since she first began tutoring children in high school.

About Leah

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

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

Carrie Cannon

Carrie Cannon’s most recent endeavor has been working as a research assistant creating a glossary for the Medieval Chronicle...

About Carrie

Kayla Cannon

Kayla Cannon discovered the delight of teaching grade-school as an environmental educator for Green Valleys Watershed Association’s summer programs.

About Kayla

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

​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 25 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

Dr. Lisa Deprey

Dr. Lisa Deprey has been an educator since 2011. Her first two years teaching were at a small classical Christian school in Maryland while getting her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

About Lisa

Ruth DeUnger

Ruth DeUnger is a lifelong learner and lover of all things mathematics. Ruth is saved by the Grace of God...

About Ruth

Lucinda Diem

Cindy Diem has been a teacher in a homeschool cooperative in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area since 2007.

About Lucinda

Jennifer Downer

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

About Jennifer

Jaime Dudreck

Jamie Dudreck knew from a young age that she wanted to teach. She loves to teach young children about God’s beautiful world...

About Jaime

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

Dena Elder

Dena Elder taught mathematics in Pennsylvania for seven years prior to the blessing of becoming a mother to three fantastic children...

About Dena

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

Mari Leigh Fanning

Mari Leigh Fanning has been an educator most of her life. Upon graduation from high school, she fulfilled her dream of teaching ballet at a local dance studio.

About Mari Leigh

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

Lia Foster

Lia Foster’s teaching career began as a public school educator after she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education...

About Lia

Julia Fuette

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

About Julia

Tom Garfield

Tom Garfield, a Michigan native, has lived in Moscow, Idaho since 1977, largely due to meeting and marrying his wife, Julie, there.

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

Samuel Gist

Samuel Gist taught Latin, Logic, and Humanities at a local classical Christian school for five years before joining Veritas Scholars Academy.

About Samuel

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

Damian Haarhoff (more commonly known as Sir Haarhoff the brave and noble) was born in Cape Town, South Africa...

About Damian

Mark Hamilton

Mark Andrew Hamilton taught College English Composition and Literature full-time for 15 years, including five years at Liberty University...

About Mark

Malinda Harrell

Malinda Harrell’s passion for teaching has spanned over twenty-five years, and includes teaching elementary and middle...

About Malinda

Lisa Hellier

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

About Lisa

Angie Henriksen

Angie Henriksen graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and from the University of Illinois with an M.Ed. in Special Education...

About Angie

Rebekah Henwood

Rebekah Henwood is a homeschooling mother who is passionate about classical education and encouraging other families...

About Rebekah

Elizabeth Hobson

Beth Hobson is thrilled to be teaching mathematics at Veritas Scholars Academy! Beth attended Texas A&M University...

About Elizabeth

Jon Hoglund

Jon Hoglund loves teaching Omnibus for Veritas and has been doing so since 2018.

About Jon

Jonathan Hoover

Jonathan Hoover has taught various levels of mathematics, but especially enjoys teaching Algebra...

About Jonathan

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

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

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones knew since she was in the 3rd grade that she wanted to be a teacher. That led her to complete her BA in Elementary Education...

About Michelle

​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

Kathryn Kavanagh

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

About Kathryn

​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 received her Master of Theology degree (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Systematic Theology.

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 R. King received a BS in English, and graduated as Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University.

About Laura

Jodie Kirk

Jodie Kirk grew up in beautiful Hawaii. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master of Science in Secondary Science Education...

About Jodie

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 the wife of fellow VSA teacher Jack Klein and mother of six children ranging in age from 31 down to 17...

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

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

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

​Crissy Lodmell

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

About Crissy

Dr. 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...

About Lisa

​Dr. Erlend MacGillivray

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

About Erlend

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

Kelda Massey

Kelda Massey earned her Master’s in Education from Freed-Hardeman University in 2002. She has enjoyed teaching a variety of subjects...

