When you consider how long classical education has been around (thousands of years), Logos Online School is new to the game. However, we have been at the forefront of the resurgence of the classical and Christian education movement for almost forty years—before the internet was even a thing.
It all began in 1981. The setting was a little town called Moscow in northern Idaho. A handful of educational pioneers, armed only with faith and an essay written by Dorothy Sayers, opened the doors of Logos School in the hopes of providing a Christian and classical education for their children. Ten years after those first students entered Logos School, one of the school’s founding fathers, Douglas Wilson, was asked by Crossway Publisher to write a book on Christian education. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning was published in 1991. The book explained the need for Christian and classical education and introduced Logos School to the world.
Classical Christian schools sprang up around the nation, and homeschoolers also began to apply the same principles in their endeavors. Organizations such as Veritas Press, Classical Conversations, and Memoria Press, used Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning as a sort of handbook and got to work figuring out how to apply the ancient educational philosophy in today's culture. Soon parents, schools, and homeschoolers began contacting Logos School, asking for their unique materials. Logos Press was created to meet the growing demand. As technology changed and the internet became a part of the fabric of our culture, the demand for online Christian and classical education was felt, and Logos Online School was founded by Dr. Larry Stephenson in 2012.
Logos Online School exists to support parents in their biblical responsibility to train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. To this end, we provide a Christ-centered classical education for grades 7 through 12 that is convenient, affordable, and accredited.
Our school motto is "Acta Non Verba," which means "Actions Not Words." Dr. Stephenson's inspiration for our motto comes from James 1:22-25, which tells us not just to be hearers of the word, but to be doers. This is our vision for our students: that they take the knowledge of God, His Word, and His world from their years with us and internalize it, working it out in every area of their lives. Watch Dr. Stephenson talk more about it.
We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school; to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We desire them to grow with the school, involved in and excited about the journey. We aim to help them to follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hearing both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture’s injunctions to encourage and stir up one another to love and good works.
We aim to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire they have a heart for the lost and the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling towards destruction; that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only; and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ.
We desire our instructors to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students and their subjects. We desire they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their online classroom and how their work fits into the whole; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. We look to see them mature in Christ, growing in the knowledge of God, their own children walking with the Lord.
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Meet the Team
"Logos Online School instructors are highly qualified… they go above and beyond to make themselves available to my sons when they have had questions or problems with their assignments, even after classroom hours." - Karen Stafford, LOS Parent
Dr. Larry Stephenson
Owner and Superintendent
Dr. Larry Stephenson has spent over thirty years in educational administration and has earned a BS in Education, with Math as a teaching field, as well as a Masters and a Doctorate in Educational Administration. He is the owner of Logos Online School, and the superintendent of Logos School in Moscow, Idaho. He has served on the national ACCS Board, has been an ACCS accreditor, and is the author of two books: The Administrator’s Handbook and The College Advising Handbook for Administrators and Parents. His desire is to facilitate excellent classical, Christian schooling for every family that desires it for their children.
Besides being a curriculum wonk, Dr. Stephenson has an extensive background in athletics that culminated with being drafted by the Memphis Showboats and attending training camp on contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1985 as a quarterback. He has since successfully coached several sports but spends what free time he has now completing home remodeling projects, grilling for his family, playing board games with his grandchildren, and golfing. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married for forty years, and have three daughters, a son, and ten grandchildren.
Mrs. Sandy Belschner
I'm an Okie. If you know your history, that used to be a derogatory term. But "I'm proud to be an Okie..." (as the song goes). My great-great-grandfather staked his claim to our land during the Oklahoma Land Rush, and most of my family did not leave during the Dust Bowl. I grew up going to church and singing Southern Gospel music alongside three generations of Okies.
After earning a B.S. in Business Communications at Missouri State University in 1988, I married a handsome, baseball-playing Texan who boldly stated that we would live in the Lone Star State for the rest of our lives. But after the Lord changed his heart of stone into a heart of flesh (for real), baseball was no longer the guiding force in our lives, and a career-change into the U.S. Air Force started our growing family on an amazing adventure. We started homeschooling that same year. As Brent was pinning on his first gold bar as Second Lieutenant, I was trying to figure out how to teach my oldest how to read. We homeschooled for the entire time we were in the military, topping out our family with seven fantastic kids - four boys and three girls. Eventually we sent our firstborn off to college in Moscow, Idaho while we were living in Germany. In 2008, we said goodbye to military life, hoping to plant the rest of our family in Moscow too. All the folks back in Oklahoma and Texas really had a hard time understanding this one...until they came to visit and saw this amazing Christian community in person. Over the next decade, Belschner kids would attend and graduate from Logos School (the original brick and mortar one), while others would continue their studies at home and go to college from there. I would teach at Logos, develop curriculum for Logos Press, and help launch the online school.
Today, the last two lovely Belschner ladies are finishing up their high school education at home, mostly with Logos Online. We also own and operate a Christian dance studio where our girls get to kick up their heels with some of their best friends. And did I mention the grandkids? Eight and counting! Of course, I also get to serve the many Logos Online families who are on this same, crazy homeschool adventure. When you call, be sure and settle in with your list of questions and a cup of coffee - I can’t wait to hear your story!
Mrs. Anita Harkness
Hello my name is Anita Harkness.
I grew up in a small town in southwest Michigan where I attended a Christian private school. The same school where I met my husband, Nick. We’ve been married for 21 years. In addition to being a wife, I am also a mother to 4 sons. We have been homeschooling for 13 years. 5 of those years with LOS. Our oldest graduated last spring. We have 2 sons currently attending LOS while I homeschool our youngest independently until he is old enough to jump into LOS with his brothers.
We moved to Idaho in 2019. That’s when I began to work on staff at LOS. I was already being blessed by the program so deciding to join the team was an easy decision and completely a God thing. I am so thankful for the support of other godly homeschoolers and LOS as we raise our boys to know the Lord. I look forward to being able to serve other families in the same way!
Mr. Brent Belschner
My lovely wife Sandy and I have seven kids, ranging in age from 32 down to 14. We also have eight grandkids and counting! Our youngest daughters, Hope and Bekah, are both LOS students and thoroughly enjoy their teachers and classes.
As for my own educational and career journey, it's been very different then I planned. My obsessive drive to play baseball took me to a couple of colleges, eventually landing at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. I managed to get a degree in math (and, of course, P.E.) while playing and coaching at the college level. As we started our family in the late 80s, I was teaching math and coaching in Texas, but after seven years of this, God changed my heart and our path. From my experience teaching in the government schools, it was clear to me that “school was no place for kids” and that we needed to do something different with our family. And so we began homeschooling our oldest when he started kindergarten, not knowing anyone else crazy enough to do it, too. At about the same time, I realized I needed a new career. The Air Force liked my math and athletic abilities which got me in the door of their Officer Training Program as an "old man" of 32 years. Our family continued to grow, and our homeschool became a worldwide adventure. I was honored to serve in the Air Force for 14 years, rising to the rank of Major and picking up a Master's degree along the way. We moved to Moscow, Idaho when I separated from the military and I worked for Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI) before joining Logos Online full time.
God has been gracious to us throughout our 26-year homeschool journey to educate our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Back in the day, homeschool resources were nowhere near what they are now. We would have been very grateful for an option like Logos Online School.
Mrs. Darcey Doyle
Darcey Doyle grew up in the classical Christian education world at Cary Christian School in Cary, NC and Logos School in Moscow, ID. She is honored to now share the gift of Christ-centered education with families across the nation.
Darcey received her Bachelor's in Liberal Arts from New Saint Andrew's College in 2020.
Outside of work, Darcey enjoys spending time with her husband Alex, toddler Eli, family (including quite a few nieces and nephews) and friends in Moscow. She also enjoys going to the weekly local farmer's market, trips to the coast, and spending a quiet evening at home painting or with a good book.
Mrs. Kaitlyn Wright
Social Media Intern
Hello! I was born and raised in Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). My husband Caleb, myself, and our three children recently moved to Moscow, Idaho for theological and educational opportunities. We love living in Moscow and we love Logos!
