Our Team

The Hillsdale College K-12 team combines the resources of our full time K-12 Education Office staff with members of the Hillsdale College faculty and excellent teachers from classrooms across the country.

K-12 Staff

Kathleen O'Toole, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for K-12 Education

Eric Coykendall

Director of Operations

Rebecca Lincoln

Director of Teacher Support

Jordan Adams

Interim Director of Curriculum

Kyla Engel

Office Manager

Sonja Bindus

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Carrie O'Brien

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Gabrielle Lewis

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Maegen Satcher

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Gwendolyn Yarbrough

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Bryce Horswell

New School Development Manager

Ethan Lehman

Digital Content Manager

Lilly Duncan

Communications Assistant

Allison Wetzel

Events Manager

Ruth Beranek

Administrative Assistant

Faculty Advisors

Daniel Coupland, Ph.D.

Chairman, Dean of Masters in Classical Education
Professor of Education

Jonathan Gregg

Assistant Professor of Education

Matthew Mehan, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Programs, Hillsdale in D.C.
Assistant Professor of Government, Graduate School of Government

Khalil Habib, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Politics
Allison and Dorothy Rouse Professor in Politics

Thomas Treloar, Ph.D.

Chairman and Professor of Mathematics

Benedict Whalen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Matthew Young, Ph.D.

Dean of Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Carl Young III, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Classics

Wilfred McClay, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization

Christopher Matsos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre

Master & Lead Teachers

Sarah Kiesewetter

Grammar Instruction
Golden View Classical Academy (Golden, Colorado)

Jennifer Mulvey

Grammar School Science
Golden View Classical Academy (Golden, Colorado)

Ali Pries

3rd - 6th Grades
Golden View Classical Academy (Golden, Colorado)

John Punt

Music
Seven Oaks Classical School (Ellettsville, Indiana)

Lyndsey Rariden

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Founders Classical Academy of Leander (Leander, Texas)

Lyna Heaton

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
St. Johns Classical Academy (Fleming Island, Florida)

Claire Marie Huff

Upper School Science
Atlanta Classical Academy (Atlanta, Georgia)

Tari Thiery

Upper School Science
Estancia Valley Classical Academy (Edgewood, New Mexico)

Michael Berndt

Upper School General Instruction
Founders Classical Academy of Leander (Leander, Texas)

James Holmes

Upper School History

Literacy Trainers

Lyna Heaton

St. Johns Classical Academy (Fleming Island, Florida)

Lyndsey Rariden

Founders Classical Academy of Leander (Leander, Texas)

Contact Us

For questions about affiliated schools or inquiries about how to work with Hillsdale College’s K-12 teams or use our curriculum, please email us at [email protected]

For other inquiries, please give us a call at (517) 437-7341.

Many of our most frequently asked questions have been answered at our FAQ page.