Our Administrative Team
Jolie is a veteran classical educator, the author of several award-winning logic texts, and a mentor and trainer of classical teachers. As Director, she oversees the leadership teams and future development of Scholé Academy and St. Raphael School.
Joanne has been an educator since 2005, with a Master in Humanities from the University of Dallas. As principal, she supervises the promotion, development, and operations of Scholé Academy, building a community that supports students and parents striving for restful classical education.
Adam is a veteran classical educator, with a Master Degree in Philosophy from the University of Memphis. Adam serves as the St. Raphael School Principal, and the Scholé Academy Assistant Principal. As the Assistant Principal, he manages the SA Tutoring Center & Center for Students w/ Learning Differences and assists the Principal in the general management of the school.
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Scholé Academy instructors are independent contractors who instruct, mentor, and shepherd students in online courses offered by the school. We are thrilled to have found so many fine educators to host our classical Christian courses. Many of them are master teachers who bring with them a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion for their courses. You can read more about them below.
Joanne Schinstock, Principal has been an educator since 2005, with a Master in Humanities from the University of Dallas. As principal, she supervises the promotion, development, and operations of Scholé Academy, building a community that supports students and parents striving for restful classical education. Joanne joined the faculty of Scholé Academy in 2016 and enjoys teaching the Writing & Rhetoric series. After studying a year abroad focusing on Italian language and culture in Florence, Italy, she began her teaching career as a middle school classroom instructor in Language Arts. The Dallas Catholic Diocese recognized Joanne as a Work of Heart Award recipient, honoring outstanding teachers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. You can read more about Mrs. Schinstock’s philosophy of education here.
She and her husband, Brad, find joy in forging their family culture in their Catholic faith and in the classical Christian tradition, participating in their church community, their children’s school community, The Academy of Classical Christian Studies in Oklahoma City, and delighting in weekend family outings. firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Lockridge, Assistant Principal is an experienced classical educator who was raised in Olathe, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. It was there that he met his wife, Rachel, who continues to be his greatest blessing and encouragement. They met in high school and were married as students at the University of Kansas, where Adam studied philosophy and Rachel studied art education. In addition to studying together at KU, Rachel and Adam spent their second year of marriage as Fellows at the Trinity Forum Academy in Maryland. Adam later taught upper-school humanities at a classical school in Tennessee for 7 years. At KU, Adam was first exposed to many of the writers who would later inspire his teaching—especially Plato and the other Greek philosophers. He went on to complete his master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Memphis. email@example.com
Edward Kotynski, Chair of Latin Department, grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, where his parents were Bible translators. He attributes his love of languages partly to his parents’ work and his childhood experience. He received his BA in ancient languages from Wheaton College in Illinois in 2004, and his MA in classical languages from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee in 2007. Mr. Kotynski has been teaching Latin and Greek for the last 14 years, mostly at classical Christian schools. He loves sharing his passion for the ancient languages with his students, weaving in historical context and modern connections. He has edited 2 volumes of Latin Alive! for Classical Academic Press and has also been working on their Greek for Children series with Erin Valdez. He is very excited to be joining Scholé Academy this year. Besides Latin and Greek, Mr. Kotynski enjoys playing soccer, unicycling, and playing board games. He lives with his wife, 5 children, and 2 cats, enjoying the craziness of life together. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Fransell Riley, Chair of Math Department, spent most of her career working as a quantitative analyst. She earned her PhD in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington with every intention of remaining in corporate America. Though she enjoyed her work, she ultimately responded to an internal call to pursue a passion for educating students, including her own children. Fransell has taught math and science to students of all ages from elementary school to college. While teaching, she noticed that her natural teaching style aligned almost perfectly with the concepts of classical education. She takes a holistic approach to teaching and involves her students in discussions aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the concept being taught with the desire that student learning extend beyond memorizing algorithms. Fransell has a passion for mathematics and seeks to share that passion with the next generation. Beyond math, Fransell enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. They are all athletes and nature lovers; they enjoy participating in sports, hiking, exploring nature, and traveling. When they aren’t enjoying God’s creation, you can find them indoors reading or watching reruns from the Star Trek series. email@example.com
Alison Haley earned a M.S. in Mathematics and Reading in 2011 and is completing a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics in the summer of 2020. She is well equipped as a student of the classical tradition and emphasizes the importance of a liberal arts foundation in a STEM culture. Growing up in a rural area, she has a heart for making dynamic, classical education accessible to those who desire its fruit regardless of geographic or socioeconomic hurdles. Alison has homeschooled her four children and worked extensively in serving the homeschooling community. Beyond school and work, her family enjoys running, athletics, music, and a competitive game of Euchre.
