Adair Paul

New at WHA for the 2015-16 school year, Adair Paul graduated from the University of New Mexico with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing. She worked for 20 years as an RN, primarily in home health care, patient education, and nursing education. In 1997 she retired from nursing and began teaching secondary science for Community […]

Anne Stublen

Anne Stublen graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991. She worked for six years for the DuPont Company in a variety of engineering positions before retiring to stay home after the birth of her first child.  When her third child entered kindergarten, she began a second career […]

Bart Martin

Bart Martin grew up in the Amish country of Pennsylvania, one of six children.  He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1995, with a B.S. in Philosophy and minors in European history and computer science engineering. As an army officer, he served as a M1 Abrams tank platoon leader and company […]

Becky Pliego

Becky Pliego was born and raised in Mexico City where she lives with her husband and youngest daughter, among 25 million other souls. Her passion for languages and art inspired her to take several Linguistic courses in various classical academies and to paint with two celebrated watercolor artists in Mexico City. Since they began preschool, […]

Bob Donaldson

Bob Donaldson fell in love with history and foreign languages as a teenager, and has been a life-long learner of both. He credits his father’s love of history and literature for the first love, and his father’s insistence that he study Latin beginning at age 13 (even though his preference was German) for the second. […]

Bruce Etter

With more than 20 years experience in education, Mr. Etter is most passionate when he is teaching.  He has taught various subjects including Great Books, Spanish and an array of Bible and theology classes. He has also enjoyed writing some of the curriculum he teaches. Mr. Etter has a love for the Spanish language and […]

Christie Jester

Christie Jester graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. She continued on to the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned an M.A. in Organic Chemistry and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. Christie taught Chemistry and general science courses at the Regents School of Austin […]

Cindy Lange

Cindy Lange is a fourth generation native Californian with B.A.’s in Literature and Education from Westmont College, a CA Life Teaching Credential, and an M.A. in English. Prior to joining WHA, she spent five years as a teacher and curriculum developer at Veritas Press Scholars Academy. In addition to working for many years with gifted […]

Deirdre Salmon

Deirdre Salmon is new at WHA for the 2015-16 school year.  Prior to joining WHA, she has taught grammar school, middle school, and high school Latin classes; individually tutored home schooled Latin students; taught Latin to home school groups; and instructed all levels of Latin at Providence Classical Academy in Abilene, TX (2007-2011), which she […]

Emily Plummer

Emily Plummer is a Yankee expatriate living in Texas. She has taught for the past fifteen years in both traditional and non-traditional settings. After graduating magna cum laude from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin with a double-major in English and minors in Latin and History, she discovered that […]

Eric Reini

New at WHA for the 2015-16 school year, Eric Reini has a BA in mathematics secondary education and a Master’s of Education from Cedarville University. His 16 years of teaching experience include teaching in a “brick and mortar” Christian School, an inner-city public school, community college, and 3 years in a classical Christian online school. […]

Haley Story

Haley Story is very excited to join the team at Wilson Hill Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. Haley graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in physics from the College of William and Mary in 2002. She developed a passion for teaching during several college tutoring jobs and a summer student teaching position, but […]

Joanna Hensley

Joanna Hensley has been teaching Latin and literature online since 2007.  Active in classical education for over a decade as a teacher, writer, and conference speaker, Joanna has published several chapters in the Veritas Press Omnibus series, which forms the backbone of WHA’s The Great Conversation courses. Inspired by her own high school Latin teacher, […]

Josie Lowery

Josie graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Social Science/Psychology and an emphasis in Education. She taught middle school English, literature, and math at a private Christian school until her first child was born. In 2003, the Lowerys decided to homeschool their three children and enjoyed every minute of that journey together.  During that […]

Julie Etter

Julie has been an educator for the past 20 years, working with students in preschool to ninth grade in both online and bricks-and-mortar schools. She has a love for history that began with a 4th grade Virginia state history project, evidenced by the fact that she reads every plaque in history museums. Julie attended Liberty […]

Karina Venable

If memory serves her correctly, it was in fifth grade when Karina Venable was first asked to write about what she wanted to be when she grew up. Now she considers herself blessed beyond measure to be living out each of the dreams she listed as a ten-year-old: to be a mother, teacher and writer. […]

