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GRADES 1-6

Tamie Esmond earned a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Science Education from Georgia Southern College.  She teaches elementary science at our Macon campus.

Cherie Faraone teaches Algebra I at both our Macon and Warner Robins campuses. Cherie has over a dozen years of teaching experience, and thoroughly enjoys teaching about the wonders of God's creation in science, and math.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.  Her hobbies include music and cooking, and she stays very active with her family, and their various extracurricular activities.   She and her family attend The Assembly in Warner Robins, Ga.  Her life verse is Deuteronomy 10:12 "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul."

Melanie Foster teaches elementary math and science, as well as Pre-Algebra and Health at the Macon campus. She is married and has two children. Her family is actively involved at Ingleside Baptist Church.  She earned her Associates Degree from Truett McConnell College, her Bachelor's of Science from Shorter College, and is close to finishing her Master of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Malea Glenn is married and has two sons.  Malea joined Veritas Classical School in 2008 after teaching in both private and public schools and teaches the 3rd/4th grade class at both campuses.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Georgia and her Masters in Education degree at the Florida State University.   Malea enjoys partnering with parents to educate their children through the Veritas model of education.  Working alongside her husband, Malea has been involved in youth ministry for over twenty years.  They have worked with students and teenagers in rural, urban, and multi-cultural settings. The Glenns are members of Shirley Hills Baptist Church in Warner Robins where Jeff serves as the Student Pastor.

Susan Hulett joined Veritas in 2014 after a 29 year career in public education. She teaches Phonics, Spelling, and Grammar to Veritas second graders, and loves every minute of it. She began her career as a social worker in a facility for children with special needs. Her classroom teaching experience includes kindergarten, first, second, fourth, and remedial grades one, two, three, four and five. She also taught education courses at Macon State College for approximately three years. Susan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern College. She earned her Master’s of Education and Specialist in Education, both in Early Childhood Ed, from Mercer University. In 2003, Susan earned her Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Sarasota. Susan and her husband have two children.  The Huletts and their children are members of Lizella Baptist Church in Lizella.

Tina Mickelson teaches first and second grade at our Macon campus and first grade at our Warner Robins campus.   She is married and has two wonderful boys. Tina graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management.  She worked for a Tuscaloosa accounting firm prior to getting married and starting a family.  Her family moved to Warner Robins from Montgomery, AL, when her husband was transferred to Robins AFB.  Tina enjoys homeschooling her boys, and her newest interest is zip-lining!   The Mickelsons are members of Central Baptist Church.

Kayce Slade earned her bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Georgia and her master’s degree in education from Brenau University.  She teaches 5th/6th grade at our Macon campus.  Mrs. Slade and her husband have been happily married for 13 years and have two children.  They attend Central Baptist Church and are very involved in the youth and children’s ministries. Instilling compassion is important to Mrs. Slade, and she clings to Ephesians 4:32 as she teaches. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

LeeAnn Wildman teaches the 5th grade and 6th grade math classes at our Macon campus. She has a Master’s of Education degree in Early Childhood Education and in Media & Technology. LeeAnn began her teaching career in Fayette County in 1998 where she taught fourth grade math and later became a school media specialist. She is passionate about homeschooling and has been homeschooling her daughter for the last 9 years.  She and her husband are members of North Macon Presbyterian Church. LeeAnn’s favorite Bible passage is Psalm 139, though when it comes to homeschooling she often clings to Galations 6:9 which says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
 

GRADES 7-12

Connie Bankson teaches Geometry and Algebra 2 at the Macon and Warner Robins campuses. She began teaching in 1987, but took a 12 year hiatus to stay home with her children. She taught in a classical school for 9 years before coming to Veritas and is very committed to classical education. Connie is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS degree in education. She has been married to her husband, Paul, for 29 years and they have 3 sons. Connie loves to read, bake and knit in her spare time. She is a member of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church, where her husband is the pastor. Some of her favorite Bible verses are Hebrews 4:14-16 – “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Nancy Bolton graduated from Bryan College in 1974 with a B.A. in mathematics. She has taught high school math at Dekalb Christian Academy in Atlanta and Covenant Academy in Macon. She is happily married to David, a software engineer for TekSouth, and has two sons. She teaches high school math at Veritas.

Kristin Epperson graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California with a B.A. in History. She later graduated from University of San Diego School of Law and practiced law in San Diego, California for ten years. After moving to Warner Robins, Georgia, she homeschooled her two daughters from kindergarten through high school.  They are graduates of Veritas Classical School, Warner Robins (2010). Kristin and her husband, a PCA elder, have been active in the Presybterian Church of America in Georgia and California since 1984. They are members of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church, where they serve in the music ministry.  In their “spare” time Kristin  participates in community theater. In recent years she has been in Titanic, A New Musical, Swing, My Fair Lady, and Oliver!. She and her husband also use their dramatic gifts as story tellers at Houston Lake Presbyterian Church.  Kristin teaches high school composition at both campuses.