I am excited for the opportunity to work for Logos Online because I fully support the vision and mission. I homeschooled our oldest two children for a short time and I am well-aware of the blessing and benefit of having the support system of others pursuing like-minded education. As the Social Media Intern I hope to bless, encourage, and support the administration, faculty, parents, and students by promoting and showcasing their wonderful work to the glory of God. With small children still at home, I am so grateful to God for this opportunity that still allows me to be a keeper at home (Titus 2:5). Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
My favorite activities include spending time with my family and church family, reading good books, exploring Idaho, spending time outside in the sunshine, running/walking, knitting, and cooking/baking delicious meals.
Mr. Ryan Ayers
Welcome to Logos Online School!
I grew up around the paper mills of Portland Oregon and moved to the rolling hills of Moscow to study at New Saint Andrews. I graduated from there in 2021 with a B.A., got married, and started a family. When I’m not teaching or building a house, I enjoy reading, discussing books, movies, or sports–preferably tae-kwon-do, karate-do, or any of the martial arts. I look forward to sharing a gratitude to the Lord with you!
Mr. Michael Belch
Spanish and English
I grew up in Venezuela as the child of missionary parents. There, I developed a love for Spanish and for Spanish-speaking culture. However, I did not gain fluency until my high school Spanish teacher forced us to learn the language at a more academic level. I returned to the U.S. for college and attended Eastern Washington University where I studied Government, Spanish, and English. During college I met the woman who became my wife. We married and had three children. During that time, I returned to the university where I earned an MFA in Creative Writing. At that point, God redirected me from a potential career in politics or teaching at a community college. Instead, he led us to move to Taiwan where I taught English and Spanish at Morrison Academy, an international school for missionary children and English-speaking foreigners in Taiwan. We also worked with another missionary family to plant a church there. After six years in Taiwan, we returned to the U.S. and settled in central Texas. Here, we have homeschooled our three children and my wife also works as a nurse.
I saw first-hand how good teachers could motivate me to learn and do more than I originally thought I could. I also learned how we can understand our Christian worldview more deeply when we see who God is and what he has done through our various areas of study. By God's grace, I now work to help my students learn much about English, Spanish, and the God who spoke to us in the beginning and continues to speak to us now.
Rev. Jason Biette
Rev. Jason Biette and his wife Jessica were married in 2004. They have three daughters: Ruthie, Phoebe, and Mabel, and two sons, Josiah and Boaz. He enjoys hunting, fishing, firearms, archery, camping, and most outdoor activities. He especially enjoys doing these things with his family.
Jason grew up in Troy, New York. He received his undergraduate degree at Geneva College in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2001. He has taught for 22 years, focusing on science to 7th – 12th graders, as well as Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Ethics to nursing, medical assistant, and massage therapy students. Jason also recently spent a year studying at the Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and was named a Fellow after completing the Fellowship program. He has taken classes at Covenant Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Whitefield Theological Seminary, and has a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Rev. Jason Biette has pastored several churches both in the Federation of Reformed Churches and the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches, most recently Covenant Reformed Church of Fairbanks, AK, a mission church in the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches. He took his first call as an Associate Pastor in a small church in Winchester, VA, and served as pastor of his home church, Oakwood Bible Church (CREC) for nearly five years between 2009 and 2014. In the summer of 2014, he moved his family to the little town of Fork Union, VA where he took a position as a science teacher at Fork Union Military Academy. Outside of the classroom, he enjoyed assisting the Rifle Team and spending many hours as a pastoral counselor to the young men at the school. After serving the congregation of Covenant Reformed Church as their Interim Pastor during the summer of 2018, he and his family moved to Fairbanks in June of 2019 to take the call to be their full-time pastor.
Jason's daughters have attended Logos Online for a couple years now, and he is excited to be a part of the Logos Online community.
Mr. Logan Brown
Math and Science
I was born and raised in Eastern New Mexico. My wife and I are raising our four children in the same town I grew up in. I went to college at Eastern New Mexico University where I received my bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine, and master’s degree in secondary education. My mom has a video of me in elementary school answering the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? I answered, I wanted to be a teacher or a doctor. Here I am, I’ve been a teacher for the past eleven years! I have taught most of the sciences for high school, including biology, anatomy and physiology, physical science, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy.
I am constantly amazed and in awe of the Grace of God. I came to the reformed faith later in life and it has blessed my family and my marriage in more ways than I can describe. I have had the privilege of volunteering at an abortion abolitionist outreach ministry for 3 years now. It’s a very hard and taxing ministry, but very rewarding every time an unborn image bearer of God is rescued from being led to the slaughter (Proverbs 24:11-12) [glory be to God and God alone]. Along with pleading for the lives of the unborn, we boldly declare the gospel to mothers seeking abortion, come alongside them, and support those in financial need. Through this ministry, I am constantly reminded of two things: (1) the total depravity of man that exists outside of the Grace of God and (2) Christ is eager and able to forgive all sinners, no matter what they have done if they repent and turn to Him as Lord and Savior.
When I am not teaching or doing ministry work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, kids, and my church family. My family enjoys playing board games and card games together. We enjoy going hunting, hiking, and camping. Through the years I have also coached tennis and soccer. My favorite sport is tennis, which I have played/coached for over 20 years. I have recently gotten into pickleball and enjoy playing it with my family (or anyone else that I can get to play). I also enjoy riding motorcycles occasionally, though I don’t own my own right now.
NO RETREAT. NO SURRENDER. MAY THE KINGDOM OF GOD PREVAIL!
Mrs. Ana Natalia Butler
¡Hola! My name is Ana Natalia Butler. I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. When I was seventeen, I had the opportunity to be a missionary in the United Kingdom teaching Spanish in a small Christian School, where I discovered my love for education. I studied International Relations and had the opportunity to study abroad at Sciences Po in Strasbourg, France and to work in the French Embassy in Mexico City after graduating as class valedictorian in 2018.
In 2019, I started working at Logos Online School. It has been a wonderful blessing. I am fluent in Spanish, English, and French and I am convinced that languages are an important tool to share God’s glory with the world.
I am married to my wonderful husband Brian, and we are now expecting our first baby, Isabel Grace. We love spending time as a family, having people over to eat and fellowship, reading, and running.
We believe God is a God of generations and we understand the significance of a Godly education.
I am looking forward to serving God through teaching Spanish this year.
Mr. Matthew Corey
Math, English, and
Matt Corey grew up in Albion, Maine. He lives in Morrill with his wife Jenna and their four children.
Matt graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in University Studies. He has been a teacher at Mirus Academy in Ellsworth, Maine since 2020. He teaches and has taught in various stages at Mirus from fourth grade to dialectic literature and rhetoric. He serves as the pastor of the Unity Union Church in Unity, Maine.
Mrs. Jemima Dixon
Logic and Integrated Humanities
Hello! My name is Jemima Dixon. I was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, but have lived briefly in the UK and will be moving to Michigan this coming August. I have a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College and a Certificate of Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. I am recently married and very excited to begin my first year at Logos Online!
Mrs. Sara Enns
I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada and always loved math. I would even make up questions for myself for fun. I graduated with a BSc in Math from Brock University. It is amazing to see how math describes God's creation. There is much proclaiming His glory!
After graduation, I got married to my amazing husband and became a mom to five great kids. Amongst raising my children, I also tutored and taught homeschool co-op classes over the years. We now live in a small town a couple hours outside Ottawa, Canada's capital. I continue to homeschool my own kids and enjoy working on our hobby farm either in the garden or watching my chickens.
I'm looking forward to sharing my love of math with the students at LOS!
Lead Science Teacher
I grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri, which is a bit north of Kansas City, and graduated from Central High School there. I was a kiddo who loved science from the start. By the grace of God, I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, hearing the gospel and coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ.
I attended Southwest Baptist University where I earned a BS in biology. Then, I attended Iowa State University, where I was involved in some cool (ha!) Antarctic research. I earned a M.S. in cell and molecular biology from Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I deeply enjoyed the opportunity to be a science professor at Southwest Baptist University for 18 years and taught a large variety of courses. I am totally delighted about my current call to teach for Logos Christian School and I aim to, with joy, behold the glory of God in science alongside my students.
