Dr. Herndon serves as the Headmaster at Saint Augustine School. He obtained a B.S. in Science from Mississippi State University, a M.S. from Mississippi College in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Southern Mississippi University. He served as a math teacher and administrator for 14 years in Jackson Public Schools before joining Saint Augustine in 2015. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Herndon has taught Pre-Physics and Geometry at Saint Augustine.
Dr. Herndon and his wife Jolie live in Madison, MS and have four children—all of whom attend Saint. Augustine. They have been members of Riverwood Bible Church since 2002 where he serves as a deacon and worship leader. He enjoys reading books when he gets a chance, 10-hour family road trips, family movie nights, wood-working, and any sport/activity that scratches his competitive itch.
Mrs. Forster serves as the Provost for Saint Augustine School. She also teaches Logic and Algebra II. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Philosophy and Political Science from the Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, as well as a Recognition of Excellence on the Secondary Math Praxis II examination. Mrs. Forster has always been passionate about education. Before serving on the founding board of directors for St. Augustine, she taught and tutored in various settings and homeschooled her own children. Additionally, she writes for Mockingbird Ministries and is in the midst of a book of devotions based on the hymns of the faith.
Ann Lowrey and her husband, Paul, live in Jackson, where they are members of First Presbyterian Church. The Forsters’ four children range in age from four to fourteen, and they are enrolled at St. Augustine. In addition to her hobbies of writing and reading, Ann Lowrey loves to cook and to sing. She’s pretty good at the former and quite bad at the latter.
Miss Gregory began teaching at Saint Augustine in 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Belhaven University, a Master’s of Education in Dyslexia Therapy from Mississippi College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Studies in Classical Christian Studies at New Saint Andrew’s College.
She attends Holy Trinity Anglican Church where she enjoys being shaped by the liturgy of church tradition. When she is not working on school assignments, you will find her enjoying the outdoors, reading, arranging flowers, or chopping vegetables.
Mrs. McGehee received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. Mrs. McGehee taught 4th grade at Madison Station Elementary for 3 years prior to staying home with her children and finding her way to St. Augustine.
Jessica and her husband, Allen, live in Madison, MS with their four children all of whom spend their days at St. Augustine while Jessica is teaching. The McGehees are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church where Jessica serves with the preschool ministry and Allen is involved with both the deacon ministry and prison ministry.
Mrs. Gill obtained a B.A. in Art from Belhaven University. She taught art for 5 years in the classroom setting, was the former art educator at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and completed an artist in residence program at St. Roch Community Church in New Orleans. She joined Saint Augustine in 2017 as the drawing instructor.
Mrs. Gill and her husband, Levi, and their sons, Asaph & Abel, all live in Jackson, MS. They are members of Redeemer Church Jackson where they run a jobs-preparedness/financial readiness ministry. When not in the classroom, she stays home with the boys, sings in Redeemer’s gospel choir, creates and exhibits her own artwork, and tackles restoration projects in their home.
Aimee Rankin serves as the Administrative Assistant at St. Augustine. She earned a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Southern Mississippi. She worked for Ronald McDonald House Charities, a children’s non-profit, before starting a family.
She and her husband, Paul, have been married 21 years and have two children who attend St. Augustine. She and her family attend Redeemer Church in Jackson. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and being outdoors hiking, canoeing, biking, camping, and gardening.
Mrs. Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Prior to making the move to teaching, she worked in artist management and television relations.
She and her husband, Bryant, live in Jackson, MS and have one son who also attends St. Augustine. They have been members of Highlands Presbyterian church since 2011. She enjoys reading books, music and singing in the praise team at Highlands, and traveling with her best friend who resides in Seattle.
Mrs. Herndon is serving as the school’s first health officer. She looks forward to meeting the needs of students throughout the school day from bandaid placements to keeping on top of COVID compliant procedures. She graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Jolie lives in Madison, MS, with her husband, David, and their four children. They are members of Riverwood Bible Church. She enjoys the kitchen and entertaining large groups at her home, loves to read good books, and is currently assisting her children in maintaining a homestead with assorted farm animals while taking a stab at practicing permaculture. She is thrilled to be a part of the Saint Augustine community.
