Amber Wilder

Amber graduated from Liberty University in 2000 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and minors in English and Psychology. She was also a cheerleader at Liberty, a passion which she has now passed on to her daughters. In 2002, she married the love of her life, Nathan, who is a bi-vocational pastor. She taught for […]

Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford is a homeschooling mom, teacher, and nature-lover whose heart has been captured by the beauty of truth. More than anything, she loves to help others learn how to look at the world around them and see that all truth is God’s truth. As an undergraduate, Annie had the privilege of studying literature and […]

Bart Martin

Bart Martin was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, though he would like to think he was born and raised in Middle-earth. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he majored in philosophy. During his five years as a M1A1 Abrams tank platoon leader and company executive officer, he discovered that […]

Becky Ekholm

Becky Ekholm is a homeschool mom and a military spouse.  In 2004, she graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Chemistry.  Becky served on active duty in the Air Force for 2 years as a chemist where she met her husband at their first duty station.  After leaving active duty, Becky taught high school […]

Bill Peacock

Bill Peacock has been studying and applying theological and economic truths to his work in public policy for more than twenty years. His experience in the public policy field includes stints in the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas General Land Office, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. While still […]

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. […]

Brandon Shufflebarger

Brandon grew up in Indiana playing basketball and Euchre and engaging in numerous other Hoosier pastimes. After working in corporate finance for a brief stint, he joined Teach for America where he taught Math for three years at disadvantaged schools in both rural Mississippi and inner-city Indianapolis. His classical teaching experience began at Regents School […]

Brian Melton

Dr. Melton hails from a tiny town in southwest Georgia called Ellaville. He attended Toccoa Falls College in the mountains of North East Georgia, where he met his wife, Kami, and earned a degree in Philosophy and Religion. From Toccoa, he went to TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, to study Civil War History with Dr. […]

Bryan McReynolds

Bryan McReynolds is an Austin, Texas, native but has lived with his family in Africa for the past 16 years as a missionary with Mission to the World. After many years in South Africa, they moved to Madagascar and joined a team planting churches amongst the Sakalava, an “unreached” people group. Bryan and his wife, […]

Carrie Wentworth

Carrie Wentworth was born and raised in the charming New England town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  After being home-schooled from grades four to twelve, she went on to study Elementary Education at Liberty University where she graduated with a B.S. of General Studies and K-8 teacher certification.  Her first teaching position was with a classical […]

Daniel Miles

Daniel Miles was born in Mississippi and grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and then went on to do his Master of Divinity and PhD in Theology from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.   While studying in Greece, Daniel developed a great interest in studying and […]

Denise George

Denise George graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Secondary Education Mathematics and an M.S. in Education of the Hearing Impaired, and she has been teaching math ever since. She first taught for 5 years in public middle and high schools, and then when her children came along, she taught them at home. She […]

Eric Reini

Eric Reini has a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics secondary education and a Master of Education from Cedarville University. His 20+ years of teaching experience include teaching in a “brick and mortar” Christian School, an inner-city public school, community college, and 10 years in a classical Christian online school. He lives in Jackson, TN, with […]

Greg Lawrence

Greg Lawrence joined WHA in 2017 and has become an important member of The Great Conversation teaching team.  As a life-long learner, he is passionate about teaching God’s truth revealed in His Word and His world.  Greg also serves as a pastor (20 years) and a Chaplain in the USAF (11 years), but his greatest […]

Heather Axelson

Heather Axelson is a homeschool mom of nine precious children, ranging in age from 14 years down to 18 months. She has loved learning and teaching from the beginning, and her grandfather was instrumental in developing in her a life-long love for math. As a child, she began making math flash cards and homework for her first […]

Heather Tuin

Originally hailing from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, Heather makes Kalamazoo, MI, her home. Yes – there really is a Kalamazoo! In 1995, Heather graduated from Redeemer University with a B.Sc. in Biology and continued on to Calvin University to complete a year of courses in a post-bachelor program and to obtain her secondary education certification with […]

Janelle Fleming

Janelle Fleming has been studying and enjoying God’s creation since birth. She has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, a Master’s degree in computational mathematics with a minor in Oceanography from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in Physical and Biological Oceanography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. […]

Joanna Hensley

Joanna Hensley has been teaching Latin and literature online since 2007. Active in classical education for over two decades 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, […]

Jodi Smith

Jodi graduated with honors from Auburn University of Montgomery with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She taught for five years in both public and private schools before staying home at the birth of her first child. In 2002 when their oldest child reached kindergarten, the Smiths decided to homeschool. The next years were spent raising, […]

Joel Varano

Prior to joining Wilson Hill in 2018, Joel Varano taught for six years at a classical Christian school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their two children, Moses and Pearl. His degrees include a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and a Bachelor of Music from Lebanon […]

John Choi

John Choi was born in Jeju Island, South Korea, and he was raised in New York City—in Queens and the Bronx. John became a believer when he was fifteen years old after God brought him to a jarring realization of the greatness of his sin and his need for a savior. It was then that […]