I live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, five children, and a passel of pets. I love my family and my people, and I enjoy being outdoors, reading books, taking long walks and drinking good coffee.
Mr. James Goode
Logic, Writing, and Integrated Humanities
Howdy! I'm a Texas boy who's wound up far away from the promised land. While I was born in Houston, my father was an Army chaplain and we moved eleven places over the next twenty-two years of my life - everywhere from Germany to Washington D.C.! It kept the homeschooling career of me and my nine siblings exciting. There's nothing quite like studying westward expansion by accidentally getting lost on vacation in the Big Bend in a fifteen passenger van with the A/C out!
I finally left home to attend Texas A&M (and ROTC) for three semesters, but was forced to leave as the Iraq drawdown cut requirements for officers. I then decided to venture into the strange new world of classical learning at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow. But this strange new world turned out to be far more like finding home. Here were other bookworms, folks who could argue about the finer points of Plato, Herodotus, or Augustine and then go play a rousing game of frisbee afterward. So I married a wonderful woman as an excuse to stick around and have been in Idaho's panhandle longer than any other place in my life.
As for flavors of interest, I'm a history nut - anything old will do, although the American wars probably take precedence. I'm firmly committed to chasing the dream that someday I will read every book on my (currently) six bookshelves. I love walking, equally content with roaming the wilderness or sauntering through a picturesque downtown with my walking stick. When there's a theater production near me, I will find it and worm my way into it. If you really get to know me, you'll find out that I'm a bit of a superhero/Star Wars nerd. I worked a night job in a 24-hour grocery store for three years to get through college, so I always have a good anecdote at parties. And I love teaching.
Mrs. Molly Goode
Lead Logic Teacher, Math, and Integrated Humanities
Molly Sumpter grew up in the beautiful countryside of Maryland. She was home schooled with five brothers who made sure she perfected the art of swinging a baseball bat left handed. Molly’s mother taught her to love books by reading aloud to her and enjoying the stories with her. Her father taught her to love Pastoral ministry by involving his family in his calling of pastoral work. When Molly was 11 years old her family moved to southern Oregon where they found a wonderful community of Christian homeschoolers.
After completing her high school education, Molly moved to Moscow, Idaho where she attended New Saint Andrews College. Molly graduated from NSA with a BA in Liberal Arts and Culture in 2017.
Molly married her wonderful, Texas-born husband, James, in 2020 and they live in Moscow with most of her family. In her free time Molly enjoys reading, singing in church choir, taking walks with her husband, and spending time with her siblings and the growing myriad of nieces and nephews.
☆ Mrs. Goode has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mr. Jeff Harlow
Science, Logic, Math, and Integrated Humanities
My name is Jeff Harlow. My wife Lori and I homeschooled our two children through their high school education and have been blessed to watch them grow into faithful adults (now 36 and 32 respectively). We now live in Moscow, ID near to our youngest son and his family. My wife and I came to an appreciation of classical education late in our homeschooling. After our children graduated we have been delighted to encourage many families and their children in Christian and classical education.
I received my undergraduate education at Lily Bible School in Mackinaw, IL and have a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, FL.
I was blessed to have been raised by faithful Christian parents, through whose diligent efforts I was launched from an early age into a lifetime of service to the Body of Christ. I have served as a pastor and church planter. I have also worked with several classical Christian Schools as a teacher, a tutor, a chaplain, and a headmaster.
I delight to demonstrate to young people the ways in which the Lordship of Jesus Christ may and ought to be integrated into all learning. For education is, I believe, entirely incomplete where all learning is not founded upon the rock that is Christ. It is my great joy to join godly parents in their work of training up their children in service of the Triune God and in preparation for a life of maturity and faithfulness to our Lord Jesus.
Mrs. Mandy Hedderly
Lead Math Teacher
Hi! I'm so excited to be on the Logos Online team! I live in Belton, Texas, which is smack-dab in the middle of this big ol’ state. I married my ruggedly handsome husband in 2002. We have four kids, which is something I never thought I'd say, but God’s plans are always better than my own.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. I've been teaching math since 2010 and am inching my way up to my next upgrade: “Master of Mathematics,” because I am that passionate about math, and, you have to admit, it sounds super cool. I am overflowing with math-y goodness and I can't wait to share my enthusiasm for teaching and learning about this wonderful subject with you!
Non-math related facts about me: I homeschool my older kiddos, and try to keep my younger ones from destroying the house (and my sanity). I'm a CrossFit Trainer and up until my last pregnancy, I competed in Olympic Lifting and ranked third in Texas. I’m looking forward to seeing you in class! Together, we can put the fun in functions!
☆ Mrs. Hedderly has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mr. Joshua Howell
I am from the Midwest, born in the suburbs of Chicago, but also lived in Missouri and Oklahoma for some time. My interest in mathematics was first piqued in adolescence. As a middle school student, I thought patterns were amazing and spent many hours on different numerical patterns and sequences trying to find the next number. I enjoyed working with puzzles like sudoku, pascal’s triangle, and calculating the nth term of Fibonacci. I later took an Intro to Number Theory class where we spent some time working with elementary cryptology and relationships within math.
I was homeschooled, until attending Missouri State University and receiving two Associate degrees. After graduation, I worked for MSU-WP in the math department as a Teaching Assistant and Supplemental Instructor. I completed a BS from Indiana University East online while employed at MSU-WP. I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics.
While studying math, I loved the lightbulb moments after searching for a solution for hours, or finding problem-causing errors in my proof. It was like solving a puzzle, and finally fitting the pieces together gave me great satisfaction. In the tutoring lab, I worked with thousands of students and got to share those aha moments with them. Most importantly, teaching and tutoring gave me the opportunity to get to know students, come alongside them, and help them be successful in their pursuits as my teachers have done for me.
Mrs. Grace Jankovic
Grace Jankovic grew up in the small town of Goodland, KS, homeschooling for most of her education and graduating from Goodland Public High.
She earned her BA in Studio Art, emphasizing in Art History (with a minor in Religion & Philosophy) from Friends University in Wichita. For three years after graduation, she contributed monthly Art History lectures at Northfield School of the Liberal Arts as part of an interdisciplinary lecture series on Western Civilization. During that time, she continued to make art on commission and participate in gallery shows, while getting a crash course in web design from the School o' Hard Knocks.
Currently, she lives in the beautiful Idaho countryside with her husband Mike and their three children. Back when she had spare time, she enjoyed epic road trips with her man and singing with various local groups, anything from Bach to Jefferson Airplane. Now her interests include critiquing the Alphabet board-book genre, and looking for creative ways of keeping her little family fat and happy.
Mrs. Karlen Kochar
I live in Fort Myers, Florida.
I have a BS degree in physics from Stetson University and a Master’s in Religious Education from Canadian Theological College in Saskatchewan, Canada.
After taking a year sabbatical it is with great anticipation that I begin a new year with Logos Online. Looking over 42 years of public school teaching, secular online teaching, and a 3-year stint with Logos has made me aware of the precious educational opportunity provided by Logos. Whether it’s physics, chemistry, math, art history, music history, or just plain history, I love learning in general and look forward to new adventures this year as I interact with the wonderful Logos students and families!
☆ Mrs. Kochar has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mr. Zachary Kwong
Science Department Chair
Hello and welcome to Logos Online School! I grew up in California, and was homeschooled for the majority of my pre-undergraduate years before graduating in 2012 from Wheaton College in Illinois with a B.S. in physics.
I first entered teaching because I loved helping students “get it.” I joined Logos Online School in the 2014-15 academic year, and enjoy creating applicable and authentic connections between the sciences and students’ lives, a challenge as some concepts can seem abstract and not significant to everyday life. Earning my M.A. in Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education (I-STEM) from Virginia Tech in 2017 gave me a much deeper understanding and approach for my craft. I continually strive to design assignments and lessons which present students with authentic contexts for science content. I am very interested in learning the best way to teach students how to learn and seek to hone my craft with the best research-based teaching practices and classroom management procedures.
