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Meet the Teachers

Sarah Abbott
Teacher
Sarah Abbott is a native of Massachusetts and has been a teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum writer, coach, and administrator for people of all ages for over twenty-five years. She holds a B. A. in Elementary Education and an M. A. in Education. She currently serves as the co-founder of the Classical Learning Consortium for New England.
Stephen Belk
Teacher
Stephen is from Mississippi, a former Marine, and is married to Jessi. He earned his BA at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and MA in Biblical and Theological Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a Reformed Baptist in the Christ Church community, he adheres to the 2nd London Confession of 1689 and believes that to learn about languages and logic is to learn more about the Creator who speaks and is omniscient.
Carl Berglund
Teacher
Carl Berglund served 9 years in the US Navy specializing in nuclear power plant repair and maintenance. He founded a mechanical construction and an engineering consulting firm, and assisted his wife in homeschooling their 7 children.
Wes Callihan
Teacher
Wes Callihan grew up on a farm in Idaho and earned a BA in history from the University of Idaho in 1983. He has taught at Logos School and New Saint Andrews College, both in Moscow, Idaho, as well as Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA. Wes is the founder of Schola Classical Tutorials, where he teaches online classes in the great books and other classical subjects. He is the primary instructor in the Old Western Culture series by Roman Roads Media.
Joe Carlson
Teacher
Joe Carlson is from Santa Cruz, CA where he served as a minister for seven years. He is married to Jen and they have one son, Joseph Benaiah, (whom they adopted in 2017). He is a graduate of New St. Andrews College and is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature at the University of Dallas where he has translated and published Dante's Inferno, along with a Reader's Guide. Translations and Guides for Purgatory and Paradiso are forthcoming.
Matthew Carpenter
Teacher
Matt Carpenter was born and raised in northern Alabama in a pastor's home, and was ordained to pastoral ministry when he was twenty-four. He is married to Amanda, and together they have four children: Phoebe, Simeon, Emmaline, and Olivia. Matt has an M.A. in educational leadership and a B.S. in secondary education. His hobbies include reading, cooking, and fishing.
Kari Christophersen
Teacher
Kari Christophersen has lived in the US, West Africa, France, and Japan but has always called Moscow, ID home. She holds an M.A. in TESOL and two B.A. degrees, English and French, from the University of Idaho, as well as a Maîtrise in technical translation from the University of Haute Bretagne in France. She has taught in Japan, homeschooled her three kids, and enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and reading lots of good books to her kids.
Roxana Corradino
Teacher
Prof. Corradino is a proud alumnus of Florida International University where she earned a B.F.A in 2000 and where she currently teaches Performance Art, Art History I, Art History II, and Exploring Art. She also earned an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003.
William Daniels
Teacher
William is a pianist and teacher. He completed his Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Composition at Florida State University and his Master of Arts in Piano Performance at the University of Central Florida. He lives in Orlando, FL with his family.
Andrew C. Eads
Teacher
Andrew is a career industrial photographer and holds a BA from Brooks Institute. He holds a certification as a Career and Technology Education teacher and established the photo program for the Pasco School District in 2002.
Steva Finch
Teacher
Steva Finch is a seasoned classical educator with 14+ years of experience teaching in the classical tradition. She has a B.S. in Nursing from Oklahoma Baptist University and delights in pursuing the true, good, and beautiful, spending time with her family, serving alongside her husband-pastor, traveling, reading, and drinking lots of coffee.
Donna Foucachon
Teacher
Donna majored in French Education at Florida State University and Gordon College. She taught French at Winter Park High School in Florida before moving to France where she met her husband, Francis, a chef-turned-pastor. She and Francis homeschooled their five children for 21 years, and together have 22 grandchildren. Donna loves reading French grammar books, hiking in the Swiss Alps, and dining in good French restaurants.