She believes cultivating educational virtue is a foundation for student success. As a math instructor, her desire is to promote wonder that leads to worship while students connect abstract concepts with tangible representations. Restful diligence is necessary for students to reap the fruit of the art of number, and seeing God’s nature through mathematics gives students a more complete understanding of our Creator. She believes that all students can be successful and offers classroom environments of engagement, participation, and growth. Alison is serving Scholé Academy in the math department and as a private tutor in many disciplines. Reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Reeves has a BA in Greek and Latin from Stanford University, where she received recognition in her department for both her enthusiasm for the classical world as well as her excellence in scholarship. After finishing her degree, she spent a year living abroad in Rome, Italy, designing and facilitating short-term study-abroad programs for students studying Latin through the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. Currently, she lives all over the world, splitting her time between the United States, Italy, Brazil, and anywhere else she thinks would be interesting to get to know. She enjoys keeping her interest in the ancient world current by working with elementary, middle, and high school Latin students. Having learned Latin online herself, Amanda is passionate about distance learning and enjoys integrating traditional grammar and translation methods with spoken Latin to produce the best educational experience for her students. She has taught and tutored Latin online for the last seven years and particularly enjoys seeing how each unique student’s personality shapes the learning environment. When she is not exploring the world, she spends her time waxing poetic about the Parthenon Marbles and Stanford football, always with a strong cup of coffee in hand. email@example.com
Amy Morgan earned her BA in liberal arts at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and continued her education with an MA in TESOL/applied linguistics at Indiana University in Bloomington. For over 18 years, Amy has taught English to speakers of other languages in the university, community, and private tutoring contexts. Additionally, Amy educated her own two children at home in grades PreK–8. When Amy’s not teaching, you might find her serving families who care for children in vulnerable circumstances, hosting international guests, reading aloud with her family or smiling at the antics of her backyard chickens. firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Mejdrich holds a BA in political science from the College of Saint Benedict, a BA in child study from Charter Oak State College and a MA in education from Augsburg College. She completed her thesis work on inclusive education in Catholic schools and wrote a white paper on her findings to the educational leadership of her local archdiocese, advocating for changes in enrollment policies on students with special needs. Mrs. Mejdrich is a professionally licensed educator with endorsements in special education and school administration. She has been in education for over 20 years and has taught at the preprimary through post-secondary levels in a variety of settings, following a variety of education models. Most recently, she has been working in school administration. Mrs. Mejdrich is excited to join Scholé Academy and looks forward to working with families along their homeschooling journeys.
Mrs. Mejdrich lives on a lake in Central Minnesota with her husband and their two children. She enjoys experiencing the beauty and promise of God’s creation, especially sunrises, starry skies, birdsongs and the seasonal cycle of trees, as well as cooking, reading, boating, hiking, and running. email@example.com
Ash White holds a BA in English and theater from Mary Baldwin University, and has taught literature, writing, and logic at the middle and secondary level for nearly 15 years. Ash is passionate about classical education and homeschooling, both of which are flourishing in the Shenandoah Valley, where she and her husband, Jon, make their home and perform in the local music and theater scene. If you visit their house, you’ll find it difficult to determine which is largest: their library or their record collection! firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Whittington received his B.S. in Religion and a M.A. in Philosophy from Liberty University, and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham (U.K.). While at LU, he served as the Coordinator for the Center for Apologetics under Joshua Chatraw. During that time, he published his first work as a contributing author in Sean Mcdowell’s “”New Evidence That Demands a Verdict”” (2017). In addition to spending the past two years as a Latin/Omnibus Teacher at an ACCS school, he has spent the past several years as an Adjunct Professor teaching Philosophy courses (residentially and online) at the College of DuPage, Ivy Tech Community College, and Volunteer State Community College.
