Christy is a wife and mother to 4, soon to be 5, beautiful children. Every day she realizes the call to love unconditionally, through the beauty of her vocation. She earned her Masters degree in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. During her time at St. Thomas she had the amazing opportunity to study in Rome at the Angelicum. This experience provided her the opportunity to immerse herself in the Italian culture, walk in the footsteps of the great saints that have gone before us, to meet Pope John Paul II, and sit in a class with Auxiliary Bishop Cozzens. Teaching is one of her passions, she has taught Middle School and High School students in the parish setting while being a Youth Minister and Director of Religious Education and has taught adults in the RCIA program.
Mr. Joshua La Fond earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Magdalen College in and has various musical experience leading personal voice training, formal cantor training, children’s and youth choirs, academy choral programs, sacred scholas, chant workshops and scholas, polyphony choirs, full adult choirs including a men’s choir, performance choirs, and drama musicals. Well aware himself of the dry mouth, sticky palms and sheer panic which comes with performing music, Mr. LaFond’s ease with the human voice makes him easily help the inner singer come out! Spreading the joy of the heart through music is a delight to him, and is evident in the students he teaches. He has yet to meet a truly “tone-deaf” student who cannot learn to sing beautifully. His six children and wife all love to sing and offer a personal testimony to his love of the human voice lifted in song. Mr. La Fond often quotes Saint Augustine’s phrase “He who sings, prays twice!” as well the music of King David in Psalm 98: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth: break forth into joyous song and sing praises!”
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
First and foremost, Robin is a Catholic daughter of God, wife, and mother of 6 here on earth and 2 little ones in Heaven. Not very long ago when she was young, she was inspired to teach Math after having had excellent examples of teachers in both high school and college. Math could actually be fun! She also liked that it was objective--no opinions about 2+2=4. Truth is truth when one is seeking the true, the good, and the beautiful! She earned a B.A. in Mathematics with minors in Secondary Education and Business Management from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, and held a Secondary Math Education teaching certificate. She also taught a year of fifth grade at a parochial school in Virginia and privately tutored several students in various Math subjects over the years. When God called her to the vocation of marriage and motherhood, she stayed home to raise her kids. When she is not homeschooling her younger kids or taking care of the rest of the family and home, she assists in bookkeeping for the family business, because she can't get enough of numbers. To balance the right and left brain, she enjoys reading and discussing books with her Well Read Mom friends and, well, just socializing in general!
Jenna grew up in a homeschooling household. She is the middle (and best)
child of the Leighton family. In 2010, Jenna earned her B.A. in
Theology and Catechists with a minor in Philosophy from Franciscan
University of Steubenville. During her college years she had the
opportunity to study abroad in Austria, to join a women’s faith
community called Madonna of the Streets, and to serve as the president
of the Students for Life club on campus. She is currently serving at the
Church of St. Henry in Monticello as the Director of Youth Formation
and Ministry (6th-12th grade). In addition to
ministry, Jenna loves adventuring outdoors, sewing and paper-crafting,
and most of all being a daughter, sister, and friend.
Ana Grace is a native Spanish speaker, born in San Jose, Costa Rica. She
earned a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of
Global Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona
State University. She has traveled throughout five continents, visited
26 countries, and enjoys learning about other cultures. She is the
mother of six children (one in heaven) and has been homeschooling for 10
Mrs. Weber earned her BA in education, is certified in all three levels of Montessori Training: Level I (ages 3-6), Level II (ages 6-9), Level III (ages 9-12) and in The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Levels I and II. She has many years of experience teaching in public Montessori grade schools and Catholic schools. Currently she homeschools her sons and is passionate about teaching Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and being in The Children's House.