I enjoy every discipline, and learning in general, and I look forward to sharing my wonder and excitement over God's creation with my students. Currently, I live with my wife Hannah, two sons Matthew and Tristan, and daughter Elysia in Christiansburg, Virginia.
☆ Mr. Kwong has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mrs. Cheri Lawler
My husband, Rob, and I have been blessed with seven children, three of whom are currently students here at LOS. Our oldest daughter, Autumn, graduated from LOS in 2016, then followed our daughter, Caitlyn, who muses that having been encouraged to THINK in this school she cannot now break from the habit as she goes out into the world. If you attend one of my classes, you may get to know our lively two youngest children (ages 11 and 8) who homeschool with me.
I grew up in the countryside of Astoria, OR where I wandered a safe and quiet neighborhood, sometimes composing poetry and other times entertaining the elderly neighbors who relished my attention. After high school, I traveled to Nampa, Idaho and graduated from Northwest Nazarene College where I received a B. A. in Education as well as a home with my handsome soccer-playing husband. Through the years, we were blessed with 5 daughters and 2 sons, many of whom have or still do play soccer, and my career as a homeschool mom was firmly established. We were introduced to the classical, Christian model of education when Autumn attended Logos' Moscow, ID campus for 2nd and 3rd grade. As a Foundations tutor in Classical Conversations, I continued to study and consider the trivium and reformulate what I believe about God's design for learning.
By God's grace, I make room to read (read-aloud is a favorite pastime), write and proofread, and linger barefoot in the garden. I'm fond of meaningful song and quote and theatre. Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard and the Mitford series by Jan Karon are two favorite re-reads. I finally took the time to wander the little paths and broad roads through Middle-earth in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and am a better person because of it. I also overcame C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, delighting in another soul's ability to challenge my perspective.
Mr. Jacob Litwin
Apologetics and Integrated Humanities
I was born and raised in Southern California. By the grace of God, I heard the gospel when I was 16 years old and came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I went on to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (with an emphasis in Christian Education) from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California. I met my beautiful wife, Elrica Litwin, in college and got married on December 29th, 2018. The Lord has now blessed us with two kids, Selah and Noah Litwin.
I have three years of teaching experience in Integrated Humanities, Apologetics, and English Literature. On the side, I do brand building and social media marketing for small businesses. Outside of teaching, I enjoy playing guitar, watching movies, reading, playing board games, and traveling.
Mr. George Luke
Logic and Integrated Humanities
Hello and welcome to Logos Online School! I grew up in Illinois, and went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where I received a B.S. in Child Studies. I received my M.A. from Bethlehem Seminary in Minneapolis, and studied the Reformed tradition via Christ Church's Greyfriars program.
Mr. Solgos, my middle school teacher, was a Christian who could wax eloquent on C.S. Lewis, stained glass windows, geometry, and how to clean a messy locker. He was like Atticus Finch to me: wicked smart, a good story teller, and above all, a consistently Christian man. He made me want to be like him. Good teachers leave you knowing they love you, and that their wisdom to you is a gift from our God. I want to be the kind of teacher who can not only tell you the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European), or warn you away from getting in to land wars in Asia, but also leave rejoicing in Jesus as the culmination and foundation of everything good, true, and beautiful (even in the three movies I referenced above).
I look forward to marveling at God’s work in humanities and logic with you! I live with my true love Joelle and our two “teaching assistants", Devorah and Samson, in Moscow, Idaho.
Mr. Caleb Maltby
I grew up in the Texas Hill Country and was homeschooled all my life.
I attended Abilene Christian University where I graduated with honors with a degree in English Lit. After seeing far too many friends lose their faith due to liberal teaching from the Bible department and elsewhere in the University, the Lord put it on my heart to seek out additional training so that He might use me to train up men and women in the church to be prepared for such attacks against their faith. That has led me to Westminster Theological Seminary, where I am currently studying. I have also been busy with a pastoral internship at New Braunfels OPC here in my hometown testing my gifts.
By His grace, I hope to continue to use my gifts to teach others about the good news of Jesus Christ and teach many to be confident in the faith they already have.
Mr. Scott McQuinn
Hebrew, Koine Greek, and Integrated Humanities
I am the blessed husband of Vanessa and father of seven image bearers (all 10 and under), which means my life is full of goodness from the Lord! Our days are filled with homeschooling our children, exploring the outdoors, reading books together, creating and building, gardening, raising chickens, and making music. I love children and firmly believe that, “like arrows in the hand of a warrior” (Ps 127:3–5), God uses them “to still the enemy and avenger” (Ps 8:2) and establish his kingdom. They’re also really funny!
I was born and raised in Kansas, though I’ve now lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Kentucky, studying at various institutions, striving to sharpen my mind and enlarge my heart by sitting under godly thinkers. I received a B.A. in Biblical Languages (Northland International University), an M.Div. in Biblical Exegesis (Bethlehem Seminary), an M.A. in Ancient Language Acquisition (Fresno Pacific University), and a Th.M. in Old Testament/Septuagint (Southern Seminary). I have studied a handful of ancient languages and have developed a measure of spoken fluency in both Hebrew and Greek through my involvement with the Biblical Language Center (BLC), which began with a six-week intensive Hebrew course in Israel in 2011.
Over the years God has opened many doors for me to gain extensive experience teaching Hebrew and Greek as living languages (i.e., “immersion”) at church-based institutes, universities, seminaries, Bible translation organizations, and BLC, for whom I have been teaching and developing curricula since 2014. I’ve taught men and women, young and old, students and professors, and Bible translators/consultants from many different countries, and it is a joy to see people of all types engage God’s Word in a deeper, more intimate way through reading it in its original languages!
I also had the privilege to teach Greek and Integrated Humanities (Omnibus I Primary and IV Secondary) for another online classical Christian school for two years. I absolutely love discussing great ideas from the Great Books through the lens of the Greatest Book, for it helps to order our affections—that is, to love what ought to be loved and to hate what ought to be hated. I look forward, Lord willing, to being a tool used by God to sharpen your child, and to create a sense of wide-eyed wonder in God’s spoken world!
Mr. Knox Merkle
I have lived in Moscow, ID, since I was born.
I am a 2017 alumnus of Logos School and a 2021 alumnus of New Saint Andrews College, graduating with a BA of liberal arts and a certificate of music. I am currently pursuing an MA in theology from New Saint Andrews, am a student in the Greyfriars ministerial training program, and lead singing at Christ Church's downtown services in Moscow.
Mr. Landon Miller
English and Math
Hello! I was born in Florida and raised in South Carolina and Virginia. My lovely wife Julia and I were raised in Christian families that settled in southwest Virginia when we were both around ten years old. We were married on July 11, 2015 and have four daughters (Jenna, Novia, Anniston, and Atalia) ages one through six. For theological and educational reasons, we moved to Moscow, Idaho in the Summer of 2021, where we currently live. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading or listening to books, playing (or watching) sports, and spending time with my family.
I realized that I loved teaching while in western China teaching ESL in 2012. After returning home, I immediately began teaching at our small church-school. I taught one year in elementary and one year in secondary before going to college. I earned an Associates in Teacher Apprenticing at Faith Builders Educational Programs. Then, I returned to our church-school where I taught secondary and operated as principal for six years.
Over the years, I have taught a little bit of everything at the junior high and high school levels, including math, language, literature, science, history, Bible, and music. I know what it's like to struggle with math, which I did through junior high. Surprisingly, it was Algebra 1 that finally lit my enthusiasm for math. Since then, I've enjoyed digging behind the scenes to discover the "why" behind the "how." I also enjoy the art of writing, particularly dissecting sentences to see how the parts fit together. I'm excited to share these joys at Logos Online School!
Mrs. Karen Mondoy
Lead Spanish Teacher
Karen is a native Texan who was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in Elementary Education and Spanish, she moved to Fort Worth, Texas. She met her husband, Patrick Mondoy, who had moved to Fort Worth after growing up in Hawaii, and they celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in May of 2021. God blessed them with three wonderful, Christ-following daughters and five of the most amazing and beautiful grandchildren around.
