Jonathan Burt
High School Lead Teacher

Jon has been involved in Christian education for over twenty years – first as a board member, then social studies teacher at Kentview Christian High School, then as an Adjunct and later Assistant Professor of History at Northwest University. Jon has five degrees – three in history and two in computer science. He has managed restaurants, worked on farms and in orchards, was a carpenter for seven years, and worked fifteen years as a software cost analyst for Boeing Military. His desire is to create space for students to explore, examine, and question on their own, so that when they arrive at knowledge, they know how they got there. He believes that ownership of the steps in the journey is the true foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Jon has been a Christian for forty-four years, married for forty-one, is father to three wonderful sons, and grandfather to five.

Marina Su
Middle School Lead Teacher

Marina has been classically homeschooling her children for the last seven years and teaching any chance she gets. She has taught at an elementary co-op, helped at Akoloutheo Academy, and led children’s ministry at church. Before homeschooling, Marina taught middle school language arts for five years and earned her Master of Education in Instructional Technology. It is her joy to help goofy middle schoolers develop into young people that seek truth, beauty, and goodness.

Marina lives in Issaquah with her husband Robert, four children, and a tiny attack dog named Dallas.

Perry Jones
Literature, Writing

Perry has been teaching in the Seattle area for over 15 years. His career began in music education, but has expanded to include writing, literature, and finance. He holds both a doctoral and master’s degree from the University of Washington, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College. Throughout his career, he has split his teaching hours between a classroom setting and one-on-one tutoring. Whether in front of twenty students or working with just one, his priority is to always make learning enjoyable, believing that any subject can be made interesting if presented in the right light and manner.

When not teaching, Perry enjoys composing music, writing fiction, woodworking, and spending time with his family. He lives in Issaquah with his wife and their two children.

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Lauren Schneringer
Bible, Logic, Science

Lauren has been teaching for the past 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Teaching (K-8). After teaching in the public school system, Lauren began homeschooling her own children. She has taught at a preschool co-op, an elementary co-op, and most recently has been co-teaching middle school science. She loves encouraging students to view themselves, each other, and the world complexly.

Lauren lives in Sammamish with her husband, Troy, her four kids, and a fluffy pup named Ashes McDogface. When not spending time with kids, Lauren enjoys drinking tea, being outside, dogs, cross stitch, and playing board games.

Troy Schneringer
Finances, Health