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Meet the Teachers

Joseph A'Hearn
Teacher
Joseph lives in Moscow, Idaho, and is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Physics at the University of Idaho. He is married to his lovely bride Lilia, and they welcomed their first child to the world in March 2020. Joseph enjoys teaching and giving frequent talks on the compatibility of faith and science. In his spare time, he enjoys reading as well as playing softball, basketball, chess, and bass guitar.
Rev. Ben Alexander
Teacher
Pastor Alexander trained for the ministry at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, and through Greyfriar's Hall in Moscow, Idaho. Ordained in 2010, he has served both as senior and associate pastor in Washington and California.
Sean Bohnet
Teacher
Sean lives in Moscow, ID with his wife Rachel where he serves as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Idaho. He earned his B.A. in Music History from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX and is completing a Master of Arts in Music History at the University of Idaho (anticipated completion 2021).
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.
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.
Rev. Donald Catchings
Teacher
Donald lives in Texas with his wife, Rachel, and their three hilarious children-two daughters and a son. He enjoys expanding his love of literature, history, and theology by reading through his extensive collection of books and exercising his imagination by writing. He earned a B.S. in Biblical and Educational Studies with a minor in history from Liberty University and is currently completing an M.A. in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University.
Andrew Chaney
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Andrew Chaney lives in Cookeville, TN. He holds an M.A. in English from Tennessee Tech University. His research interests include literature, music, and biblical culture. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in humanities through Faulkner University.
Dr. Casey Christopher
Teacher
Dr. Christopher has a B.A. of Music from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, both from Arizona State University in Tempe. He teaches music in Nampa, Idaho.
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.
Mark Connolly
Teacher
Mark is an Irish teacher, writer, and vlogger at More Christ. He received a BSc in Communication with Counselling from the University of Ulster and PGCE in Primary Education at St Mary’s University in Twickenham. He has been a classical educator for 6 years and has interviewed education luminaries such as Dr Joseph Pearce, Susan Wise Bauer, Lou Markos, and Katharine Birbalsingh for the podcast, More Christ.
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.
Darren Doane
Teacher
Darren Doane is an acclaimed filmmaker and content creator who has worked for some of the biggest bands and brands in the world (e.g., Van Morrison, NIKE). He came to faith in his mid-20s after reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. He resides in Moscow, Idaho with his wife and their four children.
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.
Timothy Enloe
Teacher
Timothy Enloe lives in Tempe, Arizona, and has taught Latin, Greek, Bible, History, and Literature (both Ancient World and Medieval) from 6th-12th grade. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from New St. Andrews College and an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas. He is married to Heidi, and they have six girls, all of whom are homeschooled.
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.
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.
Dr. David Haines
Teacher
Dr. Haines is an associate professor of philosophy and religion and he has published a number of articles on Natural Theology as well as co-authored a book on Natural Law. He and his wife live in Québec with their 4 children.
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.
Robin Harris
Teacher
Robin has 19 years of experience teaching in a wide variety of contexts. She earned degrees in Liberal Arts and Culture (New St. Andrews College) and Music Education (University of Kansas) and has lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for the past ten years.
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.
John Higgins
Teacher
John grew up in a Christian home and was baptized in the Evangelical Free Church. He earned an M.A. Historical and Systematic Theology and a B.A. in Philosophy/Bible at Wheaton College. He taught for three years at a Christian High School where he also designed the curriculum for Bible Survey and Christian Worldview. He hosts a YouTube channel called The Bible is Art.
Mary Margaret Holcomb
Teacher
Mary Margaret Holcomb is an art historian who is passionate about sharing her love of art with others. She received her master's in the History of Art, Theory and Display from the University of Edinburgh and her bachelor's in Art History from Arizona State University.
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.
Rev. Brent Karding
Teacher
Brent graduated with his Master of Divinity (with an emphasis on biblical languages) in 2017 from Luther Rice University and Seminary. He has been involved in Bible education for the last 10 years, including teaching at a Christian college as well as creating courses and coaching at Biblearc. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with his wife and two young children.
Nick Kennicott
Teacher
Nick has been the pastor of Redeemer Baptist Church in Rincon, Georgia (a suburb of Savannah) since 2007. He is married to Felicia and has two daughters, Eva and Abry, and a son, Nicholas. Nick is a former US Army Airborne Ranger and combat veteran. He is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida (BS Biblical Studies) and Knox Theological Seminary (MA Classical and Christian Studies). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Faulkner University.
Joshua Kieffer
Teacher
Joshua grew up as a missionary kid in Nairobi, Kenya. He currently lives in Jonesville, Michigan with his wife Amanda and their two cats, Tugger and Mistofolees (Misty). He earned two B.A. degrees in 2017 and is currently completing an M.A. in Politics (anticipated December, 2020).
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.
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.
Tim Mansen
Teacher
Tim Mansen is a native of the Pacific Northwest. His love for beauty in nature led him to pursue a classical art education in order to capture that beauty through art. After completing a B.A. in Graphic Technologies at Clover Park Technical College in 2003, he completed the Aristides Classical Art Atelier, a Master's level program, at the Gage Academy of Art in 2010.