Ben and his wife Emily reside in the Nashville area, and are active in the Church of the City. He has two little girls: Hadassah (3) and Eila (1). They love TV shows such as The Office and Friends, but their real TV love is Survivor. Ben’s favorite books are Lord of the Rings and Lewis’s Space Trilogy. email@example.com
Charity Jacobson is always ready for an adventure, whether it be a walk in the rain, taking a last-minute 2-day tour of Norway, or being taught by Ukrainian children to catch jellyfish without being stung. Her love for children influences much of her life as she enjoys teaching children from her community and often travels internationally to develop relationships with children who don’t have families of their own. At every encounter with children, Charity endeavors to see the world through the eyes of those children and to interact with them on a level that is easy for them to understand. Each child is uniquely gifted by God, and she enjoys nurturing them to be exactly who God has made them to be. She is currently pursuing an MA in biblical studies from the Master’s University. Teaching both adults and children is a pleasure for her. The greatest reward for her is when she sees her students master the material and turn around and teach it to someone else, or become so passionate about the subject that they begin to surpass her in knowledge. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Marchand is a music pastor and priest at Epiphany Church in Peoria, Illinois, serving in the Anglican Church of North America. He holds a Master of Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Music Ministry from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. A former headmaster and teacher at Aletheia Classical Christian School, he has taught humanities, history, science, and government courses. He is married to Elisa, and they have four children: three boys and a girl. The author of Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas: a Guide for Churches and Families and producer of the blog/podcast PostConsumer Reports, Christopher loves discussing anything related literature, film, music, art, or tennis. email@example.com
Colleen Coleman completed her undergraduate studies in English and Latin at Hillsdale College, where she was awarded a fellowship to study the life and writing of Winston Churchill. She has taught middle school and high school students in subjects ranging from Humane Letters and Scripture to Literature and Life Science. She loves creating an atmosphere where her students can experience wonder and pursue the truth together through Socratic dialogue. She has an active interest in permaculture farming and exploring the ways ecosystems work together to enhance communities. When not teaching, she enjoys playing the violin, running, reading, and cooking. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Brigham holds a BA in Primary Education from the University of North Florida. She was homeschooled through high school in the classical tradition, and previously taught the elementary grades in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school. Her classical upbringing instilled in her what Plato called an “affinity for the good” in academics, art, and virtue, while her Waldorf training inspired an appreciation of the unique nature of the child. She now seeks to cultivate those whole-child pedagogical approaches in the classical, liturgical tradition, to awaken in her own students that “”affinity for the good.””
Emily lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Her avocations include bringing classical, sacred, and old-time music to churches, front porches, and street corners, and coaxing as many flowers as possible into her garden. These, and a trip to the mountains, are where she loves to find the glimpses of God’s goodness in these sacred ordinary days. email@example.com
Danae McGregor Edsall holds a BA in classical liberal arts with an emphasis in literature and Latin from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. Danae’s own background in public, home, and private school traditions has provided her with a unique perspective on the intricacies of each system. She has taught in a variety of education models, including private, homeschool co-op, classical, and subject-specific tutoring. Her teaching experience spans nearly all levels of education from primary to secondary school. Danae finds her deepest joy in teaching the humanities, including English, composition, logic, literature, history, poetry, and Latin. Most recently, she taught Latin for 5 years and served one year as the foreign language department chair at a private school in northern Virginia, where she oversaw the administration of the Spanish, French, and Latin programs for the school. Danae believes that language plays a beautiful and powerful role in the pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful. Whether through reading well-known stories or writing a complex epigram, she is convinced that the study of language offers something for everyone to learn. In fact, it was the learning, studying and ultimately, teaching of Latin that solidified Danae’s desire to educate: docendo, discitur (by teaching, one learns).
