Head of School/Instructor
B. S. Ed. in Elementary Education
University of Idaho
My husband, Doyle, and I have a blended family of 10 children, 7 of whom have graduated from Christian classical schools. Doyle and I attend Spring Meadows Presbyterian Church. We love spending our time together and with others enjoying good food and stimulating conversation. You’ll find us walking about in God’s creation admiring His work and giving praise to Him. One of our favorite places is a spot on the beach on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. Our greatest common desire is to share Caritas Academy and Christian classical education to many children and their families – and to glorify God in the process.
1st and 2nd Grades
B. A. in Elementary Education
Arizona State University
I bring 30+ years of experience in public schools, private Christian schools, and preschool co-ops. I have tutored students privately for over 20 years. In addition, I own Shelberg Reading Support Coach which serves parents that are seeking ways to help their young readers at home.
My husband Scott and I have been married for over 30 years. We are both Phoenix natives and even attended the same schools K-12th grades. We have two grown sons. Taylor is married and lives with his wife Amber in California. Wes lives and works in Chandler. We have two furry canine “kids” – Pepsi and Adele. We have been members of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler since 1997. We have served in many ministries of the church and continue to serve in leadership roles. As empty nesters, we love to go on summer road trips, eat tasty food, and enjoy quality time together. In addition to spending time with Scott, I also enjoy studying the Bible, mentoring other women, drinking coffee, listening to music, hiking, and spending time with my sons and daughter-in-law.
Networking Manager/Parent Relations
BA. in Spanish Ed, K-12
University of Northern Iowa
M.A. in TESOL
University of Northern Iowa
I first encountered Christian classical education when I began teaching in this model at the same time that our eldest child started kindergarten. Having first learned of Christian classical education while living in Austin, TX, I had not quite fully realized what I had signed up for! However, I quickly became an advocate for this educational philosophy after seeing the fruit that it bears firsthand – at the age of six, our child had developed a God-centered perspective in all things and situations, a genuine excitement for learning, personal and spiritual development far exceeding our expectations (or what we even thought possible for any child at this age), and most importantly, a hunger for more of God and His kingdom.
Professionally, I have been involved in education and discipleship for 23 years, the past three of which have been in Christian classical education. Previously, I taught both Spanish and English to language learners (K-12) in both public and private schools and at the community college and university levels in Iowa, Texas, Arizona, Mexico, and Chile. By God’s grace, our family is now a part of the Caritas story! I am so excited and fully committed to investing in our student “world changers” who come through Caritas, helping them discover the truth, goodness, and beauty of our Father in all things.