Humanities

Noah Archibald

Mr. Archibald earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He has experience in many different coaching positions, having coached soccer for both the Saint Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club (a local competitive soccer club for children and teenagers) and the Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club in Auckland, …

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Grant Whittenberg

Mr. Whittenberg has extensive experience as an educator and coach, having served as a History, Economics, Government, and Psychology teacher at several Texas public high schools for nearly twenty years and was recognized three times as a distinguished educator in the Burleson and Mansfield school districts. He also taught as an adjunct Macroeconomics and Microeconomics …

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Katherine Champagne

Mrs. Champagne earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, as well as her master’s degree in Spanish from the Middlebury College Language Schools in Vermont. She has worked as a Spanish tutor for high school students and working professionals in Rhode Island and Ohio. Mrs. …

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Anne-Sophie Olsen

Ms. Olsen earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University and her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She has received multiple awards for her poetry and expository writing, and her work has been published in multiple journals and literary reviews. Ms. Olsen also received a graduate teaching fellowship …

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Mara Hertelendy

Mrs. Hertelendy has a Bachelor of Arts in both Italian and Chinese, as well as a Master of Arts in Chinese. She joined our faculty in 2018, and teaches Italian to our juniors and seniors.

Dr. James Chastek

Dr. Chastek graduated from Thomas Aquinas College, received an MA from Claremont Graduate University, and a Ph.L. and Ph.D. from the Pontifical University of Thomas Aquinas in Rome (The Angelicum). He joined the faculty of Chesterton Academy in 2010. Dr. Chastek is also our humanities department head.

Lydia Lei

Mrs. Lei is a graduate of Wyoming Catholic College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. She received her master’s in art history at the University of St. Thomas. She joined the faculty in 2013.

Patrick Lechner

Mr. Lechner received his bachelor’s in Catholic studies and English from the University of St. Thomas. He joined Chesterton Academy in 2018.

Alyssa Bormes

Miss Bormes is a founding faculty member at Chesterton Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and received a master’s degree in Catholic studies from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to teaching, she is a popular author, speaker, and radio host. She is also …

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Julian Ahlquist

A founding faculty member of Chesterton Academy, Mr. Ahlquist has played a role in developing the school’s curriculum in history, philosophy and literature. He received his bachelor’s from Christendom College double majoring in theology and philosophy, graduating magna cum laude.

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