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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​Ron Adair

Ron Adair was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grew up in Odessa, Texas, and received formal training at the Washington ...

About ​Ron

​Mia Anderson

Mia Anderson started studying Chinese in high school and hasn’t stopped since. She received a B.A. in Chinese from the U...

About ​Mia

​Mary K. Andreades

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

About ​Mary

​Kathy Arrick

Kathy Arrick attended Bob Jones University and Clearwater Christian College to become an elementary education teacher. R...

About ​Kathy

Erick Barrett

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

About Erick

​Janet Beavin

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

About ​Janet

Miguel Benitez Jr.

Miguel Benitez Jr. has taught in a number of different settings for the last five years. He received his B.A. in Interdi...

About Miguel

​Karen Bolton

Karen Bolton is a classical Christian education veteran. She has taught for fifteen years and served as Head of School f...

About ​Karen

​Will Boyd

Will Boyd lives in the Palouse region of North Idaho with his wife Liz, five sons, and one daughter. Mr. Boyd grew up ne...

About ​Will

​Linda Braman

Linda Braman graduated from Central Michigan University, and has taught English and speech in public schools, Christian ...

About ​Linda

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

​Jaimie Callison

Jaimie Callison has loved art and creativity all her life. She routinely doodles and is pretty sure she even doodled on ...

About ​Jaimie

Sarah Cartwright

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

About Sarah

​Kari Ceaicovschi

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

About ​Kari

​Jennifer Collender

Jennifer Collender is the wife of Dr. Michael Collender and the mother of three little monkeys, Jackson, Benaiah, and Is...

About ​Jennifer

​Dr. Michael Collender

Dr. Michael Collender is an alumnus of the Los Angeles Film Studies Center who also worked in script development and in ...

About ​Dr.

​James Conner

James Conner is currently serving full time as a Christian School teacher in Midland, Michigan, where he resides with hi...

About ​James

​Rick Davis

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

About ​Rick

​Kevin Deitering

Kevin Deitering has taught several subjects, ranging from the Bible to Spanish and ESL, in different settings for severa...

About ​Kevin

​Melonie Eastham

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

About ​Melonie

Cindy Felso

Cindy Felso has been teaching, tutoring and mentoring students for more than twenty years. In addition to teaching numer...

About Cindy

​Ingrid Fiedler

Ingrid Fiedler is the wife of one awesome husband, mother of five intense children, and owner of one tired dachshund. He...

About ​Ingrid

​Denise George

Denise George graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Secondary Education Mathematics and an M.S. in Educati...

About ​Denise

Dr. Troy Gibson

Dr. Troy Gibson has taught courses in American Politics, Religion and Politics, Christian Political Theology, Social Sci...

About Dr.

​Samuel Gist

Samuel Gist earned a B.A. in History from Hillsdale College and an M.A. in Medieval History from King’s College London. ...

About ​Samuel

Charlotte Gleason

Charlotte Gleason knew she wanted to be an English teacher by the time she was a junior in high school. Her lifelong lov...

About Charlotte

Paula Gossard

Paula Gossard has a BA in Chemistry, a BS in Oceanography, a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, and a PhD in Science Edu...

About Paula

Damian Haarhoff

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

About Damian

​Dr. Barbara Helmkamp

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

About ​Dr.

​Amanda Jager

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

About ​Amanda

​Tammy Kabakjian

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

About ​Tammy

​Al Keller

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

About ​Al

​Caryn Kepford

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

About ​Caryn

​Laura King

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

About ​Laura

​Susan Klein

Susan Klein is the wife of fellow VSA teacher Jack Klein and mother of 6 children ranging in age from 23 down to 8, incl...

About ​Susan

Jeremy Krans

Jeremy Krans is an old soul that longs for meaningful tradition and metaphysical speculation. He is a father of four and...

About Jeremy

Theresa Krebs

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

About Theresa

​Ben Laird

Ben Laird was born and raised in the scenic city of Denver, Colorado before relocating to Lynchburg, VA as a High School...

About ​Ben

​Phyllis Linton

Phyllis Linton is a veteran teacher of over 30 years, including twenty-five years’ experience in public high school educ...

About ​Phyllis

​Crissy Lodmell

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

About ​Crissy

Rich Lusk

Rich Lusk is the pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 y...

