Our Leadership

 

John Saladino

Co-Founder

John holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford.  He has lectured philosophy at the university and secondary levels for over ten years, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States, at Magdaglene College School (Oxford), Georgetown University, and Loyola Marymount University.  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.

 

 

Erika Saladino

Executive Director and Co-Founder

For over fourteen years, Erika has worked with children in various private and public school systems.  For over twelve years, she has consulted for families, teachers, tutors and headmasters, working in multiple educational sectors in United States and in the United Kingdom.  She teaches education at the graduate level and received her Masters in Teaching in 2013. 

 

Amanda Whiting

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

Communications Advisor

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.  

Our Faculty

Jackson Perry

Classics

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.”

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.

Olivia Crosby

Science, Mathematics, Literae Humaniores

Olivia Crosby has an Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with additional concentrations in statistics and English, from the University of Maryland.  For many years, she served as a managing editor and economist at the U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, where her work included presenting seminars and providing daily writing and data-analysis instruction to junior staff.  While there, she discerned a vocation to teach and has been an award-winning teacher for almost fifteen years.  Miss Crosby’s teaching has focused on science, mathematics, English literature, and religion.  She developed a love of “great books” during a summer program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and that love informs and enriches her teaching.

Lucas Mather

Literae Humaniores

Dr. Lucas J. Mather holds a Ph.D. in Public Law and American Politics from The Claremont Colleges, and is a lecturer in philosophy and political science for Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University.  He specializes in teaching religion, philosophy, politics, business, law and public policy and has dedicated his distinguished, fifteen-year university teaching career to helping his students discover objective truths which form the mind and soul, leading to a life of virtue and faith.   Dr. Mather is also a Navy veteran, picking up a few extra languages during his time served.