Karen taught high school Spanish for 17 years at Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park, Texas. God has given her a great love for the Spanish language and for the students that she has had the opportunity to teach. Being able to see a teenager understand the importance of learning and using another language for God’s Kingdom has been a great blessing in her life.
Karen has a great love for the family and friends that the Lord has placed in her life. She is a Bible study leader at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth and enjoys studying God’s Word with other ladies. She often spends time with her grandchildren and considers being a Gramsy one of the greatest blessings that God has allowed in her life. She also enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends, and reading a good Christian novel when time allows. Her rescue dog Remington is also a special part of her life.
☆ Mrs. Mondoy has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Miss Morgan Moore
English and Integrated Humanities
Hello! My name is Morgan, and I live in North Carolina. I am the oldest daughter of ten children, so I am used to sharing dressers, beds, and clothes, and hearing the battle cries of blanket-caped warriors. From the very beginnings of my education, my parents homeschooled my siblings and me, and I am grateful for the opportunities that style of learning gave me. One of the benefits of homeschooling was that I could pursue my interests without outside interference, so my parents geared my education towards my passions—literature and writing (bet you didn’t guess that) ;). Even through my high school years, I could be found curled up with a good book or filling notebooks with dragon battles—often to avoid algebra, if I’m honest, because I prefer making letters into words, not equations. Another benefit of homeschooling was that my siblings and I could pursue our family passion of music and traveling. From 2015-2021, my family and I toured the United States and Canada, performing bluegrass and Celtic music. I saw a lot of unique places and met many great people at a young age, which has fueled my love of traveling. This experience not only blessed me with the opportunity to work in a family business, but it also gave me the ability to see how music, and the liberal arts in general, can heal and edify people.
During my travels with my family, I graduated from high school and pursued an online college education. I received an Associates in Arts from Alamance Community College and a B.S. in English and Creative Writing from Liberty University. Currently, I am working on completing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing to further my knowledge of both writing and literature and satiate my nerdy thirst for the written word. I am also in the midst of writing a literary fantasy play which I hope to publish one day if the Lord wills.
I love children, and my goal is to marry a God-fearing man and raise a big family of my own who I can shower with tales of chivalrous knights and daring hobbits. Until that time comes, however, I believe that the Lord has called me to teach others’ children. Now more than ever, children need to know the joy and hope that literature and writing may bring them, for, to quote C.S. Lewis, “it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, [so] let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” I also enjoy knitting lots of sweaters, playing the cello, guitar, and piano, singing along with The Sound of Music, and drinking lots of coffee.
I am so excited that God has blessed me with this opportunity to teach at Logos, and I cannot wait to meet you and your student!
Mr. Parker Moore
Latin and Integrated Humanities
I was born and raised in North Carolina, where I still live currently. The oldest of nine siblings, I was homeschooled along with my brothers and sisters, a fact which I credit with my love of learning, endless curiosity, and a love of teaching others. My parents ensured that we had a great opportunity to really learn and dig into the materials they provided, emphasizing classical methods of learning, including the study of theology, Latin, and literature, all from a distinctly Christian worldview. I also spent six years performing full-time with five of my siblings as part of a family bluegrass band, which gave us the opportunity to travel across the United States and parts of Canada.
After graduating from homeschool, I attended a local community college where I earned an Associate in Science. I then entered Liberty University, where I earned a B.S. in Political Science, focusing on political theory and foreign policy issues. I then changed educational focuses, and was accepted into Liberty’s Divinity School, completing an M.A. in Biblical Exposition in May 2021. I knew that I wanted to continue my education with a terminal degree, and near the end of my master’s program I decided to return to the realm of political theory and political science. Thus I began a Ph.D. in Public Policy in May 2021, with my research emphases focusing on natural law and church-state relations. It was around this time that I came on board with Logos Online School, and began teaching in September 2021.
My free time is mostly centered on reading and personal learning interests. I love books of many different genres, with my most visited reads being books of theology, history, the church fathers, and literary classics. I have a hard time reading just one book at a time, and like to be thinking about several topics, so I’m known to have several books stacked on my nightstand at once! I also like to spend time strength training and playing music.
Teaching with Logos Online is a true blessing and one of the greatest joys in my life, and I hope to work with your family as you seek the Lord’s will in education!
Mrs. Lisa Mutart
Math, Science, Economics,
Lisa Mutart was raised in Ketchikan, Alaska where she met her husband Jeremy. They have three kids ages 15 to 17, who also attend LOS and enjoy the online learning environment. Eager to see the world and serve his country, Jeremy joined the military, and they've spent the last 20 years serving as a military family. In 2019, they retired from military life and moved to Moscow, ID to be near family and be a part of the church community.
Lisa received an AAS in Health Science from Regent University and is currently enrolled at University of Idaho majoring in Accounting and Economics.
While homeschooling her children, she began teaching at many homeschool co-ops and loved every minute of encouraging young people to see God in all aspects of their education. Through her love for math and teaching, she has privately tutored high-school students and coached debate teams. Her favorite part of classical teaching is discussing and debating with students, spurring them on to love God with all their heart, soul, and mind. Lisa tutored various levels of Classical Conversations for 6 years. Through this program, she received training through the CiRCE Institute and other classical education programs.
In her spare time, you would find her sipping coffee and immersed in a great book, playing a board game, or walking her dachshund Max. She is passionate about being a life-long learner, doing everything to the glory of God, and is looking forward to spurring on more students to pursue a love of learning!
Dr. Philip Olsson
Lead Teacher for Integrated Humanities; Apologetics
Born and raised in Northern California, I enjoy (in no particular order) baseball, books, and Texas Hold’em. I am happily married to Heather, have seven children (along with thirteen grandchildren), and enjoy hauling our travel trailer around the beautiful state of Idaho.
As for my upbringing and education, I grew up attending a Christian school in the San Francisco Bay Area. A reader of political columns in high school who had thoughts of becoming a journalist, I brought my young self to college in 1992. After trying out journalism and campus radio a bit, I realized my stronger interests were in history and philosophy and so I pursued degrees in those areas. For my efforts, they eventually sent me packing with BA and MA degrees in History, along with minors in Philosophy and Political Science. I would then return to academia a few years later and attend Claremont Graduate University in southern California, where I studied ethics (MA) and philosophy of religion (PhD) at the School of Religion. My dissertation was entitled “Timelessly Present, Compassionately Impassible: A Defense of Two Classical Divine Attributes” and can be read for free on the internet.
As for work history, I’ve worn my share of hats. Roughly in chronological order, I’ve been a courier for a civil engineer, a barista, a videographer for live TV, a video-conferencing technician, a security manager, a substitute teacher, an assistant dock supervisor (transportation), a cutlery salesman, an FBI applicant (a spending freeze stopped the interview process), a teaching assistant, a CIA applicant (a variety of concerns stopped the interview process), a furniture delivery man, a part-time plumber, a part-time painter, a security alarm installer, a full-time kitchen and bath remodeler, a property manager, a member advocate for a Christian health-care sharing ministry, a freelance author, and a Christian school teacher.
I have also been blessed to be ordained as a Presbyter in the Federation of Reformed Churches and as a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.
I teach Integrated Humanities and Apologetics and enjoy helping students pursue excellence in their lives and work. Come and join us!
Mr. Dominic Pineiro
I was born in California, lived briefly in Ohio, but grew up on the gulf coast of Florida near Tampa. My wife and I moved to Moscow, Idaho in 2020 to join the church community (as well as escape the heat and humidity). We have loved being here and we enjoy the wonderful seasons of the Northwest. We have one baby boy and look forward to more in the coming years. We hope to homeschool one day and eventually have a homestead.
I got my B.S. in Math from the University of Central Florida in Orlando thanks to my love of the subject. Math is the purest form of logic which our God has created the universe to conform to. Studying math will often surprise you by the simplicity and connectedness of it all.
