Faculty & Staff

Classical Studies of Indianapolis has a talented and dedicated staff of teachers and administrators. You can meet them below, and if you have questions or inquiries, please contact our program director.


Kate Ambrose
Program Director
kambrose@csindy.org
Passionate about classical Christian education, Kate has taught history to CSIndy students for the past 5 years. From her experience as Lower Grammar Team Lead, then Head of School, and now Program Director she has seen the importance of being sensitive to those things that we, as parents, want for our children’s education, and the value of creating a culture of leadership that supports recruiting and retaining creative teachers who can truly connect with students. To her, classical education is a potent way to integrate the different disciplines, so her students can gain a healthier worldview from a Christian perspective and the tools necessary to foster a life-long love of learning.

Her own love affair with living history began at age 11 when she began working as a youth volunteer and then as an historical interpreter at Conner Prairie. She spent nine years making the year 1836 in Indiana’s history come alive for children and families. She studied social work at BSU & IUPUI and began her career in real estate in 2006 where she enjoys helping families find homes they love. Each year Kate volunteers to lead worship and Christian teaching for children at Camp Outreach – Indianapolis, which is a ministry dedicated to caring for the poor in an inner city neighborhood.

Married to Dan since 2006, they make their home in the Trader’s Point area where they raise their 3 lively daughters, who have only known the joy and benefits of being classically home schooled.


Tina Miles
Assistant Director
tmiles@csindy.org

Hannah Christy
School Manager

Rochelle Gibbons
Day & Canvas Administrator

Pre-K & Kindergarten


Catherine Moore
Kindergarten

Recitation, Speech & Drama


Melinda Robinson
1st-3rd Grade Recitation

Amanda Archer
4th-6th Grade Recitation
7th-8th Grade Speech/Drama
Drama Club Sponsor

History


Tara Weichel
1st-3rd Grade History

Shannon Ross
4th-6th Grade Humane Letters (History, Lit/Comp, Geography)

Diana Waring
7th-8th Grade History

Music

CSindy Choir Services are provided by Indianapolis Childrens Choir


Rachel Osterhouse
General Music K-3rd

Melissa Garcia
4th-6th Grade Choir
7th-8th Grade Choir

Latin


Kayla Helmer
4th-6th Grade Latin

Kimberly Sole
Latin I

Literature & Composition


Rachel Boyd
7th-8th Grade Lit Comp

Art & PE


Kelly Burkholtz
1st-3rd Grade PE

Michelle Vackar
K-3rd Grade Art

Science


Jennifer Weisheim
1st-6th Grade Science

Kelly Burkholtz
7th Grade General Science

Lisa Dykstra
8th Grade Physical Science

Teacher’s Assistants


Christy Lyons
UG Aide/Lower School Team Lead

Miriam Scott
LG Kindergarten

Missy Daniels
LG 1

Tayana Dowdell
LG 2

Jackie Gurrola
LG 3

High School

Science


Lisa Dykstra
High School Chemistry

Tina Miles
High School Biology

History


Diana Waring
American History I
American History II

Speech


Bill Waring
Speech

Foreign Languages


Kimberly Sole
Latin I
Latin II

Kayla Helmer
Spanish I

Literature & Composition


Rachel Boyd
9th-10th Grade Lit Comp

Worldview & Logic


Ryan King
Worldview

Bill Waring
Logic

Math


Rochelle Gibbons
Algebra I
Geometry

Health & PE


Dr. John Beerbower
Health

Abby Nicholson
Health & PE

Student Government & Yearbook


Kate Ambrose
Student Government & Yearbook