Jordan Dwelle

Jordan graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. While completing many interesting research projects in graduate school, Jordan had numerous opportunities to teach college students and to tutor for the SAT. Currently, in addition to teaching, Jordan works […]

Kathy Sweet

Kathy Sweet is a Southern California girl who tried to be an East Coaster but has recently landed in Austin, Texas. After graduating from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona with a BA in English Education, she moved to New York City to get her Master’s in Literature from Hunter College on the Upper Eastside. […]

Kaye Pepin

Kaye Pepin brings a wealth of life experience to WHA as well as many years of online teaching experience in both math and the humanities. First as a military brat and then as a spouse of an American soldier, Kaye has spent her life traveling the globe. Her primary professional passions have been reading, writing, […]

Kelly Songer

Kelly Songer 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 when she studied Greek in college. She learned Tagalog while […]

Laura Ruby

Laura has loved children since she was a child herself and has enjoyed teaching children of all ages— preschool through high school. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, by beloved Christian parents of five, she benefitted from a solid biblical foundation before she left home to attend Baylor University and later graduate from the University […]

Leah Coll

Leah began teaching Latin at Wilson Hill in 2016 and brings 20 plus years of combined teaching experience from home, homeschool co-op, and formal classroom settings. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and spent the first ten years of her working life as a critical […]

Leslie Burns

Leslie Burns hails from rural New Hampshire, where she enjoys life with her husband Tom, a pastor, and four children aged eleven to twenty-four. She counts it a privilege to join the Wilson Hill team in raising a new generation of gracious and winsome Christ-followers, equipped to bring hope to the world at such a […]

Lindsey Church

Lindsey currently lives in Hillsdale, Michigan, but was proudly born and raised in Buffalo, New York. After completing a BA in Mathematics (with minors in Classical Education and Latin) at Hillsdale College, she moved to the Detroit area to teach upper school math and logic at a classical Christian school. She also got to serve […]

Lindsey De Leo

Lindsey graduated with her B.A. in both French and Art History from the University of West Georgia. After specializing in early Church Architecture during her study of Art, her love of the French Language was sealed on her first study abroad trip to Tours, France. She fell in love with the language, culture, people, and […]

Lorryn Sterkenburg

Lorryn Sterkenburg is a convert to the Faith, a wife, and a teacher. She earned a Bachelor of Science in History at Hillsdale College, followed by a Master’s in Secondary Education at The University of Michigan. Her conversion began while writing a term paper on the life of Jesus Christ in Ancient History class, and […]

Makayla Brown

Makayla Brown’s desire to pass the torch of love for beautiful ideas and words in poetry and literature to the next generation led her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She spent eleven years teaching a variety of subjects to grades 4-8 in public schools. During this time, she discovered a passion for […]

Matt Colvin

Matt Colvin holds a PhD in Classics from Cornell University and a BA in Latin and Greek from the University of Maryland. He is ordained in the Reformed Episcopal Church and spent 2012-2017 as an Anglican missionary in Indonesia and the Philippines, where he taught Biblical languages to Filipino pastors. An experienced classical Christian teacher, […]

Meagan Songer

Meagan Songer graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2017 with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Missions. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the same institution in 2020. She has taught English as a second language online for the past three years […]

Meghan Hambleton

Meghan graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Literature and Medieval History. She began teaching for an online classical academy in 2014, right after she married her best friend and highschool sweetheart. After four years, Meghan and her […]

Michelle Hill

Michelle was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Nate. After studying at Furman University and graduating from ORU, she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Classical and Christian Studies with Knox Seminary. Michelle began her teaching career in public school, […]

Mindy Dixon

A native Texan, Mindy graduated from The University of Texas in 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology. She pursued an M.A. in Professional Counseling at Texas State University – San Marcos fully expecting to become a counselor in private practice, not a teacher. During graduate school, however, she began babysitting for two families at Regents […]

Naomi Wise

Naomi has always loved stories. She credits her grandmother in South Africa who would enthrall the children with vivid storytelling. After Naomi and her husband moved to the United States, she began to homeschool their two children, and then enrolled them in a classical Christian school for their middle school and high school years. Teaching […]

Patti Chesney

Patti Chesney was initially drawn to classical Christian education while her children were young. She and her husband, Joe, were looking for a school which reinforced their values, and they were attracted to the quality of literature and the strong Christian community at Regents School of Austin.  Beginning in 1998, Patti served in several roles […]

Paul Finch

Paul grew up in Alabama, Roll Tide! He met his wife Jackie in Colorado Springs, CO, and they have been married for 34 years. All five of their children were born in Colorado Springs. They have four grandchildren, with another on the way. Paul has an MA in English and an MA in Theological Studies […]