Dr. Jonathan S. McIntosh
Teacher
Dr. McIntosh is a philosopher, Tolkien scholar, and Fellow of Humanities at New Saint Andrews College, where he teaches courses on God, ethics, political philosophy, and economics. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas (2009) and is the author of The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faërie (Angelico Press, 2017). He, his wife Annie, and their four daughters live in Moscow, Idaho.
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!
Nicholas Moore
Teacher
Nick resides in the great state of Texas. He earned a B.A. in English Literature from Texas State University and an MBA from Liberty University. When he's not teaching, he enjoys pitching a tent, hiking or kayaking with his son, Henry, and spending quality time with family over a hearty conversation, healthy debate, simple competition, or communal cuisine.
Emily Morales
Teacher
Emily has had a lifelong appreciation for science, teaching, and research. She has a B.S. in molecular biology and recently completed a master's degree in education. She lives in Ohio where she writes for the magazine, Salvo.
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.
Christine Norvell
Teacher
With a B.A. in English Education from Oral Roberts University and a Masters in Humanities from Faulkner University, Christine Norvell has taught middle school and high school English in public, classical, and homeschool worlds for sixteen years. She writes regularly for literary and classical websites, is wife to John, and mother to three boys and the family cat, Pippin, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Bryant Owens
Teacher
Dr. Owens lives in Middle Tennessee with his wife, Rhonda and their two adult children where he is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and teaches at New College Franklin in Franklin, TN. He has served in full and part-time ministry for nearly 20 years and as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for 15 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Faulkner University and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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.
Tricia Powell
Teacher
Tricia is a seasoned homeschool mom who taught her daughters both in the classical and Charlotte Mason traditions. She graduated from Strayer University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. In 2014, she was afforded the opportunity to attend the Colson Center Fellows Program and received her commission in 2015.
Mary Pat Rogers
Teacher
Mary Pat was born and raised in a rural farming community in Texas and now lives with her husband, two children, and a German Shepherd who thinks he’s a cat, in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico. She took her Masters in English from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas and her Bachelors in English and Writing from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She enjoys cooking, painting, and fern spotting.
Erika Sabo
Teacher
Erika was homeschooled from fifth grade through high school. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Politics from Hillsdale College, and she enjoys reading and hiking. She lives in Ohio with her husband, Mike.
Matthew Sanders
Teacher
Matthew Sanders has been a student and teacher of science for over 30 years. He has a master's degree in Biology and is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University. He has also taught in China, India, Taiwan, the Philipines, and Guam.
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.
Dr. Zachary Schmoll
Teacher
Zak Schmoll is the Managing Editor of An Unexpected Journal, a quarterly publication that seeks to demonstrate the truth of Christianity through both reason and the imagination. He earned his MA in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and a Ph.D. in Humanities at Faulkner University.
Dr. Christi Seaward
Teacher
Dr. Seaward was born and raised in central California and is a wife and mother of two teenage girls. She earned a B.A. in liberal arts and an M.A. in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Humanities with a concentration in Literature from Faulkner University where the Great Books program changed the way she viewed education. Dr. Seaward is a long-time admirer of C.S. Lewis.
Kelsie Smathers
Teachers
Kelsie is a wife, mom, and teacher in Moscow, ID who holds an M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Idaho. Growing up, she experienced almost every form of education including homeschooling, girls' school, private tutoring, online classes, and a private classical Christian school.
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.
Kevin Smith
Teacher
Kevin grew up in Oregon, earned a B.A. at Multnomah and an M.A. at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their little girl, finding joy in swing sets at the park and blowing bubbles in the yard--and in his piles of books.
Gregory Soderberg
Teacher
Gregory 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.
Dr. Mitch Stokes
Teacher
Mitch Stokes (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is a senior fellow of philosophy at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. In addition to studying philosophy under world-renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Stokes holds degrees in philosophy, religion, & mechanical engineering. He is the author of Calculus for Everyone (Roman Roads Press), books on apologetics, and biographies of Newton and Galileo.
Edward Straka
Teacher
Edward Straka has spent most of his adult life in education having taught on both sides of the Pacific (Japan) and at both the collegiate and high school levels. He has also pastored churches in Wisconsin and Mississippi and taught Japanese at Honda of America, and Piqua Community College in Ohio. He earned an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, and completed B.A.s in both religious and Christian Studies.
Joffre Swait
Teacher
Joffre was raised in several cities throughout Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He is married to Kimberly and they homeschool their five children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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 Head of Curriculum and Instruction at Brown County Christian Academy in Ohio.
Leigh Warmbrand
Teacher
Leigh was born Jewish on Long Island, NY. He obtained a B.S. in education in 1990, married Kathy, a "goy" believer in 1991, and shortly after became a believer and follower of Christ. He currently pastors an EFCA church.
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.
Emily Wells
Teachers
Emily has been teaching Latin for almost 20 years. She received a classical, Christian education from Schola Classical Tutorials, completed intensives in Latin and Greek, and continued her studies at New Saint Andrews College and the University of Idaho. She and her husband, Aaron, are raising their four children in the house where she grew up in North Idaho.
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.”