The Faith family joined the Geneva family in 2013 when they moved from Tennessee to Florida with their five children. That fall, the three older children enrolled at Geneva – Laura (’19), Elizabeth (’22) and Lydia (’24). Three years later in 2016 the two younger children enrolled—William (’29) and Anna (’30)—and Katrina joined the fifth grade team as a teacher’s aide.
Katrina earned a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences from Carson Newman University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Before having children she worked as an assistant buyer for a regional department store. She loves her family, travelling, photography, and enjoying God’s creation.
Jacob Farley is a Geneva alumnus from the class of 2014. He is currently studying industrial engineering at the University of Central Florida. Jacob has been involved with the Geneva soccer program since 2010, playing on the varsity team from 2010–2014, and later serving as an assistant coach under Phil Medina for the varsity program in 2016–2017. During this time he also assisted Jordan Stewart with the running of the middle school soccer program.
While playing for Geneva, Jacob was named to the Class 1A All-State team in 2013, as well as earning First Team All-District honors twice. In his senior year he played in the Central Florida Senior Invitational representing the Seminole County Allstars. Elsewhere, Jacob played club soccer throughout the youth and high school level at Orlando City SC, playing in national showcases such as CASL and the Disney Soccer Showcase.
Brianna was born and raised in the beautiful city of Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up in a family that loved the University of Mississippi; like so many of her family members, she graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Following her graduation, she interned with Cru, an international Christian ministry, for a year at the University of Mississippi where she taught Bible studies and discipled many young women. In 2018, she married her husband Skyler and they moved to Orlando, Florida, so that he could attend Reformed Theological Seminary. Upon moving to Orlando, Brianna continued to serve with Cru at the University of Central Florida, ministering to sorority and fraternity students, and taught fourth grade at a homeschool co-op. In 2019, Brianna joined the fourth grade team at Geneva.
Brianna and her husband live in Oviedo and are members at Orlando Grace Church. They are involved with numerous ministries there and regularly teach children’s church. Brianna continues to volunteer with the Greek ministry at UCF, as she hopes to see more and more students enter into relationships with Christ and their fellow believers. Outside of school, Brianna loves to spend time with her family and their pug, read, do yoga, and go to the beach or lake. She also hopes to better her German speaking in hopes of one day visiting her mother’s home country of Austria.
Lou Ford came to Geneva in 2017 and teaches Physical Science (8th grade), Algebra I (8th and 9th grade), and Scientific Revolution (11th grade). He earned the Rensselaer Medal for Science and Mathematics when he was in high school and his enjoyment of science and math led him to earn a BS in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He later completed an MA in Religion and more graduate work in manufacturing engineering, computer science, systematic theology, and ethics.
Lou began his engineering career providing concept formulation documentation for training systems, and continued with bounding analyses on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, aka “Star Wars”) with a report published by the USAF in 1987. Since then he has published numerous additional reports on a variety of training-related topics. He also implemented a robotic system for refurbishing the Space Shuttle’s solid rocket boosters in 1990. In 1994 he received a Certificate of Appreciation Award from the army for his work on the Crisis Action Model, and in 2002 received a STRICOM STAR Team Award for work on the IEWTPT program. For several years he wrote telemetry development and processing software for theater missile defense targets and has engineered several multi-million dollar projects for large companies. His recent engineering involved fielding mobile ad-hoc networks for video, audio, and data capture for after-action review purposes to train soldiers in counter-IED techniques.
Lou’s has many eclectic interests include Christian history, apologetics, literature, philosophy, music, and acoustics. The integrated learning at TGS fits with his thinking. He lives in Oviedo with his wife Joy, two sons Josh (TGS Class of 2018) and Jonathan (TGS Class of 2024), and a dog and a cat.
Scott R Forrester is a Detroit native who knows surprisingly little about cars, but far more about hockey than is strictly necessary in life. Scott joined The Geneva School in 2015 with fifteen years teaching experience, primarily in a Christian classical school. He brings with him a love of great literature, a fascination with God’s hand at work in history, and a desire to pursue true humanity in imitation of Christ. He currently teaches English in the rhetoric school. He enjoys the challenge of growing in wisdom and grace alongside his students.
