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

Michael Berndt

Assistant Director of Curriculum

Eric Coykendall

Director of Publishing

Kyla Engel

Director of Office Operations

Rebecca Lincoln

Director of Teacher Support

Benjamin Payne

Director of Leadership Support

Ruth Beranek

Administrative Assistant

Sonja Bindus

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Lilly Duncan

Communications Assistant

Bryce Horswell

New School Development Manager

Margie King

Events Manager, Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence

Patricia Kolakowski

K-12 Events Manager

Gabrielle Lewis

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Colin Mullaney

Leadership Support

Carrie O'Brien

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Andrew Osborne

Digital Content Manager

Kelsey Padget

Administrative Assistant

Maegen Satcher

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Cassidy Syftestad

Board Governance Support

Joshua Villarreal

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Kristina Vourax

K-12 Public Relations Manager

Gwendolyn Yarbrough

Classical Pedagogy Trainer

Faculty Advisors

Michael Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Daniel Coupland, Ph.D.

Chairman, Dean of Masters in Classical Education
Professor of Education

Jonathan Gregg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Khalil Habib, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Politics
Allison and Dorothy Rouse Professor in Politics

Christopher Matsos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre

Wilfred McClay, Ph.D.

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

Matthew Mehan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Graduate School of Government
Assistant Professor of Government, Graduate School of Government

Thomas Treloar, Ph.D.

Chairman and Professor of Mathematics

Benedict Whalen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Carl Young III, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Classics

Matthew Young, Ph.D.

Dean of Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Master & Lead Teachers

Sam Clausen

Master Teacher in Mathematics

Emily Williams

Master Teacher in Science

Natalie Trevino

Master Teacher in Literature, Language, and Rhetoric

Jennifer Mulvey

Master Teacher in Science

Steven Battaglia

Master Teacher in Latin

Abigail Teska

Master Teacher in Art

Lyna Heaton

Master Teacher in Kindergarten-2nd Grade

John Punt

Master Teacher in Music

Matt Nolan

Master Teacher in Middle School

Literacy Trainers

Lyna Heaton

Literacy Trainer

Melissa Rabino

Literacy Trainer

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.