Danae currently lives in the mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia, where she enjoys an active and often adventurous lifestyle. She spends much of her time weight training at a local gym, biking around the New River Valley on both road and trail, hiking on the weekend with friends, cooking and baking, reading yet another book, or traveling to see family. Danae is thankful for the Lord’s providence in her life to infuse her multifaceted background with greater purpose than she can see, and she is excited to partner with her brothers and sisters in growing Christ’s kingdom through education. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabe Quinodoz graduated from Eastern University in December of 2019 with a B.A. in History. After graduation he worked as an Assistant Teacher at Main Line Classical Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA. He is currently a student in the Masters of Arts in Teaching in Classical Education at Eastern University, and is very excited to put the wonderful knowledge and skills he is learning to use in teaching the students of Scholé Academy. Gabe is also currently teaching a section of Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine) for the Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC) online. As a teacher at St. Philip’s Orthodox Church Sunday School, and at their Summer Camp, and having been an R.A. & T.A for the high school students in the Summer Scholars program at Eastern University, Gabe loves and is experienced with teaching students of all ages. He is very thankful to be a part of Scholé Academy. Gabe enjoys going to church, spending time with his friends and siblings, walking, hiking, reading good stories and also trying to write them. email@example.com
Hannah Steele holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Messiah College. She teaches middle and high school art at Carlisle Christian Academy, and is excited to join the Scholé Academy community. She loves the opportunity teaching gives for her to share her passions, ask meaningful questions, and encourage others in their own artistic explorations. When not teaching, she loves to paint and to draw in her studio. She enjoys embracing the physicality of her materials and strives to create images that amplify her awareness of and engagement with God’s Creation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather McCoy has a BA in liberal studies with an emphasis in art from California State University, Northridge, and a MEd in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in online teaching and learning and biblical literacy from Concordia University. Prior to homeschooling her four children, she taught special education in public schools in California and Missouri. When Heather noticed her local district allowed significant gaps in her daughter’s education, the family made the decision to move to home schooling. Heather was intrigued by the classical Christian education model and found it to be a good fit for her family. Since then, Heather has participated in workshops through the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education to further her appreciation and understanding of the classical Christian model. With 13 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, she has had many opportunities to develop strategies for individual student achievement. She enjoys working with individual students and their families to develop personalized strategies that lead to academic success and increased confidence. Heather lives in Lansing, Michigan, with her husband and four children. They enjoy supporting Spartan Athletics at Michigan State University and exploring the arts and the beautiful state of Michigan! E-mail: email@example.com
Jimmy Schambach holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University, and a BA in theology and philosophy from Evangel University. Currently, he works as the executive director of a faith-based nonprofit organization called M28 Ministry, which operates out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In his past, Jimmy worked as a youth and young adult pastor at a large church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since his time in college, Jimmy has grown in his love for philosophy, logic, and theology. He has taught in many settings over the years and enjoys his classes at Scholé Academy. Jimmy and his wife, Tristin, live in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, where they have a young daughter named Aviana and a dog named Panda. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Fant loves anything to do with the classical Quadrivium, old rocks, or fish. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Composition from McNally Smith College of Music and is currently finishing up his Masters in Classical and Christian Studies at New Saint Andrews College. Jonathan has taught for seven years at Trinity Christian School in Kailua, Hawaii, teaching a wide variety of subjects. His favorites are Earth Science, Algebra II, and Music Theory. Jonathan loves teaching classically and holds very firmly to the ideal of scholé in the classroom. In his Earth Science courses he relishes the chance to re-enchant the natural world for his students, igniting their passion to study the world as a Divinely spoken work of art.
In addition to teaching, he is an active church planter and is currently assisting the Diocese of the Rocky Mountains (ACNA) in planting All Saints Anglican Church in downtown Honolulu. He serves there as the music director. Jonathan is husband to Jessica and father of two boys and one brand new baby girl. All his children are extremely tall and well mannered toddlers/babies.
