The Instructors Promise

The Rolling Acres School is a classical, liberal arts online academy and curriculum provider, working within the Catholic educational tradition.

We, the founders, instructors, and contributors, are Catholic academics and home schoolers who wish to share our talents in support of your educational efforts through our 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, truth, and 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.

Founders
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Kenneth Rolling, M.A.

Mr. Rolling founded R.A.S. in 2011.  He is an instructor in Philosophy, Trivium Studies, Science, 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 home schooler basements, some colleges, and other online institutions.

He is the author of Schola Rosa's Music and Religion programs. He will be teaching Trivium Studies 2 and 3, Theology 1, History 2: The Christian Age, and History 3: Modern Times.

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Alecia Rolling, M.A.

Mrs. Rolling co-founded R.A.S. in 2011. She is an instructor in Latin, French, and German; as well as chief author and director of the Schola Rosa program.  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 Schola Rosa families enrolled in the Home Curriculum. She will also be updating and grading Science 1-5 this year for R.A.S.

Instructors & Contributors
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Mr. Michael Augustine Braga-Henebry, B.A. 

Gus Braga-Henebry (B.A. Classical Philology), a product of a large home-schooled family, is a passionate supporter of classical education. Born and bred in the Midwest, Gus earned a bachelor’s degree in classical philology at the University of Dallas before teaching in classical elementary and high schools for two years. He is currently seeking a master’s degree in English at South Dakota State University, where he enjoys being a student, a teacher, and a writing tutor. Recently married, he lives with his wife, his books, and his musical instruments in Brookings, SD.

He will be teaching Latin 2, Latin 3, and Great Books 1: Ancient & Classical Times.

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Ms. Rose Canavan, B.A.

Rose Canavan recently received her bachelors degree from Ave Maria University with a double major in Theology and Economics as a Mother Teresa Scholar and member of the honors program. She studied abroad in Gaming, Austria and has led a mission trip to Lourdes, France. She loves Irish dancing, the Food Network, and John Paul II. She will be joining R.A.S in fall 2018.

She will be teaching Great Books Primer and Great Books 3: Modern Times.

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Ms. Mary Johnson, B.A.

Mary Emily Johnson is graduating this May 2018 from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in English with concentration in Italian language and literature. She has had 10 years of Latin learning as well as a year of Koine Greek and has apprenticed Byzantine iconography with a master American Byzantine iconography helping to paint a chapel and refectory of a convent.  She has teaching experience at St. Faustina Academy in Irving, TX, where she is currently teaching the fundamentals of drawing and painting through art history to 2nd-6th Graders, as well as 9th Grade Art History. She is fluent in Italian and has tutored the language.

She will be teaching Great Books 2: The Christian Age and Italian 1.

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Mr. Zach Krueger, B.A.

Zach Krueger lives in Sioux Falls, SD.  He has been married for six years, and he and his wife Meghan have three daughters.  Zach works as the Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at St. George Parish in Hartford, SD.  He is also a graduate student at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, studying dogmatic theology.  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.

He will be teaching Logic Primer and Logic.

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Mr. Ian O'Hagan, M.A. 

Mr. O'Hagan is a full-time teacher of history and Latin at Chesterton Academy in Edina, MN. He earned his B.A. in history from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, and his M.A. in history from St. Louis University. He enjoys reading, gardening, singing and swing dancing.

He will be teaching Latin Primer, Latin 1, and History 1: Ancient & Classical Times.

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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 husband are expecting their first child this spring.

She will be teaching Math 1 and Math 2.

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Charisma DaSilva, M.S.

Charisma DaSilva is a homeschool mom, teacher and naturalist at heart.  Charisma 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.
She works as an independent contributor for Schola Rosa and R.A.S Academy science courses and will be working on Cycle 2 Elementary Science this coming year!

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T. Matthew Meyer, M.A. and Abigail Meyer
Mr. Meyer has been an instructor of Latin and Great Books courses at R.A.S. since 2014.   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.  You can meet him in course video lectures in History, Science, and Latin courses! He also is the author of Schola Rosa's Cycle 3 Greek program and Cycle 2 4th-6th Grade Latin. His wife, Abigail Meyer, also contributed to Schola Rosa in 2014-2016. We are thankful for both of their contributions.