Faculty & Staff
BIO: Kendall Hinton studied women’s ministry at Boyce College in Louisville Kentucky. She spent over eight years as a teacher in children’s ministry at her church and four years homeschooling her children in preschool. Due to her love for Coram Deo, classical education and the desire to teach again, she spent two years as a substitute teacher. She and her family attend Community Bible Church in Westfield.
Lead Teacher & Kindergarten
BIO: DeeDee Feeney started CDA’s full-day Kindergarten program in 2010, but she began teaching while still in college. After graduating from Wingate University with a degree in Elementary Education, she taught for six years before staying home with her five children. She aims to establish the building blocks of a good education and instill in children a love for learning. She and her husband attend Community Bible Fellowship.
BIO: Julie Kilmer attended Purdue University for her undergraduate and graduate studies in Elementary Education. Her experience includes serving as a classroom teacher for children ranging from K-4th Grade, a Preschool/Director in Vermont, and a Children’s Minister for a local Indianapolis church. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, and traveling. She and her husband Roger attend Trinity Baptist Church in Westfield.
BIO: Michelle Quandt holds degrees from both Portland State University and Concordia University, Irvine. She has served in various educational roles including substitute teacher at CDA. Due to her love for the students at Coram Deo she is thrilled to be teaching first grade. She and her family attend Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Carmel.
BIO: Laurel Smith holds a B.S. in Education from Ball State University and a Master of Arts from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to accepting her position at CDA, she taught for Pike Township, Carmel-Clay, and Westfield Schools. Mrs. Smith also served on the district-wide committee for writing rubrics and planning for the original web-based report card. Mrs. Smith has a passion for teaching and reading Bible songs to young children. Her family attends N’SPIRE Church in Westfield.
BIO: Kimberly Warman graduated from a Classical Christian high school and then Hillsdale College with a specialty in English and Classical Education, and she loves being in the classroom. Her mission is to inspire her students to glorify God, strive for excellence, and love others well. When she is not teaching 9-year-olds, she enjoys spending time with her husband and sipping coffee in her garden. She and her husband attend College Park Church.
BIO: After graduating from Taylor University where he studied Christian Education, Bible, and Philosophy, Timothy has spent over 20 years in education in both private and public schools, churches, and universities, teaching students ranging from K-12 through college. He also earned an MA from Talbot School of Theology, and a PhD from Claremont Graduate University studying the works of Irish bishop and philosopher, George Berkeley. He and his family attend Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Carmel.
Curriculum Director & 5th Grade
BIO: Julie Griffin graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Elementary Education. Before joining CDA in 2017, she taught in traditional Christian schools for twenty years. In teaching, her goal is to engage students in learning more about God, His story, and His world so they will desire to be lifelong learners prepared to advance His work and kingdom on earth. Her family attends Harvest Church.
BIO: After graduating with a B.A. in History from Patrick Henry College, Danielle Weirich chose to continue her life-long learning through teaching. She began teaching at Coram Deo in 2017. Her passion as a teacher in the Coram Deo Academy School of Logic is to “turn heads” toward the perennial truth that God has chosen to reveal about Himself through and to His creation. Her family attends Grace Church.
BIO: After graduating from The Summit Academy in Carmel, Daniel Racke studied history and humanities at Hillsdale College and Purdue University. He spent a year as an elementary teacher at CDA and then several years helping to start a classical school in Palm Bay, Florida, before returning to Indiana. He and his wife Kelsey attend The Dwelling Place Church.
BIO: Holding a BA in History and Greek
from Calvin University and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Vince Cutrona is a dedicated lifelong learner. Prior to teaching at CDA, he taught for five years in a classical Christian context with 7th-12th graders. He enjoys sharing his love of learning with students. He and his wife attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
BIO: DeAnna Gipson graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Geography. She also has a vocational degree in graphic design from J. Everette Light. DeAnna is passionate about making the world around her a more beautiful place. On top of being our Art Teacher, DeAnna is a freelance/contract graphic design artist. She lives in Whitestown with her husband Chris, they welcomed their first child in September. DeAnna and her family attend Traders Point Church.
BIO: Emma Foss graduated in 2019 from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Music Education. Alongside CDA, she teaches music classes at The Music Playhouse, as well as private piano lessons. Her musical knowledge spans piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, recorder, voice, percussion, flute, trumpet, and cello. Mrs. Foss believes music is an essential and beneficial part of children’s education. She and her husband Andrew attend Noblesville Baptist Church.
BIO: Chad Lesnet holds a B.S. in Finance from Purdue University where he was a member of the track team. Prior to joining the staff at Coram Deo, Chad held senior management finance positions in the transportation and mortgage industries as well as serving as an executive pastor. Chad is also our athletic director and coaches our cross country and track teams. Chad and his family attend Genesis Church.
BIO: Lora Dodson holds a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Butler University and a Masters of Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University. Prior to staying home with her children, she worked in Pike Township and Carmel Clay Schools as a speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about children loving Jesus and becoming lifelong learners. Her family attends College Park Church North Indy.
BIO: Ann Gustitus graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement. She taught 4th-6th grades at Summit Academy for six years. For the past several years she has been a preschool teacher in Noblesville and loves teaching children reading skills. She is passionate about children having a heart for Jesus and a love for learning. Her family attends White River Christian Church.
BIO: Laura Rheinlander holds a BFA in Art Education from Belmont University. A native of Middle TN, she taught the Visual Arts to 9th-12th grade high school students before moving to Carmel, IN and becoming a stay-at-home-mom. Laura has provided hands-on art and sensory experiences for her children. She is also passionate about children becoming lifelong learners and cultivating a personal relationship with Jesus. Her family attends Cornerstone Bible Church.
BIO: Michelle Schall holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Taylor University and a Master’s of Social Work from Indiana University. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked as a school social worker in the Carmel school district. She fell in love with classical education because it shares the greatest story, God’s story, and fosters a love for learning seeing Him in all things. Her family attends College Park Church in Fishers.
Head of School
BIO: As the Head of School, David Seibel aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. Husband to Brooke and father of two current and an additional two future Coram Deo students, David is pursuing his Doctorate of Education from Southern Theological Seminary. David also holds an MDiv from Southern Theological Seminary, an MEd from Marian University, and BA in Economics and Spanish from Wabash College. His family attends Cornerstone Bible Church.
BIO: Jason Barney was awarded the Henry Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Hillsdale College in 2012. He completed his MA in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College, where he received The Tenney Award in New Testament Studies. He previously served as the Academic Dean at Clapham School in Wheaton, IL. He recently published A Short History of Narration and blogs on ancient wisdom for the modern era at www.educationalrenaissance.com. His family attends The Fields Church in Westfield.
BIO: Susan MacKay holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in Hospitality Management. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked in hotel operations and sales before transitioning to the financial industry. Upon moving after 14 years of living in Arizona, Susan and her husband Mark sought a school that would provide a classical education for their daughter. Her family attends Christ’s Community Church in Fishers.