Scott is a firm believer that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can get a pretty good measure of a man by looking at his library. This is especially important because he claims to have “learned to read” only after attending Hillsdale College where he majored in political economy (a traditional classical degree covering the disciplines of history, political science, and economics) and minored in English and Christian studies. It was in college that Scott discovered a love of reading and learning he could never have imagined growing up.
Scott met his beautiful wife Orie (pronounced Oh-dee-ay) while teaching on the mission field in Japan. They have been married since 1997 and have two daughters, Kiri Anne (’20) and Moira Kate (’22), both of whom attend Geneva. The Forrester clan attends Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford.
Emily joined the Geneva faculty in 2018 and teaches art to K4-3rd grade students. Her passion for art started at a young age and continued to mature as she grew. She attended Orangewood Christian School from K-12, and it was here that she met her husband Jason in sixth grade. She participated in the AP art program and enjoyed the annual sidewalk Chalk Festivals where she and her team annually won awards. Emily still participates in the Winter Park Chalk festival and loves seeing the community support the arts.
Emily graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 2005 with a BS in Interior Design. She practiced interior design in Atlanta for six years as the lead designer on numerous high rise condominium towers, mixed use communities, as well as residential, medical, and collegiate design. What she loves most about design is the freedom to be creative and the encouragement to think outside the box.
Emily took a hiatus from working outside the home in 2011 and stayed home with her children: Ivie ’29 and Pearson ’32. She quickly realized she needed a creative outlet and picked up her pencils again and began to draw children’s portraits in her spare time, as well as assist in a handful of interior renovations.
Emily and her family have been a part of the Geneva family since 2015 when her daughter Ivie enrolled in K4. They immediately fell in love with the Christian classical model of education, the teachers, and the community. Emily and her husband Jason along with their children are active members at NewCity Orlando. They volunteer in the childrens ministry and Emily also enjoys singing with the worship team. The Frasers love to spend time together as a family: traveling, going to the beach, playing with their pet dog and bunny, staying active, and delighting in the little things.
Matt Frazer has been teaching since 2002. He has taught a variety of courses in literature, history, writing, Latin, and Greek, from grammar school to university. He has a BA in English and Classics from the University of Florida and an MA in Classics from the University of Kentucky, where he also earned the graduate certificate in spoken and written Latin from the Institutum Studiis Latinis Provehendis. In 2009, he earned the MFA in poetry writing from the University of Florida.
Outside of the classroom, Matt’s interests include poetry and music, and he takes joy in working and playing alongside his wife and three children.
Michelle Garzon teachers Pre-Algebra, Algebra II, and Functions, Probability, and Statistics. Although her first two years at the University of Florida were primarily focused on engineering sciences, Michelle discovered her love for applied mathematics and graduated with a BA in Mathematics. Prior to joining Geneva in 2012, she interned with several engineering companies and taught in Seminole County Public Schools.
In her spare time, Michelle loves to drink craft coffee and engage in artsy activities such as bullet journaling, photography, calligraphy, singing, and painting. She enjoys learning and reading anything concerning math, science, education, and literature. During summer evenings, you will often find her participating in strategic board game nights or resting after exploring national parks! Being an extrovert, Michelle appreciates spending time with her husband, family members, friends, and her three dogs Lola, Holly, and Hershey.
Ellen Geer joined The Geneva School in 2007 as a K4 teacher. After three years in that position, she moved to kindergarten and plans to stay there forever! Ellen earned a BS in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech. She stayed at home with her children when they were young and began teaching part time at a local Christian preschool before coming to TGS.
Ellen has two married children who live in Florida. Her current favorite role is that of Grandma! She is the grandmother to three little ones. Ellen is a believer in small group relationships, and she deeply values her own accountability group of ladies that she has walked through life with since 2007. She is a charter member of Willow Creek Church, and enjoys the community and connections she has there. She loves making quilts, doing puzzles, and walking and running with her dog Jersey.