Dr. Eliot Grasso
Teacher
Dr. Eliot Grasso is the Vice President of Gutenberg College where he also serves as tutor in the Great Books, music, art history, and aesthetics. He began teaching in higher education in 2006 and has performed on numerous prestigious platforms like the National Heritage Awards and the National Endowment for the Arts Awards. He is an avid husband and homeschooling dad and currently attends Cove Church with his family in Eugene, Oregon.
Gilmore F. Greco
Teacher
Gil lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and three boys. In addition to teaching for Kepler, he currently serves as House Manager, Meals Progam Cook, and Event Coordinator for Gutenberg College. He earned his B. A. in Liberal Arts from Gutenberg College. In his spare time, Gil is trying to read every children’s book ever written, discovering new recipes from around the world, and enjoys weightlifting and physical culture.
Ryan Griffiths
Teacher
Ryan Griffiths lives in Taylorville, Illinois and has taught composition and critical reading to college freshman. He holds a Master's degree in English with a concentration in digital pedagogy from the University of Illinois in Springfield. His interests include English literature, creative writing, and film.
Ryan Handermann
Teacher
Ryan is married with six children and serves as one of the pastors at Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. Homeschooled himself, he began to study Latin, Hebrew and Greek in high school and continued this pursuit in college where he earned a BA in Liberal Arts (2009) and Culture and an MA in Theology and Letters (2016) from New St. Andrews College. His family loves to hunt for morels, pick tart cherries for pie, and press apples for cider.
Danae Harlow
Teacher
Danae grew up in Salem, OR and attended a classical Christian school. In 3rd grade she was introduced to Latin, and it quickly became her favorite subject. Danae attended New Saint Andrews College where she tutored other Latin students. Since 2013, she has taught JH & HS Latin at Logos School (Moscow, ID). She is married Jordan Harlow and lives in Moscow, ID with their two cats and two horses.
Katherine Harms
Teacher
Katherine Harms lives in Moscow, Idaho with her husband, Matt. Katherine was an instructor for the engineering department at Washington State University for 5 years. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Montana Tech and her M.S. in Mathematics from Washington State University. Her hobbies include reading, enjoying B-movie Sci-Fi, collecting Vinyl, and spending time with Matt.
George Harrell
Teacher
George Harrell is a graduate with a master’s degree in Theology and Letters from New Saint Andrews College. He has taught an American history course for adults, and has published in the South African magazine “Die Boodskapper,” and US History and Economics at Kepler. He continues to live in the foothills of Idaho with his wife and his son Patrick, where he pursues the study of hidden things.
Dr. Aaron Hebbard
Teacher
Dr. Hebbard has taught in Christian secondary and higher education since 2001. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Vanguard University in Biblical Studies in 1992 and 1996. In 2005, He earned his Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Glasgow in the field of Literature, Theology and the Arts. He and his wife, Nicole, have been married since 1991 and they have six children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Barbara Helmkamp
Teacher
Dr. Helmkamp earned her Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University (1995) and an engineering degree in physics from Colorado School of Mines (1986). She has worked in petroleum engineering (petrophysics) for the Shell Companies in New Orleans and taught at both online and brick and mortar schools. She and her husband Bob Bob are members at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC‒MS) in Elizabeth, Colorado.
Gage Herrmann
Teacher
Gage grew up in San Diego, California in the water at the beach, on dirt bikes in the desert, and playing computer games like Quake and Roller Coaster Tycoon. He is married to Shaina and together they have one child. Gage earned an AAS in computer programming and has more than 12 years experience in game development. "Everything I do, big or small, needs to be submitted to the Lord Jesus Christ who is my savior and my king."
Helen Howell
Teacher
Helen is a former homeschooler who earned a B.A. and an M.A. at New Saint Andrews College. She is a professional librarian who likes teaching research to college students, giving bagpipe lessons, and home-making for her husband and two-year-old.
Matthew Hunter
Teacher
Matthew is an outdoor educator with 8 years of experience studying and practicing wilderness living skills. He has harvested and consumed over 300 species of wild plants and received a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Sonoran Desert Permaculture Guild in Tucson, Arizona. Matthew is the founder of the Legacy Wilderness Academy and lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife, Joy, and their daughter.