My wife and I love to hike in the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Camping and exploring are our favorite activities. We also love board games and cooking new recipes. I greatly look forward to teaching and sharing my love for math with students.
Mr. Mark Rauch
Math Department Chair
As a husband of one and father of six (one who’s with the Lord), I enjoy fulfillment during the teaching moments around the dining table and in front of the couch for evening devotions.
My primary education came from Fairfield Christian Academy in Lancaster, Ohio, where my dad was the headmaster as well as the pastor of the overseeing church. I then studied electrical engineering at Ohio University (Athens, Ohio), where I aced nearly all of my college-level math classes (I had a great teacher). My attention to detail naturally compels me to scrutinize the technical aspects of written material. Upon obtaining my degree, I worked in the engineering field for eight years before pursuing a career change.
I've now been with Logos Online School from their very first year. When they were just beginning, I saw my chance to jump in at a time when they needed warm bodies to fill a position. By the humor and grace of God, I am now the head of the math department here. Much grace has been extended to me by the LOS administrators and I hope I'm passing that along to my math teachers, students, and their families. This has been one of the most fulfilling jobs I've ever had. The seven hours a day that I spend teaching always fly by, whether I'm fumbling all over myself or exhibiting a quick wit that suggests I've had an unusual amount of caffeine (actually, for me, any amount of caffeine is unusual). For several years now, I've also been the sponsor of LOS's Movies & Music Club (where we usually just talk about movies). To be somewhat transparent, I'm really an entertainer at heart, so hopefully the students are having a good time while also learning about God, His Word, and His world through math.
I hope you will enjoy observing me as much as I will enjoy sharing with you, and by God’s grace, we will both learn about Him together.
★ Mr. Rauch has taught for Logos Online for 10+ years.
Mrs. Lily Roberts
I grew up just south of Seattle, Washington, and attended a variety of schools, from public, to private, to classical Christian. I moved to southern California to attend Azusa Pacific University, where I met my husband. Although I studied a variety of art forms in college, my focus was in drawing and painting. I continued at Azusa Pacific to get my master’s in teaching and California teaching credential and then taught art in the California public school system. Although I learned a lot about teaching in public schools, there was a lot that frustrated me about the system and I am excited to teach in a new environment this year.
I am always continuing my art practice while teaching, and I mainly work in traditional and digital illustration. I especially love working with gouache, oil pastels, and colored pencils. Last year, I completed my first children’s book illustration, which was so rewarding and fun.
I now live in Dayton, Ohio, as my husband completes his residency for emergency medicine in the Air Force. We live here with our dog, Addie, and hope to have children in the future (and maybe more dogs, too). We love to be active together and enjoy camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with family.
Mrs. Zoe Roberts
Lead English and Elective Teacher and Integrated Humanities
Zoe Roberts is from Oxford, England, where she spent most of her growing up years until she moved to Moscow, Idaho to continue her studies at New Saint Andrews College. From the age of 8, when she was introduced to Latin, she has loved studying languages, especially Latin, Classical Greek, and Biblical Hebrew. She continued pursuing all three languages in her college thesis in which she analyzed in depth the Bible in its original languages, focusing, in particular, on comparing and analyzing the Latin and Greek translations of the Psalms of Ascent.
Zoe completed her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture in 2017, and a week later she married her best friend Josiah. Since graduating she has greatly enjoyed teaching children grades 7-12 at Logos Online School and at a local homeschool co-op in Moscow, Idaho. Throughout her education, she has been privileged to have excellent teachers who instilled a love of learning in her. As she teaches, her desire is to instill a love of learning in each one of her students and to teach all her classes with Jesus Christ as the foundation and beginning of all wisdom and knowledge.
When Zoe isn’t teaching, she loves reading, painting, hiking and exploring the surrounding Palouse, camping, laughing, cooking for a bunch of friends, or playing badminton with her husband. She gets excited about a good cup of tea with scones and jam, Mediterranean food, and Mexican cuisine.
☆ Mrs. Roberts has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mr. Allan Santos
Spanish and Science
My name is Allan. I live in Aracaju, Brazil, the city where I was born.
I have been fascinated by the diversity of peoples and their languages since a young age. I studied English as a child and studied Spanish at university. I believe that learning languages opens doors for us to discover new cultures and observe the glory of God through the plurality of peoples, as well as enabling us to contribute with the expansion of the Kingdom of God. My love for architecture and the arts led me to graduate in Architecture at UFS after high school, with a specialization in lighting design.
I have been a member of the Presbyterian Church of Aracaju since my birth and was blessed to have been raised by faithful Christian parents, who encouraged me to serve in the Body of Christ. Today, I serve as a Sunday school teacher for young adults, where I discovered the joy of teaching and sharing the good news of Christ.
I love sports and I like to play soccer in my spare time. I really enjoy time alone with a good book, but I also love every moment with family and friends, no matter what we're doing.
Mr. Wesley Santos
Logic and Math
Hi! I was born and raised in Aracaju, Sergipe, located in northeast Brazil. My wife Sanny and I have two children: Matias and Ana Clara. Raised in a Christian home, I have the privilege to now attend the church of my childhood with my kids. I have been teaching the sciences for a few years and with each day that passes I feel more confirmed in my heart the calling for teaching. From sciences to music to Sunday School, teaching is what God has called me to do.
During my studies in Biological Sciences, I grew a special love for the ocean and coastal environments, which was my main field of work during those years. I graduated in 2010 and almost immediately started my Master's degree in Biological Oceanography. It was my opportunity to dig deeper into the world of water and behold the wonders God created there. In 2013, I finished my degree and started my teaching career in brick and mortar schools in the secular private school system. It was amazing to serve my calling and teach, but something was missing: the freedom to say "God is the creator of all this wonder we are studying." During the hard year of 2020, I learned about classical Christian education and that there was a place where Christian teachers could serve Christian families in God-centered institutions. In 2021, I was accepted as a teacher at Logos Online, where now I serve the Kingdom and my brothers and sisters with the talents God has entrusted to me.
I have played the violin as a hobby since my teenage years, which has given me the opportunity to serve at church during worship and teach others. I have also kept my childhood love for hero movies, cartoons, and videogames, which keeps my English sharp and help me connect with my students. My love of reading also began when I was young. I saw the cover of a Brazilian edition of "The Lord of the Rings" and knew I had to read it. Since then, starting with fiction, and expanding to other types of literature, I have tried to be a good reader. As a teacher, I hope to always be able to show my students how God reveals Himself in every corner of every science He has given to mankind.
Mrs. Grace Schlect
Hello! My name is Grace Schlect, and I have lived in Moscow, Idaho since 2008. I was blessed to attend Logos School from 4th-12th grade. I continued my education at New Saint Andrews College and graduated with my B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture in May 2022.
In May of 2021, I married Bennett Schlect and, in April of 2022, we welcomed our son, Connor Gresham. It was a busy year for our Schlect family! I love board games, the outdoors, and spending time with our many family members in town. I am excited to teach biology and share my love of God’s creation with my students!
Mr. Kevin Smith
Integrated Humanities Department Chair, History, and Senior Thesis
Kevin Smith grew up in Oregon, spending most of his time either playing outside or with his nose in a book (all depending on the weather!).
After sensing a call into ministry in high school, Kevin pursued his BA at Multnomah University and then traveled to Kansas City to attend seminary. Along the way he served as a pastor at several churches, taught at two Christian universities and in classical Christian K-12 settings. He's also completed doctoral-level research in Historical Theology through the University of Nottingham.
After returning to Oregon, Kevin met a beautiful teacher, Ashley, who is now Mrs. Smith. He stays busy with their charming little girl and his piles of books (some things don’t change!). Their shared passion is to equip parents to raise their children in the knowledge of the Lord. Serving as teachers is the ministry the Lord has set before them.