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys collecting rocks, spear fishing, regular fishing, and eating poke (which is just another way to enjoy fish). He does not surf or dance hula. email@example.com
Joseph Justiss completed a MA in ancient Philology at Polis: The Jerusalem Institute for Languages and Humanities in 2017. He is currently studying for a DPhil from The University of Oxford in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. At Polis, Joseph learned to speak ancient Greek and Hebrew. Joseph believes that hearing and speaking ancient languages leads to deep internalization and fluent control of the language, enabling fluent and pleasurable reading of ancient authors. In this way a living connection can be made to ancient minds, a kind of conversation with the dead who still live on.
Before moving to Jerusalem in 2015, Joseph taught 7th grade Ancient Humanities and Latin for two years. He blended explicit grammar-translation instruction with spoken communication. Before leaving full time teaching and beginning at Oxford, Joseph spent a year (2018-19) in North Carolina teaching 6th and 7th grade Latin as a spoken, living language.
Joseph has been married for 18 years and has a son (15) and daughter (13). Having played various sports (baseball, volleyball, basketball) his whole life, his focus these days is on the golf swing as he seeks to master its complexities and enjoy the game’s mental challenges and natural beauty.
Joseph looks forward to building students’ confidence with Latin, to showing them that they are capable of understanding a second language, and to helping students marvel at the miracle of human language. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kathryn Morton has a BA in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a DVM from the University of Illinois. Upon graduation from veterinary school, she moved to Pennsylvania to work as a clinical research veterinarian on a large dairy farm. From there she transitioned to a busy, small animal practice doing medicine and surgery. When the call of homeschooling touched her heart, she left private practice to focus on her husband and 6 children. She has been teaching math and science courses to the homeschooled students in her local community for 13 years and she heads a robotics club at her town’s public library. She is a lifetime learner and enjoys teaching students about the beauty of the creation and helping them grasp complex topics. email@example.com
Kara Lobley, a homeschool alumna, began her journey into classical education as a freshman attending and eventually earning a history BA from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. Although initially uncertain as to the usefulness of discovering “the good, the true, and the beau-tiful” in everything, she finally realized that classical education’s emphasis on weeding truth out of lies is imperative in living a Christlike life in a fallen world. Kara began her journey working with children as a high schooler working at children’s theater camps and at her church’s Vacation Bible schools, and later continued it by spending five years tutoring high schoolers in writing and a year in being a teaching assistant for preschoolers. She is excited to teach with Scholé Academy this year and looks forward to helping students discover “the good, the true, and the beautiful” in language and writing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Presvytera Kellie Tandilyan graduated from a Classical Christian high school in rural Montana before matriculating to Hilllsdale College to study Classical Languages and Literature. While there she was received into the Orthodox Church which led her to continue her studies at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA where she met and married a handsome seminarian from Armenia. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Education from the Waldorf Teacher training program at Antioch University with a thesis entitled “”Making Space for the Sacred: The Creative Arts and the Spritual Development of Children””. Presvytera recently also completed the Master’s of Divinity degree at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
A veteren homeschooling mom of three, she has been teaching in and out of the classroom for over twenty years. Presvytera Kellie and Father Anthony live in Wilimington, MA and serve the Dormition of the Virgin Mary parish in Somerville. When not teaching, Presvytera enjoys making music with her children, gardening, hiking and keeping company with their 11 chickens. email@example.com
