About Mrs. Lange

Cindy Lange - Classical Teacher


Cindy Lange is a fourth-generation native Californian with B.A.’s in Literature and Education from Westmont College, a California Life Teaching Credential, and an M.A. in English; she also has credited enrichment courses at the PhD level. She has developed curriculum for and taught at live online schools: she spent five years at Veritas Press Academy Online and three years at Wilson Hill Academy.

In addition to working with gifted and special needs students in public and private venues, she has taught literature and composition at all levels, including AP classes, and at colleges. Cindy has served as principal for two Christian schools, and as a curriculum advisor for private schools and homeschoolers. She successfully homeschooled her own five children using classical methodology. Her children have graduated from Hillsdale College, The Torrey Honors Institute, and Westmont College.

Cindy loves all things literary, and some of her favorite authors are C. S. Lewis, Homer, Dickens, John Donne, Charlotte Bronte, and Marilynne Robinson. Her literary zeal dovetails with a serious interest in and study of history, with a special focus on church history. She also enjoys classical singing and medieval music, along with discussing all things historical with John, her physician husband and father of their five children.


About Mr. H




Richard Manly Heiman (Mr. H) - Creative Writing


Richard Manly Heiman (Mr. H) holds an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. He has worked in public education for over ten years and has taught creative writing and script writing for teens with the Summer Institute for the Gifted in their UC Berkeley-based program. An active writer, his poetry and short fiction have been included in literary publications such as Rattle, Christian Century, Rust + Moth, Vestal Review, Bop Dead City and numerous others, and in journals based in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, India and elsewhere. Winner of monthly contests held by Rattle and Bop Dead City, he is also a two-time Pushcart Prize (the top prize for single poems and works of short fiction) nominee.

Mr. H particularly enjoys helping students begin to appreciate and achieve their potential as writers in a nurturing, positive, challenging and fulfilling “workshop style” class experience, and to learn the craft of the writing process from initial idea to finished work…and submission for publication.