☆ Mr. Smith has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Dr. Gregory Soderberg
Lead Integrated Humanities Teacher and Apologetics
Dr. Gregory Soderberg and his wife have five children and enjoy hiking, boating, reading, and traveling. He has served in a wide range of church ministries and non-profits, ranging from church planting and prison ministry to foster care and Safe Families for Children. He has spoken at conferences in the US, Germany, and South Korea and has taught at Grace Life College and Seminary in Liberia, with Training Leaders International.
He has 21 years of experience in Christian education, both in brick and mortar schools and online. Besides earning Permanent Teacher Certification in the Association of Classical Christian Schools, he holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture (New St. Andrews College), an M.A. in Church History (University of Pretoria), and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam). He also studied theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and Trinity Theological College, in Bristol (UK). He served as the founding Academic Dean of LAMP Seminary RDU in Raleig. Besides teaching at Logos Online, he is a Teaching Fellow for the BibleMesh Institute, a Mentor-Professor at Redemption Seminary, and an Adjunct Instructor at New St. Andrews College.
His dissertation on communion frequency in Reformed churches was published in V&R's "Reformed Historical Theology" series. In addition to publishing articles in Intellectual Takeout and book reviews in various academic journals he was a contributing author to the Omnibus VI: The Modern World textbook, and the books More Than Luther: The Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe and Reforming the Catholic Tradition: The Whole Word for the Whole Church. He currently serves on the editorial board of Consortium: A Journal of Classical Christian Education.
Gregory is passionate about investing in students and leaders of all ages through teaching, writing, and speaking. He aims to help people learn lessons from the past, to inspire them to live wisely in the present. He loves teaching because he loves learning, and the pursuit of wisdom, in community with other learners.
Mr. Carson Spratt
Rhetoric and Integrated Humanities
Carson Spratt was born in Vancouver, Canada, and although he moved to the Pacific Northwest over a decade ago, you can still hear his accent when he’s out and about. He learned to read at age 3, and can’t quite seem to break the habit.
He graduated from New Saint Andrews College in 2014 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture, and since he couldn’t leave well enough alone, went back for an M.A., which he received in 2017.
Carson enjoys getting to know nature up close and personal, and making people laugh. He loves singing almost anything, from Bach to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” He happens to know that The Princess Bride is the best movie of all time, and he appreciates nothing more than a well-crafted pun. He can be curious about anything, and when he’s not teaching, he’s usually learning something. And he would be completely lost without his true love, Ellie, without whom life would be inconceivable.
☆ Mr. Spratt has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mrs. Wendy Stephens
Hello, I am grateful and excited to be a part of Logos Online School! My husband and I are parents to three grown children and Nana and Pop-Pop to nine grandchildren. I was born in Pensacola, Florida, home of the famed “Blue Angels”, and sugar white sandy beaches.
My education began at Pensacola Christian grammar school. I am deeply grateful for the strong foundation in scripture, discipline, and academics I received there. I love learning! After earning my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida, I have returned to school both formally and informally to deepen my knowledge. The Bible and science are my two favorite subjects. I am fascinated by the way biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and even music have common elements that display the glory of our great Creator! As much as I love to learn, I love to teach just as much! I have taught Bible Studies for over thirty-five years, and I have taught science for fourteen years. I look forward to igniting the curiosity and desire of my students to explore deeply the amazing design in all of God’s creation!
I love spending time with my grandchildren. I also love to cook, bake, hike, fish, camp, and enjoy the beach. On Sundays, I play timpani at my church. Many evenings my husband and I sit on our front porch and watch for wildlife. Our yard is frequented by deer, fox, gopher tortoise, owls, hawks, and once in a while by a bear or two. It is a blessing to live in a place where we can enjoy so much of God’s handiwork.
Mr. Jesse Sumpter
Latin and Integrated Humanities
Jesse and his wife, Kate, have one daughter and they live in Moscow, Idaho.
Jesse Sumpter has been teaching for over 15 years. He loves it! He has taught Greek, Latin, and Humanities for many years. He has also taught workshops at teacher conferences including the ACCS Repairing the Ruins conference. He writes on a variety of topics and has been published in various places, including Kuyperian Commentary and The Imaginative Conservative. He is also the Managing Editor of the CrossPolitic magazine, Fight Laugh Feast: https://flfnetwork.com/product/fight-laugh-feast-magazine/. He graduated from New Saint Andrews College with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Classical and Christian Education. He also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University.
Mrs. Kimberly Swait
I am from South Florida and love the sunshine. I now live in Moscow, ID with my giant husband and five children.
In high school, I became convicted of my need for a Savior and turned from a path of selfish ambition to a sacrificial life with Jesus as Lord. My family and I are Christians who love the Word of God, and seek to be Trinitarian in all of life.
Growing up, I spent my summers admiring the mountains of Montana and winters enjoying the beach in Florida. As a young student, I attended a magnet art school in middle and high school, and eventually graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a minor in art history from the University of Florida. I have homeschooled my children for 13 years. I have also shown my work in galleries and taken any opportunity to continue painting.
I paint the beauty I see around me as well as experiment with many art media. I especially love to use a lot of texture or illusions of texture in my work. While my children were small, I spent a lot of time sewing and later incorporated fabric collage into my painting. I love drawing, printmaking, and pottery as well.
Rev. Craig Thighe
I grew up in a suburb south of Denver, Colorado and attended public schools where I spent most of my time with my nose in a book (I've always loved learning) or my head in the clouds. After high school, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Aviation Science program at UVU while earning multiple pilot ratings. At 19, I became a licensed flight instructor and this is where and when I fell in love with teaching! Ever since then, I have continued to teach many different disciplines.
I spent the next 21 years in a variety of aviation related jobs, both inside and outside of the cockpit. In 2010, I earned an MBA from Colorado State University. In 2017, I followed a call to seminary so that I could draw deeper into God’s word and better lead my family. I graduated Denver Seminary in 2020 with a Master's of Divinity degree. In January of 2020, I quit full-time professional flying to pursue a ministry calling. I am humbled to pastor and serve Christ Church located in Denver, Colorado.
Kristin and I are the proud parents of 5 wonderful, unique, and creative children and we are urban homesteaders. We have a wonderful and full garden, some chickens, goats, and most recently we've expanded into keeping bees! It's been such a blessing to care for and grow the lot that God has provided us.
It is because of our direct experience with having our children enrolled at Logos Online and experiencing classical education firsthand that I felt drawn to teach here. I am excited to provide a Christ-centered education environment where students can thrive and love what they are learning. I am honored to be a member of the Logos teaching staff. Go Lions!
Mrs. Zaida Tidwell
Hello! My first name is pronounced like the Greek alphabet letter "Zeta" in case you are struggling. I am so excited to teach music through Logos Online School!
I grew up studying piano and continued that study through earning my B.A. at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas. I love teaching general music, teaching piano, and playing for churches when needed. I also love studying music theory, composition, and music history.
My husband and I grew up in the same town and went to the same church our families attended. He enjoys fixing anything with an engine and remodeling. My hobbies include baking, photography, thrift shopping, and anything outdoors. We currently share our living space with a tiny dog and a large cat. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my love of music with you!
Mrs. Heather Trauger
Latin and Integrated Humanities
Hello, salve, and howdy! I am filled with joy to continue to be part of the Logos Online family. I live on a little homestead in the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas with my wonderful husband, Andrew, and our youngest child, as well as several chickens, dogs, cats, and hopefully in the near future, goats! We also have three grown children who are in college or starting their own lives nearby.
God works in interesting and unexpected ways. I was a teacher at two ACCS schools beginning in 2008, and have taught many subjects, including history, math, grammar, Latin, music, Bible, and several others! However, my original goal was to be a concert pianist and travel the world, performing Chopin, Bach, and Mozart to adoring fans! My college degree was actually in piano performance. I still love to play those classics and have passed that love on to my little budding pianist, but God’s plans for me were quite different! I have enjoyed every single year God has given me of classroom teaching, and of this past year teaching here at LOS.
As I continue teaching Latin here at Logos Online School, I am excited to see how God will build our students through this skill. Latin, history, literature, math, science, the study of God’s word, and many other areas of study are crucial to forming our character in a way that honors God and prepares us to serve Him in this world. I can’t wait to join you on this exciting, inspiring, and soul-satisfying journey!