Mrs. Adams earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Millsaps College. Upon graduation she began her career teaching high school English in Okinawa, Japan, for the Department of Defense. Following her years in Japan, she taught fifth grade at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She returned to the Reservoir area to reside in Rankin county after her time overseas and taught at Northwest Rankin High School.
Mrs. Adams is a USA Swimming certified swim coach for Sunkist Swim Team, where she has been coaching for the past decade. She is also the head coach for the Northwest Rankin High School swim team. A lifelong passion for competitive swimming has grown into a love for triathlon which she enjoys with her husband Greg and four daughters, Anna Grace, Bella Ward, Lady Catherine, and Pippa Marie. The Adams family attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where Mrs. Adams also serves as secretary for the church council. She is thrilled at the opportunity to return to a classical classroom.
Mrs. Barber is excited to begin her first year of teaching at Saint Augustine. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Belhaven University. She taught in Hinds County Public Schools and Jackson Public Schools before shifting to privately teaching students with learning disabilities while coaching men’s and women’s cross country at Belhaven University for the last eighteen years.
Christie and her husband, Duane, live in Crystal Springs where they attend Crystal Springs United Methodist Church. They have two sons, Austin and Truman, the latter of whom attends Saint Augustine as a student.
Mrs. Barron earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University and holds an educator’s license from the State of Mississippi. Since becoming a teacher, she has had the privilege to teach elementary, middle, and high school sciences in both public and private schools.
Mrs. Barron resides in Jackson with her husband, Brent, and daughter, Maggie, who joyfully attends Saint Augustine. They worship at St. Stephens Anglican Church.
Mrs. Bolen teaches 5th and 6th grade Latin and Grammar, as well as French 1 and 2 at St. Augustine School. She lives in Madison, MS with her husband, Samuel, and her three sons. She attends Broadmoor Baptist Church, where she serves in the preschool ministry. She enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her family, and reading a good book on her porch.
Mrs. Bolen received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Mississippi and her Master’s in Education from Mississippi College. She previously worked in the Madison County School District for six years as an English and French teacher. She is passionate about educating her children in a classical environment and being a positive Christian influence in the classroom.
Mrs. Callen attended Belhaven University where she played soccer and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. This is her 4th year at St. Augustine and 8th year teaching overall.
She is married to Thomas Callen and together they have two children, Copeland and Eleanor. Mrs. Callen and her family attend Trinity Presbyterian Church where she enjoys teaching Sunday School and playing bass guitar for evening worship. She enjoys running, hiking, camping, and most of all teaching.
Liz Callen teaches 4th and 5th grade math at Saint Augustine. She obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education from Belhaven University, and taught 5th grade at Christ Covenant School for four years. Teaching math and instilling a love of learning in her students is something she is very passionate about. She also enjoys running, exercising, and being outdoors. Liz and her husband Alex have three children: Rush, Cooper, and Emmaline. They live in Jackson, MS and attend Redeemer Church.
Mrs. Cangelosi teaches second grade at Saint Augustine School. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After graduating college, she taught second grade at Northwest Rankin Elementary School and English at the Veritas School. She also homeschooled her children for ten years. She and her husband, Caleb, live in Madison with their five children and attend Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, where Caleb is a pastor. Elizabeth is a hopeless bookworm and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Elkins received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Reading from Mississippi State University, and her master’s degree from The University of Alabama. She also holds a gifted education specialty through the University of Virginia. She has over ten years of elementary teaching experience in Virginia, Germany, and Mississippi.
Mrs. Elkins has been married for 18 years to Lee and has four beautiful children—two sons and two daughters – all who attend Saint Augustine. The Elkins family loves to serve in their home church, Highlands Presbyterian.
Mrs. Evans has been an educator for nearly 20 years. She received both a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. Most of her teaching experience has been in the Madison County School District as a teacher, interventionist, and literacy specialist. The Evans clan joined Saint Augustine School in 2016, and each year they have grown in their love and appreciation for the education and discipleship their family has found.
Dara and her husband Mark live in Madison with their three children, and they are active members of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Most of all, she enjoys the ordinary days spent at home cooking, reading, and watching sports and movies with her family; but as a close second, she loves to travel and explore new places.