Dr. Junius Johnson
Teacher
Dr. Junius Johnson is an independent scholar, teacher, musician, writer, and the executive director of Junius Johnson Academics. He holds a BA from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School, and an MA, two MPhils, and a PhD from Yale University. He is the author of 4 books, including The Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty. He is married to Rebekah and resides in Waco, Texas.
Tracey Leary
Teacher
Tracey holds an M.Ed. from Auburn University and a B.A., Music and English from Huntingdon College. Born and raised in Panama City, FL, she was an avid reader growing up and enjoyed studying music as well. She and her husband, Ross, have three boys and have been homeschooling for more than six years. She has also taught in a large homeschool co-op, served on its board of directors, and wrote and compiled its secondary humanities curriculum.
Jake Litwin
Teacher
Jake was born and raised in Southern California and became a Christian at sixteen. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies (emphasis Christian Education) from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California where he met his wife, Elrica. They have two children, Selah and Noah Litwin. Jake has taught in classical Christian schools and is part of The Doane Creative Agency. He enjoys reading, discussing movies, playing guitar, hiking and traveling.
Benjamin Randersfjørd
Teacher
Benjamin Randersfjørd is a husband, father, and teacher in a quiet town nestled among the rolling hills of Old Wessex. A born-again Christian, who was saved in his teenage years, Ben holds to the Westminster Confession and he and his family attend Yeovil Family Church and St John's Yeovil. He earned a BA in Modern Foreign Languages with a Year Abroad (German and Russian).
Stacy Lung
Teacher
Stacy Lung educated her children in the forests of northern Wisconsin, has taught students and adults online, and is the Director of the Environmental Learning Center at Christ Serve Ranch in Henning, MN. She has an M.S. in Environmental Ed. from Concordia University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Karla Memmott
Teacher
Karla graduated Magna Cum Laude from Capella University with a Master’s of Science degree in Education Psychology. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Philosophy with a concentration in Humanities at Faulkner University. She home-schooled her two sons, who have now graduated college, coached mock trial with her husband, Kyle, and remains involved in her local home school community.
Lori Miller
Teacher
Lori earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Colorado State University: Arts and Humanities in 1984 and French with a secondary teaching certificate in 1987. Discovering a passion for mathematics, she earned an M.A. in Mathematics Education in 2018. She married Keith in 1985, and they have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1991. Each of their three sons was born in a different country!
Annie Nardone
Teacher
Mrs. Nardone is a C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow with a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Apologetics from Houston Baptist University. She has earned a B.S. in Graphic Design (1984) and an M.A. in Apologetics, Emphasis in Cultural Apologetics (2019). She has written for and contributed to numerous professional writing projects like An Unexpected Journal and Cultivating. She and her family reside in Florida where they attend First Baptist Church.
Josiah Nance
Teacher
Josiah has been a high school math, science, and humanities teacher for five years. After graduating from New Saint Andrews College in 2014, he taught at Sequitur Classical Academy and Roman Roads Live Classroom. He also studied graphic design in England for a year. He now runs his own design agency, Designosaur, and continues teaching part-time as well.
Andy Newman
Teacher
Andy earned master's degrees in history, English, and Biblical theology. Currently, he is completing a Ph.D. in the Humanities through Faulkner University and an M.Th. in Applied Orthodox Theology through the Antiochian Orthodox House of Studies. He has been teaching for more than 20 years and has lived most of his life in western Nebraska.
Scott Piland
Teacher
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy from Moody Bible Institute and a master’s degree in theology from Southern Seminary. He has been a classical educator since 2006 and most recently he was the managing director of Memoria Press Online Academy. He has a passion for anything written by C.S. Lewis, and when he isn’t working, teaching, or wrangling children, he enjoys spending time with his wife in the outdoors.
