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 2013.
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.
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.
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 thirty-eight 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
I grew up in southwest Michigan where I attended a small Christian school and where I met my husband Nick. The Lord has blessed us with four outstanding boys.
Because of the too few schooling options and none of those being all that appealing, we decided to start homeschooling our oldest who was four at the time. We had no idea how foundational this would be for our family or what we were doing for that matter. But we believed that the Lord was ordering our steps. He eventually led us to classical Christian education and then to Logos Online School. In the summer of 2019 we were able to make the trip to Moscow to attend the LOS Year End Celebration. At that point, our family knew that this was where we wanted to live. When we got back to Michigan, we began praying. God opened doors and we made the cross country move to Idaho that fall. He continues to order our steps for His glory. I am looking forward to encouraging and serving other homeschooling families through Logos Online School.
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 two 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. Darcey Doyle
Darcey Doyle grew up in the classical education world, from Cary Christian School in Cary, N.C., to Logos School in Moscow, ID.
She continued her classical studies at New Saint Andrews College, where she graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture in 2020. She is excited to share the gift of Christ-centered education with families across the world.
In her free time Darcey spends time with her husband Alex, her family members (including quite a few nieces and nephews), and friends in Moscow, ID. She loves trips to the Oregon coast, and likes to spend quiet evenings at home painting or reading a good book.
Ms. Hannah Palpant
I grew up in Spokane, Washington and went to school (K-12th) at The Oaks Classical Christian Academy.
After high school, I did one year of culinary school in Denver, CO at Johnson and Wales University. I then took a gap year at home, worked, and spent time with my family. This fall, I started my freshman year at New Saint Andrews College in pursuit of getting a BA.
I love everything art related: painting, sketching, photography, singing, acting, dancing, baking, cooking, etc. I am currently endeavoring to create a freelance career in food photography. I also love going on random adventures with friends, especially when it involves photoshoots.
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 currently work for Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI), based in Moscow, Idaho. I assist community colleges in the southeastern states with our career exploration and labor market research tools.
I’ve carved out some time this upcoming school year to teach a section of logic and look forward to working with your students. 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. Ana Natalia Butler
Ana Natalia Ramirez Sosa, or as most people know her, Natalia, was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She attended a Christian, bicultural, local school until she graduated with honors from high school. After this, she spent 6 months being an educational assistant and Spanish teacher in a small Christian school in Sevenhampton, United Kingdom, where she discovered her love for education and of course, tea.
When she returned to Mexico, she decided to be an English high school teacher for a year before starting her degree. She studied International Relations and spent one semester studying abroad at Sciences Po in Strasbourg, France. She graduated as class valedictorian and worked for the French Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico.
Natalia has a genuine love for teaching, learning, history, cultures and languages. She is in charge of the missions team in her local church and is convinced that languages are an important tool to share God’s glory with the world. She speaks Spanish, English, French and a little bit of German. She enjoys Bible reading, reading (in general), painting, singing, drinking tea and coffee, spending time with her friends and family, taking long walks and having long conversations. Her favorite cuisine is of course Mexican food and she loves living like a tourist in her own home town. This is because she believes God has called His children to be in constant discovery, and knowing another language allows them to do just that: to discover.
Mrs. Christina Gartrell
Science and Spanish
My name is Christina Gartrell, and I fell in love with a classical education as a little girl under the tutelage of dear teachers in a private Christian school setting located on the Texas-Mexican border decades ago when classical education was just an emerging movement. It was in that setting that the Lord saved me. He continued to use this faithful school and its teachers to educate me and instill in me a love for Him and learning. I found my identity in Christ and my identity as a perpetual student at this school.
Eventually, I would go on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, and English from the University of Texas and earned my Masters of Teaching from Spalding University in Kentucky. I am now a professional educator, wife, and homeschool mother to a large family. The Lord has continued to mature and grow me, and I still remain a perpetual student. I still love to learn and I think that is what makes me a great teacher. I want to share my love of Christ and my love of all things academic with my students to the glory of God. My career as an educator began in the brick and mortar classrooms in Texas, and became additionally credited to teach in Kentucky and Wyoming. Recently I have added experience as an online ESL/DLI teacher. However, I remain a classical educator at heart to the extent that I Ieft the traditional classroom to homeschool my own children all those years ago. I continue to find opportunities to teach and maintain my credentials, and fine tune my teaching methodologies.
