We are proud of and thankful for our team of dedicated and passionate educators and administrators.
Nancy Anderson graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Following a few years in a consulting industry, she and her husband Eric returned to Blacksburg and began their family. She has been homeschooling her four children for the past ten years. First exposed to classical education through Classical Conversations, Nancy has watched her children pass through the grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric stages, and she can attest to its effectiveness. Nancy tutored Foundations for three years as a part of the Blacksburg Classical Conversations community where she worked with 1st and 2nd graders as well as 5th and 6th graders. As a swim coach, Nancy has been working with kids of all ages for nearly ten years. When she is not homeschooling or coaching, Nancy enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jillian, though originally from Blacksburg, spent most of her childhood overseas, before returning to Blacksburg to finish high school. She graduated from Virginia Tech, with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University. After graduation, Jillian began working with Montgomery County Public Schools, and has been teaching 2nd grade for the last 6 years. In addition to teaching 2nd grade, Jillian has taught Sunday school for many years, as well as traveled overseas for English camps serving elementary and middle school students. While she loves to travel, see new places, and spend time with people, most of her time is spent being a mom to her four month old son! Jillian is excited about joining VCS, and looks forward to learning along with her students!
Jesse Case was born and raised in Virginia, just outside of DC. He has just recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in History and Classical Studies. He lives in Blacksburg with his wife Kristian, who has one year left in her undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering. Jesse's first exposure to teaching came while volunteering at his church's ESL program while in high school. Since then, he has continued working with foreign language students and tutoring in general throughout his college career. His hobbies include reading, cooking, and exploring the outdoors with his wife.
Zachary holds a master's degree in Business Analytics, bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, and minor in Music from Virginia Tech. He's excited to join the VCS family and combine his education with over a decade of kid's ministry experience and years of worship leadership to provide a holistic musical education for our students. Personally, Zachary also loves serving with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and is passionate about holistic health (just ask about Kombucha), reigniting the "bible belt" for Christ, and seeing people grow in both the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
After graduating from Radford University and working five years in the tech industry, Tonia landed her dream job: motherhood. She has classically taught her children at home ever since while working to support fellow homeschooling families by teaching co-ops, classes, and private lessons for over a decade. She and her husband, Brent, own and operate Reliant Farm, LLC on fifteen acres in Craig County where they live with their two daughters. While books will always be her favorite, she also loves learning through the beauty of music, nature, and the people she meets. She is thrilled to pass on this love of learning to the children of VCS.
Kate Orton joins VCS after a surprising journey through classical education towards teaching. She attended a classical school from 7th to 12th grade, then soon discovered her love for kids after working for two summers as a camp counselor. Upon graduating from Cedarville University with an English degree, she moved to South Korea to teach K-6th grade ESL, and discovered her love for teaching. She now lives in Blacksburg with her husband, Andrew. Kate is thrilled to see each of these points in her story converge to joining the VCS team.
Originally from Atlanta, Katelyn was first exposed to classical education as a child, where she attended Veritas Classical School. She graduated from Lee University with her B.S. in Biology. While a student at Lee, she began working at a rural hospital in Kenya during her summer breaks. Long-term medical missions is one of her deepest passions. During her time in Kenya, she met her husband Trask, who is now a medical student at VCOM. Before they got married and she moved to Blacksburg, Katelyn completed her Masters in Biblical Studies at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. She and Trask plan to return to Kenya long-term when he is finished with medical school. In her spare time, Katelyn loves to go on hikes/runs with her dog and enjoys being a foster mom for Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center. She is so excited to be apart of the VCS team and share her love for science and theology with students!
Kirstan Hutchinson holds a bachelor's degree in church history from Duke University and a master's in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has spent most of her adult life homeschooling her two daughters (now in college and grad school), coaching soccer for NRU and Dayspring, and annoying the deacons at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, where her husband Chris has served as senior pastor since 2004. When she is not practicing planks with VCS students, she walks frequently, usually with dog biscuits in her pocket for the neighborhood canines, and attempts a variety of home improvement projects, some more successfully than others.
Mary Lekoshere studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Bob Jones University. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2006. She currently enjoys painting representational art in oil, and illustrating in both oil and watercolor.
Kay Lefevre, having taught for almost 40 years in several schools on the eastern side of the U.S. and also three years in Peru teaching missionary children, is excited about being a part of the teaching team at VCS. She has a B.R.E. from Baptist Bible College in Pennsylvania. She has taught K4 through middle school students. Her passion is the younger grades and she is excited about teaching 1st grade. Her greatest love while teaching has been the two years spent teaching classically and watching her children’s desire to learn all they could. She loves being creative in presenting materials to help the children love learning!
Native to Blacksburg, Kristina McClung is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a B.S. in Psychology, and a minor in African American Studies.She has worked on staff at the Blacksburg Children's Museum, and as a Tutor for Montgomery County Schools through the Virginia Tech Community Literacy Corps. Kristina is an avid reader and freelance photographer. In her free time she enjoys playing with her American Staffordshire Terrier, Hercules, and spending time with her husband, Nathan. She is excited to be a part of a school community that recognizes the importance of Scripture in its curriculum!
Warren grew up in Alabama attending public school. Afterward, he completed his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and, after working as a mechanical engineer for 5 years, obtained a M.S. degree in Public Policy and a law degree, both from Georgetown University. Since then, he has practiced law with the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice.
A Blacksburg native, Rachel grew up home schooled K-12 via a classical approach and plenty of whole books. After graduating with her B.A. in Humanities from Thomas Edison State University, she studied hands-on communications, theology, and humanities in Italy for a semester. She has helped lead kids' day camps, and as the oldest of eight siblings, connecting with kids and helping school happen is a natural bent. The rest of her week fills up with part-time nannying, family dinners, coffee (or long-distance calls) with friends, discipleship ministry, student leadership, exploring outside, and too many books.