Mrs. Farrar is looking forward to teaching Art classes this year at Saint Augustine. Since earning her BFA from Belhaven University’s visual art program, she has felt a renewed love for the creative process and the wholeness that it brings. Before joining the staff at Saint Augustine, she gave private art classes to homeschooling families.
She and her husband, Paul, live in Clinton, where they are getting ready to welcome their first child in January. They worship at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, where they have been blessed to find a community that is like family.
Paul Forster has a B.A. in Political Science from the Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Jackson State University. He is a practicing civil engineer and teaches senior science at Saint Augustine. He loves infrastructure, city planning, all the sciences, theology, and a really good joke.
He and Ann Lowrey and their four children have lived in Jackson for 13 years.
Mrs. Gardner has taught music at Saint. Augustine for several years. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from New Tribes Bible Institute. Before coming to Saint Augustine, she and her husband Thomas served as missionaries in Austria at the International Christian School of Vienna. She also taught elementary music and directed the high school choir at Canton Academy. Mollie has over 20 years of experience serving in worship ministry in several churches and 15 years of experience teaching piano lessons.
Mrs. Gardner is married to Thomas and they have three boys — Thad, Ian, and Daniel — all of whom currently attend Saint Augustine School. They attend and serve at Riverwood Bible Church where her husband is the Teaching Pastor. She loves playing the piano, writing songs and gardening.
Ms. Gilchrist earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English at the University of Mississippi in 1988 and her Juris Doctorate in 1991, also from Ole Miss. She has practiced law in the Jackson area since graduation and is now one of the founding partners of Gilchrist Donnell PLLC in Ridgeland. Katie specializes in health care law, and has taught health law classes at the Ole Miss Law School for thirteen years.
Katie has always been drawn to teaching and spent fifteen years as a volunteer leader with Young Life at Jackson Academy, working with high school girls, beginning right after law school. She lives with her two miniature dachshunds, Annie and Dottie, at Lake Caroline in Madison, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Whenever she can manage to, she enjoys traveling (anywhere), planning trips for others, spending time with her five nieces and nephews, photography and all things “weinerdog-related.”
Mr. Gill earned a B.A. in English & a professional teaching license from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. He taught in a variety of settings and states before moving to Mississippi in 2012: public schools in Colorado, a private summer enrichment school in California, and an alternative school and an inner city non-profit in Connecticut. Before joining Saint Augustine in 2016, he worked as a full time missionary in downtown Jackson.
Mr. Gill and his wife, Kateri, live in Jackson with two sweet little boys. They are members of Redeemer Church Jackson. Through the church, they have the unique opportunity to serve the city through a jobs preparedness ministry called Work Life. In his spare time Mr. Gill looks forward to reading classic novels, writing poems and creative non-fiction, playing with his infant son, and doing remodeling projects on their West Jackson home.
Mrs. Grantham has served as a K4 teacher since 2011. She has a love for children and teaching, and homeschooled her own children from kindergarten through high school. She and her husband, Horace, live in Raymond and have six grown daughters. Linda has been involved at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church since 2008. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bike riding, going for walks, planting flowers, and being “Gigi” and “Grammy” to her six grandchildren and her great granddaughter.
Mrs. Hathcock earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Alabama. Upon graduation, she taught freshmen Biology and AP Biology before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her children. During this time, Mrs. Hathcock worked as an Events Director at a private Christian school in Oklahoma. She later served as a tutor for Classical Conversations and finally, Director of their local Classical Conversations community.
After living in both Alabama and Oklahoma, Mrs. Hathcock now resides in Madison with her husband, Holt, and children, Ella and Sam, who are sophomores at St. Augustine. They attend Pinelake Church where Mrs. Hathcock serves in the children’s ministry. She is also director of StoryTellers Jackson, a women’s ministry and podcast consisting of local gatherings across the country. Mrs. Hathcock enjoys all sports, especially football, tennis, and golf, reading, gardening, traveling, and, of course, spending time with her family. She is so thankful to be a part of the St. Augustine family and is excited to be back in the classical classroom.