I have been told by students and parents who have known me as teacher that my best teaching qualities are content, patience, and encouragement. I look forward to meeting your student and striving to pursue what is true, good, and beautiful in all our classroom endeavors. Soli Deo Gloria!
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.
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
Math, and Logic
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
Math, and Logic
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.
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
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!
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.)) 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!
Mr. Zachary Kwong
Lead Science Teacher
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 and our two sons Matthew and Tristan in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Mrs. Cheri Lawler
Hello! I am Cheri Lawler. My husband, Rob, and I have been blessed with seven children, three of whom are students here at LOS. Our oldest and only adult child, Autumn, graduated from LOS in 2016. Our youngest three (ages 11, 9, and 6) are homeschooling with me. By the incredible mercy and grace of our Savior, the nine of us all live together in a large house that is often full of songs and laughter and friends.
I grew up in the countryside of Astoria, OR - yes, the very town that old movie, Goonies, was filmed. After high school, I traveled to Nampa, Idaho to attend Northwest Nazarene College (now University), where I received a B. A. in Education. Before becoming a parent, I worked with developmentally-delayed students, as a companion tutor, as camp staff for a church camp in McCall, ID, and as a classroom teacher. Autumn changed my world, and I eagerly stayed home to learn as a momma! Through the years, we were blessed with 5 daughters and two sons, and my career as a homeschool mom was firmly established. We were introduced to the classical, Christian model for education when Autumn attended Logos’ Moscow, ID campus for 2nd & 3rd grade. As a Foundations tutor in Classical Conversations, I continued to study & consider the trivium and reformulate what I believed about God’s design for learning.
When I’m not managing my busy home and teaching, I like to read, write, and linger in the garden. Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard and the Mitford series by Jan Karon are two favorite re-reads. FUN FACT: I wanted a degree in secondary education, but I thought I was too short to teach that size of student! Getting to teach at the junior and senior high levels is one dream come true for me!
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. 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.
Mrs. Karen Mondoy
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.
Mr. Parker Moore
Latin and Integrated Humanities
I was born and raised in North Carolina, where I still live currently. I was homeschooled by my parents along with my seven younger siblings, 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 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. We now perform part-time but still enjoy the opportunity to make music together.
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 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 biblically and historically grounded notions of church-state relations, as well as Constitutional federalism.
My free time is mostly centered on reading and personal learning interests. I enjoy reading history of all eras, biographies, the church fathers, literary classics, and theology, among other topics. 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 a stack of books on my nightstand at once! I also like to spend time sharpening my German and Koine Greek, playing music, and trying to keep up with my younger brothers at weight lifting. In short, if there’s black coffee, some good books, and a pipe to smoke, then it’s a fine day!
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
Born and raised in Northern California, I enjoy baseball and poker, am married to Heather, have seven children (along with eleven grandchildren), and live in the Palouse.
Life has been quite educational thus far. I grew up attending a Christian school and, along the way, was blessed to gain a wider perspective on the world as a “big brother” to the numerous emergency foster care kids welcomed into our home. Having started reading political columns regularly during high school, I brought my opinionated self to college, where I enjoyed debating my professors and defending my growing Christian faith. For my efforts, they sent me packing with BA and MA degrees in History, along with minors in Philosophy and Political Science. I then worked for a couple years as a dock supervisor at a trucking company in Oakland, California. But by then I knew that I wanted to read and write more, and so entered - this time as a budding philosopher - Claremont Graduate University, where I earned both the MA (focus: Theology, Ethics, and Culture) and PhD (focus: Philosophy of Religion and Theology) at the School of Religion. I have also earned continuing education credits with Classical Academic Press.
In 2012, I got around to defending my dissertation, which explores the relationship between God and time and can be read for free on the internet. I have also, since then, published "Wait Till It’s Free: The Plague of Socialized Medicine and the Only Known Cure," a companion volume to Colin Gunn’s documentary film with the same title (2015).
From 2017-2020, I taught Humanities, Bible, and Rhetoric at Providence Academy, an ACCS school in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
I teach Integrated Humanities (Ancient, Medieval & Modern), along with English I, and would love for your student to join us.
Ms. Kimberly B. Parker
It is my passion to teach to train and to educate; it is a gift from God. Make no mistake, my passion is authentic, it runs deep and sometimes rises with a serious tone, yet the learning is filled with joy and laughter. I believe in educating the “whole” child and preparing them to be life-long learners for the glory of God. My steps were ordered to the Logos Online family where I have been welcomed, loved, taught, trained, disciplined, and encouraged. As you consider a class with me, so will you. As my student, you can expect truth, love, acceptance, high expectations, and rigorous study in a very structured and organized learning environment.
