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.


About Mary Joy Johnson

Mary Joy Johnson - Latin Teacher


Mary Joy Johnson has been a tutoring Latin since 2010. She started Latin in 8th grade with Latin in the Christian Trivium and completed all five levels. Having immensely enjoyed learning the language, she returned to teach under the same program. Since then she has taught every level over the years and was even part of the group of students who beta-tested the AP curriculum. She is passionate about all of her students not just passing her class but coming away with a deep understanding and appreciation of Latin. She has had the joy of seeing many of her students do well on the National Latin Exam and AP test. Mary Joy was homeschooled from start to graduation alongside her four siblings. She resides in Texas and is engaged to be married later this year. In addition to Latin tutor, she is also an artist, photographer, and writer.