The Instructors' Promise to Parents

The Oxrose Academy is a classical, liberal arts online academy and curriculum provider, working within the Catholic educational tradition.  We, the instructors and contributors, are Catholic academics who wish to share our talents in support of your educational efforts through this online school.

  • We will do everything that we can in justice to provide you with an excellent service and value for your money.
  • We accept the teaching authority and mission of the Catholic Church and seek to support Christ's Church in its mission of salvation.
  • We will not miseducate your children, but will seek the liberation of their minds into wisdom, the liberation of their wills into virtue, and the liberation of their lives into Christ.
  • We will always keep in mind that the example we provide is the most powerful teaching tool at our disposal.
  • Be assured of our prayers and support for you and your children.
Instructors & Contributors
Mr. Rolling

Kenneth Rolling, M.A.

Mr. Rolling co-founded Oxrose Academy in 2011.  He is an instructor in Philosophy, Trivium Studies, Science, Theology, and Great Books.  He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Benedictine College and a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis on Greek from the University of Nebraska. He has completed all but his thesis and dissertation for a Masters in Divinity and PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America. He taught previously in homeschooler basements, some colleges, and other online institutions.  He is the author of Traditio Nostra, Oxrose's Trivium and Philosophy sequence, and Schola Rosa's Music and Religion programs.


Alecia Rolling, M.A.
Registrar and Instructor

Mrs. Rolling co-founded Oxrose Academy in 2011. She is an instructor in Latin, French, German, and Art; as well as chief author and director of the Oxrose Press.  She received her B.A. in Foreign Languages from the University of Southern Mississippi in French, Latin, and German and a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis in Latin from the University of Nebraska. She is the main consultant for the Schola Rosa program. She has been homeschooling her children for seventeen years now. She is teaching Latin and Art courses for Oxrose at present.


Mrs. Mary Hughes Walker, B.A.
Academy Secretary

Raised between Pensacola, FL, and Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Mary Hughes Walker is a veteran homeschool mom of 2, tutor of several, and teacher of many. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Alabama (last millenium...), in Mobile, AL, where she met her husband, Todd. They have been happily married since 2000, and have two teenage daughters. Mrs. Walker has worked in all manner of business applications and processes throughout her career, from data entry to nonprofit board president. She is the new cheerful voice behind the telephone calls.


Joshua Keatley, M.A.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Joshua Keatley holds a Bachelor's degree from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, a Master's in Philosophy from Mount Angel Seminary, and a Master's in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria. When diverted from studying the classics of Western and Christian civilization, he can be found hiking the hills of Moravia in the Czech Republic, where he lives with his wife, Anezka.  Mr. Keatley teaches Great Books, History, Trivium-Philosophy, and Latin courses.

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Zach Krueger, M.A.
Instructor and Author

Zach Krueger lives in Sioux Falls, SD.  He has been married for six years, and he and his wife Meghan have three daughters.  Mr. Krueger works as the Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at St. George Parish in Hartford, SD.  He completed graduate studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary for an Masters in dogmatic theology.  Previously he received a degree in Music Education from South Dakota State University.  After graduating Zach and Meghan spent five years working for the missionary organization FOCUS.  Mr. Krueger teachers courses in Great Books, History, Composition, Trivium-Philosophy, and Spiritual Formation.


Anna MacKinnon, B.A.

Anna MacKinnon recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California and will be studying Bioethics beginning Fall 2024 at the John Paul II Institute in DC. She grew up in the UK and her family began to home educate when she was in middle school. She took online classes with Oxrose Academy during that time and could not be more grateful for the education she received. "From discussions about nature in philosophy and sketching trees in my backyard to arguing about government and history in the Traditio Nostra classes to cooking a three-course dinner and building an outdoor shelter, I was imbued with a love of learning and a sense of awe at the wisdom of our Western tradition."

Theresa Ross

Theresa Ross, Ph.D.

Theresa Ross is a dedicated life-long learner and educator with a profound love of God’s beautiful creation.  Theresa is a veteran homeschooling parent of 25 years, having graduated several students and preparing to graduate her younger students in the coming years.  In addition to her experience as a home educator, Theresa has a PhD in Nursing Education and serves as college faculty.  Theresa is a devote Catholic and an active member of her community.  She is the mother to ten children and the grandmother to an increasing number of grandchildren.  She eagerly looks forward to journeying with her students and their families as we explore the wonders of learning about goodness, beauty, and truth through mathematics and sciences together.

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Lorryn Sterkenburg, M.A.