Kristie Stoddard holds an M.Ed. in History from American College of Education and a BS in Government from Evangel University. Born into a military family and spending her early childhood and teenage years living in Germany, Kristie has traveled extensively and served on mission projects all across Europe and Africa. Currently, she travels regularly to Northern Italy in partnership with her home church to assist church planting missionaries. Teaching has been one of Kristie’s passions for over 20 years, beginning with a love of learning for personal enrichment, she taught adult basic education in NM, then went on to home-school her six children – three of whom have gone on to higher education – and finally has taught in the formal classroom setting for 12 years. In addition to studying and teaching Latin, History, and the Liberal Arts, Classical Educational is one of Kristie’s central passions, believing that Classical Education, enlivened by a Christian worldview, can help “repair the ruin of our first parents” (Milton). When not teaching, traveling, and spending time with family, Kristie enjoys reading, trail running, and gardening. She looks forward to cultivating a vibrant learning environment in which the subject matter comes to life for students in fresh and meaningful ways that train their minds to think, to perceive wisdom, pursue virtue, and proclaim truth. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren O’Bryan was born and raised in central Oklahoma, relishing all that creation has to offer through camping, fossil hunting, weather watching and attending Oklahoma City Astronomy Club events. She received a B.S. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in 2014. Motivated by a desire to put her knowledge to use for service, she provided forecasts and voyage plans for mariners as part of a large global company. However, she missed the classroom and the joy that comes from getting to know new corpores of knowledge. After marrying an “armchair classicist”, she cultivated a burgeoning interest in classical education, which only continued to grow after she was blessed with a son in 2019. This interest led her to become involved in the Servi Institute, and ultimately led her to the Scholé Academy. email@example.com
Lylah Molnár found her home in classical education because of her desire to form the whole person in virtue and involve the heart as well as the head while teaching her pupils. Before the birth of her daughter, Lylah spent time teaching at a classical Christian school outside Boston, where she was captivated by the joy her students took in learning and the way they challenged themselves to develop their God-given intellectual talents. Her particular passion lies in rooting younger students in practices and curriculum designed to cultivate wonder and awe, as well as deep learning. She is excited to translate that enthusiasm into a new course and curriculum for Scholé Academy families. The Writing & Rhetoric and Well-Ordered Language series are also an area of joy for Mrs. Molnár due to the fabulous stories that she gets to share with her pupils. She has seen the confidence that her students build as they progress step by step through the writing process and is humbled to be a part of their journeys as authors! Mrs. Molnár is excited to join Scholé Academy for another year as a teacher and tutor! firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeleine Kirkpatrick holds her BA in English and Multimedia Journalism from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. She has experience in creative writing, technical writing, and in journalism as the Editor in Chief of Evangel’s newspaper. She is planning to begin work on her MFA in writing in the Fall of 2021.
Madeleine was classically educated all the way through high school and is passionate about seeing others fall in love with learning. She has gotten to see, throughout all of her education, the value and power of critical thinking and skillful, effective communication. Through practicums and work-study opportunities, Madeleine has experience in tutoring English, grammar, and writing. She is excited to begin her first year of tutoring with Schole Academy and to help students discover a love of learning and language. email@example.com
Madeline Greb holds a BA with a triple-major in Art, Mathematics, & Latin from Hillsdale College. She comes to Scholé Academy with experience tutoring in math and teaching English as a foreign language. In addition to tutoring with Scholé Academy, she is teaching high school geometry and Latin at a local classical Christian school this year. Madeline is proud to be a born-and-raised native of metro Detroit, and calls Seoul, South Korea her second home after living there from August 2018 to January 2020. In her spare time, Madeline continues to explore Korean culture through language study, taekwondo, cooking, & pop culture. She also enjoys reading, baking, drawing, & makeup artistry. firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Overy completed a BA in classics at King’s College London and a postgraduate diploma in theology at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. She first learned to speak Latin when she attended a summer school at the Accademia Vivarium Novum, a college of the humanities where Latin is the only spoken language. She is currently completing an MA in Greek & Biblical Hebrew at the Polis Institute, Jerusalem, a specialist institution for the study of ancient languages in an immersive setting. This is her third year teaching Latin for Scholé Academy.