John Gegenheimer grew up in Caldwell NJ. He played tennis and graduated from Rollins College with a degree in business administration. At one time John was the number one ranked doubles player in Florida. He spent many years as a tennis coach at John Newcomb’s Tennis Village. John is currently the director of junior training and tournament director at Red Bug Lake Park.
Linda Gunter has been a part of the Geneva family since 2004 when she and her husband Glenn first enrolled their three daughters. After serving the school as a volunteer for many years, Linda began working part time as the receptionist at the early childhood campus in 2015. Linda loves working alongside all the wonderful staff at the early childhood campus—they truly have a heart for the students.
Linda married her husband Glenn in 1994 and they have three wonderful daughters: Emily ’15 (currently a student at the University of Florida), Grace ’17 (currently a student at the University of Central Florida), and Lilly ’20. They spend many hours supporting their girls in their athletic endeavors and enjoy spending time as a family, especially at the beach and in the mountains of North Carolina.
Debbie Halloran has been a kindergarten aide at Geneva since 2004. She fell in love with the school when her son entered kindergarten in 2003.
Debbie grew up traveling the country as an “Air Force brat” until her dad retired from military service in 1979. She then moved to South Florida where she finished up high school. She went on to attend the University of Florida where she met her husband Tom. After marrying in 1991, Tom and Debbie moved to Alabama where Debbie finished her degree and graduated from Faulkner University with a BS in Business.
Their son John (TGS class of 2016) attended The Geneva School from kindergarten through twelfth grade and is now a student at University of Florida. In her spare time Debbie enjoys photography, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Florida Gators!
Social Media Coordinator / Yearbook Teacher / Dialectic Writing Assistant 321-422-0219
AnnMarie Hamilton has been with The Geneva School since February of 2011. She received her BA in Studies in the Arts from Stockton University, studied at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry in their Certificate Program of Youth & Theology, and earned her master’s from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. AnnMarie has experience in new media, marketing, editing, web design, and television production. She loves helping people tell stories through media, whether it be in the school’s yearbook or newspaper, through video, or online.
AnnMarie has what some may call an unusual passion for grammar, and will never abandon the Oxford comma! When she’s not reading, playing board games, or enjoying outdoor activities such as camping or paddleboarding, AnnMarie can be found enthusiastically cheering on TGS teams, Orlando City Soccer, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. She is the faculty adviser for The Geneva Gazette, faculty sponsor for the dialectic dance and archery club, and she leads the class of 2020 girls discipleship group.
Latin Teacher / Head Girls Basketball Coach / JCL Sponsor
Janzen is a member of the TGS Class of 2012. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Florida (go Gators!) in 2016 with a BA in Classical Studies and International Studies (double major), she returned to Geneva and currently teaches Latin to seventh and eighth grade students. Janzen also has extensive experience tutoring middle school students in a variety of subjects, including Latin, writing, and reading comprehension.
Janzen’s passion for classical languages and civilizations was intensified when she had the privilege of spending a semester studying in Rome during her junior year at UF. Her intellectual curiosity is what fuels her academic interests, which was reflected in the work of her senior theses on Christianity in Rome and refugee identity and xenophobia.
Janzen is also the junior varsity girls head basketball coach. Additionally, she loves traveling, spending time outdoors, staying active, and is always interested in engaging in meaningful, thoughtful, and challenging discussions.
Kellie Harding has taught photography at The Geneva School since 2002. She currently teaches Photography III and AP Photography.
Kellie graduated from Wright State University with a degree in business communications and industrial sociology. After ten years in marketing with a biotech pharmaceutical company, Kellie turned to her passion of photography and teaching. She loves helping students discover their creative side and communicating it in their photography. Kellie also runs her own photography business, so when she is not teaching photography at school or photographing a special event she is taking pictures of families, children, and senior graduates.
