Originally a Communications-Mass Media major, Charles came to education after an 8-year stint as a Russian Linguist in the United States Army. After retiring from public school teaching in Texas three years ago, he and his beautiful wife Debora lived and worked in Colorado for two years before moving to Indiana last year (to this area, where Deb is a native). In addition to their hug-giving cat, Conrad, they have four children and are expecting their third grandchild in the Fall. Among his many interests, Charles cites writing (he has written and published several plays), computer and board games, and, of course, teaching.
“What I love about teaching,” he says, “is the ability to make a positive contribution to our world, and to other people’s lives. This happens most often when we do things in service to each other, and to a greater cause, as we do when we gather in worship and praise. Coming together, learning about each other, and life, and of our place in this world is what our education is really all about. We learn to make sense of who we are, and to give thanks for all of it. I am thankful to be a part of this team, and to be able to contribute to this sacred mission.”



Veronica graduated from Anderson University with a degree in teaching secondary language arts. She student taught in an Indianapolis public school and then finished student teaching at a private school in Puerto Rico. Veronica recently returned from being a substitute for high school history at an International Christian school overseas in Lima, Peru.
She is looking forward to rejoining the Compass Rose Academy team after previously completing an internship and helping create a space for healing and growth for CRA students.
When she is not teaching, Veronica loves learning new styles of dance, testing out recipes, and going rock climbing!