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Jeff Reimer

Headmaster |

Jeff grew up in Newton, Kansas, and holds a bachelor's degree in English from John Brown University and a master's degree in theology from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. When he's not headmastering, Jeff works as a freelance book editor in theological publishing. He and his wife, Jess, have four children, Charlie, Lillian, Anna, and Elanor.

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Rose Healy

5th–6th grade |

Rose grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and attended the University of Dallas in Texas, where she received a degree in theology and was taught in classical liberal education. After teaching in Phoenix, Arizona, for a year, the plains called her home to pursue her master's in theology at Newman University in Wichita and to teach the subject there.

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Laurie Robinson

3rd–4th grade |

Laurie is a writer and teacher of writing in the Newton area. She also leads the Greater Wichita G.K. Chesterton Society. She graduated from Goshen College in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in communication with an English minor. She lives in Newton with her husband, Al, and two cats. They are members at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Newton.

Cheryl Palmer (currently on leave)

K–2nd grade |

Cheryl and her family have been part of the Newton community since 1998. She graduated from McPherson College with a degree in elementary education and has been involved in homeschool, private school, and public school. Cheryl and her husband, Robert, have five children: Brandon, Jason (married to Abby), Dylan (married to Sam), Jordan, and Allison. The Palmers own Back Alley Pizza, where Cheryl is also the office manager. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and crocheting.

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Father Aaron Filipek

Latin |

Father Aaron M. Filipek was born and raised in Burlington, North Dakota. He studied music education at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Upon graduation, he studied theology at Concordia Seminary (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2009, he accepted the call to serve as pastor for Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, Kansas, where he currently serves. He is married to Amy and has three children, Ella, Caleb, and Andrew.

Our Board

Brandon T. Buerge, PhD, President

A product of the Joplin R-VIII public school district in Joplin, MO (Go Eagles!), Brandon has about ten years' instructional experience at the middle school and college levels. He currently practices aerospace engineering at the National Institute for Aviation Research and is on the faculty of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University where he delights in sharing the joys of wind tunnels (mostly) with future aerospace engineers. He also maintains his teaching certification as a flight and ground instructor with the Federal Aviation Administration. He is husband to Beth, father to Charlotte, Isaiah, Silas, and Ezra, and friend to any lover of knowledge.

Phillip N. Tippin, DDS, Treasurer

Phillip and his wife Jenae along with their three children Emry, Italy, and Adel, moved back to the community after Phillip received his D.D.S. (Dental) degree at UMKC in Kansas City. Jenae and Phil both grew up in the Newton area experiencing home and private school educations (and about every Division 1 university in Kansas). They have been educating their children at home along with participation in co-op settings both in Newton and Kansas City. Wanting to pursue a classical education for their kids while staying within the local community, a new school seemed to be the only option going forward. Phil and Jenae are thrilled to be a part of this project in helping to guide their children in following the Logos and building relationships in the community of Newton.