Lorryn Sterkenburg is a convert to the Faith, a wife, and a teacher. She earned a Bachelor of Science in History at Hillsdale College, followed by a Master’s in Secondary Education at The University of Michigan. Her conversion began while writing a term paper on the life of Jesus Christ in Ancient History class, and she was baptized on April Fool’s Day of 2018. Since then, she has been a “fool for God”. Lorryn began teaching in 2018 and has taught History, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics in a variety of locations, including Monterey, Chicago, and Cincinnati. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, drawing, and reading with her husband. She looks forward to teaching Math with Oxrose Academy. Mrs. Sterkenburg teaches Math and Science courses. 


Tony Tibbetts, B.A.

Mr. Tibbetts is a Humanities teacher from Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from the University of Mary in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in Catholic studies. His primary focus of study is on religious and cultural history in Europe. In August, Mr. Tibbetts is getting married to his fiancé and moving to Vienna Austria where he will pursue further education in history. He is teaching Great Books, History, Spiritual Formation, and Logic.

Mr. Walsh

Matthew Walsh, B.A.

A native of South Carolina, Mr. Walsh graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota with a degree in History. His studies of medieval and early modern Christianity helped his conversion to Catholicism in 2019. He is currently studying Philosophy through Holy Apostles College & Seminary. Mr. Walsh teaches History, Great Books, Logic, Math, and Spiritual Formation courses.  Mr. Walsh teaches History, Great Books, Logic, Math, and Spiritual Formation courses.


Kelly Zimmermann, M.S.

Kelly Zimmermann lives in Houston, TX with her husband and five children. After graduating from the University of Houston with a BS in Physics and a minor in Math Mrs. Zimmermann has enjoyed homeschooling her four sons and daughter. Outside of her own family, Kelly has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 6th-grade science and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, along with tutoring high school math and physics through university Calculus. Mrs. Zimmermann is honored to work for Oxrose Academy in the fall and will be teaching math classes.

Emeritus - No longer teaching Live Classes, but still with us ...

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Mrs. Jessica Long, M.A.
Instructor and Author

Originally from Illinois, Mrs. Long graduated summa cum laude in 2013 from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minors in Biochemistry and Religion. She then attended the University of Dayton, from which she graduated in August 2015 with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies.  Mrs. Long taught Maths and Sciences at Oxrose 2021-2024, and you may still see her in Video Lectures.

Barbara Robicheaux, M.A.

Mrs. Robicheaux lives in rural south Mississippi. She recently came out of retirement in 2021 to join Oxrose Academy as a math teacher. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi with emphasis in mathematics and a B.S. for William Carey College with a major in Mathematics and a minor in secondary education. Before retirement in 2018, she spent 40 years teaching in a public high school on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She has taught various levels of mathematics and also technology discovery (forerunner of STEM). Mrs. Robicheaux teaches religious education classes for her parish and spends time working in her yard and reading. A favorite quote: Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe. ~ Galileo

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Mrs. Kimberly Robinson, B.A.

Mrs. Robinson grew up in rural Nebraska. Her bachelor's degree is in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Mathematics and a minor in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2016. Kimberly taught 7th and 8th grade math and 7th grade religion for two years at a Catholic school in Lincoln. She and her family currently reside in Lincoln, NE.  Mrs. Robinson teaches Math, but has stepped away for her growing family. You may still meet her in Video Lectures throughout our Math classes!

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Charisma DaSilva, M.S.
Instructor and Author

Charisma DaSilva is a homeschool mom, teacher and naturalist at heart.  Mrs. DaSilva received a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of the Philippines where she worked as a Research Assistant at the Marine Science Institute.  Charisma received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States where she earned a Master’s degree in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.  Charisma has eight years of teaching experience as an instructor and assistant professor at a college level, and as a certified science teacher in Massachusetts at high school level.  Currently, she is enjoying teaching her three future saints as a homeschooler to her three children. Mrs. DaSilva is a contributor to the Schola Rosa Program and she teaches Science.


T. Matthew Meyer, M.A. and Abigail Meyer

Mr. Meyer was an instructor and author of Latin, History, Science, and Great Books courses at Oxrose from 2014 to 2016.  He received a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis in Greek and Latin from the University of Nebraska and taught previously in the public school system in Nebraska.  He also is the author of Schola Rosa's Cycle 3 Greek program and Cycle 2 4th-6th Grade Latin.

Abigail Meyer was a contributor to the Schola Rosa program from 2014-2016. The Academy is thankful for their great contributions during the lean years!