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. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys reading, fingerstyle guitar, and disc golf.


Katherine Earles

5th–7th, Latin |

Katherine comes to NCA from a Christian classical school in Wichita. She has also taught mathematics and statistics at the college level.  She holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Wichita State University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Idaho State University. She and her husband, Christopher, live in North Newton with their three children. One of their favorite family activities is competing in crafting and cooking competitions at the state fair.


Carol Herter

2nd–4th |

Carol graduated from Wichita State University with degrees in liberal arts and sciences and a BA in elementary education. She has both worked for Wichita Public Schools and homeschooled her children. Carol has been married to her husband, Rob, for thirty years, and they have four children, Edward, Lucy, Meredith, and Joseph. They attend Westwood Presbyterian Church in Wichita. She enjoys playing golf, cooking, reading, and walking her dogs.


Cheryl Palmer

K–1st |

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.

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.