Our Staff

Mrs. Barna | Kindergarten

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Coming soon | 1st grade

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Ms. Needham | 2nd-3rd grades

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Mrs. Timmons | Dir. of Events, Tutor

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Mrs. Reese | Dir. of Administration

Trisha Reese is passionate about helping students learn through classical Christian education. She received a classical education as a child, studied at LeTourneau University in TX, then graduate work at Wheaton College in IL. She taught internationally in Guatemala, and all around the USA teaching English, History, Bible, Rhetoric, and Research classes to secondary students for 15+ years. In 2018, she became Dean of Students for a large online classical school. She moved with her family to Charleston, SC. in 2021, and is now delighted to help support the students and teachers of Charleston Classical School.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Marie Owens | Founding Visionary, Interim Head of School, Ex Officio Member

Marie is a professional biologist (microbiology and immunology) and has been active in classical Christian education for 20 years. She learned in the trenches by home educating her four children as well as teaching many other students through virtual courses. Her invaluable start-up experience includes as a founding visionary/owner of a virtual classical Christian academy (Wilson Hill Academy) where she developed the science department and AP curriculum.

Cindy Hoobler | Board Chairman

Cindy has been personally involved with classical Christian schools for over 25 years in three states including a start-up school in Florida and a virtual school headquartered in Pennsylvania. She appreciates all she learned while her daughters progressed through their classical Christian educations. Cindy brings deep experience in teaching, administration, teacher training, event planning, and curricular planning along with a passion for the classical model.

Rick Owens | Managing Partner Live Oak Consultants LLC

Rick has a background in electrical engineering and is one of the founding principals in a private engineering consulting firm, Live Oak Consultants. As a husband and father, he values the outcomes of classical Christian education in his four children. As a businessman and a working engineer, he brings a wealth of knowledge about physical plant considerations and project management, as well as business financial wisdom.

Ron Hemingway | Chemistry PhD, Retired

Ron is a ruling elder at Eastbridge Presbyterian, Chair of the Missions committee, and serves on the presbytery committee for Reformed University Fellowship at three local colleges. He is a PhD chemist, now retired who has worked with US Army, Dupont, and taught at The Citadel. Ron and his late wife have been active for years with youth ministries and schools. As a college prof, he became very aware that the existing education system has not well-prepared students for further education or for life generally. He sees the great need for students to be taught to think logically and be trained to discern truth by exposure to the world through the lens of the Word.

Judy Woolcock |

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Our Founding Board

Ronald Steel | Founding Board Member

Senior Pastor at Eastbridge Presbyterian Church
Ron brought over 40 years of pastoral experience in four states along with the mature perspective of a husband, father, and grandfather. He was actively involved with starting a Christian middle and high school while serving a pastorate in MD. The foundation was solid as Chapelgate Christian Academy continues to thrive today.

Emily Plummer | Founding Board Member

Emily was instrumental in the launch of Charleston Classical School because she has been an educator for over 20 years and has taught in a wide variety of settings. Since she firmly believes that education has the power to change lives, she was eager to help found a school where quality classical Christian education will be available to children from diverse backgrounds. Emily brought extensive experience and gifts in teaching, curriculum development, fundraising, and big-picture vision for Charleston Classical School’s growth and development. She continues as an avid volunteer.

MaryLynn Ross | Founding Board Member

We are forever grateful to Mary Lynn for her counsel and service in launching Charleston Classical School. Our hearts were broken when she went home to the Lord on August 29, 2021. She was a 30-year veteran in classical Christian education teaching at Palmetto Christian Academy in SC and teaching/administration at Highlands Latin School in KY. She was also particularly able to assist with student admissions from her experience conducting placement testing for prospective students and interviews for their families.