About Rich

​Paul Manuel

Paul Manuel grew up in the Great Plains States of Nebraska and Wyoming. He excelled in high school in the visual and per...

About ​Paul

Honesty Martin

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

About Honesty

​Andrea McCabe

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

About ​Andrea

Scott McQuinn

Scott McQuinn loves beholding God in His Word and in His world. As a means to the former, he holds a B.A. in biblical la...

About Scott

​Jaclyn Partridge

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

About ​Jaclyn

Kaye Pepin

Kaye Pepin has lived and worked all over the world (that’s what happens when you marry a soldier).  She currently lives ...

About Kaye

​Mark Pickering

Mark Pickering is a graduate of Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minor in Bible. He also ho...

About ​Mark

​Corey Piper

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

About ​Corey

​Sheryl Powell

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

About ​Sheryl

​Rebekah Pringle Yamada

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

About ​Rebekah

​Alyssa Reaves

Alyssa Reaves has had the heart of an educator from an early age when she would play school with her sisters. She holds ...

About ​Alyssa

​Rachel Rigdon

Rachel Rigdon studied violin with Christian Teal at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University before switching ...

About ​Rachel

​Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico where he grew up speaking English, Spanish, and Spanglish...

About ​Jonathan

​Mary Beth Robison

Mary Beth Robison moved to Orange County, California, three years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio, and the move proved to be q...

About ​Mary

Mary Sam

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

About Mary

​Dr. Bret Saunders

Dr. Bret Saunders holds the B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College and the Ph.D. in Philosophy ...

About ​Dr.

​Erica Searl

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

About ​Erica

​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

​Veronica Short

Veronica Short loves foreign languages, especially Spanish. With this motivation, she graduated summa cum laude from Wes...

About ​Veronica

Heidi Smith

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

About Heidi

Travis Southern

Travis Southern received his B.S. degree in biochemistry (with distinction) and his M.B.A. from the University of Oklaho...

About Travis

​Yolanda Statema

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

About ​Yolanda

Carter Stepper

Carter Stepper has a Bachelor's degree with honors in biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute. He has worked in the ...

About Carter

​Melissa Stewart

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

About ​Melissa

​Carol Stoltzfus

Carol Stoltzfus earned her B.A. in English Education from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, and later earned he...

About ​Carol

​Jesse Sumpter

Jesse Sumpter graduated from New St. Andrews College in May, 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. He is curren...

About ​Jesse

​Ashley Tacoma

Ashley Tacoma graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in Classical Studies in 2012. Since then, she has been teac...

About ​Ashley

​Melissa Teply

Melissa Teply earned a B.S. in Secondary Education Biology from Crichton College in 1999. She went on to teach AP Biolog...

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. She...

About ​Norma

​Gail Van Ryn

Gail Van Ryn earned two B.S. degrees from New Mexico Tech, a M.S. from the University of New Mexico, and a Graduate Cert...

About ​Gail

​Summer Weaver

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

About ​Summer

Hettie Weber

Hettie Weber resides in beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia, with her three children and husband, Lee. She has taught Langu...

About Hettie

Miranda Webster

Miranda Webster has taught third grade for seven years at a Christian classical school in Texas. She received a B.A. in ...

About Miranda

​Christina Wienckoski

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

About ​Christina

​Rae Wilson

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

About ​Rae

Mary Wright

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

About Mary

Anna Pinkerton

Anna Pinkerton graduated with a Master of Arts and Religion from Trinity School for Ministry in2016. Her focus was in Ch...

About Anna

Bill Stutzman

William (Bill) Stutzman has served in a variety of roles in classical Christian education for nearly two decades. Beginn...

About Bill

Brenna Dietrich

Brenna Dietrich has lived almost half her life in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and the rest of her years in Syracuse, NY a...

About Brenna

Carrie White

Carrie White has been teaching a variety of grade levels and subjects for over 10 years. Most of that time has been spen...

About Carrie

Tara Jernigan

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

About Tara

Ed Stengel

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

About Ed

Emily Wells

Emily Wells taught Latin for fifteen years before joining Veritas Press Scholars Academy. She taught live Latin classes ...

About Emily

Esther Sun

Esther Sun was born and raised in China and moved to Montreal, Canada over ten years ago. She earned a Bachelor’s degree...

About Esther

Susan Gimotty

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About Susan

Jon Hoglund

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

About Jon