Athletic Director / Head Varsity Softball Coach 321-422-0215
Dan Harger has served as upper school athletic director and physical education teacher since 1999. 2019 will be coach Harger’s seventeenth season as head coach of the varsity softball team.
Coach Harger received a BA in Physical Education and an MA in Exercise Physiology from the University of Central Florida. Prior to coming to Geneva, he taught for seven years at Sterling Park Elementary School in Casselberry and spent five years coaching baseball at his high school alma mater, Edgewater.
Dan and his wife Cami were married in 1999 and have two daughters at Geneva, Carolina ’21 and Emmy ’22. Natives to Florida, they all love the beach, surfing, boating, skiing, snorkeling, fishing, and all things wet.
Director of Early Childhood K4–2nd Grade 321-422-0227
Heidi’s childhood was spent in Minnesota before planting a church in 1984 in Hudson, WI with her pastor/husband and high school sweetheart Gregg Heinsch. She graduated from Bethel University with a BA in Elementary Education/Psychology. Heidi has three grown/married children (Luke, Leah, Taylor), and seven grandchildren.
Heidi taught various grades in the public schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin, stayed at home for several years to raise her children, and then went back into teaching. Moving from the snow to the sun in 2005, Heidi continued her teaching career at TGS kindergarten. In 2011, Heidi became the director of early childhood.
Two of her children graduated from The Geneva School (2006/2010), and each of her children and their spouses are involved in full-time ministry. Spending free time building family memories as a mom and grandma brings her much joy as well as partnering with her husband in the ministry at their church in Celebration Florida.
Susan Hering teaches Spanish I–IV. Prior to joining The Geneva School faculty in 2008, she taught Spanish for ten years in Orange County Public Schools. Mrs. Hering has a BA in Spanish and Ibero-American studies from Southern Methodist University and an MA in Spanish from Middlebury College. She has studied in Madrid, Spain, and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Susan loves to return to Madrid and to travel throughout Europe. The Hering family has enjoyed visiting many of the historical sites that their daughters studied in the third and fourth grades such as the Forum in Rome, the Agora in Athens and the cathedrals of Cologne, Ulm, and Milan.
Susan’s students can often be heard saying, “¿Puedo ir al servicio, por favor?”
Christy Herzog has been a Geneva parent since 2004, and began working at school in 2007. During that time she has served in various roles including teacher’s aide, administrative assistant, special projects, and trip planner.
Originally from Virginia, Christy attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where she received a bachelor of science degree. Upon graduation Christy began her career as an army wife and was heavily involved with AWANA Clubs International and various other volunteer organizations.
Christy loves working with computers and finding new ways to do old processes. Photography, digital scrapbooking, sewing, and quilting also list among her interests. These activities allow her to apply creativity and attention to detail in electronic, paper, and fabric projects.
Greg Hickok has been the head coach of Geneva’s boys’ varsity golf team since 2005. Interest in golf began in his late teen years when he would regularly play in a foursome with his father and two older brothers. He received his coaching certification from the Wally Armstrong School of Golf in 1998 and has been coaching in some capacity ever since. He was coach for the Metro Life golf team and at two local driving ranges. “Teaching the students at The Geneva School has become a much-anticipated time in my schedule. “The commitment of parents and faculty is evident and I also am committed to helping the students know and understand the game of golf.”
Drama Teacher / Guardian of the Upper School Houses
Lisa Davidson Hines is a fourth generation teacher who has been teaching students drama since 1991, when she graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Teaching (Secondary Education Drama and English). Lisa was an extremely shy student who sat in the back of the classroom silently hoping that no one would notice her. In high school, she somehow found herself in a drama class. This experience completely changed her life. Finding her own voice was such a transforming experience that she decided the best subject to teach would be the dramatic arts. Lisa has taught at The Geneva School since 2006 and feels so blessed to have the opportunity to help her students grow in confidence so that no child will ever feel that they are better off remaining invisible instead of sharing his or her thoughts and gifts with the world. Lisa is also very excited to be partnering with Robbie Andreasen to lead and grow the house system by training the students to take on leadership roles and build community within the upper school.
