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 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. Once graduated, Joseph has taught full-time for two years at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, concentrating on subjects such as Old Testament Survey and Latin. His favorite subjects are History, Theology, and Literature.
Besides teaching, Joseph has helped coach cross-country and track. He plays a mean game of chess, enjoys backpacking and hiking in any weather, and loves cooking for family and friends. His favorite sports are running, soccer, and volleyball. Joseph speaks English, Spanish, and Latin, and can read Greek and Hebrew.
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 Kodaly certification in 2019. Lia has taught private piano lessons since 2017, a few music classes, and art lessons, and 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 a 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.
Cheryl Mallory M.D. grew up in southern New Jersey as the oldest of 3 siblings in a solid Christian home. She accepted the LORD as her Savior at a young age. She attended Cedarville College (now Cedarville University) in Cedarville, Ohio receiving a BA degree with majors in Biology & Chemistry and minors in Bible & Flute. She completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA followed by a residency in Family Practice at a community hospital/clinic in New Jersey. She practiced inner city medicine for 3 years while serving as Faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Camden, NJ. She then journeyed west and has practiced in a variety of rural settings in Washington & Idaho before settling down in Lewiston, Idaho. Throughout her career, she has proctored many health care students through an affiliate faculty role with the University of Washington. She transitioned to part-time work when the LORD called her family to home school. Cheryl has a passion for teaching and has enjoyed sharing her knowledge with her own children as well as teaching co-op classes including Study Skills, World Geography & Cultures, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and multiple elementary science courses. She delights in facilitating hands-on student discovery of the marvelous beauty and complexity in our Creator’s design and of how careful scientific study reveals evidence for creation, the catastrophic changes brought by the worldwide flood, and God’s sustaining power in all of creation. Cheryl also enjoys mentoring young people and women in their spiritual journeys as well as facilitating and participating in Bible studies. Cheryl cherishes time with her husband Kevin and their 3 children, Jessica, Jolynne, and Justin, enjoying activities including making music, hiking, camping, visiting historical sites, and attending cultural events.
Jillene lives in New Hampshire with her family but has lived all across the United States and visited all fifty. Growing up as a preacher's kid, she cut her teeth on the church pews; growing up as a teacher's kid, she considered her mom's classroom her second home. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor's of Science in Operations Research, she earned her Master's Degree in Operational Analysis at the Air Force Institute of Technology, then served as an Air Force Space Systems Analyst in California and Information Warfare officer in Texas. Ron, her husband of 23 years, is a retired Air Force officer, now a defense contractor. Jillene honorably separated from the Air Force in 2000 to raise their first of three children, now ages 21, 19, and 17. Her years as a Classical Conversations' Challenge Director and working with her children tie her background of graduate-level mathematics to her present reality of algebra, geometry, calculus, and physics. As she learned to "see" math and trained to have math conversations, she is a self-proclaimed Math Geek-in-training. She enjoys coffee and traveling with her family; her dream job is to teach online from a cruise ship while traveling the world.
Cole Comfort graduated from Wheaton College (IL) in 2021 with a BA in Elementary Education and an Endorsement in Middle Grade Mathematics. Shortly after graduation, Cole and his wife moved to Moscow, ID with their Tiny House that they built with the help of their family. Cole enjoys spending time with loved ones, playing games of all sorts, working out, experiencing the great outdoors, and studying God's word.
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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