Mrs. Lauren Trotter
Lead Latin and Greek Teacher
Salvete! My name is Lauren Trotter, and I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was homeschooled from 6th grade through high school and took online classes my Sophomore and Senior years. Being a student in online classes gave me a love for the classical Christian model of education and for the unique community online classes offer.
During my Junior year of high school, I took a year of community college classes and after high school I moved to Moscow, ID, where I graduated in May 2015 with a BA in Liberal Arts and Culture (cum laude).
Since then, I've moved back to the Land of Lakes and married Kanaan Trotter in June of 2018. We welcomed a baby girl, Trinity Wyn Trotter, in April of 2021. We are having a blast as parents and enjoying every second! I love floral design, hockey, waterskiing, and spending time with my husband, daughter, family, and friends. I look forward to sharing my love of language - Latin especially - with my students, learning with my students, and developing relationships with families around the world through LOS. Above all, I'm excited to serve Christ and glorify Him through teaching!
☆ Mrs. Trotter has taught for Logos Online for 5+ years.
Mr. Grant Van Brimmer
Grant was born and raised on the beautiful Central coast of California in a Christian home where he was homeschooled K-12. His upbringing as a homeschooler is what solidified his deep conviction and love for Christian education centralized in the home, and founded on Christian faith.
After much skateboarding and playing bass in a band, God led Grant to attend Bible college. After graduating, Grant married his Bible college sweetheart, Ericha. After they had their first child, Grant enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain Assistant. He served 10 years, being stationed at Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Hamilton, NY. He served two combat tours in Afghanistan and one short tour in Niger, Africa with the 82nd Airborne and 3rd Special Forces Group. During his time in the Army, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and began his now completed Master of Arts in Theological Studies.
While stationed in Brooklyn, NY, he completed his pastoral internship, and left the service to enter vocational ministry briefly in Ontario, Canada and now is the Associate Pastor at Christ Reformed Church (CREC) in Oakland, ME. Ericha and Grant have three children: Lilah (12), Edward (11), and Norah (9), all of whom are homeschooled.
Building strong Christian families is one of his deepest passions. He and his wife have authored an Advent family devotional titled "Behold Your King" and have hosted a podcast together for nearly 5 years.
In his free time, he likes to visit historical sites with his family, work on the 142-year-old home that he recently purchased, drink all the coffee, and run along his local New England countryside. He also has a deep love for collecting and reading good books!
Mr. Jonathan Van Gelder
Math and Science
Hello! I am excited to be teaching at Logos Online School. I currently live in Moscow, ID along with my incredible wife and 4 children.
I was homeschooled up until I started college. I taught myself math using the Saxon Homeschool curriculum (the same one that we use at Logos Online). My first college class was Calculus 1 Online, which I took when I was 16 years old. In 2015, I received my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and since then I've been working in a variety of manufacturing and design positions, from bridges to board games.
In 2021, I moved to Moscow from Washington, not just to escape the mask mandates which were threatening my old job, but to work alongside others who are serving Christ first, and in so doing, are truly improving the world which God gave us stewardship over.
Mr. John W. Whybrew III
Math and Science
I have been married to my beautiful bride Nicoleta for 11 years, and we have two handsome sons, Seth Gideon and Luke Elijah.
After nearly a decade of teaching in both public-charter and classical schools, I have witnessed the extremes of neglecting the mind of students in the secular context to the God-honoring fruitful joys of well-cultivated persons studying creation while worshipping our Lord. Christ is our perfect and patient teacher. As a teacher, I seek to reflect our wise Teacher exploring truth about His goodness and beauty in math and the sciences. A student is a disciple with a mind to love God, a soul to delight in God, a heart committed to God, and strength supplied by God to declare well the glories of God! What a satisfying pleasure it is that as a teacher I walk alongside and nurture the students’ awe as they mine the jewels of His orderliness and creativity through subjects like: Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Algebra, and Geometry.
As a member of Apologia Church, AZ, I love to read the Psalms before the congregation and enjoy fellowship events sharpening swords and singing with the saints of our Lord. I am an avid reader of wonderful books from theology to all things Lewis and Tolkien. I love to read aloud Scripture and other amazing books to my family. We enjoy board games like “Village” as well as playing escape-the-rooms locally. I enjoy teaching my sons Greek! One of our favorite family outings is a picnic at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, a historic botanical garden and a great place to hike near Superstition Mountain of Arizona.
Gratefully, I join in the good work alongside Logos School to faithfully train each generation in the beauty of understanding math and science in light of Christ’s excellencies.
"The reason that science works is because God upholds the universe in a consistent and uniform way."
- Dr. Jason Lisle
Mrs. Lily Wilmoth
Hi y’all! I was born Canadian, lived in Germany for a time as a child, but have been a proud Southerner for many a year. I was raised in a classical Christian school, and graduated from Cary Christian School in Cary, NC. My mother is a classical educator as well, so you could say that teaching runs in my blood--as does sweet tea...
I studied Biblical and Theological Studies on scholarship at Regent University, from whence I graduated at 20 with my bachelor’s. My husband and I, as newlyweds, moved back down to NC, where we both taught at a classical Christian school for some years. I taught Logic stage humanities, Bible, and theater. After having our first child, I transitioned to teaching at local homeschool co-ops and online. I am proud to say I have now worked with high schoolers all the way down to little babies. My favorite subjects to teach are literature, poetry, theater, and writing--but I delight in all learning and even have been known to enjoy the odd math class. Oh, the beauty of the earth!
We currently have four little children, and enjoy the quiet life out in the “middle of nowhere”, western Virginia, where we raise chickens, goats, and the occasional sheep, in the manner of our forefathers. I love to cook ancestral foods in traditional ways, read to my kids, stargaze, and make soap (my other side business). My current favorite authors are Wendell Berry, Sigrid Undset, and Vigen Guroian. I am delighted to be teaching online at LOS, all the while starting first grade with my son right here at home!
Mrs. Ginny Yeager
Hey there! My name is Ginny Yeager and I live in Billings, MT with my husband Ryan, daughter Elizabeth, son Alex, and dog Tigs. My oldest daughter, Anita, is graduating this May from New Saint Andrews College. She married an Englishman so now we have a wonderful new member of our family named Luke Deacon.
After graduating from Eastern Montana College with a degree in Biology and a Chemistry minor, I continued on to the University of Idaho and obtained a Master’s degree in Animal Science, studying mammalian reproductive physiology. Originally, I thought I wanted to work at a zoo, never realizing how much a zoo is like family life.
I have taught most of my adult years, first tutoring chemistry while I was in college, teaching science to homeschoolers since 1997, writing kit instructions for a homeschool science supply company, and teaching my own kids. We have homeschooled our three kiddos from the start of their education. Elizabeth is graduating from high school this May and Alex has three more years. It has been a tremendous privilege to be able to direct our children’s education in a way that honors their Creator and gives Him glory, as well as being able to use my education in a way that furthers His Kingdom. Of all the subjects that we teach, science can be said to be of highest importance, as through it we glimpse the majesty of the triune God, who authored all things.
Mrs. Caroline Young
Caroline was born the middle child in a large family in small-town Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, earning a degree in elementary education and TESL (teaching English as a second language). She also holds an M.A. in TESOL from Biola University. Her love for language was fostered by ESL and Spanish language classes, a desire to see other parts of the world, and, especially, trips to Europe with her native-German mother. After graduation, Caroline moved to Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to teach English at a small Christian school. She spent three years teaching in Mexico, gaining a loving familia mexicana, a passion for tacos, and a love for the Spanish language.
Caroline is grateful for how Spanish has revealed to her more of the amazing diversity of God’s kingdom and loves seeing her students rewarded with the same joy she has in learning a new language, like stepping through a door into another world. Caroline currently lives in Moscow, ID with her husband, Bryce, and two girls, Lena and Adeline. Any spare time is enjoyed outdoors, reading a good book, dabbling in various art projects, camping, and riding her husband’s motorcycle (as a passenger!).