As an adolescent she developed a desire to educate herself in philosophy, literature, and the classical languages, and sought a classical education, despite the lack of providers in the UK. While studying with the Temenos Academy, a London-based educational charity, she came to know and love the principle of learning “from not merely about” the writers of the ‘great tradition’. In addition to studying and teaching classical languages, she plays various genres of violin, and loves to sing jazz. Ms. Overy is very excited to share her love for Latin, the key to our Western literary and philosophical heritage, under the auspices of an institution that aspires to the highest standards in humanistic education. email@example.com
Peter Bradshaw grew up on land in the warm chaparral of Southern California. He was introduced to the great works of the Western world through a Great Books program in high school. Peter studied English literature at Covenant College and hopes to complete his master’s through a distance program at New Saint Andrews College in the summer of 2020. Since graduating from Covenant, Peter has taught a range of subjects over the past six years. He particularly enjoys teaching Literature, History, Formal Logic, and Rhetoric. When not in the classroom, he enjoys painting, poetry, guitar, and watching the little unnoticed things of the world. He and his wife are expecting their first child at the end of March. He currently lives and teaches in Cairo, Egypt, and is planning on enrolling in a Fluency of Ancient Greek program offered by the Polis Institute in Jerusalem in September 2020. Peter is also eager to teach Geometry and return to something he has always loved and understood but with the much-widened perspective his studies in Classical education has given him. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phaedra Shaltanis is a seasoned classical educator with 20 years of experience teaching in the classical tradition. Her experience includes home-educating her 4 children, teaching in private schools, creating a classical curriculum for young learners, serving as a leader in various programs, and mentoring parents and teachers in classical education. Phaedra cherishes conversations built on God’s truth and strives to engage others through discourse, particularly in the areas of literature and history. She hopes to encourage her students toward a stronger ardor for language as they seek after God and treasure their membership in Christ’s kingdom. email@example.com
Reagan Israel has a BS in psychology and is currently in graduate school, studying ancient Greek and Hebrew in Jerusalem. A Texas native, Ms. Israel taught Latin and ancient humanities at a classical school in Houston for 4 years. During her time there, she was introduced to “active Latin” pedagogy through a series of workshops and began to apply these methods in her classroom. In a past life, Ms. Israel was a professional ballet dancer and for 7 years has stayed connected to the art through teaching and choreographing. In both the studio and the academic classroom, she enjoys working with middle schoolers and being a part of their lives as they grow from childhood into adolescence. Ms. Israel is married to a musician and mobile app designer; they currently make their home in Jerusalem, where they enjoy reading widely, drinking Turkish coffee, and fumbling through Hebrew conversations. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhea Bright holds a B.A. from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an M.A. in Classics from Dalhousie University, also in Halifax. Her Classical studies involved Latin and Greek, as well as classical and medieval literature, philosophy and theology. King’s Foundation Year Program, an early integrated great books curriculum, and the Dalhousie Classics department formed and nurtured what became a life-long love of the classics and a deep appreciation of the contribution of the ancient world to whatsoever is good and true and beautiful. She also has a Bachelor of Education from Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. Rhea taught Ancient and Medieval Humanities at the University of Central Oklahoma for nine years, and over the course of ten years at Providence Hall and The Academy of Classical Christian Studies, she taught Latin, Logic, Bible, and integrated ancient literature and history. Rhea is married to Father Patrick Bright, an ordained Anglican priest who served for over 24 years at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City and recently retired from full-time ministry. Together they raised five sons, now grown. They now live in a 170-year-old house in rural Nova Scotia. email@example.com
Sarah Foose is looking forward to her fifth year of teaching online with Scholé Academy! This year she is teaching Writing & Rhetoric 2, a variety of Middle School and Upper School Spanish courses, and the newest course in the Well-Ordered Language series (Level 4). She has been working in the field of language and intercultural communication (including immigrant advocacy and public health) for the last fifteen years. She spent four of those years teaching in a local classical Christian K-12 school.
Sarah is passionate about her subjects—she loves finding the right Spanish verb or using parts of speech to unlock the more abstract mysteries of language that allow us to connect with other people on a deeper level. Her goal is to bring her students to a place of confidence, skill, and joy in communicating. Yes, even you can learn to be a Spanish speaker or English wordsmith!
When not teaching, Mrs. Foose can be found running outdoors in central Pennsylvania, cooking with her two young daughters who pretend to be ninjas and circus performers, reading CS Lewis and Roald Dahl aloud with her family, fishing with her husband Jeremy, and learning new languages. firstname.lastname@example.org