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.
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.
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.
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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