Warner Robins - Tutors

GRADE K-6


Beth Brown earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work as a Corporate Trainer and Support Specialist with a major computer software company.  She has been married 26 years and she and her husband have two children.  She has homeschooled since 2002 and taught for many years in homeschool co-ops and classes which she held in her home before her family joined Veritas in 2006.  When she is not teaching at Veritas or at home, she loves to share the gospel in places like China, Peru, and New York City.  She also loves to study and teach the Bible and serves at the Substitute Teaching Leader for one of  the Bible Study Fellowship classes that meets in Macon.  She and her family attend Central City Church in Macon.

Renee Douglas is married and has four children.  She earned a Bachelor's degree in History from Lee University.  She teaches our fifth and sixth grade humanities and elementary math and science.

Malea Glenn joined the teaching team of Veritas Classical School in 2008 after teaching in both private and public schools.  She teaches the 3rd/4th grade humanities.  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 and their two children are members of Shirley Hills Baptist Church in Warner Robins.

April Johnson is delighted to join Veritas Classical Schools this year as a Math 5 teacher at the Warner Robins campus.  April attended Southern Illinois University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Two weeks after graduating, she married her high school sweetheart and moved to Georgia.  April has a little over twenty years of teaching experience— twelve years in the Houston County school system and ten years home-schooling her own children.  She and her family are members of Perry Presbyterian Church.  Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 61:10 which says, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation; He has covered me with the robe of righteousness…

Melody McKinney teaches 5th grade math and 3rd grade Science. She earned her Bachelor's degree from The University of Georgia and a master's in educational leadership from Columbus State University. After college, she married and taught at Feagin Mill Middle School for five years.  She and her husband have four children and have homeschooled for years. Second Baptist is their home church where her husband plays bass in the orchestra and they have the privilege of participating in a prayer blanket ministry called Wrapped and Covered which allows them to take blankets to people who are in the hospital. The family is encouraged by Colossians 3 as it reminds them to put away things things such as anger, malice and covetousness and to put on things such as kindness, compassion and gentleness.  She is thrilled at the opportunity to return to classroom teaching and to helping students become good learners, love learning, and to do all things well.
  
Tina Mickelson teaches first grade at our Warner Robins campus and first and second grade at our Macon 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.

Emmy Roberts teaches Math 2 at our Warner Robins campus.  She began teaching at Veritas in 2014.  Emmy is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a degree in Special Education.  She is married and has 3 children.  She loves to all sorts of crafts, sewing, and reading.  She could not make it through a day without spending time with her Heavenly Father and enjoys helping others in the community.  She and her family work for a local food bank. Her favorite verse is found in John 13:34, which says, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another’..

Megan Stephens began teaching at Veritas in 2008 and is very pleased to continue serving as our second grade humanities teacher,middle school math, as well as high school Spanish and Graphic Design.  Mrs. Stephens was blessed to grow up in an Air Force family, living in Panama, California, Venezuela, Texas, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, and Washington State.  She attended the University of Washington, where she slogged through the rain for years to earn not only degrees in geography and Spanish, but an ongoing and profound appreciation for a good cup of coffee.  Mrs. Stevens is married and has four children who attend Veritas.  The family’s dog, hamster, and four cats daily contribute joy, faithfulness, gentleness, and unconditional love.  Mrs. Stephens is eternally grateful to God for continually supplying the peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control!  To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Kristi Walls graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Biblical Studies from Point University (formerly known as Atlanta Christian College).  She married her high school sweetheart and they now have two children.  She worked a year on base and taught for five years at Morningside Elementary School.  She currently teaches elementary science and math at Veritas. 

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.’” 

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.

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. Kristin and her husband are members of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. She teaches 7th-12th Gramman/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. He teaches 7th - 12th literature and high school Latin at both campuses.

Cherie Faraone teaches Physical Science and Algebra I at our Warner Robins Campus. 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."

Linda Faraone teaches high school math at our Warner Robins campus.  She began teaching in 1966 and at Veritas in 2014, and is passionate about homeschooling using a classical education.  Mrs. Faraone is a graduate of Mississippi University (BS), Mercer University (Med), and Georgia Southwestern (EdS).  She is married and has one son, Mitch, daughter-in-law, Cherie, and three grandchildren.  Her hobbies include reading and sewing.  She is a member of Word of Life Worship Center.  Her favorite verse is found in Micah 6:8 which says, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

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. 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. 

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.

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 to grades 7-12, as well as Greek and World View to high school at both campuses.

Jadie Shelton teaches American Sign Language at our Warner Robins campus.  She began interpreting in 2007. Beginning in 2015 she put her career as an interpreter on hold as she is passionate about homeschooling using a classical education with her children.  Jadie is a graduate of Valdosta State University.  Her husband works in the fire service and they have 3 children.  Jadie loves to run, spend time with family and friends, and occasionally crochets.  She attends First Love Ministries on Saturday evenings and Southside Baptist on Sunday mornings where she is involved in Deaf ministry. Her favorite verse is found in Lamentations 3:24 which says, "The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will hope in him!" 

Scarlett Sullivan 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, where she teaches history to our high school students at both campuses. 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 over 35 years. Dr. Thornton began teaching at the Veritas Classical Schools in 2009.  He teaches high school Biology and Anatomy and Physiology at both campuses.

Lynn Watts teaches elementary math at our Warner Robins campus.  Lynn continues to work for Veritas as an office staff member as she has the past four years.  She is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.  Lynn and her husband have three children.  She is a member of Perry Presbyterian Church.  Her favorite Bible verse is Colossians 2:6-7, which says, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Shea Wilkinson teaches 7th and 8th grade at the 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 over twenty years and they 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.”