Scott Postma
Teacher
Scott served as a minister for 20 years and as a Christian educator for 25 years. He earned degrees in the humanities (Ph.D. [ABD], Faulkner University), classical studies (M.A.C.C.S., Knox Theological Seminary), religion and English literature (B.S., Liberty University), and creative writing (A.A., College of Southern Nevada). He also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology from a former denominational institution back in the day.
Tomoko Sanders
Teacher
Tomoko was born and raised in Osaka, Japan, received her teaching credentials at KEC Japanese School, and earned a B.A in Japanese Linguistics at Osaka International College in 2007. She currently lives in Ogden, UT where she homeschools her two young children and enjoys remodeling the house, cooking, and playing with her kids.
Jillene Santoro
Teacher
Jillene Santoro is an Air Force veteran turned homeschool educator with 18+ years of experience teaching. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children, but has lived all across the United States and has visited all fifty. She earned an M.S. in Graduate Operational Analysis at the Air Force Institute of Technology: School of Engineering in 1996 and a B.S. in Operations Research at the United States Air Force Academy in 1994.
Wesley Santos
Teacher
Wesley Santos lives in Aracaju/SE, Brazil. He earned an M.S. in Biological Oceanography in 2014, a B.S. of Biological Sciences in 2010, and has been teaching full time since 2014. He is married to Sanny, is the father of Matias, and is expecting his second child.
Jessie Smith
Teacher
Jessie Smith is a teacher and homeschooling mom who has faithfully home educated her four children for the past ten years. She lives in DeRidder, Louisiana, along with her husband, four children, and two miniature Australian shepherds. She earned a B.A. in Christian Education at Louisiana College in 2009.
Dr. Gregory Soderberg
Teacher
Dr. Soderberg has taught in Christian schools for 18 years. He is completing a Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Free University of Amsterdam) and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture (New St. Andrews College), an M.A. in Church History (University of Pretoria). He and his wife have five children and enjoy hiking, boating, reading, and traveling.
Joffre Swait
Teacher
Joffre was raised in several cities throughout Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He is married to Kimberly and they educate their five children in Moscow, ID. He has 15 years of experience teaching ESOL, Spanish, Portuguese, Bible, and Literature. In his spare time, Joffre enjoys writing poetry, playing rugby, making YouTube videos, and video chatting with strangers from around the world.
Kimberly Swait
Teacher
Kimberly is from South Florida and loves the sunshine. She now lives in Albuquerque, NM with her giant husband and five children. She has homeschooled her children for 12 years and earned a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Florida in 2001. She is currently a working artist and her favorite art element to explore is texture.
Dr. Christy Anne Vaughan
Teacher
Dr. Vaughan holds an Ed.D. from Liberty University in Educational Leadership and serves as Secretary for Classical Christian Education International, Inc., and served as Head of Curriculum and Instruction at Brown County Christian Academy for three years.
Clark Weidner
Teacher
Clark Weidner earned a bachelor of arts in English from Louisiana State University at Alexandria and is currently completing a Master's degree in Cultural Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the founder of Solid Faith - a podcast and YouTube channel in which he's interviewed many of the nations leading apologists including J. Warner Wallace, David Geisler, Michael Behe, Greg Koukl, Mary Jo Sharp, and more.
Lily Wilmoth
Teacher
Lily Wilmoth is an experienced classical Christian teacher who earned a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children where they raise animals and run a traditional soap-making business using ingredients from their farm. In addition to reading, cooking, acting, and the fine arts, Lily finds classical ballet to be an excellent way to develop the moral imagination.
Dr. Robert Woods
Teacher
Dr. Woods has been a Classical Christian educator for nearly 20 years. He has a B.A. in biblical studies and ministry from Point University, an M.A. in religious studies from Barry University, and a Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University. He developed and chaired the Great Books Honors College at Faulkner University for more than 15 years and is the author of “Mortimer Adler: The Paideia Way of Classical Education.”