Mr. Fitzpatrick brings eight years of teaching experience to Ridgeview Classical Schools. Over those years Mr. Fitzpatrick has taught Geometry, Latin, Algebra, Humanities, Writing, Folk Music, and SAT Prep. He has also coached juggling, soccer and hockey. Mr. Fitzpatrick received a B.A. in the Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 2004 and an M.A. in Theology from the University of Scranton in 2009. Besides learning and reading, Mr. Fitzpatrick especially enjoys singing folk songs while playing the guitar or banjo. He recently moved from Pennsylvania to Fort Collins with his wife and...
Mr. Gerety is looking forward to beginning his fifth year as a fourth grade teacher at Ridgeview. He received his B.A. in political theory and French from Marlboro College in 2007. Before returning to his hometown of Fort Collins, Mr. Gerety spent a year working with the homeless population in both New York City and Brattleboro, Vermont. He enjoys traveling and has spent time in South Africa, Rwanda, and France. He is blessed with two daughters. The oldest is now three years old and the youngest turned one in December. As a result, Mr. Gerety's leisure activities now consist mainly of playing...
Mr. Halseide is a native of Ft. Collins. He studied in Canada and graduated from Prairie Bible College with a B.A. in inter-cultural studies. Along with his degree, he received his private pilot's license as well as his coaching certification. For the two years prior to teaching at Ridgeview, Mr. Halseide taught physical education at Heritage Christian School. Among other things, Mr. Halseide enjoys photography and dance. Mr. Halsiede loves teaching and is pleased to be returning to Ridgeview for his ninth year.
This is Mrs. Halseide's seventh year teaching at Ridgeview. She will be teaching American literature, modern literature, and 8th grade Core English. This year she will be scaling back her class load so that she can spend more time at home with new baby Anja. Mrs. Halseide holds degrees in English and the humanities from Doane College and the University of Chicago respectively. She loves to dance and enjoys choreographing Ridgeview's spring musicals.
This is Miss Harris' third year at Ridgeview. She began studying history and politics at Ave Maria College in Michigan and finished her undergraduate studies at Benedictine College, where she received her B.A. in history with high honors. She spent three years in Austria at the International Theological Institute and graduated with a Masters in theology, with honors. She is originally from northern California, but moved to Colorado Springs with her family in 2001. She is the oldest child in a family of seven children. During her free time, Miss Harris enjoys singing, reading, hiking,...
This will be Mrs. Jhones eighth year teaching first grade at Ridgeview. Mrs. Jhones graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in equine science. She has enjoyed working with children throughout her life. Her experience is varied and ranges from working with a boys' home instructing juvenile delinquents and children in need to instructing horseback riding lessons for children and adults. Outside of school Mrs. Jhones enjoys spending time with her family in numerous activities including hiking, working with horses, reading, and watching movies.
A native of Colorado, Mrs. Hayhurst is excited to begin her 6th year teaching at Ridgeview. She received her B.A. in literature in 2005. She completed her master's degree in secondary education and certification in special education from Regis University. Mrs. Hayhurst works with grades K-12 and teaches supplemental studies and language classes. She enjoys reading, movies, and rousing conversations with her children.
Mr. Hayhurst came to Fort Collins a few years ago, having grown up in the Colorado Springs area. He attended St. John's College, Santa Fe, where he was awarded a B.A. in liberal arts. This is Mr. Hayhurst's seventh year of teaching at Ridgeview Classical Schools. He will be teaching Core Knowledge science in 6th and 8th grade, the high-school earth science elective, the high school astronomy elective, and (new for 2012-2013) a high school physics elective.
Mr. Herndon, who will be teaching upper-school history for his ninth year at Ridgeview Classical Schools, is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He completed three degrees at the Florida State University in Tallahassee: a B.S. in government, a B.A. in history, and an M.A. in modern European history, with a secondary emphasis on twentieth-century United States history and American foreign policy. He was an adjunct faculty member at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville, teaching Western civilization, United States history, and American federal government courses, as well as holding a...
Mr. Hild grew up in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, where he received his Abitur in 1992. After 15 months of civil service in a school for disabled children and as a geriatric nurse, Mr. Hild moved to the United States to study philosophy and run track and field for Ashland University in Ohio. Mr. Hild received a B.A. in philosophy, political science, and English and also earned All-America honors as a runner. After working for L'Arche Cleveland as an assistant for disabled adults, Mr. Hild entered the English department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and received an M.A. in 2000, a...