When she isn’t teaching or creating drama, Lisa enjoys spending time with her incredibly creative husband Ron, vice president of creative development at Nickelodeon Experience Design, and her two adorable children Ariel ’18 and Isaac ’21. She loves riding roller coasters at Disney, sitting on the beach, reading classic literature, and making sure that everyone is aware that she is a native Texan. People put up with her because her brownies are unbelievably delicious and she refuses to share the recipe!
Candy has been involved with The Geneva School since her son started Kindergarten in 2002. She remembers what it was like trying to find the best school for her children and she is eager to help you make an informed decision as well. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies.
Candy has a servant’s heart and a love for the school which is evident as she works with new families through each step of the admission process.
June Huggins joined the faculty at Geneva in the fall of 2013 and teaches the Western Civilization I Honors history class to ninth graders, concentrating on the period of history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation and Renaissance. Additionally, she is part of a team investigating ways to better integrate art into the curriculum in the dialectic and rhetoric schools. June graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College with a double major in Art History and Studio Art and a minor in History. She continued her studies in art history with Syracuse University’s Villa Rossa in Florence, Italy. In 1990, June returned to the US to marry and take the directorship of Parenteau Studios, a prestigious art gallery in Chicago, Ill. June speaks both Italian and German. In 2007 June earned a further degree as a Master Metal Smith and Master Jeweler by apprenticeship to James Stuart through the University of South Florida and has a young but growing business as a designer of fine jewelry.
Over the years, despite the decision to leave the art world to become a full-time mother to her two girls, Allie and Sarah Elisabeth, June has continued to supply select clients with art and fine jewelry, and lead workshops and seminars in art history. June has a very strong view of the importance of visual literacy—the understanding of symbols and art to convey ideas that exhibit strong clues to the cultures and philosophies of the historical time periods in which they were produced.
Raised in the Reformed tradition of the PCA, June is a member at Lake Baldwin Presbyterian Church where she participates in Sunday school and Bible study and is involved with the growth of a ministry for single women.
Bob Ingram has been the headmaster of TGS since 2003 and was a founding board member, serving two years as board secretary and then eight years as chairman. He is also a past chairman of the Society for Classical Learning and is the senior fellow at the Arete Headmaster’s Fellowship, which has given him the opportunity regularly to mentor other administrators and headmasters across the country. Mr. Ingram is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and has served several congregations in central Florida. For nine years he was the senior vice president of Ligonier Ministries.
Mr. Ingram earned his BA at The College of Wooster and his MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He also has a Masters of Theology in New England Puritanism from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He completed a Master’s Degree in Higher Education at Geneva College in 2011.
Kelley Jain joined The Geneva School in 2007. She serves part-time as the gifts and records manager, maintaining the donor database. Kelley has a BA from the University of Virginia, a BS from Virginia Tech, and a master’s degree from the University of Delaware. When she isn’t caring for her two young sons, Kelley enjoys reading about art history.
Ravi Jain graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a bachelor’s in political science, a near minor in classics, and a keen interests in physics, ancient Greek, and international political economy. He worked at various churches, received an master’s from Reformed Theological Seminary, and later earned a graduate certificate in mathematics from the University of Central Florida.
Ravi began teaching calculus and physics at Geneva in 2003 where he has developed an integrated double period class called The Scientific Revolution. In this class, students read primary sources such as Galileo and Newton in order to recapitulate the narrative of discovery while preserving the mathematical and scientific rigor expected of a college level class. During his tenure at Geneva, Ravi coauthored the book The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education. He has given over a hundred talks and workshops throughout the country and overseas on topics related to education, mathematics, and science.
Ravi enjoys reading, being outdoors, and traveling abroad. He spends most of his free hours with his wife Kelley and their two sons, Judah and Xavier.