Peter Ohotnicky

Peter Ohotnicky is a retired Air Force Colonel. His military career included multiple assignments as a cargo and instructor pilot; he was also a commander in Air Force Basic Training, the Deputy Chief of Staff on Alaskan Command, and an Assistant Professor of Physics at the US Air Force Academy. Since retiring in 2017, he […]

Philip Althage

Prior to joining Wilson Hill Academy, Philip served as a school leader and instructor of mathematics, literature, science, and philosophy in classical schools in Texas and Arizona. In his capacity as headmaster, he served in the founding of two schools serving over 1500 scholars in the tradition of the liberal arts. The vision of an […]

Rachel Verbois

Rachel earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University in 2004, followed by a Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia in 2006, where she met and married her husband Caleb, also a Louisiana native. She taught freshmen chemistry labs for three years at LSU and UVA during her student years. In 2005, […]

Ranya Bailey

Ranya holds a B.Sc. in Biology with a focus in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetic research and a Doctor of Medicine degree with a residency in Family Medicine. She left the practice of medicine when her first child was born and now has 5 children. She taught in homeschool and homeschool co-op settings for 12 […]

Ronnie Long

Ronnie serves as the Head of the Grammar School at Regents School of Austin.  Prior to coming to Regents School in August of 2001, Ronnie served as a Youth and Family Pastor for ten years. He spent sixteen years in the classroom at Regents teaching 5th grade for four years and SOL Bible for twelve.  […]

Roy Bradley

Roy is a native of the Piney Woods of East Texas, and currently resides with his family in Nacogdoches — “The oldest town in Texas.” He has spent the past decade working professionally as a Classical Christian educator and administrator. He has taught courses in logic, mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, and geometry), rhetoric, apologetics, and integrated […]

Ryan Handermann

Before joining Wilson Hill Academy for the 2017-18 school year, Ryan Handermann had been teaching Latin and Humanities for 8 years. He taught four years at an ACCS school, three years at a homeschool coop, and two years online with the Davenant Latin Institute (among others). He has taught a wide variety of students, ranging […]

Samantha Lucas

Samantha Lucas is a second generation Spanish teacher, following in her mother’s footsteps. She is originally from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, but moved with her family to Naples, FL when she was twelve years old.  After high school, she returned to Indiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Valparaiso University where […]

Sara McGahey

Sara loves to teach and to learn. Her students’ aha moments of comprehension, their wonderment at God’s world, and their sheer delight of learning bring her both joy and blessing. Beginning her career in the semiconductor industry, she knew even then the excitement of training other engineers. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from […]

Sarah Collister

Sarah Collister has been an English educator for over 8 years. Her love of literature and creative writing inspired her to pursue a Bachelor of English Education at New York University. While she was inspired by the vibrant literary culture that she encountered at NYU, she was disheartened by the state of modern education, which placed so much […]

Shannon Galloway

Shannon Galloway was born and raised in Texas.  From a very early age, Shannon knew she wanted to teach, but it wasn’t until she attended the LBJ Science Academy for high school that she discovered that she loved science.  After attending Concordia University in Austin where she majored in Secondary Education with a Science Composite […]

Susie Trammell

Susie has recently moved back to the town of her alma mater, Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, where she received a B.S. in Education. She has been working with students her entire adult life through public, homeschool co-op, and private school classrooms as well as through youth ministry and Reformed University Fellowship. Her love for […]

Sylvia Chen

Sylvia Chen received her B.A. in Biochemistry in 1987 from Harvard College, completed her medical degree in 1991 from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and finished her pediatric residency in 1994 from Baylor. Subsequently, she practiced as a pediatrician for a few years before she and her husband decided to homeschool their children.  She […]

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones graduated from Biola University in California with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She taught for several years in Christian schools, and after moving to Arizona, came home to raise and homeschool her own children. During those happy, busy years, she enjoyed homeschooling children from other families in a creative and multi-age “one-room schoolhouse” […]

Teri Everett

Teri Everett holds a BS in Biology Teacher Education from the University of Houston and has a combined 23 years of teaching biology, life science, physical science, and general science classes in public schools, private schools, classical Christian schools, and a homeschool coop in Texas, Maryland, and Washington. She has helped develop science fairs for […]

Tobin Duby

Tobin Duby lies awake thinking of ways to explain complex subjects to students.  He grew up working in his parents’ home business selling science supplies to homeschoolers and holds a Bachelor’s in Classical Liberal Arts from Patrick Henry College.  He’s thankful every day for the cognitive benefits of Classical education and wants to share them with others.  He […]

Tom Vierra

Dr. Tom Vierra is the Headmaster of Wilson Hill Academy and a teacher of Great Conversation, Rhetoric, and Logic courses.  He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Arizona State University and has been involved in classical education for seventeen years, the past ten entirely online.  In addition to having taught courses in classical literature, philosophy, […]

Wendy Seefried

Wendy’s enthusiasm for math began when her high school teacher explained that God reveals himself in the ordered and consistent world of math. She attended the University of Delaware where she met her husband of 25 years and graduated with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. With a desire to apply the mathematics she studied, […]