After graduating 2nd in command of the regiment at NJROTC St. Louis, I attended Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. There I began formally teaching a practicum every semester and serving district pastors on a traveling ministry team on weekends. By the grace of God, I have earned degrees in Biblical Studies, Elementary Education, and Healthcare Information Management. I have also obtained certifications in Mathematics, Middle School Education, Medical Billing & Coding, and Microsoft Network Technology.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I began teaching something somewhere from the age of 11- whether Sunday School, vacation Bible school, or holding backyard Bible clubs. I have travelled all over the United States and Canada and enjoy many hobbies. I am a new resident to Jacksonville, Florida where I am enjoying two “seasons:” summer and football. Although I come from a large family, I have one daughter. Relationship to family continues to be a work in progress and I am forever grateful to God for every lesson learned.
Mrs. Amanda Pineiro
Amanda was born and raised in Melbourne, FL which is near the Kennedy Space Center. She loved growing up near the beach where she could enjoy the sunshine and often see the rockets and shuttles go up. Amanda is very blessed in having been raised in a wonderful Christian home and going to a Christian school for many years.
Due to her love for the STEM field and a good challenge, Amanda studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL where she met her wonderful husband, Dominic. She worked in the defense industry as an engineering intern and then as a quality engineer for a total of 4 years.
Last summer she had her first baby boy, Alaric, who is the sweetest and most sociable baby you'll ever meet. In her free time, Amanda loves to play board games, go hiking, camp in a beautiful place, eat Cuban and German food, read a good book, and sing. She is very excited to be teaching for Logos Online School and hopes to share her love of mathematics with many students.
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.
Mrs. Sarah Rapp
Sarah Rapp was born amid the cornfields of Carbondale, Illinois. In 2011, her family packed their belongings and moved to Moscow, Idaho. Nine years later, she met and married her wonderful engineer husband and returned to the Prairie State. Joe and Sarah currently live in the Chicago area with their little green parakeet, Mojito.
While living in Moscow, Sarah was blessed to attend Logos School 8th-12th grade. In 2020, she graduated with her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College. Having developed a love for Latin and teaching throughout her college education, Sarah is excited to see how the Lord will use her gifts to serve others and further the building of His kingdom.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys making a home, watching birds, drinking coffee, and playing tennis with her true love, Joe Rapp. She also loves listening to podcasts and reading a variety of books. Having been raised alongside seven fantastic siblings and gaining five more in 2020, Sarah spends time keeping up with an extensive number of family members (including a vast collection of adorable nieces andnephews!). More than anything, however, Sarah is unspeakably grateful for the joy found in Christ and seeks to serve Him all her days.
Mr. Mark Rauch
Lead Math Teacher
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. I then studied Electrical Engineering at Ohio University (Athens, Ohio). 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 8 years before pursuing a career change, which has included some measure of teaching.
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.
Mrs. Zoe Roberts
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.
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.
Mr. Kevin Smith
Lead Integrated Humanities Teacher, 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.
Dr. Gregory Soderberg
Gregory Soderberg and his wife have five children and enjoy hiking, boating, reading, and traveling.
He has 20 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 Trinity Theological College, in Bristol (UK). He served as the founding Academic Dean of LAMP Seminary RDU in Raleigh and is a Proctor for the BibleMesh Institute.
He has spoken at conferences in the US, Germany, and South Korea. He also works as a freelance writer and editor and has published 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 has served in a wide range of church ministries and non-profits, ranging from prison ministry to foster care and Safe Families for Children.
Gregory loves 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.
As a teacher, his goal is to help equip and train students to embark on a lifetime of learning. As a Christian, his goal is to help them think about everything in a way grounded in the Scriptures, and informed by the wisdom of the Christian tradition.
Mr. Carson Spratt
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.
((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
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.
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!
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 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 (11), Edward (10), and Norah (7), 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 4 years.
In his free time, he likes to visit historical sites with his family, work on the 141-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!
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 Christian family in small-town Wisconsin.
After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, earning a degree in elementary education and TESL (teaching English as a second language). 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 baby Lena. Any spare time is enjoyed outdoors, reading a good book, dabbling in various art projects, camping, riding on her husband’s motorcycle (as a passenger!), or doing homework for her own in-progress Master’s degree in TESOL through Biola University.
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 three 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 kindergarten with my son right here at home!