Kelly Songer

Kelly Songer is new at WHA for the 2015-16 school year.  She graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1990 with a B.A. in Human Communication. She and her husband, Jimmy, lived and worked as missionaries in the Philippines for fourteen years, where all four of their children were born. Her love of languages was sparked […]

Leah Coll

Leah Coll graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, spending the first ten years of her working life as a critical care RN.  When her first child had not learned to read by the end of public school first grade, she went to a local teacher’s store […]

Leslie Smith

Leslie Gray Smith is a two-time graduate of Auburn University with an undergraduate degree in secondary mathematics and English and a graduate degree in secondary mathematics. She has been teaching for 25 years including 12 years in public school, 4 years in an online classical Christian school, and 12 years of teaching local homeschool students […]

Marie Owens

Marie Owens grew up in Michigan and attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology.  She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina (in Charleston), earning a PhD in microbiology and immunology.  (As you might guess, little things are important to her.)  […]

Onastazia Mullen

Onastazia holds Bachelors (Biology/Pre-Med with a minor in Chemistry) and Masters (in Teaching) degrees from Liberty University, and has 9 years of experience teaching high school biology, geometry and chemistry at Liberty Christian Academy, New Covenant Schools and Rudolf Steiner School.  Along with her love of teaching, she enjoys permaculture design and gardening, hiking, traveling, […]

Ranya Bailey

Ranya has a B.Sc. in Biology with a focus in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetic research.  This was followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree and Family Medicine residency.  She left the practice of medicine once her first child was born.  She now has 5 children and has been teaching in homeschool and homeschool co-op […]

Scott Baker

Scott Baker is new at WHA for the 2015-16 school year.  He has over three decades of teaching experience in colleges and universities, focusing on classical Christian education, Trivium-based curriculum development and consulting in both “brick and mortar” and online schools. He has developed programs and courses in rhetoric and senior thesis and taught a […]

Shannon Galloway

Shannon Galloway holds a BA in Secondary Education (Science Composite) from Concordia University and has participated in numerous Science and Biotechnology continuing education seminars.  She also holds a Lutheran Teacher Diploma and a lifetime Texas Teacher Certificate. Shannon has 16 years of experience at Lutheran High School (Elk Grove, CA) and St. Mary’s Catholic Academy […]

Sheryl Vine

Sheryl Vine is new at WHA for the 2015-16 school year. She has been a lover of words and language since before she started storing memories. She grew up in small-town Minnesota then studied English at The Master’s College in California. During her college years she also spent one enchanted semester at Oxford University, England […]

Starlet Baker

If you were to ask her family, they would tell you that Starlet’s love of reading, writing and teaching were evident very early on. If she didn’t have her nose buried in a book or if she wasn’t writing in her journal, she was playing school (and most likely coercing her little brother into playing […]

Susan Joslyn

Susan Joslyn is a magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University and mother of six children. She began homeschooling her children in 1987. She later went on to teach professionally beginning in 1999 when she took a position at the grammar level at New Covenant Schools of Bedford, a classical Christian school. There she was […]

Teri Everett

New to Wilson Hill Academy for 2015-16, Teri holds a BS in Biology Teacher Education from the University of Houston and has a combined 5 years of teaching General Science, Life Science and Physical Science to middle school students in Texas, Maryland and Washington.  She also served for one year as a Science Aid at […]

Tom Vierra

Tom Vierra holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from Arizona State University and has taught in classical education for thirteen years, the past five online.  In addition to having taught courses in classical literature, philosophy, writing, history, and logic, he has also helped to start two different classical schools which included service as Academic Dean and […]


New at WHA for 2017-18, this teacher holds a BS in Elementary Education and has 12 years of Grammar School teaching experience covering literature, grammar & writing, math, science and Bible. Name and full details will be announced formally in June.


This teacher will be announced formally in June.


New at WHA for 2017-18, this teacher holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked in that field before beginning a tutoring and teaching career.  She has taught science as well as literature and language arts classes in grades 4 through 9. Name and full details will be announced formally in June.