About Kelda

​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

Melanie Meadow

Melanie Meadow says, as an author, she is a seeker of story, of the narratives of lives, of history, of God’s place in it and through us all.

About Melanie

Gina Miller

Gina Miller is thrilled to be teaching mathematics at Veritas Scholars Academy! Gina graduated from Bridgewater College...

About Gina

Rachel Minnis

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

About Rachel

Krikor Mnatzaganian

Krikor Mnatzaganian was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel where he started his career teaching Mathematics...

About Krikor

David Moody

David Moody has taught as a teacher at a Christian school and served as a principal for many years after graduating from the University of Virginia.

About David

​​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

​​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 has her M.A. in Secondary Science Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College...

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

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

​Jaclyn Partridge

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

About Jaclyn

​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 from Houghton University with a B.A. in French and did graduate studies in the language at Calvin College...

About Sheryl

Devan Quandt

Devan Quandt is a vibrant and energetic educator raised in the small town of Lancaster, PA. She is entering her eighth year of professional teaching...

About Devan

Melinda Quattlebaum

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

About Melinda

Morgan Radutiu

Morgan Radutiu has always had a desire for teaching and sharing new knowledge with others. She knew early on that she wanted to teach in a formal setting...

About Morgan

Elizabeth Riess

Elizabeth Riess brings an enthusiastic and engaging teaching style alongside her more than 15 years of experience teaching in classrooms...

About Elizabeth

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

Daniel Samms

Daniel Samms is originally from West Virginia and currently pastors Restoration Church in Ohio. He completed his MA in Philosophical Theology...

About Daniel

​Katy Schmitz

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

About Katy

Debora Schulze

Dr. Debora Schulze lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband Jim and her son Adam, a VSA student.

About Debora

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

Amber Scroggs

Amber Scroggs has been teaching students of all ages for the last 18 years. She has taught History, Literature, Art, and Composition...

About Amber

​Erica Searl

Erica Searl graduated summa cum laude from Montana State University with a BS in mathematics...

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

Annie Shyne

Annie Shyne has been a professional certified educator for over sixteen years. She has taught subjects like Spanish, Latin, French, Robotics, Coding, and Math...

About Annie

Kathryne Sinelnikova

Katie Sinelnikova began her teaching career as an English as a second language teacher in northern Russia.

About Kathryne

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

Esther Souman

Esther Souman is a Ph.D. candidate in History with four years’ experience in teaching classes of first-year university students...

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 has been teaching for over 30 years, with the majority of those years of teaching being in schools...

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

Dr. Jay Stigdon

Dr. Stigdon lives on a small farm in his home state of Indiana with an amazing wife who is intent on raising an ever-growing menagerie of cats...

About Jay

Shannon Strader

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

About Shannon

Lindsay Sturm

Lindsay Sturm is a lifelong learner. In addition to classically homeschooling her own seven children, she has taught a variety...

About Lindsay

Benjamin Szumskyj

Benjamin Szumskyj has been a teacher for over fifteen years, most of these within Christian schools...

About Benjamin

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor is a classical educator who loves Logic, English, Theology, and Christian Apologetics...

About Benjamin

​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

Jaime Treadwell

Jaime Treadwell began her career over 20 years ago, teaching students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.

About Jaime

Rebecca Tunstall

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

About Rebecca

Midge Vad

Midge Vad received her education degree in 2007 from Missouri State University and since then has taught many different grade levels...

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

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

Jamie Weary

Jamie Weary received her B.S. in Math Education from Geneva College in 2008. Upon receiving her teaching certification...

About Jamie

​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

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 has spent the majority of her teaching career in the realm of classical Christian education.

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

Carla Wilson

Carla Wilson’s route to discovering her call to teach has been a circuitous one. She studied chemical engineering...

About Carla

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 graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a B.A. from the College of Math, Science, and Engineering.

About Mary

Lindsay York

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

About Lindsay

Jaime Zapata

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

About Jaime