Martin Cothran is a writer and educator who lives with his wife and family in Danville, Kentucky. He is the editor of The Classical Teacher magazine, former director of the Online Classical Academy. He is a co-founder of both Mars Hill, Lexington and Highlands Latin School and is the author of 5 books, including Traditional Logic: Books I and II, Material Logic: Book I, Classical Rhetoric with Aristotle, and Lingua Biblica: Old Testament Stories in Latin. Having worked in public policy in communications and legislative relations at the state level for 20 years, he is a frequent guest opinion writer for newspapers and appears frequently on television and radio and is the most frequent guest on Kentucky public television’s public affairs program “Kentucky Tonight.” Cothran graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in economics and philosophy. He also received an M.A. degree in Christian apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School (now a part of Trinity University).
Cheryl Lowe is a Louisville native whose books and essays on Latin instruction have garnered a national reputation for excellence within the classical education renaissance. Yet, her own education was grounded initially in math and science. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry with honors from the University of Louisville, with minors in mathematics and history, and a Masters in Biology from Western Kentucky University. In addition to writing Latina Christiana and the First Form Series, she is the founder of Memoria Press and Highlands Latin School.
Paul Schaeffer is the Assistant Director of the Classical Latin School Association and in that position has helped in numerous start-up schools. He is one of the few professionals working in classical education who received such an education himself. He has taught middle school, high school, and college-level Latin internationally. In Louisville, Kentucky, he led students through Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and other great works at Highlands Latin School. He is a regular contributor to The Classical Teacher magazine.
Tanya Charlton taught at Highlands Latin School for five years before taking on the role of Curriculum Coordinator for the school as well as writing curriculum for Memoria Press. Tanya wrote the study guides for Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Famous Men of Modern Times, and several literature guides for the grammar school. Seven years ago, Tanya transitioned to a full-time position at Memoria Press as Curriculum Director. She oversees the development of new curricula, is responsible for the revision and reprinting of existing curricula, supervises Memoria’s homeschool convention season, and continues to write study guides as time permits. Tanya is also the assistant editor of The Classical Teacher. Tanya has a B.A. in English from Milligan College and a B.S. in Accounting from Troy State University.
Michelle Tefertiller received her B.A. in Education from Oklahoma Baptist University with a minor in Language Arts. She is a Primary School consultant for CLSA and has taught Kindergarten at Highlands Latin School since 2004. She has written First Start Reading Book E, Numbers and Colors, and has edited or contributed to many courses in the primary grades of the Classical Core Curriculum at Memoria Press.