Steven M. Esmond: When he graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University in 1981, Steve was unaware of how well his studies in philosophy, Christianity and Greek had prepared him for classical Christian education.  After becoming dissatisfied with his children’s education, he created and implemented a new program in his home based upon the classical model.  After teaching for a number of years, he realized that he needed a deeper understanding of primary texts of the Western Tradition and how to integrate them into a Christian worldview.  Even though he was working full time, Steve returned to school and obtained a master’s degree in Classical and Christian Studies from New Saint Andrews College in 2011.  His thesis was titled, “A Christian Odyssey:  A Comparison of Homer’s Odyssey with Augustine’s Confession”. In 2012, he retired from Federal Civil Service to devote himself full-time to education.  Steven teaches high school literature and Latin.

Ramona Hartman is a native to Forsyth, Georgia.  After moving away for many years, she and her family returned in 1999. Ramona and her husband have been blessed with seven wonderful children. Three have graduated from Veritas, and four are still homeschooling. They attend Beth Yeshua International (BYI), in Macon, Georgia and serve in various capacities there.  After obtaining a Physics/Pre-Engineering degree at Dalton State, Ramona went on to obtain an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.  She began teaching math and science at Veritas in 2010, and currently teaches Chemistry and Physics at both campuses.  She loves teaching and considers her job an opportunity to help develop students academically as well as spiritually.  She has grown and learned from her students and children, as well, and hopes to continue teaching for quite some time.

Dana Kilgore has been teaching in some capacity since 2001. Because she has a passion for children and their education, she has worked with students from preschool age through 8th grade. For the past six years, she has been teaching in the classical tradition, which she believes is the best approach to educating children. She teaches 7th/8th grade Logic, Literature, and History at both campuses. Dana graduated from Mercer University.  She has been married 22 years and has two children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and trying new recipes. She is a member of Redeemer Baptist Church and loves spending time with her church family. 

Gary Sagnibene is a native of Macon, Georgia. He is a graduate of Mercer University (BA Christianity & History) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M Div Biblical Studies). He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America, and serves on the staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Warner Robins and the Korean Presbyterian Church in Macon. Gary teaches Bible for grades 7 - 12, Greek, and World View to grades 9-12 at both campuses.

Scarlett Sullivan teaches high school history at both campuses and Graphic Design at our Macon campus.  She is married and has four children. She attends First Evangelical Church where she is a member of the choir, a youth counselor, and a Sunday School teacher. She attended Auburn University and majored in Public Administration with a minor in Political Science. She credits her high school history teacher with her love for the subject. Her teacher imparted her never ending desire to know more and grow from that knowledge. Mrs. Sullivan hopes to do the same for her students at Veritas. History is an alive and rich subject that should never be a boring set of names and dates to be memorized. All things historical have an impact on the American way of life today. We can learn from our mistakes, and those of others, and we can build on the successes of the past. Mrs. Sullivan enjoys teaching immensely. It is one of the few occupations that offers so much reward in seeing the success of the students.

William (Bill) Thornton received a B.S. in Biology, cum laude, from Valdosta State College, Valdosta Georgia and was commissioned in the USAF through the Air Force ROTC 4 year program.  He received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  He followed with completion of Family Practice 1-Year Post Graduate Training at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon Georgia. He then served on active duty as a physician in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years. He obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health at San Antonio.  He completed the USAF Residency in Aerospace Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine and is board certified in Aerospace Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  He retired from the Air Force in 2006 at the rank of Colonel.  Bill and his wife Donna have been married for 36 years.  Dr. Thornton began teaching at the Veritas Classical Schools Warner Robins Campus in 2009.  He teaches high school Biology and Anatomy and Physiology.

Kerry Warren teaches 6th grade math and General Science at our Warner Robins campus and Physical Science at our Macon campus. Kerry received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University. She worked at a local C.P.A. firm prior to becoming a full time mom. She likes teaching and desires to foster confidence in each of her students. Kerry has been married to her husband for over twenty years and they have two children. She is a member of Central Baptist Church. Her life verse is found in the gospel of John, chapter 6 verse 68. Jesus is questioning whether or not Peter will continue following Him or leave like the others. “Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.’” 
 
Shea Wilkinson teaches 7th and 8th grade Composition, Grammar, and Vocabulary at both our Macon and Warner Robins campuses, She began teaching in 2007 and truly believes that children should be taught to think and reason with a classical approach to education. She is a graduate of Marshall University. She and her husband have been married for almost 23 years and have 4 sons.  Her hobbies include scrapbooking, reading and bike riding. She is a member of Southside Baptist Church and a children’s leader with Bible Study Fellowship in Macon. Her favorite scripture verse is Philippians 4:11 – “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.”