Meet our faculty and board members!
Joseph Roberts was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico to missionaries who helped start a Christian school and Christian bookstores. He graduated from New Saint Andrews College in 2016 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture, and in 2017 with a M.A. in Theology and Letters. While in school, Joseph taught World History, Geography, and Chess at a homeschool co-op for two years. After graduation, Joseph taught full-time for two years at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho (concentrating on subjects such as Old Testament Survey and Latin) before becoming the Headmaster of Lewis Clark Christian School. His favorite subjects are History, Theology, and Literature. Besides teaching, Joseph has helped coach cross-country and track. His favorite sports are running, soccer, and volleyball. Joseph speaks English, Spanish, and Latin, and can read Greek and Hebrew. He also plays a mean game of chess, enjoys backpacking and hiking in any weather, and loves cooking for family and friends.
Lia Roberts grew up in Battle Ground, Washington and attended a Classical Christian school. She graduated from New Saint Andrews College with a BA in Liberal Arts and Certificate of Music in 2021, and completed her Kodály certification in 2019. Lia has taught private piano lessons since 2017, a few music classes and art lessons, and has tutored in math. Besides teaching, Lia enjoys singing, running, hiking, working on house projects, and cooking with Joseph.
Tali Zarate was homeschooled K-12th in the Classical Christian tradition. She continued her education in the Liberal Arts at New St. Andrews College, after which she earned an MFA in Writing at Pacific University. Mrs. Zarate taught First Grade at Great Hearts Academy in Texas, where she had the opportunity to help develop their Nature Studies curriculum. She has a deep love for children’s literature, outdoor exploration, and continuing her own education by learning right alongside her students.
Joshua Roberts was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico; the fifth child of missionary parents. He graduated from New Saint Andrews College in 2019 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts & Culture, and in 2020 with a Certificate of Music. Joshua also completed his Kodály Certification at NSA's Conservatory of Music in 2019, and has served as assistant choir director for three years at Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is very excited to develop musical literacy in his students using the Kodály methodology. Joshua loves making music with friends, and has even started a funk/soul band with some of them. Besides music, he is an avid lover of good food, language, and good storytelling.
Leah Hurt was born in Moscow, Idaho and grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia where her father helped plant and continues to pastor Providence Church. Leah graduated from Liberty University in 2017 with a dual degree in Mathematics and Spanish, and from Appalachian State University in 2019 with a M.A. Mathematics degree. Leah has taught a variety of mathematics and Spanish courses including College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, high school Algebra II and high school Spanish, and has enjoyed many hours of tutoring students in math. During her college years, Leah made several trips to Guatemala to serve local communities, develop her Spanish, and interpret for short term mission groups. Leah can often be found either reading a novel or going for a run on her favorite trails. She also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, playing the piano, and visiting her many nieces and nephews around the country.
Carter Ehnis was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Moscow, ID to attend New Saint Andrews College where he graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture. He is currently a graduate student at NSA pursuing an M.A. in Theology and Letters. Carter has been an avid language learner since High School, when he first started studying Spanish, French, and German. He then transferred this love of language learning to Latin, Greek, and Hebrew in college. He now teaches Latin and Ancient Greek to students of all ages at the Ancient Language Institute and has recently taken up the post of Latin and Spanish teacher at Lewis and Clark Christian School. Carter fills the rest of his time developing Latin and Greek curriculum for Picta Dicta.
Kirsten Taylor graduated from George Fox University, in Newberg, OR, with a BA in Elementary Education, and later earned her Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. After teaching multiple grades for six years, she stepped away from the teaching profession to raise their four children: Titus, Tenley, Taelyn, and Ezra. The Taylor family moved to The Valley in 2021, after living in The Dalles, OR for 15 years. Kirsten is grateful to have found LCCS, as the small class sizes make it feel like they are part of a family, and she is excited to be teaching science this year. When not teaching, you can find Kirsten walking all over Lewiston, or picking up a cup of coffee from Dutch Bros.
Mr. Creason received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in Mechanical Engineering in 2006, graduating as a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. While attending law school at the University of Idaho, he participated as a member of the College of Law’s Mock Trial Team, and served as an associate member and then editor on the Idaho Law Review. During his tenure on the Idaho Law Review, Mr. Creason published an article discussing Idaho courts’ review process for local elected officials’ decisions, entitled Land Use and the Lost Promise of Cooper: What Happened to the “Judicial” in Quasi-Judicial Proceedings?, 44 Idaho L. Rev. 735 (2008).
Rusty is an elder at a local Lewiston church and has a passion for Christian Education. He was an administrator over Christian schools and has been a teacher of humanities.
Craig was born in the Lewis-Clark Valley and graduated from Lewis Clark State College with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He is currently the CFO at Potlatch No. 1 Financial Credit Union and serves on the board of Life Choices Clinic, a pregnancy care center in Lewiston. Both of Craig's children attended Christian schools, and he has been a supporter of Christian education for many years.
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