Mrs. Hellier earned a B.A. in English and Political Science from Furman University. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Belhaven University. While she has worked in multiple contexts over the years in business, administration, executive suite leadership, fundraising, and development, her primary love has been in teaching the Bible to women both nationally and internationally for the last twenty years. Homeschooling her three sons for ten years gave her a love for classical Christian education and she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with the Saint Augustine staff, faculty, and families.
Mrs. Hellier lives in Flowood with her husband, Jim, and they have three grown sons. They attend Brandon Presbyterian Church where she teaches ladies’ Bible studies and sings in the choir. Mrs. Hellier pursues her lifelong love of learning through reading, writing, research, and travel.
Mrs. Holmes teaches humanities at Saint Augustine school. A Texas native, she obtained a B.A. in English from Thomas Edison University and has been a classical educator since her graduation in 2012. In addition to teaching, she is a freelance writer for publications like Christianity Today, Modern Reformation, and The Gospel Coalition, and is releasing a book with InterVarsity Press this spring. Her husband Phillip is a Mississippi native who serves as head of marketing and communication for Reformed Theological Seminary and has been a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church for almost a decade. They have two sons, Wynn and Langston.
Mrs. Hudson teaches fourth and fifth grade History/Bible in addition to 4th grade Latin/Grammar at St. Augustine School. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi College and has been teaching at St. Augustine since 2016. Mrs. Hudson and her husband, Brian, have 3 children and live in Clinton where they attend First Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
Mrs. Kettleman is a recent graduate from Mississippi College, where she received her B.S. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Previously, she has worked as a Communication Specialist and a freelance press release writer.
Rebekah and her husband Bryce currently reside in Jackson with their blessing, Holden Kettleman. Rebekah and Bryce are both members at Shiloh PBC in Bovina, MS where her father is the pastor. She has several hobbies, but calligraphy and running are what she prefers to do in her spare time.
Mrs. Lee graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in civil engineering and worked as a licensed engineer for a Jackson consulting firm for twelve years. For the last twenty years, she has home educated her three daughters and privately tutored students from elementary math through college algebra. She also taught pre-algebra for two years at the Veritas School. She has always had a love for math and for young people. Cindy has been married to Jim for almost thirty years and they attend Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church where they enjoy teaching children’s Sunday school, and serving in the special needs ministry and orphan care ministry. Her oldest daughter dances with Ballet Magnificat and her youngest two daughters will begin attending Mississippi College this fall. In her free time, Cindy loves to read, spend time with her girls and Jim, and invest in friendships.
Ms. McCart has served as the art teacher at St. Augustine School for the past five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Ms. McCart loves baking, music, and, of course, art! She and her son live in Madison, MS.
Mrs. Meyer is originally from Hattiesburg, MS and graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1997 with a degree in Child Development. She worked as a Child Life Specialist at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Women & Children outside of Washington, D.C. before moving back to MS in 2001. She is married to Clay and they have two high school children at Saint Augustine. Before coming to St. Augustine, her children were in Brandon Public Schools and then homeschooled for three years. Mrs. Meyer has been teaching third grade at St. Augustine for the last five years and has loved every minute of it.
Mrs. Miller has a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Mississippi. She developed a love for Latin as she studied the language along with her children during more than twenty years of homeschooling. Mrs. Miller also has taught Essentials of the English Language at the Classical Conversations program in Brandon. This year will be her third year to teach at Saint Augustine.
Mrs. Miller and her husband, Jason, have been married 35 years, and they live in Madison. They have three grown sons, and their daughter Julia is a senior at Saint Augustine. They are long-time members of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Miller enjoys traveling to horse shows with Julia, listening to audiobooks, and simply being with her family, especially on the rare times when everyone is home.
Dr. Perritt received a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS), and a D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). He served as Youth Director of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church for over 12 years and worked in insurance prior to that. He is the author of Your Days Are Numbered (2016), What Would Judas Do? (2017), & Time Out! (2018). He and his wife, Ashleigh, have five children and are members of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church where John serves as a Ruling Elder.
