Board Chairman and Co-Founder
A graduate of the University of Oxford, John has lectured philosophy at the university and secondary levels for over ten years, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States at places such as Georgetown University, Loyola Marymount University and at Magdaglene College School (Oxford). While at Oxford, John served as the Waynflete Academic in Philosophy at Magdalen College School, one of the top-performing schools in the United Kingdom and C.S. Lewis’ university home for many years.
Business Operations Advisor
Amanda Whiting has worked in Business Operations for 15 years. She received her MBA from University of Southern California and her BS from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Chorale in Orange County California. As a proud Catholic and mother, Amanda is passionate about quality education and its role in helping shape bright, moral, and curious children.
Joshua Beckman is experienced as Director of Communications and Marketing and has a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He specializes in Digital Strategy and Event Management. Joshua has worked with Fortune 100 companies as well as numerous Catholic organizations. He is a great fan of writers such as Chesterton, Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis, and hopes to use his talents to encourage a new generation of prolific writers and thinkers.
William J. Maddock, III
Classics, Literae Humaniores
William Maddock received his MPhil in Roman History from the University of Oxford in 2013 and soon went on to receive his MPhil in Ecclesiastical History from the University of Oxford, in 2019. William also holds a B.A in Classical Civilization from New York University. Mr. Maddock has taught a wide range of students in a variety of disciplines, from 7th grade to undergraduates. He specializes in teaching Western civilization, mythology, and Latin–or some combination of all three. William is a native New Yorker deeply influenced by his time in England, quiet afternoons with a cup of tea, and authentic conversations which leave lasting impressions and stubborn laughlines. He likes to journal and to pray and very much enjoys his time tutoring his students.
Jackson Perry holds a BA in Classics, Ancient Art, and Medieval Studies from Baylor University’s University Scholars program. He went on to complete his MA in Classics from the University of Kentucky, where he also completed a certification in spoken Latin instruction and graduate work in Ancient History, participating in archaeological excavations in Israel and Romania. Since graduating from Kentucky in 2018, he has taught at Classical Schools, tutored, assisted in university research, as well as working for a Catholic research nonprofit. He currently lives in New Haven, CT, with his wife and his 2-year-old son. He has an avid interest in education theory generally and second language acquisition specifically.
Dr. Ken Jarman
Dr. Ken Jarman obtained his PhD from the University of Colorado in applied mathematics before launching a twenty-year career at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. During his tenure at the National Laboratory, he worked with scientists and engineers to solve problems detecting, locating, and tracking radiological materials to help guard against the development and use of nuclear weapons. While working at the National Laboratory, he also taught at Washington State University Tri-Cities and discovered a passion to help students excel in math and science, especially in the context of the beauty of the Catholic Faith.
Dr. Lucas Mather
Dr. Lucas J. Mather holds a Ph.D. in Public Law and American Politics from The Claremont Colleges, and has taught religion, philosophy, politics, business and law and public policy at the university level for over fifteen years in Southern California. He has dedicated his distinguished teaching career to helping students discover objective truths which form the mind and soul. Dr. Mather is also a Navy veteran, having served for seven years.