Tanner Johnson is a musician and teacher who hails from Portland, Oregon. He teaches Geneva students at both ends of the age spectrum: teaching violin to first and second graders and, at the other end, teaching guitar to our rhetoric students. Tanner’s love for music education started at the age of fifteen when he took his first private violin student. Since then, he has helped hundreds of students develop a love for music. He believes music is a gift from the Lord and a powerful, enriching, and creative form of expression. He is excited to impart this gift to the students at Geneva.
Tanner studied violin performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned a BA in Sacred Music from Reformation Bible College, Sanford, FL. Tanner travels around the country performing with bands, orchestras, and as a soloist. His interests include traveling, composing, and spending time with family and friends.
Lou Jones is a registered nurse and has been a school nurse at The Geneva School since 2005. In 2019, she moved to the new upper school campus to focus her care on our 7-12th grade students. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BSN in 1983. Married to a now-retired army officer, her family moved around the world with the military for twenty-one years. For fourteen of those years, she worked as a nurse in various hospital settings, including general surgical post-op care, two burn units, surgical intensive care, and cardiovascular intensive care.
Besides caring for the injuries and illness that happen during the school day at Geneva, Lou has a passion for promoting wellness for life. She enjoys helping our school community understand the connections between wholesome eating, regular exercise, and a healthy mind and body. In order to promote health both for today and into the future, Lou initiated and coordinates the health programs at TGS—Fresh Ideas, Tasty Fridays, and our employee wellness challenges. She received the TGS Bravo Award in 2012 in honor of her work to make changes to the wellness culture of our school. Her interest in wellness led to completion of a health coaching certificate in 2019.
Lou is married to David, an environmental engineer and her personal cheerleader. They have two daughters, Kara and Mollie, who graduated from The Geneva School in 2008 and 2011. She loves to run, garden, paddleboard, and read.
Justin Keller came to Geneva in 2017 where he teaches Old Testament Survey (7th grade) and Rhetoric and Christian Thought I (9th grade). He holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Northwestern University, as well as an MDiv and a ThM (Systematic Theology) degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After spending ten years in the Chicago area as a business and systems analyst, Justin entered full-time pastoral ministry. He and his wife Michelle met while they were both in seminary. He has pastored churches in New York and Virginia and served as an interim pastor in New Jersey and Texas. Justin has received ordination for pastoral ministry from the Evangelical Free Church of America. He is currently studying for his Doctor of Ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary.
The Kellers were first drawn to classical Christian education because it is the kind of education they wanted for their daughters. While pastoring in Richmond, Virginia, Justin began to teach logic and Bible at the Veritas School. After his first year of teaching, he was hooked and moved into teaching full-time. He has taught ancient, medieval, and modern humanities, logic, rhetoric, and Greek at classical Christian schools near Philadelphia and Austin.
When he is not planning lessons or grading papers, Justin is almost certainly spending time with his wife and children. Together they enjoy exploring local culture and history, whether that means tromping about an old battlefield or meandering through a museum. Everyone in the family is an avid reader, and Justin especially enjoys theology, history, and classic literature. He and his wife also love sports, and Justin has been known to be enthusiastically vocal when Liverpool FC is playing.
Kristen came to Geneva in 2017, teaching second grade for one year before joining the fourth grade team as the lead teacher in 2018. Prior to TGS, she taught fourth grade for three years at the School of the Ozarks, a Christian classical school in Branson, Missouri. She is passionate about Christian classical education and loves to share that passion with her students.
Kristen attended Wheaton College, graduating with a BA in Elementary Education in 2013. She spent several summers working as a counselor at Kanakuk Kamps, a Christian sports camp in Missouri. After Wheaton, she attended the Kanakuk Institute, where she received a certificate in youth ministry and discipleship training. While there she had the opportunity to intensively study the Word of God with other young adults and experience life-change through biblical community and the power of the gospel. Kristen also received a MS in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University.
Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing sports, and being outdoors (especially at the beach). She is a native of South Florida and has family in Central Florida—she loves being back in her home state!