Amanda Quarles serves as second grade teacher at St. Augustine School. She earned her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Belhaven and her M.A. in English from the University of Alabama and taught at local colleges before helping found St. Augustine School. In addition to teaching for St. Augustine, she also directs accreditation efforts for the school. The Quarles family has two children at St. Augustine, and they are members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Quarles loves fascinating science videos, diagramming sentences, good stories, good trips, and good projects.
Mrs. Reese graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She later obtained a Texas teaching certificate in early childhood through sixth grade. Mrs. Reese’ passion for teaching has taken her around the world to China, virtual TESL learning for Chinese students, Texas, and Mississippi since 2012.
Ashley and her husband, Stuart, live in Madison, MS with their two children Ruby Grace and Forest. The Reeses are members at Pinelake Church where Ashley serves in women’s ministry and Stuart is the Guest Services Pastor at the Madison Campus.
Mr. Sanduleac was born and raised in a ministry family in the Republic of Moldova, eastern Europe. He is married to Elizabeth and they live in West Jackson. They are members of Grace Community Church, where he is also a pastoral intern. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and worked in the IT industry for several years before moving to Mississippi in 2016. He received a Master of Divinity (Biblical Exegesis) and a Master of Arts degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2020.
He speaks English, Russian, Romanian, and French. He also loves the biblical languages (Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic). He’s a student member of the Evangelical Theological Society and a ministry candidate under care in the International Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Scarbrough’s college background was at Mississippi State University where he obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting. He earned his CPA license and worked in public accounting for twelve years as an auditor for financial institutions. His current position is the Pastor of Families and Youth at Riverwood Bible Church in Jackson, MS where he oversees the children’s and youth ministries and serves on the Elder Board. He has five years of teaching experience at Saint Augustine School.
Mr. Scarbrough and his wife, Shea, have been married for 16 years. He and his family live in Madison, MS and he enjoys keeping up with his favorite soccer and football teams, staying up to date on news and culture, and throwing frisbee with his family and his dog.
Mrs. Scarbrough earned a B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi State University and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama. She is married to Daniel Scarbrough, Pastor of Families and Youth at Riverwood Bible Church, and they have three children with one on the way. All of her children are Saint. Augustine School students. When not teaching at home, school, or serving alongside Daniel at church, Mrs. Scarbrough enjoys camping, kayaking, and laughing with family and friends.
Nikki is originally from Daphne, Alabama and moved to Madison in 2013 with her husband, Thomas. They recently welcomed their first child, Catherine Greer, in October of 2018. Nikki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. She previously worked in the Madison County School District for five years as a Resource teacher. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, reading, being at the beach, and spending time with family. She is excited to join the St. Augustine family and looks forward to this school year!
Mrs. Thornhill obtained a B.S. in Education from Delta State University. She has 12 years of experience as a teacher and library media specialist with Madison County Schools. After spending some years at home with her children, she came back to the classroom and is beginning her third year of teaching first grade.
Mrs. Thornhill is married to Jake and they reside in Madison with their five children. She has actively served alongside her family as a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church since 2002. Mrs. Thornhill enjoys travelling, spending time with her friends, and reading, but spends most of her time shuttling her kids around.
Mrs. Trotter is excited to return to Saint Augustine this year as a kindergarten teacher, but she has been a part of St. Augustine for several years as a parent. Mrs. Trotter holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. She has taught for many years in public and private school as well as homeschooling her own children.
Mrs. Trotter lives in Madison with her husband Jeff, and son, Andrew. She has three grown children and six children. The Trotters are members of Highlands Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Trotter enjoys reading, scrapbooking, playing with the grandchildren and hosting parties.
Mrs. Jessica Watkins will be teaching Trig/Pre-Calculus and Statistics with St. Augustine. She obtained a B.S. in Math Education from Mississippi College and then taught middle school and high school math before obtaining a Mathematics M.S. from Mississippi College. Since that time, she has served as an instructor for Mississippi College and Belhaven University in the Mathematics Department.
Mrs. Watkins and her husband live in Brandon. Together they have four daughters. They attend Crossgates Baptist Church where Jessica serves in the preschool ministry and sings in the choir. When not otherwise occupied by school or children, she enjoys running, sewing, wood-working, and baking.